Do You Need to an E-commerce License For Your Online Business in Malaysia? #ECxFAQ

In today’s edition of #ECxFAQ, I will answer one of the most commonly asked questions about starting an online business in Malaysia:

“Do I need to have an e-commerce license?”

The short answer is yes, you do.

As long as you make money with your business – whether online or offline – you will need to register it with SSM. 

If you don’t, your business is considered illegal and you may face a hefty fine. There are no exceptions.

This applies whether you are running an e-commerce business, selling services online, or running a dropship business, you will need to register your business.

Find out more about starting an online business and its legal requirements in my online business guide.


  1. Hi, I would like to get some advice from you. I am a 18 years old student, I want to make money through online and I found drop shipping, my questions are:
    1. what does it need to start drop shipping?
    2. Do I need credit card to start a online business like drop shipping?
    3. Do you recommend students like me to start online business? If so, where should I start?

    Hope to hear from you very soon!Thanks


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