A2X vs. Bold: which one is better for Shopify accounting?

Healthy, resilient and profitable businesses depend on smart and accurate accounting.

Thankfully, much of the work involved with maintaining accurate books can be automated, freeing up your time to focus on other important things (like growing your business), with the peace of mind that your chosen technology has it covered.

But, how do you choose that technology? With numerous options for most apps, plugins, and integrations, how do you know which is best for your unique needs?

In this article, we will cover some of the key benefits that, based on customer reviews, help A2X to stand out from the crowd. And by the way, that’s whether you sell on Shopify, eBay, Amazon, Walmart or all of the above.

1. A2X does one thing extremely well, all the time

At A2X, we set out to solve a significant problem for ecommerce sellers. Rather than offering a suite of apps and plugins, we are experts in our niche: connecting accounting software with ecommerce stores and marketplaces. Unique to your industry and your needs.

What this means for you, is a highly capable customer support team that are ecommerce and accounting experts, and an app that’s designed to be perfectly accurate with minimal ongoing effort.

A2X does one thing very well - all the time. But don’t take our word for it:

“The niche focus of A2X has really paid off... no other tool on the market nails [ecommerce payout] reporting like their tool. It's ALWAYS accurate and saves loads of time.” - Jeremiah K.
“Cannot imagine how one can do the same tasks without A2X. We have tried several other connectors before choosing this one and this is the only one that really works and it's really needed.” - Luca F.
“Works well, never any issues once set up. Syncs into Xero seamlessly and without error.” - Jennifer C.
“I can tell I'm talking to an accountant and that they understand what I'm trying to do.” - Brian L.
Source: Capterra

2. A2X uses the settlement accounting method

Rather than dealing with individual orders at the transactional level, A2X records your financial activity in batches - grouped to represent the sales and expenses that make up each settlement payout.

When you connect your ecommerce platform and accounting software with A2X, it collects your transaction data, crunches the numbers, and posts it in your accounting system as tidy invoices or journals that match up perfectly with the money you receive.

This is helpful because for most online stores, Shopify collects payments from customers on the seller’s behalf. Every 5-7 days, the revenue collected minus any expenses are paid out to the seller’s bank account.

Without A2X, you would need to manually reconcile all your individual orders and separate them out yourself in order to compare monthly performance and maintain accurate financials. This can become a nightmare as you grow!

So, what does that mean for your business? A more dynamic and accurate view of your sales and cash flow. Easy to compare analytics and reports of your finances with little-to-no input from you. Which all, ultimately, leads to better and more informed business decisions.

“A2X always works. It provides accurate and detailed information for the settlement period. The team is always making improvements to their product. Tech support is super fast and knowledgeable.” - Jeremy A.
Source: Capterra

3. A2X grows with you, seamlessly, no matter how fast

Pay for what you need - no more, no less. At A2X, we have a number of packages designed for the many growth stages of ecommerce businesses so that you can evolve through them at your own pace. As you get bigger, we remain consistent, quick and reliable.

What this means for you as a seller is peace of mind that you are investing in the right software for the long-term. No need to learn new systems each time you smash sales goals - so, get back to it! We’ve got you covered.

“I have been using A2X for 2.5 years and it makes my job SO much easier. It pulls in [ecommerce platform] sales data and maps it to the appropriate accounts. It allows me to reconcile fast and easy. I can't imagine doing my job without it! It really is a must have for all accountants and bookkeepers posting [ecommerce] sales.” - Eileen S.
“It is great if you expand to international markets as well as [your US ecommerce platform]. It is really easy to use and does truly make invoicing much easier.” - Kevin B.
“Best tool out there! It’s a must if you want to grow your business!” - Lynn T.
Source: Capterra

4. A2X tracks Cost of Goods Sold, automatically

In order to adjust and evolve with your customers, you need to know what sells and how much you’re making from each order. A2X can track your COGS automatically as orders come in, keeping a basic inventory tallied up for you.

This will help you to better understand your profit margins, maintain visibility over your stock levels and gain actionable insights into which products you should focus on. It will also help you offer great customer experience with minimal “out of stock” periods, and gain a better understanding of your variable expenses.

“I work as an accountant for businesses in ecommerce… I ALWAYS suggest my clients use A2X [for its] easy to use interface, various reports to be generated [and] immensely helpful for businesses with lots of products to account for Cost of Goods Sold.” - Franklin D.
Source: Capterra

5. A2X is great value

Our prices start from as low as $19/month for small businesses.

We have designed our offerings to be customizable as possible so that you only pay for what you need, and can invest the rest of your cash into other areas of your business. The way it should be.

“Seriously, for the time I spent before doing journal entries, A2X is well worth the price.” - Ryan W.
“Enormous time saving, great price, excellent customer support” - Daniel Q.
“Easy to use and immediately saw the value. Splitting [ecommerce] deposits between months was a brutal exercise and now A2X handles it all. A2X & [your accounting software] is a no brainer tech stack for any [ecommerce] seller.” -Catherine F.
Source: Capterra

Try A2X for free

When choosing which technology to invest in for your business, you want to work with apps that you can set up easily, trust to do their job and not break the bank.

A2X does all this and more, with the settlement accounting approach being one of the main drawcards. Whether you’re a seasoned accounting pro, a professional bookkeeper, or an ecommerce seller doing your best, A2X can help.

A2X integrates with eBay, Amazon, Shopify and Walmart, so simply choose your platform and sign up for your free trial today!