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03/01/2013 - Google Feeds Your Appetite for Success
When it comes to the recipe for Internet SALES success, brand and product exposure are key ingredients, and organic search engine optimization (SEO) and pay per click (PPC) are just two ways of gaining publicity. A third, often overlooked, option for product awareness is the use of shopping comparison sites, such as Google Shopping, which is fed through the Google Merchant Center.
11/01/2012 - Marketplace Fairness Flack
Internet retailers have enjoyed exemption from the requirement to collect SALES TAXes since 1992, when the U.S. Supreme Court passed a ruling closing the case of Quill Corporation v. North Dakota, at which point it was decided that, in states where online retailers have no brick and mortar presence, or nexus, they were not required to collect SALES TAX.
09/01/2012 - Ecommerce Essentials to Grow Your Business
Efficient ecommerce platforms are a vital part of Internet wholeSALErs' and retailers' businesses. They provide a variety of tools that automate web based SALES, such as creation and maintenance of product catalogs, shopping cart services, payment processing and order tracking.
07/01/2012 - Free Shipping Worth Waiting For
Online shoppers want free shipping, even if it means their packages take longer to arrive, and are less concerned about SALES TAX, according to a recent study by research and consulting firm AlixPartners LLP.
02/01/2012 - Handbag WholeSALErs Fashion Forecast
A lot of product lines are relatively static, and what was popular 15 years ago is still the standard today.
11/01/2011 - Profits & Pitfalls of Global eCommerce
The old adage, "Think global, act local," is increasingly obsolete.
10/01/2011 - Web TAX Issues
Strapped state legislatures, hungry for new revenue, are looking to TAX ecommerce sites such as Amazon.
09/01/2011 - Spring Trends Focus on Value
As the economy is still in a state of recovery, suppliers are working hard to offer deals that will help store owners survive.
09/01/2011 - The Perfect Cart Experience
Ask any number of shoppers what elements would need to be present to create the perfect cart experience and likely there will be a variety of different answers.
08/01/2011 - SALES TAX 101
SALES TAX can be the most complicated accounting challenge for ecommerce sellers.
08/01/2011 - Ruby Imports Costume Jewelry Trends
When no one else was selling jewelry online, Ruby Imports' Sun Jung saw the potential for a growing market.
08/01/2011 - Web SALES TAX Fight Looms
For many years, online retailers have enjoyed the competitive advantage of avoiding state SALES TAX.
05/01/2011 - Online Merchants Go Wild
As the economy begins to turn a corner, a growing number of ecommerce fashion wholeSALErs are leaping to launch new companies, while established dealers report that business is picking up.
05/01/2011 - Killerbeads Offers Guaranteed SALES To Ecommerce Jewelers
With an 18-year-history of selling jewelry and incense, Killerbeads has a nose for what ecommerce merchants need.
12/01/2010 - Sunny Outlook For Solarrific
Grace King is a wholeSALEr with a mission. "I started my company in 2007, when the price of oil was getting high.
10/01/2010 - Pampered Princess Booms Online
Sharee Kowalski was a mom selling wholeSALE jewelry out of the trunk of her car 20 years ago.
06/01/2010 - Unlocking Ecommerce Software to Grow Your Business
It's one of the age-old dilemmas faced by business owners: You've got a terrific product or service to sell, but not a good means of selling it.
03/01/2010 - Gift Dropship.com Offers Preloaded Sites
After a retailer, eBay store, flea marketer or anyone else who sells product sets up an account at Gift Dropship.com, they can simply visit that website, order the product and have it shipped in their store's name to their customer
09/01/2009 - No To Health Mandates & VAT
The National Retail Federation has urged Congressional committees working on healthcare reform to reject any form of employer mandate.
08/01/2009 - NRF Opposes VAT TAX
The National Retail Federation is urging the House Ways and Means Committee not to consider a value added TAX (VAT) as a means of funding healthcare reform.
06/01/2009 - Push to Repeal Shoe TAX
The National Retail Federation is pressing Congress to pass legislation that would eliminate tariffs on a wide range of low cost imported shoes.
05/01/2009 - More Web TAXes Looming
More states are joining New York in efforts to TAX web SALES by affiliates.
04/01/2009 - Stimulus Bill Falls Short
The government's economic stimulus plan doesn't include many provisions that directly benefit small businesses, according to economists.
03/01/2009 - Small Sizes Equal Big Profits
The definition of Minimus is: a) a company that has increased in size very quickly and efficiently, b) an item of the smallest size, c) a large selection of individually sized items, d) all of the above.
02/01/2009 - Payroll TAX Holiday
The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) has called on Congress to pass a six month payroll TAX holiday as part of any economic stimulus package.
02/01/2009 - NRF Seeks TAX Holidays
The National Retail Federation (NRF) has asked President Obama to incorporate a series of national SALES TAX holidays into the upcoming economic stimulus legislation.
02/01/2009 - Cash Flow: Key to Survival
Insufficient cash flow jeopardizes any business any time.
01/01/2009 - Top Line Fragrances
When FragranceNet.com began selling fragrances in 1997, it carried name brand and designer lines, not knock offs or look-alikes.
12/01/2008 - Easy Shopping At Shoenet.com
New sites emerge daily on the Internet. Conversely, countless sites fail. The result of this continuing shakeout is that one site often comes to dominate its category.
11/01/2008 - Norton Show Nov. 15th
The Norton Shows' largest event of the year will take place November 15-17 at the Sevierville Events Center in Sevierville, TN.
11/01/2008 - Challenging Holiday Season
Forecasters see gains in retail SALES over the holidays, but the gains are expected to be less than in years past.
09/01/2008 - Inflation Dilutes Rebate Impact
While acknowledging that the government's rebate checks intended to stimulate the economy have helped significantly.
09/01/2008 - Back to School Trends
One fifth of parents nationwide have set aside a portion of their stimulus check for back to school purchases
07/01/2008 - Amazon Sues New York
Amazon.com has filed a suit in New York State Supreme Court, charging that New York State's recently amended SALES TAX law is, "invalid, illegal and unconstitutional," and that it unfairly targets Amazon.com.
07/01/2008 - 12 Tips For Savvy Retailers
As gas prices continue to climb and people adjust their spending habits, SALES of Spam are up and McDonald's and Dunkin' Donuts are luring Starbucks' latte lovers.
03/01/2008 - Vertex Launches TAX Automation Tool
Vertex Inc., a leading provider of TAX technology solutions, has unveiled their Vertex O Series Retail Solution, an application that presents retailers with consistent, accurate SALES TAX calculations.
02/01/2008 - Retail TAX Debate
The debate on Internet TAXation is underway, and not surprisingly, brick and mortar retailers online, and other direct merchants have opposing views.
12/01/2007 - Abandonment Solutions
Working hard attracting visitors, motivating them to add items to their cart, while later having them abandon the ordering process without buying is despairing.
11/01/2007 - Optimizing Product Pages For SALES
Usability research from Nielsen Norman Group (E-Commerce User Experience, pg. 26) suggests that there are two primary reasons why website visitors decide not to purchase from a website:
11/01/2007 - NRF Pushes Web TAX
The National Retail Federation (NRF) and nearly 100 retailers and trade associations are asking Congress to approve legislation
10/01/2007 - Five Business Burdens
There are very few entrepreneurs who would trade owning their own business for anything in the world.
08/01/2007 - Slow Back To School SALES?
This year's back to school season may not result in SALES increases at teen oriented retailers, predicts a research report by Cowen & Co., an investment firm based in New York City.
06/01/2007 - WholeSALEcentral.com Launches News & Article Archive
WholeSALEcentral.com has launched an extensive wholeSALE news and article archive serving wholeSALErs and retailers of consumer general merchandise.
05/01/2007 - Coping With The Housing Market
A study by Deloitte Touch, based on concerns that consumer spending may slowdown due to continued weakness in the housing market.
04/01/2007 - Capturing TAX Refunds
In hopes of getting a little extra padding in their wallets from Uncle Sam, most consumers are filing their TAXes early this year. This represents an opportunity for retailers, eager to capture some of that additional disposable income.