Selling Panties / Tangibles Internationally

Selling tangible items is a great way to make money, and is very popular with customers. Webcam Startup has a great guide to selling tangible items, but if you’re a model outside the US (or if most of your sales are to customers outside your country) there are a few additional things to keep in mind when selling your panties worldwide.


Stay Competitive In Your Pricing

International shipping isn’t cheap, and if you’re outside the US, selling to US customers, you’re competing with models in the US who have lower shipping costs. I generally suggest setting your prices independently for camming and custom videos, but tangible items seem to be more price-sensitive than other services. Look at other models who do well with panty sales and price yours in the same ballpark.


Keep Your Costs Low

Neat packaging is great, but avoid getting too fancy. Keep your parcel as small and light as possible to reduce your shipping costs. I use small brown padded envelopes (some guys don’t want to draw attention to their rather personal purchases, so stay away from pink metallic envelopes and similar flashy stuff), and inside I seal panties in a small Ziploc bag, wrap it in one layer of tissue paper, and stick a thank you card inside with a little note from me. Everything I use for packaging comes cheap from the dollar store or Amazon. I buy panties on clearance to sell, for the most part, though occasionally someone requests a particular pair from my “fancy pants”–depending on the pair, I charge a premium when it splits up a matching set.


Be Clever With Your Customs Form

Some countries have import duties on items over a certain dollar value, and writing “dirty panties” on the customs form can cause customs agents to take a closer look at your package than you might want. I generally mark mine as a gift with a value of $20, specifying it as a men’s tie or a scarf. I include a card with my items, and nothing else that might trigger any interest in the package. The customs form says a small fabric item is inside, and a small fabric item is inside. The items I am mailing are completely legal, but I prefer to keep a low profile for both my comfort and my customers’.


Get A Tracking Number

Depending on your country’s post office, this might cost extra, but it is worth it and should not be a corner you cut to make more off the transaction. It costs me $7+ each time ship something from Canada, but it has helped track down missing packages more than once, and has provided proof that a package was delivered when the customer claimed it never arrived. I don’t give the tracking number to the customer unless they need it on their end to sort out a delivery problem, so I just check the tracking every few days to make sure the parcel is moving along, and give my customer a delivery date estimate.


Stay In Communication With Your Customer

Communication is key in any transaction, but when shipping internationally it’s especially important. Confirm that you received their payment, and double-check their shipping address. Send them a message on the day you ship their package, and keep them updated on the tracking information. I let them know when it has hit customs in their country, and when it has cleared customs I give them the delivery estimate provide by the tracking number. Finally, I always follow up to make sure they received the item.

With a little preparation, you don’t need to be constrained by borders when selling your worn items!

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