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July 9, 2012 · 12 Comments

Avoiding Negative Feedback on Amazon

It's not easy to stay 100% positive, but here are some proven tactics that can help.

Feedback has always been a way for buyers to differentiate between sellers. Do they want to buy from the seller with 87-percent positive feedback or the seller with 100-percent positive feedback? While this example may be an obvious choice, in reality, the numbers are usually much closer than that. Read More

July 2, 2012 · No comments

Amazon Begins Collecting Texas Internet Sales Tax

Retailer had deals in place to collect online sales tax for 13 states.

Sunday wasn’t just the first day of July; it was the first day Amazon had to begin collecting Internet sales tax from Texas residents. The July 1 date was part of a tax deal Amazon reached with Texas Comptroller Susan Combs in late April. Read More

May 31, 2012 · No comments

Amazon to Collect Sales Tax in New Jersey

Online retailer will build two sites in the state next year.

Amazon will collect online sales tax on purchases in New Jersey starting next year. In a joint announcement Wednesday, officials said that “after months of hard work and cooperation” of Amazon, state government and legislators, Amazon agreed to begin collecting and remitting online sales tax in New Jersey by July 1, 2013. Read More

May 22, 2012 · No comments

Outright Improves Amazon Integration

Online bookkeeping tool keeps track of financial data.

Merchants know how difficult it is to manage a business, not to mention all the financial data that goes with it. Outright, a leading bookkeeping service for e-commerce merchants, recently announced it has improved its service for Amazon sellers by allowing them to directly sync with Checkout by Amazon, as well as other integration improvements for Pro Merchant sellers. Read More

May 21, 2012 · No comments

Amazon May Pocket Some of California’s Sales Tax

Two cities want to give online retailer tax rebates.

While the ink dries on a deal between Amazon and California regarding online sales tax and business growth, officials in two cities are considering giving back more than half the tax money generated from the retail giant. Amazon came to an agreement with the state to begin collecting online sales tax on purchases starting in the fall and to set up distribution centers in San Bernadino and Patterson. Read More

May 8, 2012 · No comments

Amazon to Add Fulfillment Centers in California

Retailer could build 10 new facilities, analyst projects.

Amazon will build two fulfillment centers in California over the next year, the retail giant recently announced, as part of the deal it reached with the state to delay its collection of online sales tax. The first center is expected to employ 1,000 workers and measure 950,000 square feet. Read More

May 1, 2012 · No comments

Amazon to Collect Online Sales Tax in Texas

Deal erases $269 million debt for uncollected taxes.

Amazon has resolved a little matter of a $269 million tax bill from the state of Texas by agreeing to start collecting online sales tax in the state on July 1, and add thousands of jobs over the next four years. Read More

April 27, 2012 · No comments

Amazon 3rd-Party Unit Sales Grow 60%

Marketplace reports strong first-quarter revenue.

Third-party sellers on experienced a “meaningful” increase in the number of units sold during the first quarter, and now account for 39 percent of all units sold on the site, worldwide. Amazon CFO Thomas Szkutak revealed the tidbit for the first time Thursday, during a conference call discussing the company’s first-quarter results, adding that third-party units sold grew 60 percent in the quarter. Read More

April 25, 2012 · 1 Comment

Nevada, Amazon Agree to Online Sales Tax

Another state joins the 'Amazon tax' buddy list.

Amazon and the state of Nevada have reached an agreement. The retail giant will begin collecting and remitting online sales tax for Nevada at the beginning of 2014, or as of the date decided on by federal legislation, whichever is earlier. Read More

April 18, 2012 · 239 Comments

eBay, Amazon: a Tale of Two Marketplaces

Why eBay sellers react more passionately to change than Amazon sellers

After the recent article I wrote on the new eBay return center received so many extremely emotional responses, I started doing a lot of thinking about the eBay seller community. While I was shocked at the hatred and venom that came through so strongly in the comments from some readers, I was not at all surprised by the emotional response. Read More

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