Norcross, Georgia, USA
About ACityDiscount …
John’s business of selling new and used restaurant equipment began with his father Bill Stack in 1973. The businesses thrived through the 70s and 80s when John Stack decided to commit full-time to the family business. In 1999, sales were falling fast as demand in their area decreased. John came up with the idea to expand his area of distribution by selling on the up-and-coming website called eBay. The experiment took off and A City Discount was revived on thriving online sales. The nation-wide reach of sales was extremely successful and continued to grow until John was able to open a large warehouse/store-front property.
We are a main street business that leveraged ecommerce. The main street business doesn’t have to manage 9,600 different sales tax rates; we collect for the districts in our state where we ship products. Why is it our responsibility to collect taxes nation-wide? We would lose customers and in turn profits and employees, because we would have to start selling at higher prices, while Amazon could continue to sell at a lower price.