Online Shopping

Mark Perry

You may not be hearing Christmas music when you shop right now, but make no mistake, the holiday shopping season began this week. Retail experts are forecasting online sales will outpace in-store shopping for the first time ever this holiday season. WBOI’s Mark Perry reports how the growing online marketplace is changing the retail workforce in Northeast Indiana.

The internet isn’t destroying retail jobs – it’s just shifting them. That’s according to George Andersen, Editor in Chief and Publisher of Retail Wire.

Indiana Shoppers Will Be Charged Sales Tax on Amazon

Jan 3, 2014

Hoosiers shopping on Amazon dot com are now being charged sales taxes on their purchases. The online retailer’s new policy is part of a settlement it made with Indiana back in 2012. 

The Indiana-based mall operator Simon Property Group sued Indiana in 2011, saying it was giving Amazon an unequal business advantage by not requiring it to charge sales tax. Amazon doesn’t collect sales tax in most states.