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If you care for patients in another country (US and Canada only) impacted by our inability to ship across the border, you can create a dispensary in that country to send patients supplement plans and provide them access to Fullscript's expansive product catalog (optional). Credentials must be uploaded and approved before patients can order through the new dispensary.
To make a profit from patient orders in a dispensary, you must satisfy the requirements of our payment processor, Stripe, to open the account and enable payments. Alternatively, practitioners can open a no-profit dispensary to dispense products virtually while avoiding tax implications and still providing patients a 10% discount on products in our catalog.
Before creating a new dispensary, please be aware that:
- You’ll need to log in with a separate country-specific URL to access this additional dispensary.
- Dispensaries can’t be linked. Patients in this dispensary will be managed separately.
- Brand and product availability will vary. You can see available brands in each country here.
Note: Orders can only ship within the country the dispensary is associated with.
Setting up an international profit account
To create an international Fullscript dispensary, you must meet the requirements to open a Stripe account in another country. It's also important to keep tax implications in mind when opening a profit account in a country you don't reside.
Note: To avoid tax implications, we recommend setting up a no-profit account. For US profit dispensaries, your gross sales activity may qualify you for a 1099-K that we're required to report to the IRS. For Canadian profit dispensaries, we're required to issue and file T4As with the CRA if you receive a minimum of $500 in payouts during the calendar year. Dispensary owners are responsible for reporting income to the country where it was earned and must seek tax advice from a tax professional for assistance in understanding their obligations and filing processes.
Stripe requires international business accounts to have the following:
✔ A tax ID in that country
✔ A physical location in that country (can't be a P.O. box)
✔ A phone number in that country
✔ A government-issued ID, such as a passport or driver's license, from any country
✔ A physical bank account in that country (can't be a virtual bank account), denominated in CAD for a Canadian account or USD for a US account
Note: Stripe has an exception for Canadian accounts that allows them to use a USD-denominated bank account.
More on tax obligations
If you have questions about how an additional Fullscript account will impact your taxes, we recommend consulting with a tax professional, as we cannot provide comprehensive tax advice. For general information, please see:
- US dispensaries: Reporting your income for tax purposes
- US dispensaries: Reporting your income with form 1099-K
- Canadian dispensaries: Reporting your income for tax purposes
Tip! To avoid tax implications, we recommend setting up a no-profit account.
Setting up an international no-profit account
If you don't meet the requirements to create a profit account in a country you don't reside (US or Canada) or prefer not to earn additional income through Fullscript, you can proceed with a no-profit account to dispense products virtually to your patients. Patients of no-profit dispensaries receive a 10% discount on all products.
To create a no-profit dispensary, select a sign-up link below:
Note: No-profit dispensaries don't collect earnings. See No-profit dispensaries to learn more.
You'll be required to upload your credentials to confirm your status as a healthcare provider. Fullscript can't accept proof of licensure for international accounts, though we accept and review international degrees and diplomas. This means that if you've previously submitted your license or registration to work in your profession outside of North America, you'll need to submit the education that led to your licensure. Please provide the related degree, diploma, or applicable education for review when completing your account.