First of all kudos to all of you and my special thanks to Mr.Alok for this initiative,although this is my first post I keep a follow up on all the activities and discussions happening on Rodinhood.
After listening and getting shared by so many innumerable journeys of members over here..
I am taking a plunge to start a E-Store of mine.
Let me introduce myself..I am Ashish Baharani an alumnus of 2010 batch of MBA...From the first day itself enrolling into MBA I made up my mind of starting something of my own..So as the blessings of friends and family..I started my own retail store in 2010 of Tees in the most reputed mall..Initially I was retailing only Tantra tees (A bombay brand) as an EBO and lately added more brands of tees in store which got a tremendous response..Right now most of our customers are either NRI's or People based in other cities but belonging to hometown..
Now I am looking forward to start my E store as I am already having the stocks and all the other requirements (VAT,Tin No.etc) which are needed ready..I really want to build a website of repute to cater the younger audience as our major clientele is of that age group..
How can I go about it ?? I have seen many E stores starting and closing up soon as sales dint pick up much...??Where should be my main focus??Initially I want a trial run before spending much on the webstore as to test run the response..??
You guys are really doing a good job...."RESPECT" is the right word..
Hi Tanay Neema
First of all you consult your CA, who can guide you, because when you are selling some thing on your portal means, you have to pay tax to the government. and it depends on the category of ecommerce, its like only dress or books or e commerce portal like flipkart where you can sell any thing.. so depending upon the item you sell, you have to pay different tax to the gov according to the item.
So better sit with CA and discuss in full detail. It will help you alot
I would suggest you to go with DIY ecommerce platforms like Zepo. It is very easy to set up your own store with them and it costs very less too.(Zepo plans start from Rs.899 per month) They also have you with payment gateway and logistics support.
You can take a 14 Days free trial with them and check out !
If you require any help, you can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org