Shop Establishment

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About Shop Establishment Registration 

Meaning of shop

A place where any trade or business is carried and services are rendered to customers. It includes offices or warehouses for the purpose of trade.


Aim of Shop establishment is to govern and improve the working conditions of shop & offices and rights of the workers, like wages, leaves, holidays & work hours, etc.

Who required?

It is mandatory for all business entities other than factories regulated by the Factories Act, 1948 to register under shopex.


Shop establishment certificate is valid for a certain period. This varies from State to State. The owner shall apply for the renewal after expiry.

Gumasta License

According to the Maharashtra Shops and Establishment Act 1948, the shop establishment certificate is known as Gumasta License.


As per the Karnataka Shops and Commercial Establishments Act, 1961, the shop establishment license is referred to as e-Karmik.

Key benefits of Shop Establishment Registration

The significance of an obtaining Shop Establishment Certificate can never be ignored as it emphasizes on the following aspects:
  • Regulation of working hours.
  • Prevention of child labour
  • Separate regulations regarding employment of female staff.
  • Proper guidelines for record-keeping     
  • Fixed opening and closing time
  • Intervals for rest & lunch
  • Rules regarding Weekly-offs, working condition and wages
  • Important measures such as hygiene & sanitation, lighting and ventilation, safety precautions and hazard management

What is Shop Establishment known as in different states?

Shop Establishment registration is known by different names in various states. For instance, in Delhi it is known as Delhi Shopex, in Bihar it is known as Trade License, in Maharashtra it is known as Gumasta License, and e-Karmik in Karnataka.  

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Process of SHOPEX Registration

Upload the necessary Documents on our web portal.

Choose the appropriate Package and Pay online with various payments modes available.

On placing order, your application will be assigned to one of our dedicated professionals. 

Our professional team will prepare your shop establishment application.

Obtain shop establishment license from the labour department.

Provide shop establishment certificate over the mail. 


Documents Required For Shop Establishment License 

Passport size Photograph 


Aadhaar Card

Proof of Business Address 


Details of the employees and manager of the business

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frequently asked questions
If you have limited funds and want to get into fewer legal compliances for acting upon your business idea solely, Shop Establishment is the most suitable way to do start a sole proprietor business. Besides, you can easily grow your business over a period of time with lesser restrictions. 
You need to provide a requisite document for obtaining shop establishment certificate or license. Our professional team shall submit the application with your documents and make follow up with government officials and obtain the certificate for you.
The shop establishment certificate validity period depends upon the state under which the business entity is operating. In some states validity is lifetime and some states range from 1 year to 5 years.  After that, the owner of the shop has to apply for the renewal of his shop establishment license or certificate.
Yes, Shop establishment certificate considered as a valid proof of you are doing business in the name of entity mentioned in the certificate and almost all bank accept shop establishment certificate as a documentary proof.
We still advise you to verify from respective bank officials before applying for shop establishment registration.
If there are proper documentation and error-free application, it will hardly take 10 days to complete the verification process and issue the shop establishment license.
In case you need to change any detail in your application for shop establishment certificate, you need to file a modification application with updated details of the organisation. 
In case you are planning to shut down your shop or business, you need to file an application for the dissolution of the business.

The shop establishment license acts as the proof of your establishment and the banks ask you when you approach them for various tasks including opening a current bank account.

Yes E-StartupIndia is an online platform serving all over India no matters wherever you are doing business all you need is internet connection on your mobile or desktop and we are ready to get your job done

No, You don't need to be physically present for the process, E-StartupIndia is an online catering platform all you need is an internet connection  in your phone/computer and the required documents with you and we can get the job done no matters even if you are present at the remotest location of India
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