What are suitable payment methods for Chinese companies selling in the US?

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We're a Chinese company that wants to sell products in the US, but we're having problems with payment methods currently. Paypal requires a US phone number, while 2checkout needs the Shopify store link but I can't release the website if I don't have a US address. I wonder if other payment methods are feasible for companies like us. Any info would be appreciated, thanks in advance!


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Hi there @chichic123!


The payment gateway processors available for you to use will be based on the country your store is in.


If you have entered your address in China in your store settings you will see the gateways available for use there, or if your business is based in the USA and you have entered your US address in the settings then you will see the gateways available there.


If you wish to apply to use a US-based gateway while you yourself are not based there, these service providers will have a number of requirements in place for you to prove your identity, your business operations in the USA and your permission to carry out business there.


Can you confirm if you're doing business in the USA (specifically your US address for your base of operations there, your US bank account, SSN or government ID showing US citizenship, etc) or if you're based in China and wish to sell from there to export to the USA?


In either case, you can enter the country your business is based in here on this site to see which gateways are available for use there.

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