The IRS requires all businesses to have an employer identification number (EIN), which acts as a Social Security number for your business. You'll need this number to file your taxes, apply for wholesale drop shipping accounts, open a bank account and pretty much do anything related to your business.
Fortunately, getting an EIN number is easy and free. You can easily apply for an EIN number online =)
If you want to read up on the legal considerations of starting a drop shipping business check out this article on our blog - https://blog.dropshiplifestyle.com/legal-considerations-ecommerce/