How to Take Your Business Online
Updated: May 1, 2020
Today we want to talk about taking our business online.
We often think of digitally transforming our business and taking it online.
We have all thought about various channels and marketplaces.
We think about social Media such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram or B2B portals such as Indiamart, Justdial or markeplaces such as Amazon & Flipkart.
Today we want to talk about E-commerce marketplaces in India. And explain you how to take your business online on these marketplaces.
The leading marketplaces in India are Amazon and Flipkart, They make the chunk of the volumes. So we would strongly recommend to start your E-commerce journey from one of these.
Now let’s talk about what all is required to start selling online.
Three Simple things:
An email and Mobile number to register
GST certificate (If you sell books then it is not mandatory to have a GST)
Some FAQ’s (questions we are often asked):
How much time is your account activated in?
Usually 3-5 business days
How much of inventory do you need to keep?
There are no rules and guidelines on this. You can simply start from whatever is your comfort level?
How are the logistics/ deliveries done to the customer?
Most marketplaces have their own logistics and tie ups. Once an order is places by the customer they will send you an intimation and once you process the order they will arrange a courier pickup from your address(Provided your pin code is serviceable)
Our team at SW Cybernetics ( https://www.swcybernetics.in/) will be happy to help you with any questions.