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    E-Commerce Business

    Market Economy is changing rapidly with day by day. Nowadays, Most of the People are looking to be their own boss and be in charge of their own futures. Also with enormous growth of e-commerce players in India and thanks to Internet connectivity, it is also an easy choice for Indian youth.


    E-Commerce refers to any form of business transaction conducted online. The most popular example of eCommerce is online shopping, which is defined as buying and selling of goods via the internet on any device. However, eCommerce can also entail other types of activities, such as online auctions, payment gateways, online ticketing, and internet banking.


    ComplianceIndia can be your legal and professional partner in India to help you understand how to get E-commerce Business Registration in India quickly and cost-effectively.

    Advantages of E-Commerce Business

    Faster Buying Process

    Faster Buying Process

    Multi-vendor Market Place

    Multi-vendor Market Place

    Enhancing your Brand Name and Goodwill

    Enhancing your Brand Name and Goodwill

    Cost Reduction

    Cost Reduction

    Flexibility for Customers

    Flexibility for Customers

    Product and Price Comparison

    Product and Price Comparison

    Several Payment Mode

    Several Payment Mode

    Wide range of Products

    Wide range of Products

    Prerequisite for E-commerce Business Registration

    – Business registration is the first step towards your dream of setting up an online store.

    – For Business registration, you need to decide which type of entity you should form i.e. Sole Proprietorship firm or One Person Company or Private Limited Company. A Private Limited Company is ideal if you have plans to infuse equity or bring in Foreign Direct Investment at a later stage. Usually, Private Limited Company is the best form of organization for an e-store. It has many advantages such as limited liabilities, quick approvals, easy compliances, legal protection, scalability etc.

    – Once Business registration is done, Application of GST Registration to be made as it is mandatory requirement for all e-commerce platforms

    – Some e-commerce platforms also insist for their own Trademark i.e. a personalized logo and brand name. It also helps you create your own brand value and goodwill.

    Types of E-commerce models:

    Business to Consumer (B2C)

    An e-commerce business model where a business sells goods or services to an individual consumer. For example, when a single consumer purchases clothes online.

    Business to Business (B2B)

    An e-commerce business model where a business sells its goods or services to another business. For example, an online business that sells video production services for other businesses to use in their marketing campaigns.

    Consumer to Consumer (C2C)

    An e-commerce business model where an individual consumer sells their goods or services to other consumers. For example, a person selling their personal vintage records through an online platform like eBay

    Consumer to Business (C2B)

    An e-commerce business model where an individual consumer sells their goods or services to a business. For example, an online influencer offering to promote a business to their audience for a fee.

    How we Work?

    Step 1

    Fill-up our Contact Form and Submit

    Step 2

    Our Expert/ Legal Professional will contact you and provide brief guidance into the related context

    Step 3

    Selection of Unique Name.

    Step 4

    Register your Business

    Step 5

    Obtain a Brand Registration

    Step 6

    Open a Bank Account in the name of Business

    Step 7

    Register on any ecommerce platforms


    Consultation Charges


    Complete assistance by Experts or Professionals indicating Process, Documents required, Benefits, Tax compliance, Legal Compliance, etc.

    Basic Plan

    Rs. 7,999/- only

    • – Proprietorship Registration
    • – PAN and TAN Registration
    • – GST Registration
    • – Expert advice from Experts/ Legal Professionals

    Advance Plan

    Rs. 12,999/- only

    • – Drafting of Partnership Deed
    • – Partnership Firm Registration
    • – SSI/MSME Registration
    • – PAN and TAN Registration
    • – Trademark Application
    • – Expert advice from Experts/ Legal Professionals

    Ultimate Plan

    Rs. 16,999/- only

    • – Company Registration
    • – PAN and TAN Registration
    • – Allotment of Two DIN and Two DSC
    • – Drafting of MOA & AOA
    • – GST Registration
    • – Trademark Application
    • – SSI/MSME Registration
    • – Expert advice from Experts/ Legal Professionals

    Documents Required for Ecommerce business

    Bank Account

    Details of Bank Account in the Name of the Business

    Certificate of Incorporation

    A certified copy of Certificate of Incorporation

    MOA & AOA

    A certified copy of Memorandum of Association and Articles of Association of the Business

    PAN card

    A self-attested copy of PAN card of the Business

    Identity Proof

    Aadhaar Card/ Voter ID/ Passport/ Driving License of all Directors.

    Address Proof

    A self-attested copy of Aadhaar Card/ Voter ID/ Passport/ Driving License or Bank Statement/ Utility Bills not older than 2 Months in the name of the members.

    Website terms & Policy

    The copy of Website terms and Policy of use to be provided.


    Basis for Comparison E-commerce Traditional commerce
    Meaning e-Commerce means carrying out commercial transactions or exchange of information, electronically on the internet. Traditional commerce is a branch of business which focuses on the exchange of products and services, and includes all those activities which encourages exchange, in some way or the other.
    Processing of Transactions Automatic Manual
    Accessibility 24×7×365 Limited Time
    Physical inspection Goods cannot be inspected physically before purchase. Goods can be inspected physically before purchase.
    Customer interaction Screen-to-face Face-to-face
    Scope of business Worldwide reach Limited to particular area.
    Information exchange Provides a uniform platform for information exchange. No uniform platform for exchange of information.
    Resource focus Demand side Supply side
    Business Relationship End-to-end Linear
    Marketing One-to-one marketing One way marketing
    Payment Credit card, fund transfer etc. Cash, cheque, credit card, etc.
    Delivery of goods Takes time Instantly

    Frequently Asked Questions

    1. What is Electronic Commerce?

    Electronic Commerce has been defined in Sec. 2(44) of the CGST Act, 2017 to mean the supply of goods or services or both, including digital products over digital or electronic network.

    2. Who is an e-commerce operator?

    Electronic Commerce Operator has been defined in Sec. 2(45) of the CGST Act, 2017 to mean any person who owns, operates or manages digital or electronic facility or platform for electronic commerce.

    3. Why is it important for Business Owners to create an Ecommerce Site?

    Today, people have very less time to purchase items, by going to physical stores. They prefer to browse their mobile devices or PC and shop online. Having an ecommerce site for your business will help you to capture this market base and keep your customers informed about all your latest products and services.

    4. Is it mandatory for e-commerce operator to obtain registration?

    Yes. As per Section 24(x) of the CGST Act, 2017 the benefit of threshold exemption is not available to e-commerce operators and they are liable to be registered irrespective of the value of supply made by them.

    5. How can I choose the Best Platform for my Ecommerce Business Website?

    Before getting started with your ecommerce web development, consider the few fundamentals that can help to choose the best platform. Always consider the items that you are selling. Some ecommerce platforms can handle inventory tracking and multiple product options while some others will not. Consider the design options, payment gateways, security of the site, integration with other tools, features and pricing before finalizing on the platform.

    6. What are the Main Activities of Ecommerce Sites?

    Ecommerce websites help online shoppers to make a safe purchase from online stores and they are considered as platforms that help in buying and selling. It also helps in gathering and using demographics data from various channels and improves the customer service.

    7. Why is Ecommerce needed for any business?

    Ecommerce has gained much popularity nowadays because it offers business a whole range of opportunities ranging from marketing opportunities to increasing the range of products that helps to generate sales. It is with an optimized and well created e-store that you can easily create and achieve the goals and also offer the customers round the clock support services.

    8. What are the different types of Ecommerce?

    Ecommerce or internet commerce is basically related with different types of business transactions. The main four ways of ecommerce business is Business to business (B2B), Business to Customer (B2C), Customer to Business (C2B) and Customer to Customer (C2C).

    9. How should I promote my Ecommerce Site?

    There are various ways to do this and the first thing to do is to promote the site to all the customers. This will help to increase your customer base. Your website address should be present on every advertisement that your Company invests in. Register with the search engines and optimize your website as this will affect the traffic of your site.

    10. What are the important things that can turn browsers into buyers?

    Create your site in such a way that it is much more oriented towards sales rather than marketing. Let your visitors see your products immediately instead of hiding them behind lots of marketing and advertisements. Make a page that reads the terms and conditions as it will offer a professional look. Provide your contact details and explain your return policies, security, encryption methods and payment options.

    11. How to create an impressive website?

    The beauty of a site lies in the way it operates and how user friendly it is. Ensure that your site is fast, easy to use, professional and attractive. Also make sure that you are able to fulfil the orders very promptly without any delay. In case you are unable to offer the service, make sure that your customer is informed about it via email.

    12. What are the security risks that are involved with ecommerce sites?

    Ecommerce website owners should always keep in mind the three dimensions of security – confidentiality, integrity and availability. Business owners should develop a good strategy that can help to make the site and transactions secured. To avoid any hackers, gain access to important confidential data, include encryption methods for any data transactions.

    13. Is there any limit on the size of my product or customer database?

    No, as such there are no limits on the size. The biggest benefit of having E-commerce Business is that you can add unlimited products and catalogues and at the same time you can grow your customer base as you require.

    14. Whether a person supplying goods or services through e-commerce operator would be entitled to threshold exemption?

    No. Section 24(ix) of the CGST Act, 2017 lays down that the threshold exemption is not available to such persons and they would be liable to be registered irrespective of the value of supply made by them. This requirement is, however, applicable only if the supply is made through such electronic commerce operator who is required to collect tax at source under section 52 of the CGST Act, 2017.However, where the e-commerce operators are liable to pay tax on behalf of the suppliers under a notification issued under section 9 (5) of the CGST Act, 2017, the suppliers of such services are entitled for threshold exemption.

    15. Will an e-commerce operator be liable to pay tax in respect of supply of goods or services made through it, instead of actual supplier?

    Yes, but only in case of services notified under Sec. 9(5) of the CGST Act, 2017. In such cases tax shall be paid by the electronic commerce operator if such services are supplied through it and all the provisions of the Act shall apply to such electronic commerce operator as if he is the supplier liable to pay tax in relation to the supply of such services. A similar provision for inter-State supply is provided for in Sec. 5(5) of the IGST Act, 2017. (Refer to Notification No. 17/2017- Central Tax (Rate) and 14/2017- Integrated Tax (Rate) dated 28.06.2017).

    16. Will threshold exemption be available to E-commerce operators liable to pay tax on notified services?

    No. Threshold exemption is not available to e-commerce operators who are required to pay tax on notified services supplied through them

    17. It is very common that customers of E-commerce companies return goods. How these returns are going to be adjusted?

    An e-commerce company is required to collect tax only on the net value of taxable supplies. In other words, the value of supplies which are returned are adjusted in the aggregate value of taxable supplies. (Refer to Explanation to Sec. 52(1) of the CGST Act, 2017)

    18. Can I register as a Private limited company to sell my products on Paytm?

    Yes. All you need is two directors, two shareholders, a registered office proof and some documents to get started.

    19. I am a non-resident. I wish to import goods in India and sell my products on e-commerce platform in India. What should I do?

    Apart from registration of a Private Limited company, you will need an Import Export Code. As a non-resident or foreign national, you can easily register a company in India. You need not physically be present in India to open a company. Indian government is very appreciative of FDIs. You may get in touch with our expert’s wing at ComplianceIndia

    20. Is it mandatory to obtain a Trademark Registration?

    No, it is not. However, in order to uniquely identify your products, it is highly recommended that you should get your products registered under Trademark. As an MSME, you are also eligible to obtain 50% concession on Trademark Government fees.

    21. Do you provide support to register on e-commerce as a seller?

    We provide end-to-end legal assistance, advisory and support for you to be able to register as a seller on e-commerce platforms. Different e-commerce platforms have different listing requirements. We will help you with all legal registrations needed for the same.

    22. How much time does it take for Ecommerce business registration?

    ComplianceIndia can get your Ecommerce business Registration in 10-15 working days. The time taken for registration will depend on submission of relevant documents by the client and speed of Government Approvals. To ensure speedy registration, please ensure you have all the required documents prior to starting the registration process.


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