Archive for the ‘Merchant Questions’ Category
Thursday, May 30th, 2013
We’ve heard from a number of retailers using Yahoo! Merchant Solutions regarding the Marketplace Fairness Act, proposed legislation currently moving through Congress. If this legislation becomes law, it will affect a certain number of you — specifically those of you who sell more than $1 million in goods and services out-of-state annually.
We wanted to take an opportunity to share a brief summary of current U.S. law, as well as a summary of the proposed legislation. We want to help merchants stay on top of the latest information, as it may have an impact on their online business.
Some states impose a sales tax, some states do not. This proposed legislation would not change that. Under current law, states can require businesses with a physical presence in the state to collect sales taxes from their customers. In addition, online shoppers in 45 states are required to report the sales taxes they owe on their Internet purchases to their state tax department. The proposed legislation would change the way these taxes are collected [...]
Friday, January 26th, 2007
I’ve seen a few merchants ask how to add a favicon to their site. If you don’t know what a favicon is, it’s the small icon that appears for some sites in the address bar of your browser or in the bookmarks or favorites listings. Figure 1: Favicon appearing in the Address bar Figure 2: [...]
Friday, June 23rd, 2006
I recently received the following question from a merchant: I run a Yahoo store that is still small enough to be in my home. I anticipate taking it into a real office space and hiring employees within 2 years. On average, [I receive] about 12 orders per day. In the past our store when we [...]
Thursday, June 15th, 2006
A merchant sent in this question recently: What is the best way to deal with a customer who orders using an incomplete address (for example, a work address at a large building and they don’t include the floor number or company name) and then they contact you all mad that they haven’t gotten their order? [...]