What licenses are required to sell things online in India for companies like Flipkart?

What licenses are required to sell things online in India for companies like Flipkart?

You need to register yourself as a seller, and this is how it is done:

Some of the details that must be provided and verified during the Flipkart Seller registration process include:

  • Name
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Pickup address / business address
  • Categories of product the business is interested in selling through Flipkart
  • Business registration documents
  • Tax registration documents

Business Registration 
Your business must be registered in order for you to become the Flipkart Seller by completing Flipkart seller registration process, because while registering yourself you will need to submit documents related to business registration. These documents depend on the type of business registration you have done.
Sole proprietorship is not advisable for becoming Flipkart seller as sole proprietorship business does not offer limited liability protection, is not easily transferable, cannot have investors or partners, not very scalable and has limited capacity to obtain bank loans.
Becoming a Flipkart Seller – as a Private Limited Company is one of the most preferable methods of becoming a Flipkart Seller as it provides limited liability protection to promoters, separate legal entity, easy transferability, ability to take on investors or partners and quickly scale-up operations. The following documents must be submitted for a Private Limited Company:


Identity Proof

  • Copy of Certificate of Incorporation of Private Limited Company
  • Copy of Memorandum of Association
  • Company PAN Card

Address Proof

  • Company Telephone bill (Fixed line)
  • Company Electricity bill
  • Lease or rental agreement

Tax Registration

Once you have decided and registered your business entity, you need to file for tax registration and also open a bank account in the name of the business.

Registration Required PAN – PAN Card of the individual or private limited company or partnership TIN – TIN Number is also known as VAT Number / Sales Tax Number / CST Number in the name of business TAN – TAN is required for Tax Deduction at Source (TDS) – in the name of business Bank account name Bank account number Bank IFSC code Business name

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