How can I set up a drop-shipping store from Japan targeting foreign markets?

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Hello, I hope someone can help me.


I want to open a Shopify store and do drop shipping but I have a couple of questions first.


About me:

I'm British and have a British passport.

I have a UK bank account.

I have a UK address where I lived for 40 years.

I’m currently renting my UK apartment, so I can’t receive mail there.

I now live in Japan (16 years).

I have a Japanese address and bank account.


I want to sell in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. I don't want to sell in Japan.

What are my options?

What is the best way to proceed when filling out my details for address, store location etc?

Basically, what would you do to stay within Shopify’s T&Cs but be smart about setting this up? 


For example:


Can/should I use a US mailbox address?

If I get a US mailbox address, does Shopify only pay out to whatever country your store is set in?

If I get a US mailbox address, does my ID need to come from the US? Or is my UK or Japanese ID enough?


Please advise in detail. 

Many thanks for all your help!

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Did I post this in the wrong section?

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Thanks for your reply.


I know I don't need a US mailing address, however, I'm wondering what other non-US citizens do?

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