Be careful! “Electric business tax” was imposed after the amazon sales fell by 10%


electricity tariffs since last year the two sessions, gradually attention by people. What should a e-commerce sales tax? How to collect? Now, this is a very thorny problem. Before we solve this problem, we especially want to know, if the electricity tariffs, sales of e-commerce sites can cause much impact? From the Ohio state university recently, a survey about “tax’s influence on the amazon”, provides us with quantitative indicators for reference.

the study points out, in the state of electricity tariffs, amazon’s user shopping consumption than those who don’t states electricity tariffs by 10%. Not only such, high turnover (single shopping at more than $300) fell 24% year on year.

at Ohio state university’s fisher college Brian Baugh, said: “there is no doubt that (had) don’t have to pay tax, is e-commerce sites than brick-and-mortar retailers a competitive advantage.” This means that to some extent, electricity giant can put the prices of the goods even further. Online shopping besides has the advantages such as convenient and quick, the most important to attract consumers from offline to online means is “cheap”.

although e-commerce sites, such as the amazon once (and continued to now) and electricity tariffs “game”, but has now begun to 20 American states pay sales tax. On the surface, the government electricity tariffs seems to stand in the “opposite” of consumers, but the tax authority, seems to be suffering. It is reported, no electricity tariffs, the state will be a loss of $23 billion a year. In addition, the traditional brick-and-mortar retailers for many years also complained about not electricity tariffs, and accused the government did not “platforms, a bowl of water.

what’s interesting is that even in the electrical contractor after-tax was imposed, amazon’s overall sales “slightly” did not bring direct benefits of brick-and-mortar retailers. The reason is that many shoppers chose to amazon’s replacement. And online electricity, compared to 20% annual sales growth is growth of only 2% of traditional entity shop.