Can I pay state taxes after I test that my product is actually working?

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I'm in the beginning stages of starting an ecommerce business, and I want to ensure that my product sells before putting too many of my eggs in 1 basket. Because I am going to warehouse my products in my California home, I'll have tax nexus in CA and will have to pay sales tax for any purchases by CA customers. Ideally, I'd like to handle applying for a sales tax permit/certificate & also registering my business AFTER I verify that my business is viable (~1-2 months).

Has anybody been in these shoes? From what I can tell, a lot of people don't register their business until their product is selling & they end up fine. Can this also be done with taxes, where I don't collect sales tax or apply for a California tax permit until after my product is selling good?

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I would also like to know this for future online stores!