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 could affect them as shoppers.
National Retail Federation
The National Retail Federation has released a short video featuring small retailers from across the country expressing the online disparity between Main Street retailers and internet retailers, along with the “urgent” need for Congress to address the Marketplace Fairness Act.
The back-to-school season might have helped boost retail sales, according to the National Retail Federation, as clothing, sporting goods, and books saw an increase in July.
Even though a majority of merchants already have their back-to-school game plan in place, it’s still not too late to make the most out of the $72.5 billion shopping season.
It’s that time of year again, back-to-school, and according to the National Retail Federation families with school-age children will spend less this year.
The National Retail Federation, along with 20 other retailers, have asked a federal judge to reject a proposed settlement over credit card swipe fees alleging it is an “evil” price fixing practice conducted by Visa and MasterCard.
The Senate has approved the long-anticipated internet sales tax proposal, which would require shoppers to pay sales tax for most of their online purchases, and it has earned mix reviews from retailers across the country.
Consumers are expected to spend an average of $168.94 on mom, this Mother’s Day. This is an 11% increase from last year’s $152.42 and total spending is expected to reach $20.7 billion, according to the National Retail Federation’s Mother’s Day spending survey conducted by BIGinsight, in a press release.
PBS News Hour’s Gwen Ifill looks at proposed Internet sales tax legislation and moderates a debate with Brian Bieron of eBay and the National Retail Federation’s Rachelle Bernstein.
Nearly 62% of online merchants will start their holiday promotions by Halloween, up from nearly 53% last year, according to Shop.org’s eHoliday survey conducted by BIGinsight. Many of those promotions will center on free shipping and online offers. This article also looks at holiday surveys conducted by Bronto and Litle & Co.