WebUndies.com was recently featured in a blog entry on Daisy’s Review. She loved it! You will too…
Earlier this week, eCommerce magazine Internet Retailer hosted the 4th Annual IRCE Focus Design + Mobile conference in Orlando, Florida. WebUndies.com partner, Terri Hunsinger spoke at the conference on the topic of mobile web sites for Small Businesses. As a small business owner, she shared insights about the process and costs of creating a mobile-optimized site. Her co-presenter was David Byun of GeekAccessories.com. Thanks to IR for allowing WebUndies.com to be part of such an exciting industry event!
This week, WebUndies.com donated over 500 pairs of pajamas to a wonderful organization, Pajama Program. Two of the WebUndies.com owners, Gene and Ruth Marino made the trip to Red bank, New Jersey with a car full of boxes! They are pictured above with Gerri & Denise, of the New Jersey chapter of the Pajama Program.
WebUndies.com has experienced fantastic growth over the last 14 years and we are in the process of expanding our warehouse & fulfillment space (again). Rather than relocate all of our products, our partners pored over the list of products and selected items for donation. The big question was who should be on the receiving end. Terri Hunsinger, also a partner at WebUndies.com, had been following the Pajama Program’s efforts for several years and felt the organization was a great fit.
According to the official Pajama Program purpose, Pajama Program provides new pajamas and new books to children in need, many who are waiting and hoping to be adopted. These children live in various situations including group homes, shelters and temporary housing facilities and are shufﬂed often from one place to another. Many of them have been abandoned, abused or neglected. Most of these children have never enjoyed the simple comfort of having a mother or father tuck them in at bedtime with warm, clean pajamas and a bedtime story. How could we resist?
To celebrate our 14th year in business, supplying the world with the best selection of fun undies, pajamas and robes for the family, we are offering FREE standard shipping on all orders today, shipped within the US. Wish you knew earlier? Be sure to sign up for our mailing list!
As a small, family-run business, WebUndies.com does a great job at exceeding customer expectations and treating everyone we deal with fairly, from vendors to customers and employees. Now, we are part of a group of businesses that feel we are on the verge of some very unfair treatment.
As large retailers like Amazon expand their businesses and open more warehouses, they are subject to collect sales tax in states where they are located. This was not an issue before they got to be so big and they delightedly sold products all over without collecting tax. Now that they need to start collecting tax, they seem to have “seen the light” and think it is fair for everyone to collect tax. After all, why should small businesses have any advantage?
We can tell you why! Sales tax codes vary not only state-to-state, but also from county to county and sometimes town to town. On top of that, the items that are taxed vary. For example, we sell clothing, which is not a taxable item in New Jersey, but is taxable in neighboring New York, though at different tax rates depending on where in NY you shop and live. Can you imagine the immense burden on small businesses like ours and many others?
We would need to hire an outside company just to manage tax collection and payment. That extra expense would mean we have less money to hire more staff or invest in our business. We would be happy to collect tax if it was simplified- why doesn’t our government consider that before placing the burden on the small businesses that support local economies? Shame on our elected officials for catering, yet again, to the voices of big business and the money they give to campaigns and lobbyists!
For more, read this article by Internet Retailer: http://www.internetretailer.com/2013/04/22/sales-tax-bill-advances