Sales Tax Roundup: States prepare for Court’s decision in Wayfair, and diversity is the key to your eCommerce success - Taxify

Sales Tax Roundup: States prepare for Court’s decision in Wayfair, and diversity is the key to your eCommerce success


In this week’s roundup, more discussions about the Supreme Court’s oral arguments in Wayfair and looking at how states will react, Walmart makes a big acquisition to get ahead in the eCommerce game, and ways for online retailers to cut down on abandoned shopping carts.


Next Up: Updates and changes in regulating eCommerce

Taxify By Sovos: South Dakota v. Wayfair Primer for eCommerce Businesses

Last Tuesday the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc., billed as the most important case in decades concerning sales tax.

Forbes: States Find Clever Ways To Collect Sales Taxes On Out-Of-State Transactions

Tired of waiting around, some states have taken matters into their own hands by developing some clever work-arounds for the current law.

Mercury News:  How Online Retail Is Radically Affecting Many Billions Of Sales Tax Dollars In California

If Senate Constitutional Amendment 20 is approved by the Legislature and the state’s voters, it would allocate taxes from online sales to the cities or counties in which the buyers live, taking them away from the warehouse communities.

Peoria Public Radio:  Measure To Expand Online Sales Tax In Illinois Faces Hurdles

Legislation to expand Illinois’ sales tax for online shopping recently passed the Senate. But if faces several more hurdles before it could become law.

Fox13 Salt Lake City: Utah Quietly Inks Deals With More Online Retailers To Collect Sales Tax

The state has estimated it loses as much as $200 million a year to uncollected sales tax from online purchases.


State of the Industry: Trends and developments in eCommerce.

Ecommerce Times:  Amazon’s Latest Delivery Scheme Involves Handing Over Your Car Keys

Amazon on Tuesday added a new option to its Amazon Key service for Prime members: in-car delivery.

Inc.:  The Surprising Walmart Acquisition of Flipkart Could Forever Change E-Commerce and Much More

The deal between Flipkart and Walmart could be a game-changer for both. In a very good way.

Customer Think: Questions to Ask Your E-commerce Developer

Picking the suitable fit for your business can be an overwhelming task, yet not if you take the opportunity to plan first.


On the lighter side: Tips for eCommerce businesses.

Forbes:  Why A Hassle-Free Return Policy Is Your Best E-Commerce Marketing Move

If you’re overlooking your return policy, you’re ignoring one of the strongest marketing moves you can make in the long run.

Adweek: Why Brands Need to Diversify When They Rely Upon Other Platforms

On top of third-party platforms, they need to invest in their own commerce sites.

Venture Beat: How eCommerce Startups Can Win Against Amazon

Amazon is hard to beat on price, selection, and convenience. So what ecommerce opportunities are left for startups?

TransUnion: 5 Mistakes E-Commerce Companies Make that Cause Customers to Abandon Their Shopping Carts

Forrester Research estimates that ecommerce companies lose $31 billion in revenue by watching the majority of their customers abandon their shopping carts.

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