Mailbag: July 22

In response to the article Online shopping tax discourages competition:

Dear Editor,

Not only does Tyler Johnson understand the issue with implementing a sales tax code for online retailers, but he also clearly realizes that the problem is Arizona’s retail stores are not coming up with strategies to be competitive. I recently read an article in the Wall Street Journal describing how Inc. is ahead of the game by setting up a system of warehouses in states which they will be required to charge sales tax. This strategy will allow them to provide same day delivery at no additional cost so that customers can click on an item and have it at their door step in a matter of hours.

Stefan Bringuier
Graduate student in Materials Science and Engineering