Why Should I sell on LocalNeeds?

LocalNeeds is the leader in Indian e-commerce with maximum online reach and highest credibility. We have sale events that give each seller an equal opportunity to grow their business online.

Who can sell on LocalNeeds?

Anyone selling new and genuine products is welcome. In order to start selling, you need to have:

  • GSTIN
  • Cancelled Cheque
  • Sample Signatures

How do I sell on LocalNeeds?

To sell on LocalNeeds:

  1. Register yourself at seller.localneeds.store.
  2. List your products under specific product categories.
  3. On receiving an order, pack the product and mark it as ‘Ready to Dispatch’. Our logistics partner will pick up the product and deliver it to the customer.
  4. After your order is successfully dispatched, LocalNeeds will settle your payment within 7-15 business days based on your seller tier.

Can I offer both products and services on LocalNeeds?

Currently, you can only sell products and not services on LocalNeeds.

Do I need to courier my products to LocalNeeds?

No, LocalNeeds will handle shipping of your products. All you need to do is pack the product and keep it ready for dispatch. Our logistics partner will pick up the product from you and deliver it to the customer.

What are the documents required to register as a seller on LocalNeeds?

You are required to have the following documents:

  • GSTIN
  • Cancelled cheque
  • Sample signatures 

Who decides the price of the products?

As a seller, you will set the price of your products.

Will I get charged for listing products on LocalNeeds?

No. Listing your products on LocalNeeds.store is absolutely free. LocalNeeds does not charge anything for listing your catalogue online. You only pay a small commission for what you sell.

Who takes care of the delivery of my products?

Our logistics partner will pick up the product from you and deliver it to the customer. All you need to do is keep it packed and ready for dispatch.

How and when will I get paid?

The payment will be made directly to your bank account through NEFT transactions. LocalNeeds will settle your payments within 7-15 business days based on your seller tier.

When can I start selling?

After all the required documents have been verified and your seller profile is complete, you can start listing your products and start selling.

How many listings are required to start selling?

You are required to have a minimum of 1 listing (unique products) to start selling on LocalNeeds.

Who decides the price of the product?

As a seller, you will set the price of your products.

What are the fees charged?

The following deductions are made from the order item value:

  • Commission fee: A percentage of the order item value based on vertical/sub-category
  • Shipping fee: Calculated on the basis of the product weight and shipping location
  • Collection fee: This will vary based on order item value and customer payment mode (Prepaid/Cash on Delivery)
  • Fixed fee: A slab wise Fixed fee. This varies based on Order item value

You can view the entire pricing details here

What is Commission fee and how much commission is charged?

Commission fee is a certain percentage of the order item value of your product. It differs across categories and vertical/sub-categories.

Please give an example to show the cost calculation.

Here’s an easy example, which illustrates a sample for the above calculation

How and when do I get paid?

All payments are made through NEFT transactions (online banking). The payment is made directly to your bank account within the next 7-15 business days from the date of order dispatch. It’s 7 business days for Sellers, 10 business days for Sellers and 15 business days for sellers.

What is listing?

Listing a product refers to filling out all the necessary information and adding images of the product so that a customer can make an informed buying decision.

How many products do I need to list to start selling?

You are required to have a minimum of 1 listing to start selling on LocalNeeds.store

How do I list my products on LocalNeeds?

We give you a step-by-step process of how to list your products on our website. It is important to choose the most suitable category to list your product as it will help customers find your products faster. Based on the category you choose, you’ll be asked to include product details such as size, model, colour, etc.

Can I get help for the development of the Catalog (product images, description, etc.)?

Yes, we are happy to help you at every stage while doing business with us. We help you connect with industry experts for the development of your Catalog. With the help of our Catalog partners across India, you can have attractive images and crisp content developed at unbeatable prices.

How does a Catalog partner help me?

Our Catalog partners develop high-quality photographs of your products and crisp product descriptions for your product Catalog. A good Catalog gives your customers a better understanding of your products and helps boost your sales. List of cataloguing partners here.

How do I price my products?

When pricing products on LocalNeeds, please account for the applicable Marketplace Fee and include a suitable margin to arrive at the Selling Price. For ease of calculation, you can use our Commission Calculator widget once on boarded.

Will I get charged for listing products on LocalNeeds?

No. Listing of products on LocalNeeds.store is absolutely free. LocalNeeds does not charge anything to you for listing your catalogue online. You only pay a small commission for what you sell.

Who takes care of the delivery of my products?

Our logistics partner will pick up the product from you and deliver it to the customer. All you need to do is keep it packed and ready for dispatch

What should I do if my area is not serviceable by LocalNeeds?

During registration, save the details of your pin code and click on the Continue button. You will be notified via e-mail when your pin code becomes serviceable.

How do I manage my orders on LocalNeeds?

Through our seller dashboard, we make it really easy for you to manage your orders. Whenever a customer places an order, we will send you an e-mail alert. You need to pack the order and keep it ready for dispatch within the time frame provided by you and inform us through the seller portal. This will alert our logistics partner to pick up the product from you.

Does LocalNeeds provide packaging material?

We have a strong network of best packaging material providers in the industry. We can connect you with them to get good quality packaging material which impresses the customers and ensures your products remain undamaged.