How to legally competently create an online store?
When creating online stores, there is always the question of whether its creators need to create an IP. There is the option of coordinating work with a more serious store, and to create a website on a platform already popular on the Web, the disadvantage of this scheme is the presence of competition with a long-standing large company. There are owners of online stores who believe that it is better to work in the shadows at all, they are not registered anywhere, do not receive a license and do business dishonestly. Of course, any online store, like any business, in general, should be profitable, but in this case the risk is not at all a noble cause, sooner or later everything will open and instead of income you will only have problems.
You can also register an LLC, so the business will be more solid, but it is also more troublesome. This option is good if the store has several owners, then it will be easier to resolve legal issues when dividing a business. At the organizational stage, when there is no profit yet, it is necessary to hand over zero reporting and not pay taxes. If you create an online store on your own and plan to own it alone, it is definitely better to create an IP. It is not as difficult as it seems, you have to pay a low state duty, open a bank account, get a stamp and register with the tax office. If you plan to maintain a courier staff yourself, then you also need a cash register, but this work can be entrusted to a special courier service, then it will also conduct cash operations.
Another advantage of IP, is the ability to take advantage of the simplified taxation option, it will be exempt from many payments, there will also be a more convenient tax reporting schedule. If the online store will work as an IP, then it is not necessary to open a current account for it, but if you work with a courier organization, it will be difficult without it, printing is also desirable, but not necessary. The procedure for licensing products is described in detail by a special law on licensing, where it is indicated which products require a license.
The decisive factor for any online store is the creation of the site, it is on its quality that the competitiveness of the business will depend, it is impossible to save on design, but it is more important that it is as functional as possible and contains all the information necessary for the client. For SP, the legal address is not obligatory, but all other details in the company’s business card must be; this is necessary to ensure consumer confidence and to contact them as conveniently as possible.