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Can I legally create an ecommerce store before turning 18?

matej2525
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Hi, I have a question about making my Shopify store before 18. Would it be possible if I asked the court and got legal capacity for business activity under 18 years? It's a pretty complicated process but here in the Czech Republic it's possible.  I know my parents can create the store for me and I can have access to it but like this, it would be easier.

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SealSubs-Roan
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202 12 12

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Hi @matej2525 !

 

This is Roan, and I will be giving some insights regarding this. First off, it is great to hear that you have a plan on having an online business of your own at such a young age.

 

Regarding to your concern to have a Shopify store under your name, I understand that you want your Shopify store to be under your name legally though, according to Shopify Payments Terms of Service - Czech Republic, you will need to be at least 18 years of age in order to successfully create a Shopify store.

 

I know that this might not be ideal to you though, I would highly advise for you to have open communication with your parents and informing them of your intention to launch a Shopify store as a business. Also, inform them as well that, until you reach the legal age of 18 to handle the account on your own, they will need to setup and maintain the Shopify account.

 

Here is a help document for your reference as well:

Best of luck to you!

Roan
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SealSubs-Roan
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202 12 12

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Hi @matej2525 !

 

This is Roan, and I will be giving some insights regarding this. First off, it is great to hear that you have a plan on having an online business of your own at such a young age.

 

Regarding to your concern to have a Shopify store under your name, I understand that you want your Shopify store to be under your name legally though, according to Shopify Payments Terms of Service - Czech Republic, you will need to be at least 18 years of age in order to successfully create a Shopify store.

 

I know that this might not be ideal to you though, I would highly advise for you to have open communication with your parents and informing them of your intention to launch a Shopify store as a business. Also, inform them as well that, until you reach the legal age of 18 to handle the account on your own, they will need to setup and maintain the Shopify account.

 

Here is a help document for your reference as well:

Best of luck to you!

Roan
Please let me know if it works by marking it as a solution!
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