Tag Archives: shopping

July Fourth: A Good Holiday for Retailers

Each year, the 4th of July is a good holiday for retailers; and 2017 is expected to be no different as we honor our country. People buy flags, barbecue food, fireworks, and other items to actually use on the 4th; … Continue reading

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Amazon Collecting Sales Tax in More States

Since their inception, online retailers have often had a major advantage over their brick-and-mortar and brick-and-click counterparts: they haven’t had to collect sales tax on items sold to customers in many states where they did not have a physical presence. … Continue reading

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What’s Happening with Virtual Assistants?

Over the last year, artificial intelligence (AI) personal assistants have become BIG!! The leading ones are (alphabetically): Alexa from Amazon, Cortana from Microsoft, Google Assistant, and Siri from Apple. These AI options can answer questions, play music, give directions, tell … Continue reading

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