May 4, 2009 |
With retail spending at all-time lows thanks to the current recession, stores are looking for ways to provide deals, sales and discounts for consumers. Some stores are even letting consumers haggle for prices. NetHaggler is hoping to woo both consumers and online retailers by providing a service that lets users track and negotiate prices online. Free for consumers, NetHaggler has enlisted retailers to participate in its service through affiliate marketing services, like LinkShare.
November 28, 2009 |
Website monitoring service InternetVista vigorously measured the uptime and response time of seven of the most popular Internet retail websites from Monday morning November 24 until midnight November 28, to see how the online outlets would cope with the Black Friday madness, traditionally one of the busiest shopping periods in the United States both on the Web as in meat space. InternetVista pinged Amazon.com , Apple.com, Barnesandnoble.com, Dell.com, Target.com, ToysRus.com and...
May 10, 2013 |
A bill in Congress that would allow states to tax online retailers has put Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II in a potentially tough spot as he runs for Virginia governor , pitting his usual ideological allies against the future of transportation funding in the commonwealth. Cuccinelli (R) has not taken a public stance on the Marketplace Fairness Act , which passed the U.S. Senate by a wide margin on Monday but faces an uncertain path in the House. Cuccinelli's...
April 30, 2013 |
Online retailers pitted against online retailers? Republicans and Democrats coming together on tax changes ? In what has become an unusual political dispute, legislation to allow state and local governments to collect sales tax on online transactions has rearranged some of the traditional battle lines in Washington. Called the Martketplace Fairness Act , the bill has found supporters and critics in both parties and split the oft-united retail community right down the middle.
May 7, 2013 |
WASHINGTON — Traditional retailers and cash-strapped states face a tough sell in the House as they lobby Congress to limit tax-free shopping on the Internet. The Senate voted 69 to 27 Monday to pass a bill that empowers states to collect sales taxes from Internet purchases. Under the bill, states could require out-of-state retailers to collect sales taxes when they sell products over the Internet, in catalogs, and through radio and TV ads. The sales taxes would be sent to...
July 15, 2012 |
AN INCREASING number of states have passed laws that require customers to pay sales tax on Internet purchases. Although a 1992 Supreme Court ruling — Quill v. North Dakota — holds that companies without a "substantial nexus" (read: physical presence) in a given state don't have to pay taxes on purchases made there, that changes when corporations such as Amazon name local affiliates or set up physical distribution centers. Virginia voted this year to close the so-called " Amazon loophole ," which allows the online...