By enrolling in the Apple Developer Program as an individual or organization, you can distribute your app on App Store for iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, Apple TV, and iMessage. Here, we’ll guide you on how to enroll for the Apple Developer Account program as well as invite Swipecart as an admin to your account.

Individual: Your personal legal name will be listed as the seller on the App Store when you enroll yourself in the Apple Developer program.

Note: Enter your legal name correctly. Do not enter any nickname, last name, first name, or company name as it will delay your enrollment.

Company/Organization: If you’re an employee in a company, nonprofit, partnership, or government organization, you have to list the legal entity name as the seller on the App Store. You’ll be asked for the legal entity name and the D-U-N-S Number as a part of the verification process. Once you’re added as a member, you can add members to your team for the program.


💡Important Note

  • To upload apps created on Swipecart, you need to register as Company /Organization.

  • Swipecart does not support “Individual” Apple Developer accounts.

  • You can change your developer account from individual to company/organization.


What you’ll need to enroll in the Apple Developer Program as an organization/company?

  • Legal entity status

    Your organization must be a legal entity to enter into a contract with Apple. Any fictitious name, trade name, or branch name will not be accepted.

  • D-U-N-S number

    The D-U-N-S Number is a unique 9-digit number assigned by Dun &Bradstreet as a standard business identifier.

  • Legal binding authority

    If you are acting on behalf of your company, you must have the legal authority to do so. If you’re an employee and not an executive or partner, you must be granted legal authority by your senior.

  • A website

    Your organization must have a working website in the public domain and the name of the website must be associated with your organization.

  • Others

    You may be asked for business documents signed by the notary to certify that these are true copies of the original document.

How to create an Apple Developer account for a company/organization?

Step 1: Go to the link Click on the “Start Your Enrollment” button.

Step 2: It takes you to the sign-in page. If you already have an Apple Developer account, simply sign in. Else create a new one.

This will take you through the process of creating an Apple ID. Also, don’t forget to set up two-factor authentication for your account.

To enable two-factor authentication for your developer Apple ID, go to your account. Then go to

Settings -> [your name] -> Password & Security.

Step 3: Once you have created your Apple ID, You can continue the enrollment process. Now, read the Apple Developer Agreement, check the box to confirm, and click on “Submit”.

Step 4: Confirm your email, name, and country location. Now choose an entity or the type of account you’re enrolling as.

We have mentioned earlier that you have to enroll as a company/organization. Select Company/Organization and click on the Continue button.

To enroll as a company, you need to secure your D-U-N-S Number first. This process takes a couple of weeks. Once you have the number, you have to submit it during the enrollment process.

Step 5: After you select the entity type as Company/Organization, the next step is to confirm that you are either the owner or your organization has given you the authority to sign legal agreements.

You fill in your details including first name, last name, job title, email, and contact number.

Step 6: Now, you fill in some organization details.

Fill up the correct legal entity name, D-U-N-S Number, website, mobile number, and work email

Step 7: On the next page, you will see a summary of all the organization details you have submitted. Confirm the address displayed that is linked to the D-U-N-S number. Review all the information and click on Submit button.

Step 8: After clicking on the Submit button, you’ll get a message from Apple that your enrollment is being processed.

It’s done. Now, you’ll have to wait for Apple to review your request and approve it.

What if your request is rejected by Apple?

If your Apple Developer Account enrollment is rejected, you’ll receive an email explaining the reason. The email and contact number are provided in the email. You can call them, mention your enrollment number, and ask for an explanation and steps to resolve the issue.

What if your request is approved by Apple?

When your request is approved, you’ll receive a call on the number mentioned in the application. The Apple representative will confirm the information. You then receive an email with a link allowing you to continue your enrollment process.

Step 9: When you click on the “Review Now” link on the email, it’ll take you to a page and you’ll be asked to read and agree with the Apple Developer Program License Agreement. Click on ‘Continue’ to proceed.

Step 10: Now, you’ll see an overview of your membership purchase. You’ll be given the option to renew the membership each year automatically. Choose the option you prefer and continue.

Step 11: For payment and checkout, you’ll be redirected to the Apple Store website in your country. Fill in the contact information again, add the credit card details, and continue.

Step 12: Review the details you’ve provided and click on the ‘Order Now’ button if the details displayed are correct.

Step 13: After payment processing, you’ll receive an email with an activation code. Click on the link to begin the activation process.

Step 14: You’ll be taken to the sign-in screen. You’ll have to enter the Apple id and password created in Step 2.

Now, you’ll be prompted to the activation section. Copy-paste the activation code received in the email and click on Activate.

Step 15: The last step is to click on “Get Started” at the bottom of the page.

Your Apple Developer account is now active and you can upload your app to the App Store now!

What is the time taken for Apple Developer Account creation?

If your company has to request a D-U-N-S number, the process takes at least 3 to 4 weeks. If you already have a D-U-N-S number and have to register as a company/organization, the process takes about 1 week. If your account creation is rejected for some reason, the communication, rectification, resubmission, and approval may again take additional days.

Adding Swipecart as an Admin

  • To add Swipecart as an admin for your App Store account, go to

    https://appstoreconnect.apple.com/login

  • Select Users and Access from the top menu bar.

  • Now click on the ‘+’ button.

  • Next, you’ll get a New User popup form.

  • Fill in the first name, last name, and email address of Swipecart. In the Roles section, tick the Admin box. Confirm if the Admin has access to all the Additional Resources.

  • Click on the Invite button.


    The implementation specialist from Swipecart will contact you as soon as we receive the invitation email.

    Help at Swipecart

    If you need any help in the Apple Developer Program enrollment process, our implementation specialists at Swipecart are always ready to guide and help. You can contact us here.


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