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What is a TikTok Shop?
TikTok Shop for brands
TikTok Shop for creators
TikTok Shop for partners
How to set up a TikTok Shop
- Location: Where the heck are you based? TikTok Shop is currently only available in select countries so make sure your country is on the list!
- Business Entity: You need to register your business entity to operate a TikTok Shop.
- Age: Yes, you must be at least 18 years old to start your own shop.
- TikTok Account: And obviously, you have to have an active TikTok account to link with your TikTok Shop.
Step 1: Create a Seller Center Account
- Select your country or region from the drop-down menu.
- Choose the appropriate account type based on your role: “Individual Seller” if you are a sole proprietor or “Enterprise Seller” for registered businesses.
- Enter your email address and create a strong password.
- Click on the “Sign Up” button to complete the registration process.
Step 2: Verify Your Identity and Business Information
- Once logged in to your Seller Center account, navigate to the “Settings” tab and click on “Merchant Information.“
- Provide your personal information, including your name, date of birth, and contact details.
- Upload a valid government-issued ID, such as a passport or driver’s license, to verify your identity.
- Submit your business registration documents, including your business license or tax registration certificate.
- Provide your bank account information for receiving payments from TikTok Shop sales.
- Click on the “Submit” button to initiate the verification process.
Step 3: Set Up Your TikTok Shop
- After your identity and business information are verified, you can proceed to set up your shop.
- Choose a shop name that is relevant to your brand or products.
- Select the product categories that represent your offerings.
- Add product listings with high-quality images, detailed descriptions, and accurate pricing.
- Optimize your product listings for search by including relevant keywords.
- Set up shipping and delivery options based on your location and the regions you serve.
- Establish clear return and refund policies for your customers.
Step 4: Integrate with Your TikTok Account
- Link your TikTok Shop with your existing TikTok account.
- Select the “Shop” tab as part of your TikTok profile.
- Choose the “Shop Now” option to display your shoppable products and direct customers to your TikTok Shop.
What are the benefits of setting up a TikTok Shop for my brand?
Trust and loyalty
What types of products can be sold in a TikTok Shop?
- Fashion and apparel
- Beauty and cosmetics
- Electronics and gadgets
- Homewear and kitchenware
- Sports and outdoor apparel
- Toys and games
- Food and beverages
- Pet supplies
- Homemade craft items
- Medications and medical devices
- Baby and maternity products
- Veterinary products
- Alcohol, tobacco, and e-cigs
- Vehicles and automotive parts
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