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Hi, I'm Ellie Obtain Business License Online Business Dropshipping
drop shipping is a retail fulfillment method in which a business doesn't keep the products it sells in stock. When a dropshipping retailer sells a, it purchases the item directly from a third party that ship the product directly to a customer
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Hi, I'm Lanisa Rapley I Cannot Get An Address For My Drop Shipper Dropshipping I will be Selling lace frontal wigs hair extensions hair weaves etc and accessories through my dropshipping store through Shopify the dropshippers are Oberlo and Aliexpress but they do not provide us with an address or name of where they hold the Drop Shipping products where is that going to stop me..., Lanisa Rapley.

The best way to sell products from dropshippers is to have an account with a drop shipper and you collect the money from your customers. In such case, yes, you need a resale certificate which is obtained when you get a state sales tax id number also called a sellers permit, a reseller license or a sales or wholesale ID.

You cannot buy wholesale without a wholesale ID. You will need it also for in state sales where you will need to charge taxes for your sold products. Then you will need to pay the state for the tax you collected.

Drop shipping is a supply chain management technique in which the retailer does not keep goods in stock, but instead transfers customer orders and shipment details to either the manufacturer or a wholesaler, who then ships the goods directly to the customer.

As in all retail businesses, the retailers make their profit on the difference between the wholesale and retail price.

Dropshipping hello which licence i need to start dropshipping business i am looking in to dropshipping on ebay what if i would not be buying from a wholeseller?

like if i purchased from another retailer that would be charging me sales tax? Hi I need to know which type of business licence I need for dropshipping I live in California.

I want to start my dropshipping business using my website on wordpress (I am using woocommerce). What do i need? in the future i will start an e commerce online business and i will do dropshipping and buy wholesale.

what info do i need? I am trying to find out information regarding fees and licensing an online dropshipping business.

The products supplied will be non-lethal personal protection devices such as mace, tasers, home security systems, etc.

I will not be carrying any inventory. Orders will be placed on my website but the orders will be fulfilled by the company from which I purchased the rights to sell the products.

I am a ecommerce and I have an online store/website. I buy and resell jewelry and other goods on my website and other platforms like eBay and Amazon to customers in all 50 states from my home.

You can choose to be a(n) Dropshipping :

  • Sole Proprietor,
  • LLC,
  • Corporation or
  • Partnership.
    After you decide and select your business entity, you need licensing.

Novato Business Tax Registration ( Business License)
All businesses including home, online or mobile BUSINESS need a BUSINESS license because they are BUSINESSES.

A(n) Dropshipping business using a fictitious business name in Marin County i.e. you are a business that uses a DBA doing business as trade name to trade that is other than the full legal (first and last -- full name) name of a sole proprietor or a name other than the LLC or Corporation business name need a(n) fictitious business name.   For instance you open a(n) Dropshipping business and you name it "Superior Dropshipping Group". You will need to file a fictitious business name for that name.

In addition note that in CA you may also need a seller's permit if you sell merchandise that is taxable.  (A.K.A state id, wholesale, resale, reseller certificate, about $39 for most states).
Seller's Permit

Note: All businesses need a federal tax ID number except sole proprietors that are not employers and are not independent contractors.
An independent contractor is a self employed business person that receives more than $600 per year from anyone of his or her clients.
IRS rule: The client must issue a 1099 form to the independent contractor and the independent contractor must have a federal tax ID. However, even sole owners may obtain a federal ID and use it as a business tax ID instead of using their own social security number as a business tax ID number.
However, all other licenses that apply to sole proprietors as discussed here are requited regardless of getting a federal tax ID number.

Also keep in mind that employers will need to obtain a federal EIN and a State EIN tax identificattion number. I.e., a CA Federal Tax Id Number ($29)  and a(n) CA  State Employer Tax Number  

Instead of filing a fictitious business name DBA Filing (about $49 plus state and legal newspaper publication fees) in Novato, Incorporate in CA  or form a(n) CA LLC

Filing a DBA is not required if you will set up an LLC or form a Corporation. There is a cicrcumstance that you may not need to register a trade name and that is when you use your full name as a business name if you use your full legal name as a trade name.
Using any language that connotes additional owners in the name of the business makes filing a fictitious business name mandatory.

If you do form an Online Store llc or incorporate (about $49 plus state fees for most states) your Dropshipping business instead of just filing a fictitious business name (dba), that insurs that you don't have personal liability for debts and civile liabililty arising from your business dealings and you will not have to record the Novato business name. Instead of just registering your Marin County assumed business name (our fee includes assumed business name registration and legal newspaper publication) you can choose to setup a corporation in CA or form an CA LLC (starts @ $49 plus state fee for most states & includes bylaws for the corporation and Limited Liability operating agreement for the LLC that is required to open a business bank account). .
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