RE: Required licenses to operate out of California

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I am just wanting to know if someone can provide me with information on what are all the licenses I need to operate an online store out of the state of California. If we want to take credit card payments will my partner and I be required to have an LLC or anything? What kind of personal information on us will the vendors who we can get credit card processing services from require us to provide?

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It would be best to contact a local tax consultant as they'll be able to advise you on what you need in order to operate an online business in California. You can also review your state government's website to learn more about what is required to start an online business. 

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Hi this is me Strange items

I am just starting Drop shopping and I recently opened the store, but there is a small problem, which is that I must have a license to operate. When I visited the UAE government website, I found the following license. this is the information about the license.


Activity Code


Activity Group

Information Technology

License Type: Professional

Activity Description

Includes firms operating websites that act as portals to the internet, via PCs and digital devices, to link buyers and sellers deals, it also involves listing sellers products as well as hotel rates to make consumers shop online and travelers to make hotel reservations, the role of such firms is restricted to brokerage only apart from finalizing the transactions between said parties.

 Can I work under this license?

thank you.