Why Does QVC charge sales tax?
The online shopping mega store, QVC, is probably the most popular option out there for people to feed their online shopping addiction and pick up some of the highest quality products that are available in today’s market. There are millions and millions of people who use the site every single day, but that number might be starting to shrink because of a recent change that the company made regarding their sales tax policy.
A lot of people are starting to complain about the fact that QVC, unlike many of the other online shopping companies, charges a sales tax on each and every item purchased online. The sales tax varies depending on the state in which the order is made from, so it is pretty much like ordering something at your local electronics or clothing store. One of the main reasons why people tend to choose online shopping over actually in person shopping is the fact that normally there is no extra tax put on the items that you buy.
Unfortunately, at least for now, the amount of users on the QVC website is starting to decline and probably will continue to go in that direction until something is done about the sales tax. I have never actually used the site, but now that I know about this sales tax issue, I really do not see the point in going in that direction at all.
Eventually, I believe that QVC will do the right thing and change its policy back to the way that it was before initializing the new sales tax policy. I think it would be a more profitable decision to make for everyone and one that would make the most sense in business and moral terms. There is really no need to try to squeeze an extra few dollars out of a loyal customer while running the risk of losing them for good.