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Can I use UK tax ID for a US supplier reseller application?


drussell267
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28 Jun 17 06:55:06 pm
Hello there

I am new to dropshipping and a supplier on SaleHoo is asking for my Tax number. They are based in USA. I am in UK. I have just entered one of my Tax reference numbers from a UK document and the application went through but that does'nt seem right. Any ideas anyone?

Dawn


fudjj
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28 Jun 17 08:03:06 pm
Hi Dawn and welcome to the forum,

When suppliers request tax identification it can be for two reasons. It can be to ensure you are a legit trader, but more commonly it is for their own taxation records and those relate to customers within their own country. It's a process that isn't aimed at international customers, so you can usually just inform them that you are an international customer and they will tell you how best to navigate the system without that info being required.

If they still for what ever reason insist on having that, then you can use your own tax id, as it seems you have already done and the system sounds like it has accepted that, so there shouldn't be any drama at all.

Cheers


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drussell267
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28 Jun 17 08:25:02 pm
Thank You Fudjj - that was such a quick response. I'm impressed! Could i also ask you - should i be concerned if a company on Salehoo (chi dropship) does not have SSL?

Dawn


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28 Jun 17 10:16:07 pm
No problems Dawn, I was just here at the right time :)

In regards to an SSL cert. It is a good sign of being a trustworthy, but bot having the cert doesn't automatically mean it can't be trusted. In this situation, being a SaleHoo approved supplier, means that they have undergone our verification process and have passed that, which isn't easy.

For example, I have an e-commerce site of my own and I don't carry an SSL cert as of yet, and I like to think that I am trustworthy lol.

The one thing you should always look for is a safe payment option, credit card preferred, but PayPal at the very least is what I would suggest. This gives you access to a refund option should things go pear shaped. Where people get into trouble is they ignore safe payment options and then find they are in a bind with no option to get any refund whatsoever.

So I would be quite confident in saying that it's certainly not an issue, so long as you've found them in our directory.

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