July 19, 2012




Trade Groups Have Different Views on Marketplace Equity Act

Three prominent trade groups have strong opinions on H.R. 3179 – which would allow states to require online retailers to collect sales tax – and will come before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.
If it passes, the Marketplace Equity Act would …

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In Catalog, Marketplaces

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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June 30, 2012




2012 Multichannel Merchant Awards Entry Rules

1. Penton Media Inc. d/b/a Multichannel Merchant (“Sponsor”) is offering the Online Contest (“Contest”). CONTEST VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.
2. Entry fee: For individual entries, $95. No entries accepted after August 24, 2012.
3. Eligibility: The Contest will be open to legal residents of the …

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December 8, 2011




Amazon Encouraging Mobile Shopping In-Store

The warning signs about confident consumers shopping on Amazon while browsing your store’s merchandise have been evident, and now the ecommerce giant is encouraging smartphone owners to do so. As an added incentive, Amazon is giving customers using Price Check …

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In Mobile Commerce

November 22, 2011




RILA Survey: Holiday Shoppers Want to Pay Sales Tax

One-third of consumers plan on starting their holiday shopping during the long weekend after Thanksgiving, and one in four plans to get started on Black Friday, according to a survey commissioned by the Retail Industry Leaders Association.
Twenty one percent …

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November 17, 2011




Opinion: Amazon Stands To Win Big From Marketplace Fairness Act

Since the Marketplace Fairness Act was unveiled – which would create a constitutional framework for collecting sales tax online – I have received countless emails speaking to the “fairness” of the bill and how it would “level the playing field” for ecommerce …

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In Ecommerce

November 10, 2011




Amazon Supports Marketplace Fairness Act

Ecommerce giant Amazon.com has come out in support of the Marketplace Fairness Act, a federal bill introduced this morning by U.S. Senators Richard J. Durbin (D-IL), Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Michael B. Enzi (R-WY), that would create a …

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July 27, 2011




Will Amazon Win CA Tax Referendum?

Amazon.com is going all out to counteract new laws that require out-of-state online retailers to collect state and local sales taxes. The ecommerce giant filed a petition earlier this month for a referendum with the California attorney general’s office, …

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July 5, 2011




Signature Styles Chapter 11 Case Hits a Snag

Signature Styles has run into a snag in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy case. The trustee overseeing the case told a judge that Signature Styles, a division of private equity firm Patriarch Partners that was formed to purchase Spiegel Brands two years …

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March 17, 2011




New Bill May Delay Swipe Fee Reform

The federal government’s swipe fee reform may be tabled for two years if a Senate bill introduced March 15 passes. This means a potential delay in financial relief for merchants who accept debit cards issued by Visa or MasterCard as a …

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