Facebook announced that it would launch Facebook Shops – 19 May 2020 Facebook said by its founder Mark Zuckerberg that the idea was originally built to help small businesses so that any small business can start a store selling things directly via Facebook and all the company’s applications. If you visit someone’s store, you will be able to see the story of a small business, see its distinctive products, and buy them in Facebook applications.
How to create Facebook shops :
Confirm your identity to the commercial transaction manager
After setup in Business Transaction Manager, we need to complete security verification. In this process, we may ask you to send a photocopy or a copy of some information so that payment processors can confirm your personal or business identity.
The documents you can send to confirm your business identity:
Send photos or copies of any of the following documents from each category within the past 12 months.
Provide pictures or scanned images for one option from the following categories.
You will be asked to provide additional documents at a later time.
All documents must be completely clear without any changes:
Verify the business’s identity for Facebook Shops
A copy of the IRS letter stating the employer’s identity number (EIN) or tax identification number (TIN) clearly including all nine numbers, and clearly confirming that the letter is issued by the IRS. (The copy does not need to be in the last 12 months).
Your tax returns for the previous year, prepared and signed by a third party, with the year clearly visible.
Another government-issued document that shows your full legal business name and tax identification number (TIN) or full 9-digit EIN.
Note: The name of the business registered in the IRS document must match the name of the business registered with your account.
Verify the business address
- The first page of a bank statement or credit card
- Utility bill or phone bill
- Insurance policy
- Tax statement
- A business license or permit issued by the government for commercial activity
- Another registration document filed with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (certificate of organization, certificate of incorporation
- partnership agreement, or similar business activity registration document) explaining the legal name and full physical address of the commercial activity.
Note: We cannot complete the verification process using the PO Box Address. The documents provided must contain a physical address of the business. ( all this From Facebook Shops Help Page)
Proof of business presence
A government license or business permit for commercial activity that shows the full legal business name.
Good reputation certificate (with active status) or other registration document deposited with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (certificate of organization, certificate of incorporation, partnership agreement, or similar business registration document).
Note: A screenshot of the Secretary of State’s website describing the business’s status as active (including the State Department’s logo and URL) can be accepted. IRS SS-4 is not accepted.
The documents you can send to confirm your personal identity.
Please send photos or copies of any of the following documents:
- Proof of personal identity.
- Driving license, passport, or other government-issued ID.
- Proof of personal address.
- Driving license or other government-issued ID card that includes the current address.
- Proof of the social security number.
- A photocopy or a copy of your social security number card.
Note: We cannot use any manually written documents to verify your identity.
How to submit your documents
You can submit your documents in the Transaction Manager in the Home tab, settings or payouts. When a message appears, please complete this security check on the screen, follow the on-screen instructions.
Finally, in the near future it will use Facebook shops powered by artificial intelligence and augmented reality technology to create better shopping experiences.
Facebook will automatically select the products and tag it in the feed so people can easily click on it to buy when they find the things they like.
Small businesses will also be able to personalize the front of their stores to show you the most appropriate products and use augmented reality to allow you to almost try things like sunglasses, lipstick, or makeup to find out what it might look like before you buy, or what your furniture might look like in your room.
Please note that these features are currently only available in the United States of America
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