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Retailers enter 2012 with visions of more e-commerce technology workers

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Whether retailers like it or not, consumers use smartphones in stores to check prices

Store retailers have no choice but to participate in the trend of consumers using mobile devices in stores to compare prices with other retailers over the web, a new study says. For example, stores can place QR codes in product displays to let shoppers get more details and provide mobile apps to extend special in-store offers.

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Online sales tax legislation has a running start heading into 2012

In the long-running effort to get federal legislation that would allow states to mandate sales tax collection by web and catalog retailers, 2012 may have a chance of seeing action with the Marketplace Fairness Act—with support from an unusual mix of Democrats, Republicans, retail chains and Amazon.com Inc. But eBay and others contend it would hurt small web merchants.

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