Register a company account in the App Store

What the developers are silent about…

Or what difficulties you will face when registering your company’s account in the App Store.

The Apple app developer has finally finished his work, and the first big stage is complete. The fun part ahead is getting feedback from users and figuring out if you have done everything right. However, before you can start “selling” the app, you need to put it in the Market.

It’s like buying a car. You may have bought it for pleasure or for work, but when you got it, along with it came some “issues” – with parking, with tax, with gasoline, after all.

And it’s best to take care of these issues ahead of time so that the rent for a parking space isn’t a surprise that you didn’t budget for.

Well… below we will tell you in detail how to create an App Store account and what difficulties you may encounter.

App Store

Before you register, read the step-by-step instructions thoroughly. Be attentive and give correct information.

Creating an Apple ID

In order to have access to all Apple services, you need to create an account.

  1. Filling out the questionnaire
    Go to link (1) and fill out the form – first and last name, country, contact phone number, and come up with 3 test questions.
    We recommend that you create a separate account, for example, for the owner or manager of the company.
    Carefully check that the information you enter is correct. Afterwards, it will be difficult to correct anything in the entered data, and you will have to start the whole procedure all over again.
  2. Confirmation of contact information
    After confirming your email and phone number, the creation of an Apple ID record is complete.
  3. Two-factor authentication
    Determine which “apple” device your Macbook, iPad, or iPhone will be linked to. After that, you’ll need to sign out of your current account. Then log back in with the information you entered when you created your account.
    Remember that you will need your Apple ID password.It is recommended to save copies of the data, otherwise the files will be lost.
    You can activate two-factor authentication by default on one devicefor a maximum of 3 accounts.Two-factor user verification is a prerequisite for a developer account. Without it you will not be able to complete the registration.

Steps to start registering a company’s account in the App Store

The first step starts on the Apple Developer(2) page

Click on the Account button at the top and follow the algorithm:

  1. Log in to your new account with your Apple ID and password.
  2. Click Submit and accept the terms of the User Agreement.
  3. Next, you will go to the welcome page and join the program by clicking Join the Apple developer program at the bottom center of the screen.

Company registration

Click the Enroll button at the top right.

Now you can register your account as a legal entity, and for that you need a D-U-N-S number. This is a code in the International Legal Entity Identifier, a kind of “trustmark”. It serves as a confirmation of the existence and real activity of your company for Apple.

To see if your organization has such a number, go to Enrolling as an Organization and then click Learn more. The next screen will prompt you to check the D-U-N-S number look up tool. You will need to enter your company name and your information. Be careful when you fill out the verification form. The information must be entered in English.

After filling in all the required lines, click Continue.

If the answer is yes, continue with your registration.

If the company does not have a D-U-N-S number, you will be asked to submit an application for verification. Dun & Bradstreet is responsible for obtaining the numbers. You will be notified by mail or phone within 14 days.

You can continue your registration by clicking Start Your Enrollment. You’ll be taken to the Apple website, where you can select Company/Organization and then click Continue. You’ll see a box and fields to fill in – name, D-U-N-S number, contact information and website.

Please note that you must include a valid phone number, corporate e-mail and company website.

All addresses and phone numbers must be real. You may be contacted by Apple representatives at these phone numbers to confirm your registration. Be careful and double-check everything.

It usually takes 3 days to process the information you receive during registration. After that, an Apple employee will contact you to verify your phone number and confirm your account.

Talking to an Apple employee is an obligatory and standard stage of account verification and registration. You can’t do without a phone call. Be prepared to speak briefly in English about your company.

If you are registering as a natural person, you choose Individual. And then you fill out all the fields of the form in English.

Paying for the company’s App Store account

Next, after successfully passing the check, you need to pay for your account. To do this, go to your account on the site (3) and find complete your purchase now, highlighted in color.

There is a registration fee of $99 to sign up for an account. The subscription must be renewed annually. Otherwise, the application will be blocked and you will not be able to download it.

Payment processing usually takes about 3 days. After that time, you will receive an email with an activation code. Click on the link with the code from the letter, select “Continue” and then “Get Started”. After that the registration procedure will be completed.

Note that there are problems with Apple accepting payment:

  • does not pass a payment on the specified card;
  • not every card is accepted for payment.

The problem has long been known, and we offer several options for avoiding payment difficulties:

  1. We recommend that you make sure the card is valid and has funds on it;
  2. Try to pay from cards and accounts of different banks and payment systems;
  3. Check in advance if the card is linked to the account, and if the data about the owner is correct;
  4. If all of the above tips do not work, go to your personal account or contact your bank to see if payment attempts are reflected.

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