Why GST Isn’t The Big Competitive Issue For Online Stores

Large local retailers love to claimed that online shopping is unfair to them because overseas sales don’t attract GST for sub-$1,000 purchases, and they’ve even persuaded the Productivity Commission to examine the issue. SmartCompany has a well-put summary of why the arguments pushed by the big retailers are fundamentally wrong-headed.

None of what the piece is an earth-shattering revelation; we’ve noted before that big companies who argue they’re disadvantaged by online sales but have no online option themselves don’t have any real basis for whining. But it’s a good resource to point any less tech-savvy relatives and friends to if they try and tell you that online shopping is “bad for the economy” with no more basis than a corporate-funded advertising campaign.

5 reasons the big retailers are wrong [Smart Company]

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