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If you have taken the effort to read this blog, then chances are that you are scrutinizing the easy ways to sell online in India without VAT ID, Sales Tax ID or any other documents. Today, eCommerce & mCommerce industry is flooded with huge marketplaces like Amazon, eBay, Snapdeal and the list is endless. However, their huge list of “Things you need to start your online business” is stopping many homepreneurs, young students and other talented business heads to go online and sell their products.
The only motive behind writing this article is promoting the spirit of entrepreneurship and busting the myth that you need numerous products, business documents and professional product catalog to sell online in India. Believe us, there are ways to turn your dreams into reality, without the need of any documents, or money. So, if you have the zeal to sell, then we will show you the path of success.
Kraftly: Because Your Unique Products Deserve Unique Space
Kraftly is India’s C2C mobile marketplace that let you sell online in India without any documents. It follows a model of an open marketplace which allows any seller – online or offline – to create their “microshop” in seconds and start selling. With this unique marketplace, we want to cater the need of over 50M homepreneurs, artisans and flea market sellers that currently have no avenue to sell online, except for unorganized channels such as WhatsApp and Facebook.
Currently available options, allow small and hobby sellers to only sell through platforms such as classified listings. However, this doesn’t address the fundamental problem associated with commerce – which is payments and shipping. And other the big marketplaces charge huge commission, some even charge for listing and require documents, which might not be available with small homepreneurs.
Kraftly addresses these issues and offers a complete buying and selling experience that truly makes it the first C2C marketplace of India. The app enables any individual, hobby seller or shop owner to create their own branded micro-shop, list products and receive payments on the go – without requiring any paperwork. We will completely manage the payments and logistics for each seller; thereby allowing the long tail of small and home sellers to go online.
How To Sell Online In India Without Documents: Getting Started!
Installing The Awesomeness
Life is short. Start chasing your own dream before somebody else hires you to build theirs.
With Kraftly, we help you create a beautiful pathway where earn by doing what you love the most. All you need is your smartphone. Just install KRAFTLY app, available for both iOS and Android users (so no iOS vs Android fights there ;)) and get set to turn your dream into reality.
Creating Your Micro Shop
Don’t go by the name. A Micro Shop is a full-fledged space with complete information. And yes, the buyer will know from where he/she is buying, giving you complete recognition. So, after you have installed our app, you can start creating your micro shop. Believe us, it will hardly take 30 seconds, given that you are not working on 2G network.
Sign up as Seller
Once you download the app, you need to SIGN UP as Seller. For this, go to sell and simply click on “Create Your Shop.” Sign up using your Facebook account or directly from email. In case you have already signed up, simply tap on SIGN IN.
To complete the sign up process, you need to VERIFY your mobile number because it’s always bros before hoax. You will receive an OTP. Simply enter that OTP in the screen and click on VERIFY.
Give YoUnique Effect
Let your buyers know more about it. Enter you shop name, give details about your shop, include your shop address and click on Save. Personalize your store by adding your logo, banners, contact information, etc. You can update this anytime you want.
You need to create a Citrus e-wallet through which all your payments would be settled. Enter a unique password to create your Citrus Wallet. You can withdraw money anytime by clicking on “Settle To Bank”
P.S. Though there is no need for any documents to create your Citrus Wallet. However, if your transaction value crosses Rs. 10,000 and you need to transfer that money to your bank account, then you need to submit KYC and ID proof.
Listing Your Products
It’s time to make your grand debut on KRAFTLY. Get set to List Your First Item. Here’s how you can do it.
1. Go to Sell and click on Create Listing to start listing your products.
2. Upload your product images. You can click product images directly from your camera or choose from your mobile gallery.
3. Enter product details like name, description, attributes like color, size. Also, choose appropriate category.
4. After this, choose :
Shipping details like fees (based on your product weight)
Number of days in which you will ship the product
Shipping charges will be borne by you or buyer.
5. Also, enter the product price and discounted price, if any.
6. After you enter the shipping details, the total amount you will earn on it will be displayed
7. Click on ADD to complete the process.
Turn Your Contacts Into Customers With Social Selling
So, you have created to micro shop, listed your beautiful products…great!! So, what’s next? It’s time for your first sale. And why not get your network become your first couple of buyers.
Introducing “Social Selling.” For those who don’t know, Social Selling is a powerful strategy that can help sell your products and win more customers. And Kraftly offers you the easiest way of selling your products socially. In just a tap, you can not only share your product details with images but a direct payment link via which your customers can buy your products in just a click. Yes, it is that easy!
To start social sharing and selling on Kraftly, follow these steps:
• Go to ‘Sell’ section on your app.
• In the bottom, you will find social icons. Click on any channel.
• In the next step, choose the product which you want to share/sell.
• In case you are using “Sell using WhatsApp, then choose the contact/s and click on “Sell”
• Your product will be shared with direct payment link.
• Similarly, you can share more products.
And, What’s Next?
Nothing. After you get the order, we will charge you just 5% commission + service tax for every successful order, no matter in which category you are selling your products.
And here’s all you can do to sell online in India without any documents, money and marketing efforts. Don’t forget to share your feedback.
Think of Eccentricity, Think of Offbeat, Something Homely, a Little Cultured, Sometimes Urban, always fun. Think of Unique.
Think of KRAFTLY
The land of India is indeed rich in its history, cultural heritage and age-old and evergreen tradition of handicrafts. Kraftly is a pursuit by young and thoughtful people to develop a visual martketplaces to share with the world the art and values preserved by India. We believe in uniting artisans, homepreneurs and other small retailers with seekers of craft across the globe, thereby encouraging craftsmen to further strengthen the roots of Indian diversity.
There are over 50M homepreneurs, artisans and flea market sellers that currently have no avenue to sell online except for unorganized channels such as WhatsApp and Facebook. Further, a large number of consumers have no place to discover such eclectic products except in an offline setting. Kraftly wants to become the one-stop shop to cater to both these audiences.
Currently available options, allow small and hobby sellers to only sell through platforms such as classified listings. However, this doesn’t address the fundamental problem associated with commerce – which is payments and shipping. Kraftly addresses these issues and offers a complete buying and selling experience that truly makes it the first C2C marketplace of India. The app enables any individual, hobby seller or shop owner to create their own branded micro-shop, list products and receive payments on the go – without requiring any paperwork. Kraftly completely manages payments and logistics for each seller thereby allowing the long tail of small and home sellers to go online.
Until now, it was difficult to reach small sellers, but with the explosion of the smartphone market in India, the dynamics are in favor. For a lot of these sellers, introduction to the Internet has been through the smartphone making it the first medium to get online. The listing process on Kraftly is as simple as adding a picture to Facebook or WhatsApp.
By bringing a large supply of un-standard products online, Kraftly will become a one stop mobile app to shop for unique, quirky and trendy products across categories. Since products are being listed directly by the creator, prices will also be relatively cheaper than what consumers are used to paying. This makes Kraftly a win-win situation for both the seller and the buyer.