SALE AND TAXATION OF GOODS OVER THE INTERNET

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Advantages

  • Lower overhead costs - don't have to pay rent, utilities, insurance, possibly less employees for a store front
  • Ability to reach wider customer base
  • Different forum to provide customer service
  • Advertising opportunities

Disadvantages

  • Shipping issues, including cost and safety
  • Legal issues surrounding advertising on the Internet
  • Increased need for customer service
  • Interstate commerce issues
  • Taxation issues