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“Amazon Tax” Case

Amazon Tax Case

The “Amazon Tax” case resurfaced in the New York Times on March 28, 2013. The Times reported that online retailers and Overstock had recently lost their lawsuit against the New York State’s Department of Finance involving the collection of sales tax on New York State Customers. This is significant news to brick and mortar businesses that feel that they are in competition with Amazon as this outcome can been seen as a “fairer playing field”. This is also significant news to small businesses that operate e-commerce Web sites which may not have a physical presence in the State of New York but have customers in the state. Continue reading

U.S. E-commerce Sees Double-Digit Growth

E-commerce sees double-digit growth!

According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. e-commerce sees double-digit growth! For the past three years, U.S. e-commerce retail sales have grown 15% or more!:

  • 15.8% increase to $225.54 billion in 2012
  • 15.2% increase to $194.69 billion in 2011
  • 16.3% increase to $168.96 billion in 2010 Continue reading