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Set Up an Online Shop in Turkey

Updated on Thursday 13th December 2018

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Set-up-a-consulting-company-in-Turkey.jpgForeign citizens moving to Turkey to set up a business find it quite easy to open small or larger convenience stores in various cities of the country. However, the current fashion among shop owners it to move their businesses on the Internet and that is no exception in Turkey. In order to encourage the opening of online stores, the government has enabled a new law related to the carrying out activities on the Internet. The Turkish Regulation of Electronic Commerce Act is now the most important law governing online shops Turkey.

If you want to create an online store and need assistance, our Turkish company formation advisors can help you.

Registering an online business in Turkey

The company registration procedure of an online store in Turkey is the same as for any other physical shop and implies filing the incorporation documents with the Trade Register, registering for tax purposes and obtaining certain retail licenses. Apart from these, a domain name must be bought and registered with the Turkey Internet Society or other accredited registrars. A website must also be created in order to display and advertise the goods or services to be sold by the Turkish online shop.

Our company registration consultants in Turkey can assist with the formation procedure of the company under which the online store will operate.

Requirements to open an online shop in Turkey

According to the new law, both foreign and local investors must comply with certain requirements once they open an online store in Turkey. These requirements are:

  • -          the shop must apply for a certificate from the Information and Communications Technologies Authority;
  • -          the business owner must display the company’s name, the physical address of the company, a valid telephone number, an e-mail address and information about the administrator of the website;
  • -          the website must also contain terms of use and services, a privacy policy and a user agreement, if the client must become submit personal information.

A Turkish online store must also cooperate with a bank or money institution through which payments are received and processed by opening a merchant account.

For full information on the requirements to open an online store, please contact our company formation agents in Turkey.


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