What's the Deal With "Sometimes Taxable"?

Posted by Avalara

April 11, 2016 | 10:30 AM

sometimes_taxable.pngJust when you thought you had a handle on the rules for taxing goods and services, you come face to face with the new compliance bully on the block: “sometimes taxable.” Businesses must correctly deal with these sometimes-exempt and sometimes-subject-to-sales-tax products and services or suffer the consequences. Knowing when tax applies to “sometimes taxable” goods and services is essential to successful tax compliance – but it’s not always so easy to discern.

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Topics: Guest Blog, Avalara

Time For Some Data Spring Cleaning

Posted by ARCTOOLS

March 9, 2016 | 12:21 PM

Everywhere we turn these days everyone seems to be talking about data: data growth, data privacy, data capital. In fact, there seems to be no shortage of mind-boggling facts about data – did you know, for example, that:

  • Apparently 90% of all the data in the world has been generated over the last two years?
  • Data is growing faster than ever before and by the year 202
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Topics: JD Edwards, Guest Blog

2016 Sales Tax Changes: What to Expect in the New Year

Posted by Avalara

January 25, 2016 | 10:50 AM

Like every New Year, 2016 will bring many sales tax changes. Rates will decrease or increase, there’ll be new product taxability rules, exemptions will expire or take effect, and there will be reporting changes. The only thing certain when it comes to sales tax is that change happens. And it often happens without much warning.

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Topics: Guest Blog, Avalara

10 Things That Cripple Your Magento Store (That You Might Not Even Realize You're Doing)

Posted by Simple Helix

January 20, 2016 | 11:36 AM

The first thing your potential customers see of your site will normally be the blank browser window that displays as your site begins to load after they clicked on a search result link to your website. That’s the moment the countdown begins: from that moment on, your website is being judged, albeit subconsciously, by the customer. Hopefully within a few seconds your customer is presented by the slick, clean interface of your Magento storefront.

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Topics: Magento, Guest Blog

Be a Savvy Seller in 2016

Posted by Avalara

December 21, 2015 | 11:46 AM

What does it take to be a savvy seller in 2016? Be smart about social media, be open to apps, and offer your clients the best checkout experience possible.

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Topics: eCommerce, Guest Blog

Pumpkins, Piercings, and the Paranormal: 10 Scary Ways States Apply Sales Tax

Posted by Avalara

October 21, 2015 | 11:42 AM

Bwaahahaha! Is that the ghostly laugh of a Halloween haunt — or the auditor reviewing your sales tax returns? Dealing with sales tax can be a ghoulish task. And for businesses with compliance obligations in multiple states, it can be frighteningly difficult to know which rules apply.

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Topics: eCommerce, Guest Blog

Will it be Happy Holidays for Retailers this Year?

Posted by Avalara

September 21, 2015 | 11:25 AM

November and December are no “ho-ho-ho” laughing matter for retailers. Seasonal shopping is serious business. Nearly 20% of total retail sales occur during this period. But shopping trends are a lot like fashion trends; what was hot last year may not be now. Here’s a closer look at some key takeaways from 2014 as well as a “nice list” for what retailers can do this year to keep customers happy and keep them spending.

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Topics: eCommerce, Guest Blog

Time to Go Back to School on Sales Tax

Posted by Avalara

August 24, 2015 | 12:06 PM

August is traditionally a big sales month for retailers who reap revenue from back-to-school shoppers. To help out local businesses and encourage consumer spending, several states provide sales tax holidays on essential items like clothing and supplies. Yet, despite being the second biggest retail event of the year, and with 17 states on board in 2015, sales tax holidays aren’t always an easy sell.

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Topics: eCommerce, Guest Blog

Humor in Marketing

Posted by aheadWorks

August 19, 2015 | 11:57 AM

Online businesses start with the attraction of visitors to their stores and the goal of creating an abundant flow of prospects. Eventually, customers come for products, but that’s not the only reason. They also need some knowledge, involvement, recognition, and … fun.

Humor in marketing seems to be that Holy Grail that is able to breathe life into any brand and make it go viral immediately. But, is it really so simple and beneficial? Let’s reveal both sides of humor in marketing and discover whether this approach is suitable to all audiences and in all circumstances.

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Topics: Guest Blog, Content Marketing

Do I Need a Full Warehouse Manufacturing System?

Posted by RF-SMART

August 10, 2015 | 1:30 PM

Oracle JD Edwards is a robust ERP with lots of functionality and modules to meet your business needs. If you’re considering implementing JDE or looking to make the most of your current investment, how do you know which module is right for your warehouse? Let’s start from the beginning.

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Topics: JD Edwards, Guest Blog

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