If the crisis of covid-19 has revealed anything, it is that online stores continue to function and even function better than ever before. Buying from home, without worrying about distances or security measures, has caused online sales to soar by 67% during the second quarter of this year. But to have an online store you must register as a self-employed person.
If you've decided to take the step and sell online, you should know that online stores are almost the same as if you opened a store at street level. Although it is true that there are some differences (it is less expensive and faster), the procedure to start working in this way is practically the same as if you did it offline. And it is important to take into account a series of legal aspects in order to avoid future sanctions.
To begin with, you must register as a self-employed person. To do this, you must fill out form 036 (or the simplified 037), and then fill out form 0521T to the Social Security with the sealed copy of the form. But this doesn't end here, there are other administrative steps that are just as important as registering as a self-employed worker. You will need to issue VAT invoices, identify basic business data, or provide systems for claims and queries. In addition to all this, you will have to make tax returns, calculate sales estimates and keep track of stocks.
It's a world of its own to think about? Don't worry, at Agencia Ricart we have a specific support plan for entrepreneurs. Before starting, contact us so you can get an idea of everything that needs to be done to set up an online store correctly from the beginning. Did you think that you did not need a consultancy if you decided to use this business model? It is just as important as if you had a store at street level.
Where do I start? What tax returns do I have to do? We'll take care of all this, so you can focus on what you do best, which is running your day-to-day business!