What are the documents required for Amazon Seller ?


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Selling on Amazon is the same as selling from a physical shop. You will need to comply with legal requirements governing business transactions and put together documents when you apply to Amazon to become a seller. You will have to form a business entity and obtain relevant registration certificates to submit to Amazon. Read on to know the documents you must keep ready.

  • Registration under shops and establishment Act if required in your area for a proprietorship company

Or

Partnership deed for a partnership company or a limited liability partnership company.

Or

Certificate of incorporation/M&A of Association if private limited or public limited company

  • This done you will need to obtain a PAN card in the company name
  • The next step is to obtain a GST registration certificate for tax purpose. Whenever you sell or buy GST is involved.
  • Open a bank account in the name of the company and obtain chequebook. Amazon may require bank details and a copy of a cancelled cheque to be uploaded.
  • Address proof: If you operate from home your home address should appear in the bank account, partnership deed and GST.
  • Personal ID proof in the form of driving License/Passport/Aadhar card
  

 

Amazon will ask you to upload scanned copies of documents pertaining to your business. Much before you start the process of applying on Amazon to become a seller you will need to obtain and keep documents ready for submission. Obtain the following documents.

BUSINESS ENTITY – partnership deed if it is a partnership you form for selling on Amazon.in If you form a private limited or public limited company you will have to keep ready memorandum and articles of association and certificate of incorporation.

  • Bank account: Open a current bank account in the name of the company you form. Keep a cancelled cheque scanned and ready for upload.
  • PAN card: Obtain a PAN card in the company name and scan it.
  • GST: Applied for and obtain GST registration certificate.
  • Address proof and ID proof
  • Trademark Certificate (optional)
  • FSSAI      License (ON FOOD PRODUCTS ONLY)

PROPRIETOR/SOLO PARTNER ENTITY –

  • Bank account: Open a current bank account in the name of the company you form. Keep a cancelled cheque scanned and ready for upload.
  • PAN card: Obtain a PAN card in the name of the proprietor and scan it.
  • GST: Applied for and obtain GST registration certificate.
  • Address proof (Eg. Electricity bill, household bill, utility bill etc.) and ID proof
  • Trademark Certificate (optional) but highly recommended for e-commerce.
  • FSSAI License (ON FOOD PRODUCTS ONLY)

The above are basic documents. In addition, should you plan to sell brand products then Amazon.in may ask for a letter of authorization from the company appointing you as an authorized reseller. Keep in mind that if you do not have such a letter and sell such branded products and if the manufacturer lodges a complaint then Amazon will delist your products.

 

  

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Get these documents ready:-

Decide a name for your business. Register your business in that name either as a proprietorship company, a partnership company, a limited liability partnership or a public/private limited company. In this case, you will have to keep ready:

  • Partnership deed if it is a partnership company

 

  • Certificate of incorporation and memorandum and articles of association if it is a private/public limited company.

With these documents, you open a current account in a bank and obtain chequebook. Amazon may ask you to upload a scanned copy of cancelled cheque.

On the basis of the partnership deed or other company documents, you will have to obtain PAN from Income-tax. Scan and keep it ready.

Next, apply for and obtain goods and services tax certificate. GST is mandatory since you will be buying and selling.

  

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Documents Required in case of Individual or a Proprietor
  • Passport of the proprietor.
  • GST registration number.
  • PAN Card copy.
  • Voter's ID/ Driving License.
  • A declaration by the proprietor declaring that the business account is operated by himself.
  • License or lease agreement.
  • Bank Account Statement.