2021 Sales Tax Changes Report Examines New Business Trends and Shifting Tax Landscape

Repost from Avalara

Avalara has a 2021 Sales Tax Changes Reports to help businesses.

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected how we learn, shop, socialize, travel, and work. That, in turn, is influencing tax policy.

After employees across numerous industries transitioned to working from home, states struggled to determine the tax implications of a newly remote workforce. As ecommerce sellers struggled to keep up with a surge in sales, states that tax remote sales benefited from a steady source of sales tax revenue. When education and events moved online, the question of how tax should apply to virtual events arose. And so on.

Our 2021 sales tax changes report examines emerging trends in business and tax. As always, it should serve as a resource for business leaders and tax professionals seeking to better understand the ever-shifting tax landscape.


Get Shipping Discounts and Savings from Shippo and Fishbowl ShipExpress®

Shippo is offering exclusive discounts to Fishbowl ShipExpress users, Fishbowl Blog

Want to get special discounts on shipping without SaaS fees for each of those labels? Easy. All you have to do is create a Shippo account and download the newly redesigned Fishbowl ShipExpress plugin. Shippo has partnered with Fishbowl to waive its 5-cent software service fee when Fishbowl users generate a shipping label.

What’s the catch, you might ask? None, if you’re a Fishbowl customer! Fishbowl ShipExpress is absolutely free for every Fishbowl customer, and it automatically adds a new module and many features to the Shipping and Sales modules.

Fishbowl ShipExpress used to cost $995, but it’s now available at no cost to help Fishbowl customers when they need it most during the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s also the reason why Shippo has stepped up to waive its usual software fees tied to shipping labels. Both companies want their customers to be able to do their jobs without any added expenses associated with their shipping services.

With Fishbowl ShipExpress, you get the following features:


10 Ways Fishbowl Can Help Your Business During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Fishbowl can help your business during the coronavirus pandemic.
Fishbowl can help your business during the coronavirus pandemic.

With all the uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, the future might look bleak. But Fishbowl has several inventory management and other business tools that can help you turn uncertainty into an opportunity to grow. While your competitors are struggling to stay afloat, you can leap ahead of them by implementing the following advanced tools and strategies.


Ecommerce Inventory Management Software

Fishbowl is an excellent ecommerce inventory management solution, Fishbowl Blog
Inventory management software is essential for ecommerce businesses, Fishbowl Blog

Are you looking for inventory management software that works with your ecommerce platform?

When you’re using state-of-the-art technology to sell products, it’s important to have an equally advanced inventory management system in place that can keep up with your customers’ demands. Otherwise, you could run into serious supply issues.

Here are some of the benefits of using inventory management software in your ecommerce business.


Simplify and Secure Your Payments with CardConnect

CardConnect A First Data Company logo, Fisbhowl Blog
CardConnect A First Data Company logo, Fisbhowl BlogFishbowl has partnered with CardConnect to offer you a single source solution to streamline and simplify the way you do business while also reducing processing costs and ensuring next-day funding. This partnership will provide Fishbowl users with a payment solution that is simple, secure, and reliable. CardConnect’s patented security features give you true Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE), securing each transaction and virtually eliminating the risk of your customer data ever being hacked. Together, Fishbowl and CardConnect will offer users access to a full suite of payment technology features, including: (more…)

How to Get the Most Out of Your Fishbowl On-Site

Follow these 8 steps to make the most of your time with a Fishbowl on-site trainer, Fishbowl Blog
Here are eight important things you can do to get the most out of your on-site training from Fishbowl. The more time you take to document your current processes, install the software, and enter your data, the more time your trainer will have to cover advanced topics during the on-site training. On with the eight ways to prepare yourself for your on-site! (more…)

Scan 2D Barcodes with the New LilyPad Add-on to Fishbowl

There's a big difference between 2D and 1D barcodes, Fishbowl BlogWith the help of LilyPad Applications’ new Mobile Warehouse product, Fishbowl customers can now scan 2D barcodes rather than just 1D barcodes. This is a big deal because it lets you do much more with your barcode scanners in a shorter amount of time. You can scan a single barcode and populate dozens of fields in Fishbowl at the same time. To understand how this works, let’s first talk about the difference between 1D and 2D barcodes. (more…)

Fishbowl Compatibility: Merchant Services

Fishbowl is compatible with many merchant services, Fishbowl Blog
Merchant services allow businesses to accept credit and debit card payments from customers. That’s a pretty integral ingredient in having a successful business, especially when you think about how many people pay with plastic instead of paper and coins.

Fishbowl’s Compatibility with Merchant Services

Fishbowl is compatible with many merchant services, Fishbowl BlogFishbowl is compatible with a number of merchant services providers: (more…)

Fishbowl Compatibility: Hosting Services

Fishbowl works with a variety of server hosting services, Fishbowl Blog
Fishbowl works with a variety of server hosting services, Fishbowl BlogHosting your data in the cloud is a smart idea. That way, you don’t have to worry about someone stealing files from your computers, losing files in a computer crash, or otherwise having information compromised. You can also gain easy access to all of your files and software from practically any device and in any location where you have an Internet connection.

Fishbowl’s Integration with Hosting Services

Fishbowl works with a number of hosting services: (more…)

Fishbowl Compatibility: EDI Solutions

Fishbowl works with EDI solutions to allow vendors to work with big retail chains, Fishbowl Blog
So you’ve got a bunch of great products and you’re looking to make the leap into the big leagues, doing business with some of the biggest retailers, like Target and Wal-Mart. What’s the most important thing you need to get? An EDI solution!

Why EDI Is So Important

Fishbowl works with EDI solutions to allow vendors to work with big retail chains, Fishbowl BlogEDI stands for electronic data interchange, and it is incredibly important to wholesale distributors, manufacturers, and other businesses that ship lots of goods to retailers. Big retailers won’t even do business with you unless you have an EDI solution. What an EDI solution does is it takes all of the information about an order that you need to send to retailers and it formats it to meet their specifications. (more…)