new ebay fee's !! and how do US mailboxes work?

by 4 comments
hey guys,

I just got an email from ebay to advise me that fee's are increasing!! Oh Great!

It has become apparent to me that the fee's are alot lower, so my question is this,

how do I open a US ebay account if im from the UK? I list my items in the .com site anyway as they are not physical items but still have to pay the UK fee structure.

To open a US ebay account I guess I just have to have a US postal address right? If thats the case would it work to just rent a US PO BOX from the many online companies?

Would that work?

Any thoughts appreciated.

#internet marketing #ebay #fee #mailboxes #work
  • Profile picture of the author Scott Ames
    I think that would work. You would also probably want to have a credit card with that address as well. The problem you are going to have is forwarding any mail that might get sent to that PO BOX.

    Google "mail forwarding service" and you'll find places that let you rent an address and will also forward anything to you that comes to that address.
    • Profile picture of the author Pete Egeler
      I don't know if this would work, but you might scan a few of the ads and try contacting some of the current UK sellers. Ask 'em what THEY had to do in order to use, and what kind of fees they're up against.

      Just might work!

    • Profile picture of the author Alan Petersen
      You won't be able to get a US mailbox if you live in the UK. When you apply for a PO Box you have to provide two forms of ID (such as a drivers license) proving that you have a current permanent physical address in the US.

      There are private mail box services like the UPS Store that might be easier to get if you don't reside in the US but it's a lot more expensive. My PO box cost about $58 per year vs a private mail box in the UPS store was about $15-20 per month.

Next Topics on Trending Feed