Sales Taxation Without Physical Location: Decision Time for All Ecommerce Businesses

| John Hayashi

Americans are used to hearing the refrain “we pay the sales tax” in today’s advertising campaigns, but in the wake of the United States Supreme Court’s ruling in South Dakota v. Wayfair (June 2018), the phrase “you pay the sales tax,” may be what many small business sellers will hear instead in future audits of their business operations. Here is what ecommerce businesses need to know moving forward.

The Ever-changing Landscape of Retail and Ecommerce

| Daniela Forte

Today’s customers having high expectations from retailers to deliver an optimal experience. And while retailers are doing what they can to jump through the right hoops to deliver on their brand promises, they do so in the face of government oversight. Join Multichannel Merchant and Vertex for a free live webinar on Tuesday, April 23 at 1 p.m. (EST) to learn more about recent legislative changes such as global tax on the digital economy, real-time reporting, and the Supreme Court ruling on S. Dakota v. Wayfair and their effects on organizations. If you can’t make it to the live webinar, you can still register and access the on-demand version, available immediately afterwards to view at your convenience.

Wayfair Launches New Membership Program

| Daniela Forte

Wayfair, looking very Amazon-ish, has launched a new paid membership program called MyWay that for $29.99 a year gives customers access to benefits like exclusive sales, discounts on installation and assembly services, free shipping and next-day delivery with no minimum order threshold.

Wayfair Sees Nearly 50% Growth During Q1

| Daniela Forte

Wayfair saw a successful first quarter with online sales up 48% year-over-year and total net revenue up 46% or about $450 million. Here is what the brand had to say about its Way Day event and how it’s doing internationally.

Wayfair Launches Way Day Shopping Event

| Daniela Forte

Wayfair is taking on Amazon and Alibaba with its own one-day shopping event called Way Day, promising Black Friday-like deals on home furnishings, décor and home improvement items on April 25. Other perks of the day include free shipping on all orders. Here is what led to Wayfair’s launch of the event.