Can I dropship to the US from the EU?
Yes, you can absolutely dropship from the US to the EU and it’s legal.
You need to first research for a product that’s appealing to the US audience and understand how you can best sell it to them.
Once you have a good product marketing strategy, you need to find a supplier who can ship to the US. The supplier can be based anywhere but I’d advise getting a US based supplier because you’d be able to deliver products faster to your customers in the US.
Here is a list of dropshipping supplier websites that you’ll find helpful.
Create an e-commerce website, list your products, competitively and profitably price your products and start marketing it to the US audience. Whenever you get a sale your supplier delivers the product, you pay him and keep your profit margin
I guess you already knew how dropshipping works, okay here is something you specifically need to know if you’re an EU resident dropshipping in the USA….. “US Taxes”
Since you’d be selling in the US, you’d need to pay sales tax to the US government, as per the laws.
We have a detailed articles on US sales taxes for dropshippers.
You also need to know that being an EU resident who is dropshipping in the US doesn’t make it compulsory to register your business in the US. In fact you can choose to register your business in the EU, US or any country in the world where you are eligible as a foreigner to register a business.
For example British Columbia Canada allows Canadian citizens, immigrants and even non- resident to register a business in its province. You can even do this entirely online. We have a guide on how to register a business in British Columbia Canada (even as a non resident).
Generally e-commerce and dropshipping businesses, you pay “sales tax” to the country where you ship products to and “ “income tax” to the country where your business is registered.
However, If you have an unregistered business, you pay “income tax” to the country where you are resident in!
In the case of a person who is resident in the EU and dropshipping to the US. You pay “sales tax” to the US government and “income tax” to the country wherever you choose to register your business. It could be the EU or elsewhere.
If you have an unregistered business then you pay “income tax” to the EU because you’re a resident of the EU.
If you are really interested in dropshipping we have a free and comprehensive A-Z course that detailes step by step how to build a dropshipping business!