Etsy

Etsy Accounting Guide: Everything You Need To Know

Estimated reading time: 9 minutes.  Etsy sellers, arguably, have more to account for in their books than other ecommerce sellers. Keeping track of all the costs involved in creating a product, and then selling it, is essential to ensuring you make a profit in the end. If you want to grow, that is. In this Etsy accounting guide, part of our Etsy accounting hub, we’ll be covering all the key things that sellers like you need to know, and do, to successfully manage your books.

The Ultimate Etsy Sales Tax Guide

Estimated reading time: 9 minutes, 30 seconds. If you’re an Etsy seller concerned about whether you should be collecting sales tax yet, or how to remit it, then this guide is for you. Sales tax can get confusing. Not only does every US state have its own criteria for when to pay but rates, rules, and filing frequencies differ too. But you’re not in it alone. There are plenty of ways you can successfully handle your sales tax that shouldn’t sink your business.

Everything You Need To Know About Etsy Shipping [2021 Guide]

Estimated reading time: 12 minutes. The rapid expansion of ecommerce has had a similar impact on the fulfillment sector. By 2027, global ecommerce fulfillment is expected to be worth $113.6 billion. According to Etsy, you’re far from alone if you’re worried about shipping: “It’s normal to feel a little anxiety around the delivery and handling process – in fact, it’s one of the most common concerns new sellers have.

Etsy Fees UK: Understanding The Fees For UK Sellers [Guide]

Estimated reading time: 8 minutes. If you’re an Etsy seller in the UK and want to better understand its fees, then you’re in the right place. You won’t just be charged for listing items on Etsy. Depending on which services you use from the platform, you could be paying numerous fees to run your business. There are ways to manage and reduce them, but you need to know exactly what to expect and how to track them to do this.

Etsy vs Amazon Handmade: How Do They Stack Up?

Estimated reading time: 15 minutes. Listen up, talented artisans. If you’re eager to share your creations with the world but unsure whether Etsy or Amazon is the right space for you, don’t go away. Etsy is an established marketplace of similar sellers that saw a growth of 160% in its habitual buyers last year (2020). The ecommerce giant that is Amazon has a dedicated section for handmade products, giving sellers like you access to its unparalleled visitor numbers.

Etsy Tips To Grow And Improve Your Business

Estimated reading time: 9 minutes, 30 seconds. So you’ve got an Etsy store, and it’s doing ok - maybe even well, but you’re keen to grow? Great, you’re in the right place. There are plenty of ways to make your store bigger and better, and not all of them cost you money. That’s what this blog is about: our top Etsy tips, both free and paid, for improving your business and taking it to the next level.

Amazon Handmade Fees: How Much Does It Cost To Sell?

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes, 30 seconds. Amazon gets around 200 million unique visitors every month. Amazon Handmade gives crafty sellers and makers the chance to get their original products in front of this same audience, and it comes at a slightly different price. This article will explain all you need to know about Amazon Handmade fees, other requirements for selling on Amazon Handmade, and how to simplify the fee process.

What Are The Best Things To Sell On Etsy To Make Money?

Estimated reading time: 8 minutes. Unlike other marketplace facilitators, Etsy has a niche. And the success of the top-selling products on Etsy may have just as much to do with the sellers and how they operate as what the items are themselves. Best-selling items change all the time. So instead of giving you a fish, we are going to teach you to fish. This guide will explore who sells on Etsy, who buys on Etsy and why this should dictate your strategy.

Etsy Advertising Guide: Grow With Promoted Listings & Ads

Estimated reading time: 15 minutes. Spending money advertising your Etsy store might feel a bit daunting. How much should you spend? Is it worth it? Will you see any return, and how quickly? In this guide, we’ll explore exactly what your Etsy advertising options are, both on and off the site. We’ll also cover the free things you can do to boost sales, and ensure that you’ve maximized every opportunity to succeed on Etsy - paid and unpaid.

How To Sell On Etsy: Everything You Need To Know [Guide]

Estimated reading time: 26 minutes. Etsy is the home of the makers, the doers, the dreamers, and the creators. Original, vintage, and hand-made products are Etsy’s trade. So naturally, it attracts crafty sellers wanting to share their talents and skills. But Etsy is an ecommerce platform first and foremost - one with a trade value of $2 billion on the NYSE. Selling on Etsy successfully takes more than simply signing up and listing a product.

Etsy SEO Guide: Everything You Need To Know [Ultimate Guide]

Estimated reading time: 13 minutes, 30 seconds. “Sellers control the most important factors in Etsy search placement.” Etsy.  Etsy SEO is worth your time. Still one of the top digital marketing strategies for the greatest return, SEO for Etsy can be broken down into a few key areas for relatively straightforward application. The only challenging thing about SEO is that it’s a journey, not a destination.

Shopify vs Etsy: Which Platform Should You Sell On?

Estimated reading time: 13 minutes. What do a pair of snowboarding, outdoor enthusiasts, and an urban apartment-dwelling creative have in common? All were entrepreneurial founders of two of the most popular and successful ecommerce businesses in the world to date: Shopify and Etsy. They built the tools to enable imaginative sellers like you to bring your products to the world. But which is right for your business? If you sell craft, handmade or vintage items (which meets Etsy’s criteria), and you’re unsure whether to kick off with Etsy marketplace or go solo with Shopify, this guide is for you.

How Does Accounting Compare Across Ecommerce Platforms Today? An A2X x Insightful Accountant Webinar

Estimated reading time: 1 minute. On 26th May 2021, we took part in a webinar with Insightful Accountant to discuss how ecommerce sellers need different kinds of accounting support based on their selling platform. We explored what’s changed and still changing, the key accounting challenges for each type of seller, and trends emerging within the industry. Armed with these insights, ecommerce accountants can anticipate the changing needs of their clients this year and better serve them in their journeys.

Good Etsy Shop Names And How To Find Yours

Estimated reading time: 8 minutes. As an Etsy seller, creativity comes naturally to you. But if coming up with a good Etsy shop name has thrown you off your game, you wouldn’t be the first. Equally problematic is if you’ve already come up with your preferred store name, but tragedy strikes, and your name has been used by another Etsy shop. Not knowing where to begin is expected, but we’ve got you covered.

How To Set Up An Etsy Seller Account [Tutorial]

Estimated reading time: 8 minutes. So you’re thinking about joining the Etsy family? Exciting! Etsy is the platform for creatives, where imagination comes to life and buyers love personal touches. It’s all about the hand-made, human feel, but it does need to start with some techy steps first. Setting up your Etsy seller account is very easy, and this article will show you exactly how (as well as the crucial next step).

Etsy Business Plan Template: Prepare For Selling On Etsy

Estimated reading time: 11 minutes. Are you considering turning your hobby into a business using the Etsy marketplace? Well, you’ll be joining a platform that gets around 81.9 million buyers these days looking for handmade goods just like yours. Before you dive in though, we invite you to lower the tools for a moment and funnel that creative flow into a top-notch Etsy business plan. It’s crucial to understand exactly what your business does, its identity and how it’s going to function so that when it comes to making costly decisions, you have a road map to guide you.

Etsy Integration Guide: How To Simplify Your Etsy Business

Estimated reading time: 14 minutes.  Having apps that automate parts of your to-do list is great, but if they don’t talk to each other, you still need to mediate. With the plethora of app options out there today, developers have already solved this problem for us and continually update and upgrade the way our tech solutions communicate. We have become masters of automation, and Etsy sellers are just as much invited to the party as any other seller.

How To Integrate Etsy and Sage Business Cloud Accounting

Estimated reading time: 9 minutes, 30 seconds. Time is one thing you can’t buy and if you’re an Etsy seller, it’s probably safe to assume that you already need as much of it as possible to create. Bookkeeping is fundamental to the survival and growth of your business, so it needs your attention and your investment. Fortunately, neither of those things need to be significant - not with the technology that allows you to work smarter, not harder.

How To Integrate Quickbooks For Etsy Using A2X [Tutorial]

Estimated reading time: 10 minutes.  Etsy is for the makers and creators. If you’re an Etsy seller, it’s probably safe to assume that you didn’t open a store wanting to focus all your time on managing its accounting. As you’ll no doubt be aware, your bookkeeping has to be a priority. Fortunately, there are some excellent software options, apps, and integrations out there all designed to make your life as easy as possible.

How To Integrate Etsy And Xero With A2X [Automation Guide]

Estimated reading time: 11 minutes, 30 seconds. If you’re an Etsy seller, you’re likely driven by creativity and probably didn’t get into business to manage bookkeeping. Accounting might not be in your comfort zone, but even if it is, there are quicker and more accurate options for managing it besides manually inputting data. This way, you can get back to what you do best: Making. Apps and integrations are beautiful things, but you need to understand how they work with, and optimize, one another to get the best out of them.

Introducing A2X for Etsy

To all the makers, designers and craftspeople out there, get ready to spend less time on your accounts and more time creating. Today, we are excited to announce the launch of A2X for Etsy. Etsy sellers will now be able to integrate A2X with their stores and accounting software for accurate, seamless accounting. Etsy: “Keep Commerce Human” A niche marketplace dedicated to all things handmade and original, it is Etsy’s mission to keep people at the heart of ecommerce.

Why A2X for Xero Is A Great OneSaas Alternative

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes. There are thousands of ecommerce apps and integrations on the market today all trying to solve problems for sellers. Whether it’s accounting, fulfilment, customer management, marketing or tax compliance, business owners are able to design a tech stack that perfectly services their unique needs and goals, and removes much of the requirement for human input. As much as a customized infrastructure is an incredible resource, having numerous separate apps poses a tricky challenge: How do you get them talking to each other?

AC Ecommerce Accounting – Cindy Smith

Penny perfect month-end for Cindy Smith and clients A2X saves ECommerce Accounting LLC hours of manual reconciliation Cindy Smith has worked as a CPA her entire adult life – it’s her bread and butter. Several years ago, her son and his wife started an eCommerce business and Cindy offered to take care of the books. But she quickly realised that the world of eCommerce came with a raft of complexities.

Cardology

More time, less stress How using A2X helped Cardology build its business Cardology does anything but your standard greeting cards. The company designs and produces clever, laser-cut cards that transform into 3D works of art – and the concept has proved incredibly popular. With his wife and sister, David Falkner co-founded Cardology in 2014. In just seven years, the business has gone from strength to strength, selling a huge range of wholesale cards through Amazon, Etsy and their website.

Totally Booked

Helping clients help themselves How Totally Booked uses A2X to give clients clarity Totally Booked is about more than just bookkeeping. The company aims to help small businesses boost their profitability by saving time and money on their accounting processes. The business started six years ago when founder Kelly Gonsalves found herself out of a job – and at a loose end. Although it grew out of necessity, it has carved out its niche in the industry, specialising in e-commerce with a huge range of Amazon, Etsy, and eBay sellers as clients.

Turning poop into profits – and hundreds of hours into just a few clicks

How A2X helped Patio Pet Life sort out its messy accounts Patio Pet Life is unique. The California-based company runs a subscription service that delivers swatches of fresh grass in plastic trays to pet-owners who don’t have outdoor space, so their dogs can do their business on the porch or patio. Owner Mike Moore started the business with his wife Devon back in 2015. It began as a small-scale operation, with Mike driving around their home city of Newport to deliver trays on weekends.