Legal requirements for E-Commerce business

I want to start my e-commerce business how should I start and what are the legal registration required for it?

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Dear Sanidhya Singh,

In layman's words , the following are required:-

1. First get your e-Commerce website domain name registed.

2. Register your e-Commerce Co. at the registrar of comapnies , NOTE : if you are the sole propritor then get your co. registered under a one person co. , if you have fellow promoters ( founders ) of the e-commerce website, then register it as is ( i.e PVT LTD ) , in furtherance to this also open a current a/c in any bank of your choice.

3. You will have to draft your Co. MOA AND AOA as soon as you get your CIN , in furthereance to this  you will need to get digital signatures and DIN for every director and also you will need to get your co. pan and tan I.d no.

The above mentioned are the legal requirement to start-up a Co.

Given below are some questions which are important as to how everthing will be done:- 

Documents Required for Company Registration


Note: Any one of the directors must self-attest the first three documents. In case of foreign nationals and NRIs, all the documents must be notarised (if currently in India or a non-Commonwealth country) or apostilled (if in a Commonwealth country).



  • Scanned copy of PAN Card or Passport (Foreign Nationals & NRIs)
  • Scanned copy of Voter's ID/Passport/Driver's License
  • Scanned copy of Latest Bank Statement/Telephone or Mobile Bill/Electricity or Gas Bill
  • Scanned passport-sized photograph
  • Specimen signature (blank document with signature [directors only])
  • Scanned copy of Latest Bank Statement/Telephone or Mobile Bill/Electricity or Gas Bill
  • Scanned copy of Notarised Rental Agreement in English
  • Scanned copy of No-objection Certificate from property owner
  • Scanned copy of Sale Deed/Property Deed in English (in case of owned property)
Note: Your registered office need not be a commercial space; it can be your residence, too.



Answered on August 15, 2017.
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First step is to register the domain and while selecting the name of website you should check with the registrar that has that name already been taken or not. After registering the domain and name prepare important documents like memorandums and policy documents which will safeguard you legally.

Answered on September 17, 2017.
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