Shopify Payments without business registration

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hi everyone!


i'm based in Spain and willing to sell in California, Florida, NY, Texas.


Since I haven't yet registered the company, I'm having trouble setting up Shopify payments. Is it necessary to do it before you start selling or once you've attained a specific amount of earnings or transactions?


Thanks 🙂

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Shopify Staff
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Hi, @Giuseppe9.


Welcome to the Shopify Community.


In order to set up a Shopify Payments account, you'll need to provide the following:


  • Your personal or business registration number, or identifier, depending on your country and business type
  • Your banking information

 You can view a full list here of the Shopify Payments requirements for Spain and Shopify Payments Terms of Service for Spain - Section B Getting A Payments Service Account.


In regard to your business registration question, this varies depending on the country and jurisdiction where you are operating your business. In some countries, it is mandatory to register your business before starting to sell, while in others, you may be able to operate as a sole proprietor without registering your business.


It is important to research and understand the legal requirements for starting and operating a business in your country and jurisdiction to avoid any legal issues or penalties. I recommend consulting with a legal professional or a business advisor to ensure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.


I hope this helps!

Victoria | Shopify 
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