I've posted a few times so far, and I'm still getting the hang of how Salehoo works. I have been figuring out lately exactly what I need in order to start my own online business (most likely starting with eBay since I've been using it for over a decade).
Here is what I have learned, and I hope that more experienced sellers could fill in everything I am missing here:
1) Obtain a Seller's Permit (Sales Tax ID). Usually costs around $50.00 or so. Allows individuals to buy wholesale sales tax free, and also allows you to pay taxes (and charge taxes). Google "your state" + "sales tax ID" to find how to obtain one in your area, if you even need one in the first place. (A few states do not need them.)
2) Find your Federal ID Number, as many wholesalers will request it along with your Sales Tax ID. (I have a business manager to help me with this, but I figure it would be helpful if someone could respond with another method of finding this number out.)
3) If you don't have a business name, simply use your actual name as the business name. You can change this later if need be.
4) Truthfully, this is all I've learned thus far. What am I missing?