eCommerce for non-US citizen

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Hello,people.
After watching a lot of success stories about shopify on youtube I decided to try it out,but while creating my first store I found myself unable to set a payment gateway.
The country that I live in doesn't work with PayPal (you can send money to people from other countries via PayPal,but you can't actually recieve payments,so it's not a choice).
And other payment gateways require you to have a company (LLC how it's called in USA,if i'm not mistaken),because they don't like dropshipping and don't trust new dropshippers.
I personally don't want to get really heavy with this,so I don't want to register LLC right now,while just testing.
It would be perfect just to see first results from shop and then think about it more seriously while scaling.
I really want to try this dropshipping thing out,even though I pretty much understand that it's not gonna be easy and there is no proof that I'm gonna succeed.
I have experience with Facebook ads and I know that market is really full of people doing dropshipping,everybody uses the same suppliers from Chinese site,so quality of products may be bad.
Bust still I want to try it and that's why I'm asking about other eCommerce platforms(Shopify alternatives) and whether there is a platform,that accept credit cards directly or maybe a gateway that can be used without LLC.
Or maybe what Shopify gateway I should try.
Thanks for reading this,will be happy to recieve answers from you all!
#citizen #ecommerce #nonus
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  • Profile picture of the author spearce000
    Can you create a Stripe account in your country? I haven't used them myself (yet) but I've heard good things about them. As far a platform is concerned: WordPress with the WooCommerce plugin would be my choice.
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  • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
    It would really help to know what country you are in before making recommendations. Someone from the U.K. or Canada has far more options than someone in Pakistan so the country matters. There are some countries that practically no payment processor will touch. Hopefully, yours is not one of them but the fact that PayPal will not process is not a very good sign.

    The easiest way of finding out all by yourself would be to enter your country name and then "online payment processor" in a Google search (i.e. "nigeria process payments online"). If there is a company that will do it, I'm sure they will come up in the first few results.
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  • Profile picture of the author Latamgrinder
    Stripe is by far the best online payment processor gateaway out there today and nowadays it doesn´t matter if you live in a unsupported country there are work arounds for that.
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    • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
      Originally Posted by Latamgrinder View Post

      Stripe is by far the best online payment processor gateaway out there today and nowadays it doesn´t matter if you live in a unsupported country there are work arounds for that.
      Yeah, that's fine if the OP is in the right country. Currently, these are the ONLY places that Stripe will work with:

      Australia
      Canada
      Germany
      Hong Kong
      Ireland
      Japan
      New Zealand
      Singapore
      Spain
      United Kingdom
      United States (including Puerto Rico)

      And, I suppose there MAY be workarounds. I'm not sure if you want to rely on doing something that might be construed as fraudulent where a regulated business funneling money to you is concerned.
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  • Profile picture of the author jsc420
    Get a postal address in the USA and connect it to stripe. Works like a charm.
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  • Profile picture of the author venkat9985
    you can buy stripe account easily . just google it.
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