It’s increasingly common that ecommerce companies in Europe and the Asia Pacific not only want to sell cross border to the US – but also sell within the country.
By incorporating in the United States, you can import and locally distribute products, for example via an Amazon fulfillment center (FBA) – even if you are based overseas.
In this article, John Gordon, founder of USA Corporate Services, explains what foreign ecommerce companies must know about the following:
- LLC or Inc?
- EIN Numbers
- Incorporation fees
- Required documentation
- How to open a business bank account
- Yearly maintenance costs
- US taxes (and penalties) for non-resident foreigners
John, please introduce yourself and USA Corporate Services Inc
I’m John Gordon. I started the business now known as USA Corporate Services two years after graduating college. I was working in a low-paid job for a boss I didn’t get along with, and didn’t want to work for another boss ever again.
That was 35 years ago, and although it took several years to really get going, it’s a pleasure to still be here.
Twelve years ago I signed up for the Global Executive MBA program at Columbia Business School and London Business School. This was a very eye-opening experience that taught me more ways to give value to our customers.
Since that time, we have leveraged our knowledge and experience to focus on helping foreign firms and entrepreneurs set up businesses in the US. Continue Reading →