Im a Developer in Uganda, and as you know, Im not allowed yet to sell apps on Google Play.
My most successful app so far has crossed 50,000 downloads recently here it is.
In the app I have some features e.g that I would like to make available only in a Pro Version or after an In app purchase.
At the moment the user can unlock all these features simply by downloading and installing another app of mine and keeping it installed as my app checks for it everytime the user tries to use these features.
This ofcourse has increased its downloads too :-). However I still display ads.
I want to sell these features as in app purchases and also include a “disable ads” option.
Im sure i’ll fetch alot of revenue but I have no merchant account.
In my country however we have Commercial Banks from 2 Merchant allowed countries, i.e UK (Barclays) and US (CitiBank).
But its much much much harder to open a UK account outsyd UK so Barclays is out.
However our CitiBank informed me they can open for me an US Account as long as im a company etc (Thats easy to do)
If say I open this account and they provide me with address etc.
- What should my next course of action be?
2 .I cannot open a Merchant Account via Google Play link but can sign up via google.com/merchants… is it the same?
- Where Can I get an IRS TIN number from outsyd US?
- What thresholds and time frames does Google pay you your money?
5 .Do I really need a US Bank AC? Or just a Merchant AC from there with an IRS TIN, and payments made via Wire to my non US AC?