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Pampered Chef: Sales Overseas Orders

  1. pcjulie

    pcjulie Member

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    My sister has a friend who lives in Ireland and loves the Bar Pan she bought at my sister's show last year (she just moved iver there). If she wanted to order some other things could she order off my website and have it shipped to Ireland, or would the shipping be astronomical?

    Julie Myers
    Denver, PA
     
    Feb 27, 2006
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  2. stephanieboyd

    stephanieboyd Member Gold Member

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    She would have to order it through a UK consultant. American consultants can only sell to customers that have an American address. I am living in Germany as an American military family. I cannot sell to any German nationals, only Americans with an address on an American base. The Germans have to buy from a German consultant.
     
    Feb 27, 2006
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  3. kitchencop

    kitchencop Member Silver Member

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    call me dumb....but.....

    I thought we had NO territories?
     
    Feb 27, 2006
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  4. stephanieboyd

    stephanieboyd Member Gold Member

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    Kitchen cop,
    You are right. We don't have territories. The difference in a foreign country is the exchange rate of their currency vs ours. If we started taking all of the UK's business, they would never have any!! Our dollar is worth about half of what their pound is worth. So, essentially, if our food chopper is 28 dollars, and theirs is 28 pounds....ours is about half as much!! The Euro is a little more confusing but you get the point.

    Also in other countries, they have different tax laws. If I were not an American selling to Americans, we would pay 16% sales tax included in the price of any given item. Also, the income tax here is about 50%!! As it is now, each of my customers have to pay for direct shipping. We don't have the option of shipping to a host!! Each person has to have an American APO box. We don't get charged tax or shipping tax. We are tax exempt from everything German and American sales taxes! Too bad we still have to pay American income taxes!! :(

    So unless Julie's friend is stationed there with the military, she probably will have to order from a UK rep. Julie, you may want to check this information with HO to be sure, but I am assuming it's the same as my situation.
     
    Feb 28, 2006
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  5. erinyourpclady

    erinyourpclady Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Additionally,some countries such as Japan have very strigent import/export policies! The influx of our products(US) into a economy that is quite different from ours could be very damaging. I know for a fact that we as military paid a LOT less for everything!

    Have a Pampered Day!
    ~Erin Smith
     
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