December 20, 2012




10 Steps to Beef Up Your Tax Approach

Just in case you were too busy last summer, let’s recap: as early as winter 2013, you might have to charge sales tax on every item you sell online.
First, some history, for years retailers have taken advantage of a …

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In Ecommerce, Marketplaces

October 31, 2012




Sales and Use Tax Issue Has Potential to Get Messy

For the first time since the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in in Quill Corp. v. North Dakota nearly a generation ago, there is significant momentum in Congress for legislation that may remove the constitutional obstacle to requiring remote merchants …

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In Channel Integration, Cross Channel

October 9, 2012




Online Sales Tax Will Create Ecommerce Chaos

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Steve DelBianco, executive director of NetChoice, said there is “big momentum” for federal legislation that would allow states to require online retailers to collect sales tax – …

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In B2B, Catalog

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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In multichannelmerchant.com/ecommerce/news

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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In Ecommerce, Marketplaces

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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In Affiliate

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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