By Corinne Clements

Hey everyone, and welcome to this week’s installment of TraQing News! We’ve rounded up some content for you as you wind down your work week. From the top 25 CE e-tailers to the impact of new sales-tax laws, here are some of our favorite articles from this week:

hand holding credit card2018 Top 25 CE E-Tailers Report: How Retail Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Internet | Alan Wolf: Brick-and-mortar stores have had a rather tumultuous relationship with e-commerce. However, as TWICE’s top 25 list of consumer electronics e-tailers shows, most retailers have fully embraced e-tail. While Amazon holds the top spot for CE e-tail, retailers who have traditionally had physical locations are moving up the ranks.

Gadget makers are bracing for Trump’s trade war | Russell Brandom and Makena Kelly: As the US and China begin to impose tariffs on one another, small consumer electronics manufacturers are getting ready for the impact the tariffs will have on their ability to create gadgets. Many of these small businesses rely on cheap parts from China in order to dream up the latest and greatest gadgets for American consumers.

Why Amazon’s retail dominance won’t be disrupted by the Supreme Court’s big tax ruling | Jason Del Rey: The Supreme Court has handed down a decision that will change the way sales taxes are collected on internet sales- states can collect sales tax on all goods shipped into the state, instead of only on e-tailers who had a physical presence in a state for that state to collect sales tax. For some big players like, Amazon, who already collected sales taxes in all the states that have sales tax, this ruling will not affect their bottom line as much.

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