Online sellers must register for GST

Anyone who sells goods on e-commerce platforms must register for GST and obtain a GST Identification Number (GSTIN). Online sellers are not subject to the basic exemption limit of Rs 40 lakh (for normal category states) and Rs 20 lakh (for north eastern states). Only GST-registered individuals can register on online selling platforms.

Let us look at the registration requirements in various scenarios:

If a seller is already registered for GST, they may continue to do so. There is no need for any notification/notice/registration change. However, if a person is registered under the composition scheme, they must also register under the regular scheme.

A person selling only exempted goods: A person selling only exempted goods can register on online selling platforms without obtaining a GSTIN. They are not required to register for GST. Online sellers will be required to obtain GST registration in each state where their supplies are manufactured.

The place of supply differs from the office: The online seller must register for GST in the state where its place of supply is located.

In recent years, online shopping platforms such as Flipkart and Amazon have fueled the growth of e-commerce. Flipkart is one of the most popular web retailers in India when it comes to selling goods online. Flipkart currently serves more than 5 million customers.

Flipkart currently handles over 5 million packages per month and receives over 80 million page views per day. As a result, anyone who wants to become a Flipkart vendor has a fantastic opportunity. If you want to sell on Flipkart, you must be aware of certain facts.

Is GST Registration required to sell on Flipkart?

This question has a yes answer.

GST registration is required for digital sales of your products on Flipkart. In fact, in order to create a flipkart seller account, you must enter your GSTIN, which you will receive only after successfully completing GST Registration in India.

Important Reminder: Selling products online does not require any special registration. You do not need to re-register if you already have a GSTIN. Furthermore, there is no need to notify the registrar of any changes to the registration.

GST Return Filing for Flipkart Sellers

Online merchants must follow the same rules as offline merchants when it comes to filing GST returns.

Even if there are no transactions, sellers on Flipkart must file a GST return. Failure to file a tax return, even if it is a “NIL,” carries additional penalties.

Who is in charge of GST payments on Flipkart?

A common concern among first-time sellers is who is responsible for paying GST. Flipkart or the individual selling on its platform. If a seller conducts a transaction, he or she is obligated to pay GST on that transaction.

The idea is that the vendor is selling directly to the customer. Flipkart only serves as a middleman for commissions. To put it another way, Flipkart is not obligated to pay GST.

On Flipkart, enter claims and commissions.

Flipkart charges a commission to sellers who want to sell their products there. The proportion varies depending on a variety of factors and the product.

In general, the platform must charge an 18% GST on the commission, and the seller can claim the resulting GST input tax credit.

Flipkart also invoices for shipping, advertising, and other services. All of these expenses are deductible.

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Customer Invoicing on Flipkart

As previously stated, the vendor delivers the product directly to the client. As a result, the seller must issue the customer a GST invoice that includes information such as the customer’s GSTIN, name, address, product specifications, quantity price, and GST amount.

Customers can generate invoices directly from the Flipkart platform. Simply print the invoice and mail it with the goods, and you’re finished. You can also generate invoices using other invoicing platforms, such as install.


After providing the aforementioned data, registrations, and documentation, the company can begin selling its products on the Flipkart platform. A company may open a storefront and begin selling items on Flipkart after completing the Flipkart seller registration requirements. After registering with Flipkart, you must also follow all e-commerce tax regulations.