How can I run my store without a Social Security Number

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I work for an K-12 Private School that uses Shopify as their e-commerce / Point of Sale for their campus bookstore.  Is there any way to provide just an EIN or other company information rather than an individual's SSN to complete the verification process?  NOTE: I already entered my SSN to setup Shopify Payments, but I would prefer to not have it stored on the site as I the organization's IT support to setup the application, not the overall product owner.  

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Hi, there!


Thank you for reaching out on this. The requirements for Shopify Payments may vary on a store-by-store basis due to a number of factors (e.g. location, the type of products sold), so there is no universal list of requirements that will apply to every account.


I have gone ahead and sent an email to the email address belonging to your forums profile; please check your inbox and reply to my email there so we can discuss this in more detail!


Kind regards,


Victor | Shopify Social Care

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