As the Wayfair ruling falls further into the past, and states enact rules to take advantage of it, we are seeing an increased debate about how proper and beneficial that decision actually was. So in this week’s Roundup, we look at two different editorial perspectives, one from a New Hampshire business threatened by the new tax rules, and another from a Massachusetts town looking to establish parity between their brick-and-mortar businesses and online retailers. We then pull back from the personal perspective to see actually what rules states are passing and how businesses are dealing with them. While it may seem like we’re circling the same old issues lately, we feel it’s important to critically examine the policy decisions that are shaping the next generation of retail.
And that’s certainly not the half of it for the Roundup: we also look at how the recent draft trade agreement among the U.S., Canada, and Mexico could affect eCommerce, why formjacking is an increasing threat for all online retailers, and which online platform best meets your needs?
The Wayfair decision will have profound effects on eCommerce. Read everything that we’ve written about what the Supreme Court decided and how sales tax compliance will change.
Sovos has put together this South Dakota v. Wayfair economic nexus thresholds table to keep you informed of each state’s effective and pending remote sales tax collection legislation.
The New Tax Environment: What Wayfair is bringing about
Union Leader: NH Internet Business Faces Uncertainty and Possible Closure if Sales ax Protections Aren’t Passed
Jim Cortese, the owner of NobleSpirit in Pittsfield, is worried . . . he is potentially liable to pay sales taxes in more than 10,000 tax districts across the country, which is too much for him to handle.
Salem News: Our View: Internet Sales tax A Done Deal
For retailer and small businesses everywhere — not just Massachusetts — it’s a matter of fundamental fairness.
Smart Business: How to Navigate The State Sales Tax Landscape After the Wayfair Decision
It’s not Armageddon, but you may need to start filing in a handful or more states in the coming years.
Forbes: Tech Companies About To Feel Full Weight of Supreme Court Internet Sales Tax Decision
A day of reckoning is looming for online retailers as they start to digest the full impact of the US Supreme Court’s June ruling on internet sales taxes.
Multichannel Merchant: With More States Requiring Online Sales Tax Collection, Concerns Rise
As of Oct. 1, 10 states added a requirement for remote sellers to begin collecting online sales tax in the wake of the Supreme Court’s landmark Wayfair ruling in June, and many merchants are finding it difficult to comply.
Next Up: Updates and changes in regulating eCommerce.
The Advocate: 10 States Begin Collecting Online Sales Taxes — But Not Louisiana; Here’s Why
Ten states began charging sales taxes on Internet purchases monday, but Louisiana wasn’t one of them because leaders are still working on efforts to modernize its collecting system.
Reuters: Final Tweaks in North America Trade Deal Keep Lid on E-Commerce
The final version of the trade agreement will insulate retailers in both Mexico and Canada from facing greater competition from e-commerce companies like Amazon.com Inc and eBay Inc.
The Street: 5 States Without Sales Tax and What You Need to Know
While almost every states in the U.S. has a sales tax, five lucky states – Alaska, Delaware, Montana, New Hampshire and Oregon – don’t. But, why?
State of the Industry: Trends and developments in eCommerce.
Digital Bloom: Snapchat Unveils Next Generation of E-commerce Ad Products
The new update includes four signature advancements available globally to advertisers.
Motley Fool: Everyone Thinks Amazon Is Just an E-Commerce Company — That’s a Big Mistake
One business is already a key driver for Amazon’s profits, and another could soon be just as important — and neither has anything to do with online retail.
eConsultancy: What Is a Good eCommerce Conversion Rate?
The short answer is that the global average is between 1-3%.
SC Media: Formjacking Attacks Spike As Magecart Sets Sites on eCommerce
On the lighter side: Tips for eCommerce businesses.
PSD Center: 10 Best eCommerce Platforms for Small, Medium & Large Scale Enterprise
eCommmerce industry is opening new doors every single day, and acres of entrepreneurs are keeping an eye on this industry.
Business.com: 5 Secrets to Unlocking E-Commerce Revenue Growth
The success of any company depends on how well its well its products and services, and that requires having a solid sales strategy in place.
Practical Ecommerce: Hiring For eCommerce, Then and Now
When we were a bootstrapped startup, we hired whoever agreed to work for us.
Forbes: The New E-Commerce Stack: What it Takes to Scale a Consumer Brand Quickly
There’s a new sheriff e-commerce stack in town, and here’s a guide to the most important parts, as well as what you need to consider.
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