custom fit polo free weekend is big help to local retailers
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) Data from the Alabama Department of Revenue showed that the state is expecting to see an approximate $4.5 billion in sales over the tax free holiday weekend. That would be a 2.5 percent increase from the 2015 holiday weekend, which saw a negative percentage change, and that highest sales figure since 2008.On the tax fee weekend 11th year in Alabama, employees of retailers like Robbie Plunkett at Alabama Outdoors said it been a profitable weekend.have been up for us with the no tax, Plunkett said. also have other sales going on, so people are definitely coming in for the clothes and back to school stuff. Plunkett said school bound students are not the only ones who benefited from the deals.seen a lot of parents coming in and buying things for themselves, Plunkett said. definitely taking advantage of tax free clothes and shoes. Warnke, communications director for the Alabama Retail Association, said it is common for stores to coincide sales with tax free weekend to drive customers to purchase items that may not be included in the tax exemption.Brian Schroll, co owner of the Namedropper, said tax free weekend is about more than the sales brought in for that specific weekend.summer season can be kind of slow with people on vacation, Schroll said. tax free weekend is really good because it kind of kicks up sales for us for the fall and gets us ready for the fourth quarter. Fall is a big season for clothing and we getting all of our new stuff, so it a good chance to drive that crowd in. to Warnke, and the data from the Department of Revenue, the timing of tax free weekend also plays a role in how beneficial it is to retailers.Data showed that retailers tend to see more sales when the tax free weekend falls closer toward the beginning of August.Last year, tax free weekend was August 7 9, and retailers reported $4.4 billion in estimated tax sales compared to the $4.5 billion in 2014 when the weekend fell on the first three days of the month.In 2010,
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