Do I need to register my shopify store as a business?

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Hi, I live in Canada and I'm trying to target both the U.S and Canada with ym products. Do I need to register my online business in the U.S and Canada? If yes, where do I go and what do I do? I'm really new at this. 

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Shopify Staff (Retired)
Shopify Staff (Retired)
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Hi, Earl!
Anders from the Social Care Team here.

Those are great questions! While a business license is not required to initially build a store on Shopify, acquiring one at some point is highly encouraged - especially once your business begins to grow. Many domestically registered businesses will not be required to register in another Country unless they directly have off-shore staff, or agreements with other businesses, in those Countries. You may also want to review our e-commerce legal guides available HERE.

I would also suggest you check with your local laws to see where you can register for a license when needed!

Take care, Earl ?

Anders3 | Social Care @ Shopify
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Hello whats my Business registration number? How do I find that using  Shopify? and how do I get the proof of Buisness?


Im having a tought time with all of this , and hoping to resolve it all soon......



Andrecus (Al-SkyviewOptiks)