Retail and Consumer Insights: Accounting and reporting considerations related to online sales

May 2013
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Retail and Consumer Insights: Accounting and reporting considerations related to online sales

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As e-commerce sales become more significant, many retailers are evaluating the potential accounting and reporting implications. This article highlights certain of the more significant considerations as it relates to the impact on comparable store sales and segment reporting.

Retailers continue to develop their strategies to capitalize on the virtual world of consumer buying. As a result, for many of the traditional brick and mortar retailers, e-commerce has become an important sales channel.