We have a fairly well established small e-commerce website that enjoys decent google rankings and does OK with NZ sales (could always be better :) )
Over the last 2 years we field an email or 2 a month from Australian customers wanting us to ship over there. I have done some research and we are extremely competitively priced for the AU market before even taking into account the exchange rate.
Now I have done a little research but find it all a bit confusing really. Has anyone much experience in this area?
As far as I can tell I'd need
- An AU bank acct
- Possibly an AU registered business (is this possible without being a citizen)
- An Au domain name and an AU hosted website
Ideally duplicating our own website would be the easiest way but then surely google will see this as a duplicated site and punish them both, or will having the different domain extensions of co.nz and .com.au get around this?
Am I on the right track or miles away?
Obviously once I have this side of sorted, to see if it's even viable I have the whole logistics side of it to consider, it may be worth simply having stock in AU and using a storage/shipping company to send the orders out.
Any advice is hugely appreciated. Happy to call anyone if you know the answers but can't be bothered typing a novel in reply :)