When you first sign up for Lemon Squeezy, your store will be in test mode. Before selling any products, you will need to enable live mode for your store.
You can do this by clicking the “Activate your store” button in the sidebar and filling in a short questionnaire about your business and customers. Once submitted, approvals typically happen in 1-2 business days. We recommend you answer the questions honestly and provide as much information as possible.
When you create products in test mode, they will not automatically be available in live mode when your store is activated. However, it’s easy to copy test mode products and discounts to live mode using the “Copy to Live Mode” item in the product or discount menu.
Why do I have to activate my store?
One of the biggest benefits of using Lemon Squeezy, is we act as the merchant of record on your behalf. This is important when selling digital products, software/SaaS, online courses, etc. It’s easy to go cross-border with your payments, and before you know it, you are stuck worrying about tax compliance, fraud, and much more.
Lemon Squeezy takes care of all those headaches for you as the merchant of record. For this reason, Lemon Squeezy reviews every store to run KYC & KYB checks to ensure the validity of your business and that the products you’re selling are aligned with our terms & acceptable use policies.
What types of stores do you approve?
We approve most stores selling digital goods that can be fulfilled by Lemon Squeezy (e.g. eBooks, PDFs, design assets, photos, audio, video, etc.) as long as they are not prohibited.
We typically do not approve stores selling services or goods fulfilled outside of Lemon Squeezy (e.g. physical goods, design services, rentals, access to private telegram groups, etc). However, there are some exceptions to this rule. Businesses using subscriptions and/or license keys to manage fulfilment (e.g. SaaS/software companies, premium courses, membership sites, etc.) are typically allowed.