Sunday Amazon.com announced that it was implementing taxes for product sales.
Texas, California and Pennsylvania are among the 13 states that will be seeing these taxes over the next year and a half.
Financial experts are saying that the reason for the tax increase is because of major shortfalls in the budget.
Amazon has used its tax-free perk to remind buyers that it's cheaper to purchase goods online than from a store but now that might not be so true.
This means that local businesses might see an increase of customers moving from online shopping to shopping in local stores.
Kid's Village owner, Anne Pierce, says that there's more than one way shopping locally can affect purchase satisfaction.
"First of all, when you have a local business and people shop locally, they can touch and feel and see the quality that they're getting." Pierce said.
And for Texas buyers, it's about saving money but it's also about convenience.
For small town residents like Tracie Ables, there are some reasons that buying online is more beneficial.
"Because I live in a small town, sometimes it's easier to buy online to get what you're looking for." Ables said.
These taxes have been implemented since July 1st and customers can expect those extra costs to to be built into their online shopping costs.