So i was setting up my online shop and when i went to set up the payments i found that i had to be a registered business to use shopify payments. Is there any way for me to receive the payments without being a registered business?
The requirements for Shopify Payments will depend on the country you're operating from. Could you tell me which country you're in so I can see if you have any alternative options?
Thank you for letting me know. To use Shopify Payments when based in the Netherlands, you will need:
@Trevor That's the thing, the business isn't registered, so i don't have a kvk or anything. Is there no other way to receive the payments from the website. And what would the rules be if i were in Belgium?
The KVK will be required and can not be bypassed if you wish to use Shopify Payments. A KVK may not be required to use another payment provider for the Netherlands; however, I can not speak to the requirements for individual payment providers. You will want to reach out to the other payment providers to determine if you can use their services without having a KVK. If you opt to use a third-party payment provider, then your store would see a transaction fee that ranges between 0.5%-2% per order (based on your plan). You can view a full list of payment providers for the Netherlands here.
You could also consider registering your business to obtain a KVK - Further resources on this are provided in my previous reply.
For Shopify Payments Belgium, we would require:
Bank account requirements are the same for Belgium as they are in the Netherlands.
Hi Team @Trevor,
Could you also confirm why the BSN information is required while setting up the Shopify Payments in Netherlands ?
We do not see any proper documentation on Shopify why this info is required.
Shopify needs to collect BSN/TINS as it is legally required to do so within the Netherlands for tax purposes.
Thanks for the quick response.
Could you also share if there is any documentation to support this ? I went through the Shopify Payment help doc and see few details required explicitly for Netherlands but it doesn't say BSN / TINS.
We do not have specific documentation we can provide that outlines the requirement to collect BSN/TIN for the Netherlands. That said, the document you linked provides a generalized reason as to why the information is required as each region is different in its requirements.
Most governments require the collection of the BSN/TIN for reporting incoming. However; these documents are also required in order to verify your identity and your business.
Providing your BSN/TIN is mandatory and not something that can be bypassed if you wish to use Shopify Payments.
Hi Trevor, I have set up a shop on shopify and received notification to submit my business registration doc before i can proceed to receive payment via shopify payment. I am located in Singapore. Is business registration mandatory? I have submitted my personal identification doc. Are there any alternatives?
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