How You Take Your Coffee May Affect its Taxability

Posted by Avalara

October 11, 2017 | 10:30 AM

When researching my favorite beverage for National and International Coffee Days (Sept. 29 and Oct. 1), I discovered that coffee hyped up goats in ninth century Ethiopia and was dubbed a “bitter invention of Satan” by 17th century Christian Italians. This was unexpected. Still, the history of coffee surprises me less than the taxability of coffee drinks in several states.

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Topics: Avalara, Guest Blog, Sales tax

Digital Marketing Opportunities for Advanced B2B Manufacturing Marketers

Posted by Heather Kramer

October 6, 2017 | 9:00 AM

Out with the old and in with the new! Looking ahead to 2018, it's a natural time for all marketers to review the marketing tactics they've used this year and make plans for the New Year (and hopefully beyond!). For marketers involved in manufacturing, there are some particularly pressing issues which, if they can be addressed, will help 'feed the funnel' and develop new sales, leads, and marketing efficiency. 

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Topics: B2B, Content Marketing, Guest Blog

You Launched Your eCommerce Site, Now What?

Posted by Tom Kramer

March 27, 2017 | 10:30 AM

Remember that famous Field of Dreams quote? “If you build it, they will come.” That might have worked for Kevin Costner, but unfortunately, the same can’t be said for eCommerce. Simply creating an eCommerce site does not guarantee business.

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Topics: Marketing Challenges, Magento, Guest Blog

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

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