Enrolling into the Apple Developer Program as an organization

All businesses that want to publish an iOS app must acquire a D-U-N-S Number, enroll in the Apple Developer Program, and invite WellnessLiving to their App Store Connect account.

To enroll in the Apple Developer Program, you will need to pay a $99 (USD) annual publisher fee that is charged by Apple. For information on app fees charged by WellnessLiving, see Achieve Client App: White Label Fees.

NoteYou must enroll into the Apple Developer Program as an organization. Enrolling as an individual or any other entity type will remove your ability to invite WellnessLiving to your developer account.

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    Requirements to enroll in the Apple Developer Program:

    1.  An Apple device, such as an iPhone, iPad, or Mac computer to complete Apple’s two-factor authentication process. Apple requires two-factor authentication for all Apple IDs and requires Developer Account Holders to sign in to their Apple Developer account using two-factor authentication. Two-factor authentication is built directly into iOS, macOS, tvOS, watchOS, and Apple websites which all require an Apple device such as an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 9 and later, or a Mac with OS X El Capitan or later. See, Apple’s Support: Two-Factor Authentication to learn how to set up two-factor authentication on your Apple device.
    2. An Apple ID. You can create an Apple ID using either your personal email address or an email address associated with your business. When creating an Apple ID, keep in mind that Apple will use the email address you choose to bill the annual $99 (USD) publisher fee and email you app updates. Follow this link to learn how to create your Apple ID. Be aware that creating an Apple ID is not the same as creating an Apple Developer account.
    3. An email address. You can begin your enrollment in the Apple Developer Program using a personal email address, such as yourname@gmail.com, but Apple will eventually require you to provide a private email that uses the domain name associated with your business’s website, such as email@yourbusiness.com.
    4. D-U-N-S® Number. A D-U-N-S Number is a unique numeric identifier assigned to a business by Dun & Bradstreet (D&B). It is used by Apple to validate your business’s identity and legal status. You cannot enroll in the Apple Developer Program without a D-U-N-S Number. To acquire a D-U-N-S, see Requesting a D-U-N-S Number on the Apple Developer website. To learn  about the information you must submit to acquire a D-U-N-S Number, see What is a D-U-N-S number? Keep in mind that the information you submit when requesting a D-U-N-S Number must match the information you submit when enrolling in the Apple Developer Program. For example, the legal entity name for your business must be spelled and stylized the same way in both enrollment forms. After you acquire a D-U-N-S Number, you can use the D-U-N-S look up tool to pull up your D-U-N-S Number and related information at any time.
    5. A business website URL. We recommend using a publicly available website with a domain name associated with your organization. If you do not have your own domain, you can register for the Apple Developer Program using the URL for your Client Web App. To find your Client Web App URL, see Viewing your business URLs.
    6. Verification call. After you submit the necessary information to enroll in the Apple Developer Program, Apple will call you to verify your information. During this call, you must be able to provide Apple with your D-U-N-S Number and the information you used to request a D-U-N-S Number. You must also be able to show Apple your business information (such as your business location addresses and business hours) on either your own website or your WellnessLiving Explorer listing. To open your WellnessLiving Explorer listing, see Viewing your business URLs.

    Enrolling in the Apple Developer Program:

    1. Go to the Apple Developer Program enrollment page and click Start Your Enrollment.
    2. Log in with your Apple ID and password.
    3. Apple will prompt you to complete two-factor authentication. Click Allow on your mobile device to receive a verification code.
    4. Under Two-factor Authentication on your browser, enter the verification code sent to your mobile device and click Continue.
    5. Read the Apple Developer Agreement, select the By checking this box I confirm that I have read and agree to be bound by the Agreement above checkbox and click Submit.
      • If Apple updates the license agreement for the Apple Developer Program before your Achieve Client App is launched, you must accept the new agreement.
    6. Click Continue enrollment on the web.
    7. Under I develop apps as, select Company / Organization and click Continue.
    8. Under Authority to Sign Legal Agreements, select the appropriate option:
      • I am the owner/founder and have the authority to bind my organization to legal agreements
        • If you select this option, enter your email address in the Work Email The email address you enter must match the one you provided when requesting a D-U-N-S Number.
      • My organization has given me the authority to bind it to legal agreements
        • If you select this option, in the Verification Contact field, enter a senior employee’s contact information. Apple will use this information to contact the senior employee at your organization and confirm enrollment in the Apple Developer Program.
    9. Under Organization Information, enter the information for your organization:
      • In the Legal Entity Name field, enter the name of your business as it appears in the D-U-N-S lookup.
        • Your enrollment will not be successful if the legal entity name does not match the one in the D&B profile.
      • In the D-U-N-S Number field, enter the nine-digit D-U-N-S Number assigned to your business. For more information on retrieving your D-U-N-S Number, see What is a D-U-N-S Number?
      • In the Website field, enter the website URL for your organization.
        • The website URL can be a publicly available website with a domain name associated with your organization, or your Client Web App URL.
      • In the Headquarters Phone field, enter a phone number where Apple can reach you to verify enrollment.
      • In the Tax ID/National ID field, enter your organization’s Tax ID/National ID.
        • This is an optional field.
      • Type the correct characters in the CAPTCHA.
    10. Click Continue.
      • If you receive an error message under the Legal Entity Name field, click update your D&B profile and submit your business’s information. You may continue this procedure once your profile has been updated.
    11. On the Summary for Review page, review and confirm the information. Select the This is the correct headquarters address for my organization checkbox and click Submit.
    12. When you receive an email from Apple with the subject line Your program enrollment has been received, forward this email to achieve@wellnessliving.com.
    13. After submitting your application, Apple will contact you to verify your enrollment information.
      • During this call, you must be able to provide Apple with your D-U-N-S Number and the information you used to request a D-U-N-S Number.
      • You must also be able to show Apple your business information (such as your business location addresses and business hours) on either your own website or your WellnessLiving Explorer listing.
    14. Apple will send a confirmation email to your Apple ID email address with a link enclosed to confirm and pay for your developer membership. The $99 (USD) membership is billed annually.
      • We strongly suggest you sign up for Automatic Renewal payments to prevent service disruption. When you are paying for your Apple Developer Program membership, review your purchase details and select Automatic Renewal. If you do not select Automatic Renewal, please set an annual reminder to renew your membership. Your app will be removed from the App Store within 24 hours upon the expiration of your membership.

    To invite WellnessLiving to your App Store Connect:

    1. Go to https://appstoreconnect.apple.com/login
    2. Log in with your Apple Developer account information.
    3. On the App Store Connect home page, click Users and Access.
    4. Click the Add button .
    5. In the popup, enter the following information:
    6. Click Next.
    7. Under Roles, select the Admin checkbox.
    8. Under Developer Resources, select the Access to Certificates, Identifiers & Profiles checkbox.
    9. Click Invite.

    What is a D-U-N-S number?

    The Data Universal Numbering System (D-U-N-S Number) is a unique nine-digit number that identifies business entities on a location specific basis. The D-U-N-S Number is widely used as a standard business identifier and is assigned and maintained by Dun & Bradstreet (D&B). You can use your Apple ID to log in to the D-U-N-S look up tool and see if you have a D-U-N-S Number. To acquire a D-U-N-S Number, see Requesting a D-U-N-S Number on the Apple Developer website.

    You will be asked for the following information when requesting a D-U-N-S Number:

    • Legal entity name
      • When you enroll in the Apple Developer Program, your organization name must match the legal entity name you provide when requesting a D-U-N-S Number.
    • Current physical address of your business headquarters
    • Mailing address
    • Your work contact information

    You will also be required to submit two documents that contain your legal entity name and current physical address. Acceptable documents include:

    • Secretary of State Articles of Incorporation
    • Secretary of State receipt of Filing
    • Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) Confirmation Letter
    • Employer Identification Number (EIN) Confirmation Letter
    • DBA / Assumed Name Certificate Filing
    • Lease Agreement
    • Mortgage
    • Phone or Internet Bill
    • Utility Bill
    • Homeowners or Renters Insurance
    • City or State Tax Permit
    • Invoice from a Third Party
    • Proof of Insurance

    As part of their verification process, a D&B representative may contact you directly for more information (such as your type of business, your number of employees). Please have your business registration documents ready.

    For more information about D-U-N-S Numbers, visit Apple Support.

    If you have any questions or concerns, contact our Achieve Support Team at achieve@wellnessliving.com. You can expect a reply in 1-2 business days.

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