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An Interesting Look at Sales Tax Holidays

We know that most states require retailers to collect sales tax. But did you know that there are many sales tax holidays for specific goods and services? Avalara, a sales tax automation company, has developed a neat interactive sales tax … Continue reading

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Is It Too Early to Plan for the 2014 Holiday Season? NO!

Even though many retailers are still redeeming gift cards and processing customer returns from holiday 2013, it is time to be planning for holiday 2014. It is not too early. As Newgistics says: “Preparing a holiday 2014 strategy can require looking … Continue reading

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How Important Is the Christmas Shopping Season for Online Retailers?

The Christmas holiday season is very important for online retailers — and this varies by country. In a recent study (as reported by EMarketer), Adobe looked at E-commerce holiday sales as a percentage of annual sales for online retailers in … Continue reading

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