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E-commerce business Registration

What it means?

E-commerce is a business model in which people buy & sell products online. Such a business can be registered depending on the type of entity one choose to form. Its starts from Sole Proprietorship (single owner) to Private Limited Company which is form of company having many advantages including limited liabilities, quick approvals, legal protection, scalability etc. In order to further register with e-commerce platform such as Amazon, registration for GST is mandatory & essential. 

e-commerce business registration

Price options As/ Business Entity:

Sole Proprietorship

From ₹3,100

✅ GST Registration for Sole Proprietorship

✅ MSME Registration or Sole Proprietorship

✅ Shop & Establishment Act License or Sole Proprietorship

✅ Follow up on queries from GST officer and replies.

✅ Free Advise on GST compliances to be followed after GST Certificate is issued. 

✅ Application tracking until all certificates are issued to client.

✅  Processing Time: Average processing time for issue of GST certificate is 1-2 weeks(varies as per GST officer assigned to your case). Average Processing time for issue of MSME certificate is 3-4 days. 1 day delivery for Shop & Establishment act license after all documents received from client.

Partnership Firm

From ₹6,900

✅ Partnership Deed Drafting

Issue of PAN/ TAN

GST Registration

MSME Registration

Above price Includes up to max. 3 partners. Extra charges applicable for more partners.

Partnership Deed Notarized (charges of Rs 500 extra) + 1 time courier charges as applicable.

Registration with “Registrar of Firms” is optional.  Extra Charges of Rs 12,000 applicable (only for “Delhi” residents. Registry fees also include stamp duty fees on authorized capital of total Rs 1 Lakh of all partners + Government Fees)

✅ Processing Time: 2-5 Days Delivery time for Partnership Deed. Average processing time for PAN/ TAN is 2-5 days. Notary process takes 2-3 days. Registry Process usually takes 1-2 week. Average processing time for GST is 1-2 weeks and for MSME is 3-4 days.

Private Limited Company

From ₹21,990

✅ 2 Digital Signature Certificates (DSC Class 3)

✅ 2 Director Identification Numbers

✅ 1 Name Approval

✅ Stamp duty on INR 1 Lakh Authorized Capital

✅ Filling all forms including SPICe+ (Part A,B), AGILE Pro, AOA,MOA for company incorporation

✅ DIR-2 Consent draft Letter (declaration for director appointment)

✅ NOC Draft letter (required from owner for rented accommodation)

✅ Issue of Incorporation Certificate, MOA, AOA

✅ Issue of PAN & TAN no. of Company

✅ Issue of EPF (Employee Provident Fund) & ESIC (Employee State Insurance Corporation) Registration – Mandatory

✅ Issue of Professional Tax Registration (In case state is Maharashtra) – Mandatory

✅ GST Registration

✅ MSME Registration

✅ 10-15 Working Days Processing time for Pvt. Ltd. Company Registration, Average processing time for GST is 1-2 weeks and for MSME is 3-4 days.

Preliminary Documents Checklist

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Photographs, PAN & AADHAR Card of all Partners
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Authority Letter & Digital Signature

not required in proprietorship firm

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Bank Account Details

Statement or cancelled Cheque copy

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Proof of Place of Business

Electricity Bill, Municipal Tax Receipt, Rent Agreement or Lease Agreement

Document Checklist
Sole Proprietorship process brief

Process Brief

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Verification of Documents as per Checklist
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Online Application Process
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Get Company’s Incorporation Certificate
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PAN & TAN is obtained later

Key Benefits

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Affordable advertising and marketing
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No reach limitations
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Faster response to buyer/market demands
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Online Business Popularity
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Reduce Infrastructure Cost

GST Returns & E-commerce business Compliances

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GSTR 3B (Monthly/Quarterly)

GSTR3B is a monthly/quarterly tax return summarizing the overall values of sales and purchases and does not require the need of listing invoice details.

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GSTR 1 (Monthly/Quarterly)

GSTR-1 is a monthly/quarterly tax return summarizing all sales (outward supplies) of a taxpayers during the Financial Year.

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GSTR 9 (Annual Returns)

Form GSTR-9 is an annual return to be filed once, for each financial year, by the registered taxpayers.

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Bookkeeping & Accounting

Bookkeeping records are required to be prepare in order calculate the exact profit and loss of the business. However not mandatory, but beneficial.

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ROC Annual Filing & Compliance

Pvt. Ltd. Companies are required to do annual filings with Register of Companies (ROC) & need to get Audited and follow regular compliance.

Didn't answer your question?

Don’t worry!! Our expert will help you to choose the best suitable plan for you. Get in touch with our team to get all your queries resolved. Call us @+91 9870114333

You you wish to register as a single owner then Sole-Proprietorship is best suitable for you. Its you have one or more partners then Partnership would be better option. If you want to form a company and have plans in future to infuse equity or bring FDI, then Private Limited company can be best alternative!

In this case Private limited company could be the best option. However, apart from that, you would have also need to apply for Import Export Code License.

Yes, we provide end-to-end assistance for registering on e-commerce platforms. Feel free to reach us @+91-9870114333 for more details.