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Merchant Account unavailable in South Africa

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Hi

 

I am based in South Africa and have just discovered that, after paying my $25 for my developer account, that the Merchant Account is not supported in South Africa. This means that I cannot sell or use in-app billing for my apps, rendering the app pretty much pointless.

 

Why was I not informed about this before I signed up, and is there a way to get a refund in these situations? Is there any indication as to when South Africa will be supported?

 

Regards

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Accepted by topic author Dieter P
September 2015

Re: Merchant Account unavailable in South Africa

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for merchant-account issues google may be contacted here --
https://support.google.com/checkout/sell/answer/3098749?hl=en#contact=1

for google-play developer-account issues google may be contacted here --
https://support.google.com/googleplay/android-developer/answer/139626#contact=1

the following link should help explain google-checkout-merchant,
google-wallet, google-play, and selling digital goods (apps) --
https://support.google.com/checkout/sell/answer/3080449

unfortunately, this forum has nothing whatever to
do with google-merchant-accounts for selling apps.

Re: Merchant Account unavailable in South Africa

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Hi Dieter

My name is Lindley and I sit with more or less the same problem. Could you find a solution?

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Hi Lindley C

The only way to earn revenue in the Google Play Store right now is through adverts. AdMob from Google is generally a favourite and South Africa is a supported country.
There hasn't been any news on when South Africa could be supported for merchant registration.

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