December 1, 2003




Behind the MFA Boston Catalog’s Demise

Established as a private corporation in 2001, Museum Enterprise Partners (MEP) was meant to help fund the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) Boston by running the museum’s gift business. But having lost $10 million during the past two years, MEP was quietly …

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May 1, 2001




Multichannel Challenges: MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON

As a nonprofit business, the catalog/retail division of The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) has long faced a host of challenges. Like for-profit multichannel marketers, the purveyor of art-related gifts struggles to manage inhouse catalog design, fulfillment, and …

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In Channel Integration, News

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September 20, 2013




Marketplace Fairness Act Needs to be Streamlined

For remote-selling companies sales tax is a sustainable advantage, and local businesses and national retailers have been lobbying against it for years.

In the 1990’s, the Supreme Court opened the door for change but Congress hasn’t moved on it.  …

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In General & Administration, Tax & Regulations

September 26, 2013




TruST Outlines Potential Cost of Marketplace Fairness Act

Despite one coalition’s concerns that the Marketplace Fairness Act will put small direct-to-customer merchants out of business, at least one industry expert claims the impact on those merchants is over exaggerated.

Ernie Schell, director of Marketing Systems Analysis, wrote …

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In Cross Channel, Ecommerce

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July 17, 2013




The State of the Marketplace Fairness Act

In May, the Senate passed the Marketplace Fairness Act with a vote of 69-27 and clear bipartisan support. The bill is still under review by the House Judiciary Committee where more detailed research into the impact of the bill on …

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In Executive, News

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June 11, 2013




What the Marketplace Fairness Act Means for You

The days of tax-free online shopping in the States could finally be numbered.

By now, you have probably already heard all about the Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA), also known as the “Internet Sales Tax.” It’s a new legislation that …

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In Ecommerce, Executive

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June 18, 2013




5 Misconceptions About the Marketplace Fairness Act

While many businesses small and large are talking about and worrying about the Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA), what do you really know about it?   According to recent blog post in the Huffington Post, here are five misconceptions small businesses need …

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In Amazon, Ecommerce

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September 20, 2013




TruST Seeks Catalog Shoppers Input on Marketplace Fairness Act

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The True Simplification of Taxation, also known as TruST, is asking millions of catalog shoppers to let the House Judiciary Committee know how the passing of the Marketplace Fairness Act …

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In Catalog, Ecommerce

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August 5, 2013




Proposed Legislation Could Keep Seniors from Catalog Shopping

[caption id="attachment_30597" align="alignleft" width="300"] Outgoing mail at my parent’s house.[/caption]When my mother was alive, she would not let my father buy shirts from Haband. And Mom had every excuse in the book as to why he …

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July 19, 2012




Twittersphere is Abuzz with the Marketplace Equity Act

“It’s becoming a very, very unfair tax,” said National Retail Federation Vice President Rachelle Bernstein. bit.ly/MufgOm #efairness

— Stephen E. Schatz (@SchatzNRF) July 19, 2012
 
#Efairness legislation isn’t a creating a new tax, but helping solve a collection issue for …

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In Ecommerce, Marketplaces