How to win with international online shopping

Apr 30 2020 | PayPal editorial staff

Cross-border ecommerce is growing quickly as international, online shoppers seek out bargains and unique products. That means there’s a world of potential customers out there, just waiting to buy what you’re selling.
You can grow your online business by reaching new customers in markets around the world.

Here’s an outline of 5 critical steps to get you started.


1.  Find your target online shopping markets
2.  Consider how people prefer to pay
3.  Learn the rules, from taxes to regulations
4.  Establish shipping and support services
5.  Attract more online shopping customers with international marketing
 
To start building your plan and make your international expansion a success, refer to our e-book.

 

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You can grow your business by targeting international markets and the growing number of cross-border shoppers. But you need a plan.

Our free eBook outlines 5 critical steps. It’s full of useful information, online resources and tips from other international sellers, just like you.

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Frequently asked questions.

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If you need to edit your PayPal.Me link, you can do so through our website or app. Here's how:
 
Website
  1. Log into PayPal.Me.
  2. Click Manage Profile.
  3. Click the Edit icon next to "Your PayPal username". 
  4. Enter your new username. 
  5. Click Save.
App
  1. Tap the Settings icon in the upper right-hand corner of the app.
  2. Tap PayPal.Me
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  5. Tap Save.
Note: The system will check for username availability. If the username you enter has been claimed, you can use one of the suggestions provided or choose another username. 

What photo will show up on my link? Can I change it?
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When using the PayPal app, I don't want to be listed in the PayPal search directory. How can I opt out?
You can opt out of the search directory at any time by visiting your PayPal.me settings.

Check out the list of countries where you can get your own PayPal.Me link.

 

 

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A new PayPal code can be requested up to 2 times. All corresponding charges are refunded to your PayPal balance within 24 hours after you've entered the latest PayPal code online.

PayPal.Me is a faster, easier way to get paid through PayPal. Just share your unique PayPal.Me link with your friends or customers. They can simply tap on your link, type in the amount and confirm to pay. They don’t even have to know your email address or install the PayPal app!

When your customers pay you through PayPal.Me for your products or services, their eligible transactions can enjoy the same benefit of PayPal Buyer Protection.

How do I create my own PayPal.Me link?
Create your link here for free using your name or your business name (for example: paypal.me/johnsmith). If you don't have a PayPal account yet, signup is fast and free.

How do I share my PayPal.Me link?
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Can I use PayPal.Me on my mobile device?
Of course. You can access your PayPal.Me link on mobile phones, desktop computers, and tablets.

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