I am unsure which way to go when starting a company:
a) LLC OR C CORPORATION? I'm leaning towards C corporation because I feel we'll look more trustworthy.
Does C corp. mean a lot more work for me as the owner or just a little bit more? How about the costs?
Is LLC an option at all since I cannot be taxed on a personal level since I'm not a US citizen? AFAIK LLC is not taxed with corporate tax, but rather the owner pays income tax?
b) WHICH STATE? Does it really matter, money-wise (tax-wise)? As far as privacy issues go, I hear that Delaware and Nevada are a good choice?
I suppose I don't have to worry about the sales tax since I won't have a nexus because of online-only presence?
I am looking for the most cost effective and long-term solution.
Before you jump in I would check to see if you even need to open any company in the US unless its for marketing image or direct representation purposes.
I would recommend speaking to a local lawyer, but anyone can buy anything from anywhere, the tax is typically paid by company selling, in the country they are operating out of.
So the most cost effective solution seeing your using a fulfillment company anyway, is to keep going as you are without any US company, just market your website approparitely to attract your target audience.
DISCLAIMER: I'm not a lawyer, professional advice is the appropriate course.