August 10, 2010

Systemax’s Fiorentino: Online Sales Tax Collection is Coming

Internet merchants will likely be required by law to collect sales taxes, said Gilbert Fiorentino, chief executive of Systemax Technology Worldwide, on Tuesday during a session at eTail East in Baltimore. And this will be a reality in the not …



February 1, 2006

Taxing my brain

Only a politician would consider a 103-page document “streamlined.” But in introducing S.2152, aka the Sales Tax Fairness and Simplification Act, and S.2153, the Streamlined Sales Tax Simplification Act, Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY) and Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-ND) apparently do.


In Uncategorized

November 1, 2004


You need to dig deep to determine whether a second George W. Bush presidency or a John Kerry presidency would be best for catalog businesses. The key political issues of concern to catalogers — use taxes, postal affairs, privacy regulation — obviously …


In News

June 1, 2001

The New Breed of Innovators

A former editor of the Harvard Business Review, Theodore Levitt, said, “Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things.”
It’s not that tough to dream up a new concept, strategy, or technique. Implementing the idea is much …


In News

January 18, 2007

Live from NRF: A.R.M.E.D. and Dangerous

New York—When it comes to the ultra-competitive retail marketplace, says consultant Harold Lloyd, the great ones get armed for battle, and that’s why they win the war. During the Wednesday session “Leading Leaders: Getting A.R.M.E….


In Affiliate, News

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 …


In Affiliate

November 13, 2006

Golden Gate, Sun Capital Acquire Eddie Bauer

On Nov. 13, Golden Gate Capital and Sun Capital agreed to buy Redmond, WA-based cataloger/retailer Eddie Bauer for $614 million, including $328 million in debt. The acquisition is expected to close in the first quarter of 2007 and is subject to the approval …


In Channel Integration, Cross Channel

June 6, 2003

Material Handling Sellers Dragged Into Reverse Online Auctions

A survey
conducted in late March 2003 by the B2B Research Center—a provider of market-driven research and analysis to the business-to-business community—clearly shows that the growing use of reverse online auctions for the purchase of material handling systems, …


In B2B,

February 1, 2001

Payoff from Payout

Pay employees well and they’ll work hard and be happy – true or false? In the numerous published rankings of ten conditions that have the most impact on employee satisfaction, money usually falls between fifth and tenth on the list.


In Opsandfulfillment_warehouse-20-03-2013, Shipping/Delivery

September 1, 2000

online fulfillment

What Price Profit? Profit and loss: what an interesting concept for the operations executive. Prior to the currently trendy effort to establish activity-based costing accounting allocations, operations and fulfillment managers relied almost solely on the fictitious beast affectionately known as …


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