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What risk does one take to let others run a Amazon seller account on behalf?

I have not created a business, physically or online. I don't know how to and don't have a plan right now. My preacher referred a person in a different congregation of my church to me. They both asked ...
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Online ticket website confirmed order but didn't deliver tickets + charge my credit card so I bought again

This live event ticketing website confirmed my order but it got sent to my spam. Since I didn't notice it in my inbox and saw no credit card transaction for it, I bought it again. Now I'm scared that ...
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Import duties if fulfillment by seller on Amazon

Just to be clear, I am not talking about FBA, but rather fulfillment by the seller. Let's also assume the seller is based on a country other than the buyers' or the registered Amazon marketplaces. In ...
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How to vet a gold bullion supplier

In some sense, this question is a general one and not specific to my case. I am looking to order gold bullion from a seemingly reputable website. Funnily enough, I've ordered countless things before ...
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Why SWIFT transfers fees are usually way higher, comparing to Internet acquiring?

Shopping on the Internet, the total cost, as a rule, represents the subject itself, an acquiring fee and (optionally) a delivery, not including intercharge. SWIFT payments are, however, more ...
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Question on form 1042-S

Some context I'm not an US citizen, but since December 2020 I'm selling some ebooks on Amazon.com. In December 2020 I had some sales, and from what I understood, I should be getting a payment in late ...
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Is it okay to display prices in USD if I am charging in CAD

I have an online store and I am based in Canada. My site shows prices in CAD, and when people make purchases they are charged in CAD. I want to display prices in USD as well as CAD, to make it more ...
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why there is a difference in total emi amount and amount spent from my credit card

I have purchased a watch from an e-commerce portal. The calculation page was like below according to this, I have to pay 919.38 x 6 = 5516.28 But, they said total payable amount is 5278.79 Also, I ...
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Parcel stuck at customs. Further instruction should be requested from "Buyer" or from "Seller"?

I have an issue where a package is stuck at the logistic company customs offices because the seller has apparently misdeclared the content value. I am not going to pay the fine they want me to pay so ...
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Can an non US citizen/non resident open an US bank account for his LLC with a tourist Visa?

I'm starting an ecommerce business from my origin country and I will sell products in the USA . I need to open an US bank account in my business name. I already have an LLC and I need to know is it ...
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How tax is managed for selling items through marketplace in India?

Lets say I'm a marketplace owner. I charge a 2% commission for every sale through my marketplace. Suppose a customer place an order for an item which cost 1000INR excluding 5% tax (1050INR Total). ...
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Do I still pay internet taxes

If I buy, over the internet, a gift that is going to a non-sales-tax state (OR) resident do I still pay my local (WA) sales tax? Or, should I just drive to their place in OR and have them buy it? This ...
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Is it acceptable to always have the same end price regardless of applicable VAT?

I want to offer a VAT-applicable item in a German e-shop and I want its end price for customers to always be the same, regardless of applicable VAT. So if I'm e.g. selling from Germany and shipping ...
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Is this money laundering?

Recently, while browsing for computer parts I don't need, I came across a 1050W power supply on Amazon listed for $50,000. I also used to have a screenshot (which I unfortunately can't find right now)...
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Prepaid VISA Debit Card declined on Amazon.com

So I tried to make a purchase on Amazon.com using my Prepaid Visa Debit Card but it was declined, they said: We have canceled your recent Amazon.com order(s) because we are unable to charge your ...
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What happened if a merchant capture the fund without delivering the ordered product/service?

I am new with the payment process. I hope clarification would be appreciated. I am developing a payment gateway. And I am trying to understand the way an authorization and capture of payment. What ...
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How does credit card's online authentication work?

I am not sure if this question is valid here but this seems to be the most appropriate place. I have a credit card which I use to shop online. When I checkout a product on say, Flipkart, it asks me ...
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Do I need to pay tax on my unregistered online 'business'?

Let's say I have an online store. I sell things and receive revenue. It is profitable. Its server is somewhere in USA. I am currently in Germany. My customers are mostly in, say, Thailand. I have not ...
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How to cancel an online order and get a refund back from a U.S. service provider?

I'm from Europe and was misguided to buy a domain via GoDaddy.com's so-called Domain Buy Service, which turned out to be just the initiation of an auction service to maybe purchase the wanted domain ...
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U.S. credit/debit card for non-U.S. citizens to use on e-commerce sites to buy digital goods, e.g. ebooks?

I am neither a U.S. citizen nor resident there — I live in southeast Asia. I want to be able to buy Kindle ebooks on Amazon.com, and to shop on other U.S.-based e-commerce websites for digital ...
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What does paying by invoice mean?

I was trying to buy a book from Springer in the Yellow Sale 2012. I chose to pay by invoice, without knowing what it means!?! Further, if it matters -- I filled in: Billing address, Shipping address ...
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In what countries can credit card merchants use address verification?

Usually when you pay with a Visa or MasterCard online you have to provide a billing address. Many online shops, especially from the United States, will only send purchases to the cardholders billing ...
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How much "one-time fee" do I have to pay to be able to use PayPal to send money?

From http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/smallbusiness/webhosting/sitebuilder2/paypal/paypal-04.html: Personal accounts are meant for use by individuals. With a Personal account, you can send and ...
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How can travel agents offer lower fares than what's listed at online travel sites?

What is the secret behind travel agents being able to offer airline tickets at rates lower than Expedia, Orbitz, CheapOair and other sites? No matter how hard I search online, it seems the agent ...
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How do credit card payments work? What ensures the retailer charges the right amount?

If I buy book from an online shopping site via my credit card, how can the retailer get money from my credit card? What is in place to ensure the retailer gets the exact amount of money I should pay, ...
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Foreign currency conversion for international visitors to ecommerce web site?

It is really not personal finance question but I haven't found a more appropriate place for it. My question is about currency conversion. Let's imagine I have two prices for one item: Russian shop: ...
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When a web site asks for my "PayPal account", is it just the email address I use with PayPal?

I just created a PayPal account because I want to get registered on a web site requiring PayPal. In the registration form on that site there is one field to be filled in: "PayPal account", but I don't ...
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Receiving money on PayPal in Croatia?

I can send money with PayPal from Croatia, but can't receive it. Is there any workaround?
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Is buying things on penny auctions a good idea? How do penny auctions work?

Is buying things on penny auctions sites like QuiBids.com a good idea? I heard you can get things very cheaply there.
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How much should I charge for shipping as a function of unit weight?

I am setting up an e-commerce site that sells workbooks. I would like to calculate an estimated shipping fee based on the total weight of the items purchased. The per-unit weights are as follows: ...
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An ecommerce retailer forgot to charge my credit card, & I received the package. Legally speaking, must I inform them they didn't charge me?

I recently made a large purchase from an online retailer's outlet store. The online store was having performance problems the day I ordered, but it is large trusted company so I placed the order ...
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Do distance selling protection regulations work across borders?

When buying online in the UK, purchases are covered by the distance selling regulations, which basically give you 14 days to return or annul an agreement or purchase made online. If I buy products ...
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Are there any viable alternatives to Paypal for a small site?

I don't want to have the hassle of dealing with credit card or direct payments directly on my website, the volume and amount of transactions don't justify the effort. I've set up Paypal on the site ...
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What are the tax liabilities for an international transaction?

I have website for which I have set up a sponsorship scheme for (see my profile if you're interested). With this scheme, some individual or company can choose to sponsor X or Y amount and that gives ...
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