Lesson 3 | Setting up your TikTok Shop Profile | TikTok Shop UK Seller
Welcome to Lesson 3 of the TikTok Shop seller registration tutorial series. In this lesson, we will guide you through the process of setting up your TikTok Shop profile as a UK seller. Whether you are an individual or a corporate entity, it's important to follow the guidelines and provide all the necessary information to ensure a smooth onboarding experience.
Seller Registration Eligibility
Depending on the destination market, sellers can register as individuals or corporate entities. Individual sellers are required to submit a valid copy of their identification document, such as a passport, national ID, or driver's license. For corporate entity sellers, a copy of their business license, certificate of corporation, or company registration is required. It is essential to provide all the necessary proof of eligibility and other certifications required by the applicable laws to sell products and services on TikTok Shop.
For detailed information on the seller registration guidelines specific to TikTok Shop, visit our policy center.
Choosing a Shop Name
When customers browse the TikTok platform, one of the first things they will see is your shop name. We encourage our sellers to choose a unique, easy-to-remember, and accurate shop name that represents their commercial business. Once the shop name has been created, it cannot be changed. Therefore, it's important to choose a name wisely.
Here are some guidelines to keep in mind for your seller shop name:
- It should accurately represent your business.
- It should be easy to remember.
- It should be unique.
Complete and Accurate Seller Profile
A complete and accurate seller profile is crucial when selling on the TikTok Shop platform. On the TikTok Seller Center, sellers must provide a valid pickup address and return address. The address should include all necessary geographic information, including street, district, city, province, and country.
To avoid payment delays, sellers must link a valid bank account. It's important to note that the bank account name should be consistent with the representative name listed on the seller's identification documents.
Tips to Avoid Application Rejections
To ensure a smooth onboarding process, here are the top four tips to avoid application rejections:
Consistent and accurate information: The representative name listed on the TikTok Shop account should match the name on the provided identification documents. Ensure that all registered names, identification numbers, and other necessary information is filled out accurately and consistently with the provided documents.
Valid documents: Sellers must provide valid and non-expired identification or business documents during the onboarding process. The documents should be in a language supported by TikTok Shop in the destination market.
Brand owner authorization: Sellers can only use a brand name if they are the brand owner or have received approved authorization from the brand owner. This authorization allows them to use the brand details for commercial use.
Image quality: High-quality photos are expected for identification or business documents. Color, full-page photos in PNG or JPG file format should be uploaded. Blurred, angled, prop screenshots, and black and white photos are not allowed.
To learn more about selling on TikTok Shop, please visit the TikTok Shop Seller University.
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How can I change my shop name on TikTok Shop?
- You cannot change your shop name once it has been created, so choose it wisely during the registration process.
What documents are required for individual sellers to register on TikTok Shop?
- Individual sellers need to submit a valid copy of their identification document, such as a passport, national ID, or driver's license.
Can a corporate entity use a brand name on TikTok Shop?
- A corporate entity can use a brand name only if they are the brand owner or have received approved authorization from the brand owner.
What image format should be used for identification or business documents on TikTok Shop?
- Sellers are required to upload high-quality photos in PNG or JPG file format for their identification or business documents.
Where can I find more information about selling on TikTok Shop?
- Visit the TikTok Shop Seller University for more detailed information on selling and setting up your shop profile.
Is it mandatory to link a valid bank account for payment on TikTok Shop?
- Yes, to avoid payment delays, sellers must link a valid bank account, and the bank account name should be consistent with the representative name listed on the identification documents.
Now you have a comprehensive understanding of setting up your TikTok Shop profile as a UK seller. Follow the guidelines and provide accurate and complete information to ensure a successful onboarding experience. Good luck with your TikTok Shop journey!
*Note: This article is based on the information provided in the script for Lesson 3 of the TikTok Shop seller registration tutorial series.