Friday, June 11, 2010

A Question: Please Give Feedback

I've begun considering including the sales tax in the price on my taxable items. I think it would make transactions quicker and easier at a busy market. I also would like to avoid the disappointment I sometimes see on a shopper's face when I tell them the price for their item after the tax is added in. I think vendors are split on how they handle tax, so shoppers are not always expecting that extra charge for the tax.

So here's my question: What would you prefer?
a) Lower sticker price with tax added later or
b) Slightly higher sticker price with tax included

If I include the tax I will round the price to the nearest nickel to make things quicker for shoppers.

Please let me know what you think as I would like to do what the majority of shoppers would prefer. Thanks!


  1. I like it with the tax already included. Somehow if you know its that price, and that the tax is already taken care of, it feels like a bargain (because no more has to be added on). Of course I may be slightly insane....

  2. A market master just told me that we're supposed to have both price and tax communicated to the customer. I didn't know that, but it settles my dilemma.