I have had messages asking me to upload photo ID to be able to carry on receiving Shopify payments to our online store but when I upload both a drivers license or passport picture, it repeatedly comes back with a 'The photo ID you uploaded was not valid' message. I am uploading it in the requested JPeg file type and I've tried sending different sizes but nothing works. I am now worried that the payments function will stop working on the site. There is no information anywhere that tells me why it has not accepted the uploads. Can someone help?
Hi there @Emma94x!
Don here from Shopify.
In any situation where a company processes or facilitates the processing of real payments, there are laws and regulations in place which govern the provision of such services.
This means there are under certain obligations with regard to gathering info on those that use our services and what they use it for.
There's a bit more info on this and why it's required here on our help site that you can check out.
You can also refer to the Shopify Payments Terms of Service you would have agreed to upon activating that gateway (USA version linked here, let us know if this is not the most relevant info for your store).
I trust that clears up why this needs to happen somewhat, and look forward to helping you to take payments for your store!
This has put me into an endless loop......
I uploaded requested documents, payments are now on hold, and there is no way to contact Shopify (at least not one that will give a reasonable human response).
I'm supposed to sit here staring at the screen while waiting for a "Chat" to respond.
Shopify or someone is sitting on a lot of money.