The accessibility of the internet facility and the usage of smartphones have helped growth in the eCommerce industry. Shopping every basic necessity online is a trend these days. Many individuals are moving from traditional shopping to online shopping. Starting an eCommerce business in Dubai can be done by knowing the necessary points. Dubai authorities do not permit any randomly individual to set up an online business in here.
Here’s how you can start an eCommerce business in Dubai:
- Obtain an eCommerce license:
To set up an eCommerce business in Dubai the entrepreneur has to obtain an eCommerce license which is issued by the Department of Economic Development (DED)
- Decide the legal structure of your business:
The entrepreneur needs to decide whether to set up an LLC (Limited Liability Company), a one-person company, branch of a parent company, etc.
- Choose an appropriate location:
Decide on whether to set up the eCommerce business in the free zone or in the Mainland. A freezone allows 100% ownership of the company whereas a Mainland requires you to appoint a local sponsor whose ownership would be at least 51% and the rest will be your share.
- Register a trading name:
The entrepreneur must decide on the trade name and it should on be of the existing company and should be complied with the legalities.
- Apply for initial approval certificate:
This is a NOC from the authority to initiate your eCommerce business in Dubai. You can apply for an initial approval certificate at the same time as submitting your trade name.
- Draft the Memorandum of Association (MOA) and local service agent agreement:
The entrepreneur has to draft the Memorandum of Association (MOA) with the sponsor and submit it to the Department of Economic Development (DED). The Memorandum of Association (MOA) must specify the special agreement and ownership percentage of the partners
- Register a physical office in Dubai:
The next step is to register a physical office in Dubai as it is made mandatory by the Dubai authorities.
- Opening a corporate bank account:
Once you have successfully obtained an e-commerce license and established your business, you need to set up a corporate bank account.
Advantages of business setup in Dubai:
- Taxation benefits
- There is no minimum capital requirement
- No restrictions on trading locations
- Dubai is the fastest-growing economy
- Free zone benefits
- First-class infrastructure
- Work along with government bodies
- There is no restriction in currency limitation
- Low import duty
- More options for business activities.
- There are no limitations to the number of visas.
Set up your eCommerce business in Dubai?
Many entrepreneurs face complexities in the incorporation of a company in Dubai. It involves a tedious procedure and there are certain restrictions to it. But consulting the best service companies can ease your business setup and provide you with the necessary services.
If you are willing to set up an eCommerce business in Dubai, MSZ Consultancy will help you build your dream business. MSZ Consultancy will offer you complete solutions for setting up a business in Dubai. We also help in providing trade licenses, company registrations, government approvals, PRO services, and everything that involves in the formation of a company in Dubai