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Merchant Account unavailable in South Africa

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Why are South African eCommerce companies excluded from using google merchant accounts? This would be a huge boost to my business.

 

Brazil, Russia, India and China are all allowed except South Africa. (All BRICS countries exept South Africa) Google doesn't even function in china yet they are allowed a merchant account!

 

Please could I get a proper explanation for this reasoning except for one of the generic "Please go look at the accepted countries list" and "Google has no plans to make this available for the future in South Africa".

 

 

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Re: Merchant Account unavailable in South Africa

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Hi Kyle,
Currently we do not offer Merchant Center in South Africa. You can find a complete list of countries that are offered this service below, and it will be updated as things change: https://support.google.com/merchants/answer/160637

Kathleen