Retail Roundup—Supreme Court to revisit online tax; Amazon to expand Dash capabilities

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Amazon is hoping to expand its Dash button to smart devices.

Supreme Court will revisit online sales tax debate

The U.S. Supreme Court has made a decision to take up a South Dakota case on whether online sellers can be required to collect sales tax the same as local stores. The National Retail Federation, which supports the change in ruling, is also asking Congress to issue federal legislation to keep up with the changing retail environment. (Business Wire)

Amazon wants to expand Dash to smart devices

In an effort to expand its Dash offerings, Amazon has launched a set of software development tools for companies to build an instant-ordering option into their own products. This could open the capability for internet-connected appliances and smart devices to order multiple types of products. (The Seattle Times)

Absolute New York to open first U.S. store

Cosmetics brand Absolute New York will open its first U.S. store in Manhattan. Launched in 2013, the company sells products on its e-commerce site and in stores such as Walgreens, CVS and Absolute New York locations in other countries. (Cosmetics Design)

Protecting your brand on Amazon

Often brands will see their merchandise pop up on the site of an Amazon reseller. Amazon makes it clear that the company does not manage or enforce a brand's distribution policy—that is entirely the responsibility of the brand. (MediaPost)