In this write up on “How to setup an online boutique shop in Kerala”, we discuss various ideas on setting up an boutique online in efficient way. An online boutique business is like any other e-commerce businesses but the products you are going to sell will be related to fashion.How to setup an online boutique shop in Kerala,If you have a passion for clothes,and fashion then an online boutique shop is the perfect business. Surveys have shown a 13% decrease in people shopping at a physical store and instead chose to shop online amid the pandemic considering the lock-down and safety regulations. Its estimated that the trend will continue even after
the lock-down and pandemic. Therefore its the perfect time to jump-start on that idea of starting an online boutique shop.
And If you were thinking, where do I start?, How do I start an online boutique shop by myself in Kerala. Now lets get into the ways and procedures on “How to setup a online boutique in Kerala economic environment”.
The very first step will be to pick a NAME for your online boutique shop. The name must be unique,something which the customers could relate to and maybe
even be catchy. The name should make your boutique stand-out from other shops.
After that we need to register the online business.
Steps for registering your online boutique shop :
1.Registering your company>>
The first step in starting an online business is its registration. For that, we can do a company registration or a LLP registration(limited liability partnership).
Having an official bank account for your company is helpful in itself and also for GST.
All businesses in India online or offline needs to have a tax registration. It’s a must if you want to sell or buy any goods. Another
necessity is the GST registration. Earlier, a lot of other registrations was needed like VAT, service tax,exercise registration etc however later only
the GST registration is required.
Maybe we can even go a step further to get that unique name or logo of your boutique copyrighted. So,that other people don’t copy your name and logo .
Which in return helps in people to start identifying and relating that name to your shop.
Setup a Business bank account:
After you have successfully incorporated your organisation or an LLP, the next step is to obtain a business bank account in your boutiques shops name.
if you are trying to open an account for a business firm, then a GST certificate in the name of the company is necessary to open a bank account.
setting website for your boutique shop:
Your boutique is like a virtual shop where people come in to see your products. So your website is like a shop that people step in
and wander around. You can setup the website on your boutique shops name.
Payment gateway for transactions:
A payment gateway is necessary for any online business. Customers mostly prefer to do payments online through debit card,credit card,internet banking etc
rather than using cash(cod). After you setup a payment gateway,whenever someones buys a product from the boutique shop,the payment directly goes to your
Shipping and Logistics:
When someone comes to your online shop and buys something,the product should reach the customer. Thats where logistics comes in. Delivering the product
to the customer in time is essential. You can use courier companies to deliver your products or specialist companies which handle logistics. The important thing
here is to partner with other companies to handle the logistics and delivery.
If you are planning to start small , then the goods and products that you are going to sell could be kept at home itself. If you are planning to go big,
then necessary arrangements have to be made like warehouses to keep the products. Also the storage should be done at an appropriate location,
so that when someone orders something,the product reaches the customer from the warehouse at the earliest.
Before set up an online boutique business in Kerala, it is a must to ensure that you have to set up all your business legalities.
Disclaimers, privacy policies, terms, and conditions return all of these things should be properly communicated.
If you really need help on all the legalities that are necessary to set up your business, then just give us a call we are here to help you.