How to Sell on Flipkart - Registering as a Flipkart Seller
We are in a world where you can get anything you want with just a click of a button. We can get anything from food to fashion by ordering online through e-commerce websites and getting them delivered directly to our doorstep. Most popular e-commerce websites include Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal, Myntra are people trusted choices when it comes to online shopping. Not only online shopping has become convenient, but it also offers massive discounts in which customers find economic options available in online marketplaces. With facilities like free delivery, a 7-day return policy, cash on delivery e-commerce platforms have reduced the risk factor, appealing it more to the customers to order online.
One of the most popular online e-commerce websites today in India is Flipkart. Having more than 2.6 crore customers and a net worth of 15.5 billion USD in 2020, Flipkart not only becomes a premier choice for online shopping but also becomes a reliable source of revenue for sellers. Flipkart also provides an opportunity for entrepreneurs to sell their products all over India becoming a popular choice for sellers.
Through this blog, you shall learn about prerequisites on how to be a Flipkart seller.
How to be a Flipkart Seller?
Firstly you need to sign up as a seller on Flipkart Login Page. The registration process is fairly simple, it just needs a few details to be added. A seller might be allowed to add details of items he/she needs to add on the website. Here are some of the necessary details that are required to register:
- Name of the seller
- Phone number of the seller
- The email address of the seller
- Business address/ Pickup address
- Classification of product which the seller is looking to sell through Flipkart
- Tax registration documents; particularly GST registration
- Business registration documents such as Certificate of Incorporation, Memorandum of Association, etc.
After the verification process is completed, the seller just needs to list it’s products under the specific product categories, and does not have to worry about the logistics of the product. Flipkart does not charge any listing fees from the sellers on its marketplace.
Once an order is received by the seller via Flipkart, he or she just needs to pack the product and Flipkart’s logistics partner will pick up the order and deliver it to the customer. All the payments are settled by Flipkart within 7-15 working days after deducting a small commission.
Now You Can Start Selling on Flipkart!
Once your account has been registered as a Flipkart Seller and you are done with providing the required information, registration details, documents according to your type of business, you may start listing your products online on the Flipkart portal.
As a registered Flipkart seller, you need to take care of important aspects such as return filing, enforcement, TDS filing, and also adhere to all laws and regulations of e-commerce platforms. GST return filing is the most important aspect among the rest which shall be given utmost importance for your business.
Why get a Virtual Office?
To avail your Input Tax Credit on goods and services you need to register your business at that particular state as an APOB/PPOB. To register a business with GST you must need an address in that particular state.
Now in order to get a PPOB for GST registration means renting an office space to list as a PPOB address. As a growing business you should not have to worry about paying rents for office addresses and deposits for the same, this is where virtual offices come into the picture.
You can get a virtual office with a coworking space for APOB/PPOB registration, coworking spaces provide space by the seat and hence are able to provide you an address without actually leasing out a property. You can use the flexible seats at the space along with the virtual office service.
For rents as low as INR 499/- per month, you can get a virtual office in prime locations anywhere in the country.