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How to Start an Ecommerce Business – A Step-by-Step Guide

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Step 1: Research the eCommerce space and find your niche.

The first step in learning how to start an E-commerce business is performing the necessary research.


Step 2: Select your business name and choose a legal structure.

Once you’ve solidified the plan for your E-commerce business, the next step is to choose a name.


Step 3: Apply for an EIN.

Next, you’ll want to apply for an EIN, or employer identification number, for your e-commerce business. Although not all business entity types are required to have an EIN, this nine-digit the number can be useful to help you separate your personal and business finances.


Step 4: Obtain business permits and licenses.

After you’ve applied for your EIN, you’ll now want to obtain any business licenses or permits you need to operate legally within your city and state.