eCommerce Today — August 17, 2017: Marketplace Sellers get Sales Tax Amnesty & other top things you should know about

By Sabir Semerkant

Top eCommerce things you should know today — August 17, 2017.

  1. States offer a sales tax amnesty program for Amazon marketplace sellers. 19 states are participating in a new Multistate Tax Initiative that will allow marketplace sellers to file for state taxes without paying back-tax penalties for not complying in previous years. [Digital Commerce 360, Internet Retailer]
  2. Break-up plan for Staples: B2B unit stands out. Sycamore Partners plans to separate the U.S. and Canadian retail chains of Staples as independent operations, leaving the North American Delivery unit — including, and — the remaining business within Staples. [Digital Commerce 360, B2B eCommerce World]
  3. Internet-based Companies Boost U.S. Ad Revenue. With high digital media growth rates, Mr. Wieser is forecasting a 1% decline for national TV ad spending. [WSJ]
  4. China’s Online Giants Back $12 Billion Deal to Shake Up State Firm. [NY Times]
  5. 5 Tips for E-Commerce Businesses, from Square’s SEO Expert. [Square]

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About the Author

Sabir Semerkant is a data-obsessed, Transformative and entrepreneurial Senior Marketing Executive in E-commerce and Digital Marketing offers progressive global experience at growth oriented companies in the consumer goods and e-commerce sector. He is currently the SVP of eCommerce at VaynerMedia working alongside Gary Vaynerchuk and team. He can be found via LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram. His articles are posted on Medium.

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