Hope you are doing fine.
1)For shop act registration they were asking for business commodity. I was confused, is it private label business or e-commerce or trading business?
>>> As you know Under GST shop act is not required. But to remain secure you can opt for it. I guess business commodity is e-commerce. You can also ask CA or any logistic person there. As shop act amendments is different for every state.
2)there is no need to trademark the firm name right?
>>>You need to register your brand name. Let me explain you in detail about trademark and brand registry.
If you are going with private label then trademark is mandatory. You can list your product by using UPC code which we provide and after that, you can apply for trademark.
When you buy a product from the manufacturer you need private label product with your brand name or you are authorized to sell that product with your name. Make sure they provide you authorization letter on their company letterhead.
After getting authorization letter go to brand registry and for trademark. For brand registry, it is suggested to contact your local chartered accountant. You need to get Trademark with your brand which should be unique and then you can provide trademark document to Amazon which will lock all your listing for existing sellers.
If you run into any other issues at all, feel free to reach out to me, I’d be more than happy to help!