Working with dropshippers located in Missouri

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I'm registering to collect sales tax in several states where my dropshippers are.  The most difficult one so far is Missouri.  Not only do I have to register to collect sales tax, I have to post a bond for the privilege, and in filling out the registration application now I also see that I need to register my company with the MO secretary of states office and get a charter number.  With a fee attached, of course.  I haven't yet opened my shop for business and am trying to get all the legalities done, but it seems like the more I try to follow the rules, the more landmines they put in my path!

Anyway, anybody here work with a Missouri dropshipper care to give me pointers?  Do I really need to register my Virginia LLC in Missouri just because I work with a dropshipper there?