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Indian users are now becoming technologically savvy, implying they are using mobile phones, tablets, desktops, etc., to buy products and procure information. Therefore, by 2025, the Indian online selling market can expect a minimum of 60% hike in customer fulfilment. In other words, the buyers will have everything at their disposal from any online market.

 

Now that the upcoming market scenario is clear, we can focus on online selling sites that may boost and grow your business. Before making product sales on online selling sites in India, you first have to become an online seller. In addition, the process to become one is step-wise-step elaborated here. Today, we will look forward to some top-selling sites in India and how they can impact your business growth.

 

Top Seven Online Selling Sites in India

In 2012, India saw an increase of 200 online selling sites in contrast to 2011. Since then, India is not looking back. Moreover, thousands of selling sites are running to support your business via online platforms. To clarify, we have selected the top seven online selling platforms so that you can kickstart your business in 2021.

 

1. Amazon

Amazon was set in 1994 with a fundamental idea to ease product delivery and offer convenience to the customers. It gradually started with selling books to electronic games to every product a buyer may want. In the mid-2000s, it became a tech company and started supported small/large/medium-scale businesses. Earlier in 2013, it received more than 10,000 orders on the first operational day.

 

Features:

  • The customer base of 184 million users.
  • Allow international sales with higher profit margins.
  • Fastest payment remittance.
  • User-friendly selling interface.

 

Popular Product Range:

  • Tablets, mobiles, kitchen appliances, home furnishing, appliances, accessories, electronics, fashion, etc.

 

Requirements to become a seller:

  • An Amazon Account
  • Business authorization
  • Bank Account
  • PAN Card
  • GST Number

 

2. Firstcry

Firstcry specializes in Kid’s apparel and other products. If you are into the same business, you can affiliate with Firstcry and start catering to the kids’ needs. Besides, it focuses on Kids’ fashion, implying you can sell designer and high-quality products for great profit margins. Although it is incepted in 2010, over 350 stores have already joined it and sell kids’ fashion products.

 

Features:

  • 500000+ registered users
  • Cater to kids’ fashion market
  • Transform a standard business to a premium brand

 

Popular Product Range:

Baby hygiene products, kids’ apparel, footwear, etc.

 

Requirements to become a seller:

  • Firstcry account
  • Basic Business details
  • PAN Number
  • GSTN Details
  • Bank Account

 

3. Flipkart

Started in 2007, Flipkart has a similar story to Amazon. In 2010, it facilitated COD- Cash on Delivery that expanded its product delivery network. Gradually, it started introducing product categories to expand the business. By 2014, Flipkart covered every product niche and become the top online selling platform in India.

 

It holds 30% of the Indian online market share. With this information, you can anticipate how much exposure your business will get from Flipkart.

 

Popular Product Range:

General to Premium merchandise ranging from fashion and electronics to home and kitchen.

 

Requirements to become a seller:

  • Account on Flipkart Seller Hub
  • GST Number
  • PAN Card based on business type
  • Bank Account

 

4. Limeroad

Limeroad specialized in Women’s fashion. It is co-founded by Ankush Mehra, Manish Saksena, and Suchi Mukherjee. In addition, it is associated with MP Government to support Madhya Pradesh’s Handicraft and Handloom businesses. In short, Limeroad supports new and small businesses to grow by selling Women’s accessories and fashion items.

 

Features:

  • The high customer base for women’s fashion products
  • The assistance of designated account managers for all sellers
  • Authorize sellers to market products on specified terms

 

Popular Product Range:

Dress Materials, Handicraft Products, Wester Dresses, Footwear, Bags, etc.

 

Requirements to become a seller:

  • Limeroad Account
  • Bank Account
  • Identity Proof
  • Address Proof

 

5. Myntra

You can also join the “sell online India” movement by selling Fashion products for men, women, and children. Co-founded by Vineet Saxena, Ashutosh Lawania, and Mukesh Bansal Myntra was started as a gift-customisation online platform. By 2014, it started selling lifestyle and fashion products from 350+ international and Indian brands.

 

Features: 

  • India’s top-ranking online fashion and lifestyle retailer
  • Premier 60-80% Indian brands on the platform
  • Millions of registered buyers

 

Popular Product Range:

All Fashion and Lifestyle Merchandise

 

Requirements to become a seller:

  • A registered company or business. No individual sellers are allowed.
  • Myntra Seller Account
  • GST Certificate
  • GSTIN Number
  • PAN Card

 

6. Meesho

Two IIT graduates, Sanjeev Barnwal and Vidit Aatrey observed physical stores and small businesses in India. In 2015, they created Meesho where small stores and business owners can sell products online on their terms. Considering the popularity of Meesho, also popular as a reselling platform, Facebook also invested in this venture.

 

Features:

  • Huge clientele base
  • No charge on registration and product listing
  • Minimal commission on sellers’ sales

 

Popular Product Range:

Handicraft Accessories, Lifestyle Products, and Apparel

 

Requirements to become a seller:

  • PAN Card
  • Business Type Authorization
  • Aadhaar Card
  • GSTN Number

 

7. Paytm

You can find multiple online selling apps in India, but none can beat Paytm. Founded in 2010 as a tech and finance company, Paytm started selling various products by 2017. It also created a Paytm Mall app which is available in 11 languages. Through the app, Paytm Sellers can market their products to millions of registered users. To support 14 lakh+ sellers Paytm has established 17+ fulfillment centers worldwide. In addition, you can find more Paytm Seller details here.

 

Features:

  • Safe and fast-selling platform
  • Attracts thousands of buyers regularly

 

Popular Product Range:

General Merchandise like books, tablets, clothes, footwear, etc.

 

Requirements to become a seller:

  • Bank Account
  • Paytm Seller Account
  • PAN Card

 

Top seven online marketplaces: Which is the best for you?

 

Business growth always depends on customer demand, and it applies to all selling platforms. However, considering the hike in Indian online sales, selecting the best marketplace becomes confusing. Therefore, you must first address your audience and business forte before registering on any of the listed seven online marketplaces. For assurance, NimbusPost is always at your disposal to connect you with logistics partners.

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