I have set up my Shopify store, including Paypal, but I am struggling with setting up suitable Payment Providers.
Since I am a resident in South Africa, my options are more limited than if I was a resident in the USA or a handful of other countries.
My challenge is also unique in that my supplier is USA based and my customers are also exclusively USA based.
I used Shopify guidelines to identify South African compatible payment providers, but, ironically, they cannot cater to USA customers and the pricing will be in South African Rands.
Just would like to know what is your registered Company country? This is the only factor will have an impact on your payment getaway as Payment Providers. It shouldn't be matter whether you from South Africa or USA.
Let me know to see if I can answer your questions.
Hi, I also have this problem. I'm a South African starting a shop, with the plan to drop-ship in the USA. My shop has a virtual address in Delaware. I need a payment gate that will accept USD.
I have tried:
PayFast will only accept ZAR.
Splitit is not available in South Africa
PayU will only accept large international companies
If I were to create a LLC in Delaware, I'll still need a bank account to set up a payment gate. That is difficult to do from South Africa.
Would it help to create a shell company in a tax haven, such as Seychelles, Virgin Islands or Cayman Islands?
The good news is that PayGate , ( DPO Group - South Africa), are able to set up your payment portal to receive money in USD and they pay out to your bank account in ZAR.
The bad news is, it takes 4 - 6 weeks to set up.
I have just received the following reply from DPO SA (Paygate):