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The Supreme Court, State Sales Tax, & eCommerce: Your Questions Answered

In 1992, a mail order office equipment and supplies business named Quill brought a case to the U.S. Supreme Court against North Dakota. Their complaint involved having to pay sales tax in a state where they had neither employees nor warehouses (at the time the company had offices and warehouses in Illinois, California and Georgia.) “Quill argued that North Dakota’s attempt to collect sales taxes from the vendor violated the Supreme Court’s dormant commerce clause doctrine, which prohibits states from taking certain actions that interfere with interstate activity,” wrote Daniel Hemel in an article about the decision for Slate.com.

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Should Your B2B eCommerce Site Be More Like a B2C Retailer?

“Frost & Sullivan projects that B2B eCommerce will hit $12 trillion in sales worldwide by 2020, up from $5.5 trillion in 2012.” [Digital Commerce 360]

Topics: ecommerce B2B ecommerce ecommerce solutions ecommerce services