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Can I activate Shopify Payments Without Social Security Number (SSN) And LLC

Cloggster
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Hello, everyone 

I located in amman, jordan 

how can I activate shopify payment without ssn or llc in my store , I’m looking to sell in United state and canada.

how could i do that ? Or any support would help me to activate it ?

thank you 

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Skye
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Hi, @Cloggster 

Thanks for posting your query to the Community Forums. 

Unfortunately, in order to qualify for Shopify Payments, you need to be operating your business from one of the eligible locations. For example, if you are wanting to use Shopify Payments US, you need to be physically operating from the United States. 

To ensure you are physically operating from the location you intend to register for, you must provide verifiable documentation such as a SSN, bank statements, and utility bills. 

 

As you're located in Jordan, you would only be able to use the payment gateways available for Jordanian merchants. You can find the list of available gateways here.

 

Best of luck!

Skye | Social Care @ Shopify
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dzen
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Hello Skye,

I have a business located in Hong Kong and I am interested in selling my products in the USA and Canada regions. Are there any obstacles that may prevent me from doing so? Since I am only planning to open an online store, I would like to avoid making any mistakes. Can you please advise me on the best way to send my products from China and Hong Kong to my customers?

Thank you.

Rio
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Hi, @dzen. Rio here from the Shopify Community team. Thank you for reaching out with your questions about expanding your business to the USA and Canada regions. I understand that you want to avoid any obstacles and mistakes in the process. I'm here to help!

 

To send your products from China and Hong Kong to your customers in the USA and Canada, there are a few options you can consider:

 

  1. International shipping: You can work with a shipping carrier that offers international shipping services. They will handle the logistics of shipping your products from China and Hong Kong to your customers in the USA and Canada. Some popular shipping carriers include DHL, FedEx, and UPS.

  2. Fulfillment centers: Another option is to use a fulfillment center located in the USA or Canada. These centers will store your inventory and handle the shipping process for you. This can help to streamline your operations and reduce shipping times for your customers. Some popular fulfillment centers include ShipBob and ShipStation.

When choosing a shipping method, consider factors such as cost, shipping times, and the reliability of the carrier or fulfillment center. It's also important to research any customs regulations and import taxes that may apply when shipping products internationally. 

 

As for obstacles, it's important to ensure that your products comply with the regulations and requirements of the USA and Canada. This may include product labeling, safety standards, and any specific regulations for your industry.

 

For both of the above, I recommend researching the specific regulations for your products and seeking guidance from a customs broker, or legal and tax professionals as we aren't able to provide legal/ tax advice. 

 

In terms of growing your business, one tip I have is to consider optimizing your online store for the USA and Canada markets. This could involve localizing your website, offering pricing in local currencies, and providing customer support in the local languages. By tailoring your store to these markets, you can create a more seamless and personalized experience for your customers.

Rio | Shopify 
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