Selling Wines on Shopify?

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I am setting up a online store for italian products in the UK. I am finding myself in a grey area concerning wines...I have read that on shipify alcohol related payments cant be processed. Sadly I can't gather more informations on the web...anyone who can help?



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Hi @Danielexx85,

Hyde here from Shopify. Great question!

You can sell anything on Shopify so long as it complies with our Acceptable Use Policy and so long as it is not listed as a restricted item.

However, you will also need to pick a payment gateway to process your orders and if you intend on using Shopify Payments then that comes with its own separate Terms of Service. In those terms of service is a list of prohibited businesses and, looking at the list, alcohol does not appear to be on it!

We also have a video guide for selling alcohol on Shopify Compass here that may help!

Let me know if you have any other questions.

All the best, Hyde.

Hyde | Social Care @ Shopify 
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Hello Hyde, 


So can you confirm, that I can create a Shopify store and sell wine? Because I see listed alcohol as a prohibited item to sell on Shopify.