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What do you need to sell online?

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by ninny, Mar 2, 2009.

  1. ninny

    ninny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2007
    IL side of the QCA
    We are wanting to start a online store but i want to make sure my bum is covered on everything. How do i do taxes and do i need a business license? I don't have enough product ready but i want to have everything set up before i jump in. We are also hoping to sell at farmers markets and maybe get a store to carry our stuff. Any info would be great!
     
  2. ra

    ra Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Have you heard if ESTY.com? I sell my crochet stuff and soap on there! If is cheep and easy only costs .20 to list an item and it's free to set up your store! Here is my store link if you click on sell it will tell you how! Good luck, its fun![​IMG]
    Adrianna
    http://CrochetforEwe.etsy.com
     
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2009
  3. Shared Acres

    Shared Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, Etsy is good.

    You only really have to charge tax if you are selling to someone in the same state as you.

    If you use Paypal, they have a tax and shipping section where you can set it up to automatically charge that stuff for you.

    I also use homestead.com for my website and they have an easy add on of a store.
     
  4. ra

    ra Chillin' With My Peeps

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    PayPal is so helpful! Esty makes it easy to use it!
    Adrianna
     
  5. greyhorsewoman

    greyhorsewoman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You need to get a sales tax permit/license to collect sales tax and submit it to your state. You generally only have to collect sales tax for sales in the same state (on taxable products).

    Whether you need any other specific business licenses, or need to register your business name depends on your state. A lot of information is available on line. Google your state ... generally it's something.gov, but a google search should find it for you.
     
  6. ninny

    ninny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2007
    IL side of the QCA
    Im gonna call our lawyer and ask him what i need.
     

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