Clicking ‘checkout’ could cost more after Supreme Court case

By | April 16, 2018

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Online shoppers have gotten used to seeing that line on checkout screens before they click “purchase.” But a case before the Supreme Court could change that.

The Supreme Court is scheduled to start hearing oral arguments in the case, South Dakota v. Wayfair 17-494, on Tuesday and make its decision by the end of June. Online retailers Wayfair, Overstock.com and Newegg are among those opposing South Dakota’s attempt to charge online sales taxes.

Wayfair, a Boston-based website that sells furnishings, opened two Maine call centers in 2016, one in Bangor and one at Brunswick Landing, planning to hire …read more

Source: Bangor Daily News