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Sales Tax Strategies for Ecommerce Sellers

This article is based on a guest post from our good friends at MuseMinded. For ecommerce sellers, sales tax compliance can be overwhelming. Even if you are a US-based seller just trading domestically, the differences in requirements across the country are dizzying at times. Tax laws surrounding ecommerce sellers are still relatively new - like the industry itself. The wrinkles have yet to be ironed out, and so sellers today (and their accountants) are amongst the first to find their feet in a complex, evolving system.

Options for Filing & Automating Sales Tax Returns

This article is based on a guest post from our good friends at MuseMinded. The blog is the final in our ecommerce sales tax series, as part of the A2X ecommerce accounting hub. If you’ve been with us from the beginning, you’ll have covered an overview of what sales tax is, why and how it affects ecommerce sellers today, and strategies to deal with sales tax compliance. Next up, we discuss your options for filing.

eBay Taxes: An Overview Guide

eBay sellers generally need to pay most attention to the following taxes depending on their location: Sales tax (for the US) VAT or GST (for countries outside the US like the UK & Europe) For more detailed information on these, select the guides linked above. Here, we’ll cover some of the frequently asked questions about eBay taxes across the board. It might be worth bookmarking this page for quick and easy reference later on!

Amazon Fees & Transactions [A List]

Understanding what Amazon seller fees you can expect to pay on the platform is crucial to your bottom line. If you’re paying more in fees than you’re making in profit, you have a problem. You also need to be able to interpret your settlement statementsto figure out exactly what charges you have paid and why, so that you can plan to minimize them as much as possible. There are numerous Amazon marketplace fees; some apply to all sellers and some unique to those using Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA).

Profit First for Ecommerce Sellers

Accountants might be comfortable with P&Ls and balance sheets, but not all ecommerce sellers are. When it comes to a quick reference point on the health of their business, sellers often look at their bank accounts. With bank transactions being almost instant nowadays, nowhere else offers them the same real-time viewpoint as those balances. Simple, quick, and easy. But as we know, simple, quick and easy can often lead to poor quality.

Finding Your Specialist Ecommerce Accountant

This guide is part of our Ecommerce Accounting Hub, fundamentals series. If you’ve been with us since the beginning, you’ll know how complex managing ecommerce accounts can be. And then there are the added layers of sales tax, inventory, and merging multiple channels to consider, all of which directly impact your books. To make sellers’ lives easier, we have a directory of our trusted accounting partnersbased all over the world, so that you can find the expert, professional help you need.

The 10 Most Common Amazon Accounting Mistakes (and How to Avoid Them)

FBA sellers stand to make good money if they know what they’re doing. Around 20%typically make between $1000-$5000/month, with around 10% making up to $50,000/month. The sky’s the limit, but the foundation must be robust first. And there’s plenty that can go wrong easily, especially in the early days. This blog is inspired by a previous guest post by our friends at Bean Ninjas, and this videoby Catching Cloudsco-founder Patti Scharf.

How-to Guide: Xero eBay Integration

Automating some parts of your business can majorly simplify the way it operates. You can save time and money by streamlining processes, increasing the efficiency of your business, and leaving less room for error. Sounds like a recipe for success - what’s not to like? Accounting must be done accurately in order for a business to thrive, so it makes sense to automate this part of your operations. When it comes to bookkeeping for eBay sellers, Xero is a versatile tool that can automatically generate, record and display the data you need to make important financial decisions.

Passion is not a substitute for math! Cyndi Thomason on why she wrote her new book

Are you pulling your hair out trying to manage your business and your family? Cyndi Thomason knows the feeling well. In fact, she’s written a book about it. Find out what inspired her below and some of the nuggets of wisdom to be found within the pages. Motherhood, apple pie, and all that happy horsesh*t At the launch party for my new book, Motherhood, Apple Pie and All That Happy Horseshit, a mom entrepreneur talked about the importance of having good financial data to manage your business.

ClearPitch Earth Day Event Summary

This month, A2X joined the judging panel for an Earth Day edition of the pitch competition, ClearPitch. This article is a brief summary of the competition. Here’s a recording of the event: What is ClearPitch? ClearPitch was created by ecommerce investors Clearcoas a different kind of pitch competition. It’s data-driven. Finalists are selected based on their online sales and marketing performance data. Then they pitch their business live to an expert panel of judges.

A2X Wins Xero Awards Industry-Specific App of the Year 2022

We are delighted to announce that A2X has been awarded Xero’s 2022 Industry-Specific App of the Year for the UK and EMEA region! This is the second time A2X has been recognized by our world-leading accounting software partner Xero in recent years, last winning the same title in 2018 for the Americas. Winners are judged on a range of criteria. These include innovation in solving customer pain points and boosting user productivity.

Simplify Your Ecommerce Bookkeeping With Our Free Checklist

“Most bookkeeping tasks are easy enough for anyone to do. The trick is knowing what the tasks are and when to do them.” - Brittany Brown, CEO of Ledger Gurus Imagine feeling completely confident in your ecommerce bookkeeping. Best practice processes. Scalability as you grow. And knowing that it’s being done right, even when you’re not actively involved. That’s what our brand new Essential Ecommerce Bookkeeping Checklistis for.

How To Sell On Shopify in 2022 [The Ultimate Guide]

Shopify was started in 2004. Canadians Tobias Lütke and Scott Lake wanted to sell snowboarding equipment, but found the existing tools for ecommerce sellers too restrictive. So, they built their own. By 2007, the company was bringing in around $8,000/month. Now, monthly revenue is closer to $20million. As an industry leader, Shopify is constantly evolving to give customers the best experience, exceed their expectations and help sellers push boundaries. With access to the latest technology for AR and 3D shopping experiences through payment gateway options, chatbot add-ons and personalization tools, learning how to sell on Shopify in 2022 is rife with possibilities.

How To Sell On Amazon in 2022 [The Ultimate Guide]

In 2020, it became official: Amazon is worth $1 trillion. Sharing its name with one of the most biodiverse forests on the planet, Amazon’s seemingly infinite footprint and product offering are similarly expansive. And Amazon.comis the tip of the iceberg. From music streaming to healthcare, gaming, entertainment, cloud computing, and more, Amazon is so much more than an ecommerce platform - though it still holds the top spot for that, too.

Bug Fixes and Improvements

At A2X we have a dedicated team of engineers who are constantly striving to improve your experience with us. Here’s a brief overview of what they worked on in December; A2X now displays a friendly set up tutorial when connecting and setting up your sales channel to A2X. Currency will now be included in the transaction amount column of settlements/payouts. Accounts in trial mode will now have ’trial’ stated next to each trial account name in the top right blue dropdown bar.

New and Improved: Support center articles

We have been updating our Help Center, so you have easy access to all these resources in one place Read through bite-sized tutorials designed for folks who are new to A2X Learn about A2X’s more advanced features Troubleshoot issues with your account, historical data & billing This weeks new article: A2X for eBay and UK VAT - Video Tutorial& Ecommerce Seller Resources

New and Improved: Support center articles

We have been updating our Help Center, so you have easy access to all these resources in one place Read through bite-sized tutorials designed for folks who are new to A2X Learn about A2X’s more advanced features Troubleshoot issues with your account, historical data & billing This weeks new article: Integrating Shopify to Xero

An update on the log4j vulnerability

This is an update from the A2X engineering team about a new security vulnerability related to the Java log4j library. This vulnerability called ‘log4shell’is impacting a number of companies around the world. A2X takes a proactive security approach and the A2X engineering team reviewed the published vulnerability information shortly after it was widely circulated and began to audit the A2X Java systems for any affected components. The review determined that no A2X systems use the affected libraries and versions so the platform is not vulnerable.

Riches In The Niches: Here's Why Accountants Should Specialize

Are you thinking about whether you should keep your accounting skills and spectrum broad, to attract as many clients as possible - or niche, to appeal to a more specialist crowd? Well, Catching Clouds founders Scott and Patti Scharf are big fans of the niche. Here’s why. The Early Days of Catching Clouds Catching Cloudswas founded by husband and wife duo Patti and Scott Scharf. Scott, a self-proclaimed IT geek, and Patti, a CPA, power user, and database writer.

Accounting For Shopify Gift Cards With A2X

Here at A2X, we’re always looking to make sellers’ lives as easy as possible when it comes to their accounting. Find out below how a new feature we have developed streamlines a tricky aspect of accounting for Shopify. As a Shopify seller, you might already know that the platform allows the issue of gift cards in two main ways: Gift cards are sold to customers to use in the future, processed via checkout like any other order, and, Gift cards are issued manually as credit, perhaps for returned goods or as a goodwill gesture to help resolve a problem.

How Financly Get The Biggest App Bang For Their Bucks

Are you keen to know how the experts choose which accounting apps they use? Perhaps you have a few integrated already, and want to manage them better? Check out how Financly’s team get the most out of their apps. How To Achieve The Perfect App Stack Over the last seven years, sisters Connie and Teresa have built their very own virtual bookkeeping firm, Financly. With over 35 years of experience in the world of bookkeeping and accounting, they knew they wanted to begin their own journey.

A2X Is Growing, In More Ways Than One.

Welcoming Hubdoc and Google alumni to the A2X leadership team and celebrating over half a billion orders processed by A2X customers globally I’m not the biggest fan of leadership announcements. Too much focus on the person or the company rather than the customers and partners they serve. But if someone joins a party, community or any group, it’s only polite to say hello. To that end, I’m Jamie McDonald 👋, and I’m joining the A2X team as CEO, along with my long-time business partner Jamie Shulman as Head of Accounting, and Dave Resnick as Chief Commercial Officer.

Take Our Quick Survey And Be In To Win!

Have you got a few minutes to spare? About three, to be exact. There could be one of five $100 Amazon vouchers in it for you… What’s all this about? We want to better understand the challenges of ecommerce sales tax audits for business owners. So, together with our friends at TaxValet, we have created a survey to collect data on the experiences of people with sales tax audits from across the US.

Introducing The Ecommerce Accounting Hub From A2X

We have an exciting announcement here at A2X. Ecommerce is a diverse, thriving, and rich business to be in right now. But it takes a huge amount of dedication and learning - no matter your starting point. Not only do sellers need to pick the right products to sell on the right platform, at the right time, and to the right customers, but they need to manage their fulfillment, their taxes, and their accounts properly.

Expand Your Business Seamlessly With A2X Multi-Channel Plans

Are you an ecommerce seller (or accountant) running more than one sales channel and A2X account? Or perhaps you’re considering expanding and will need to do this soon? A2X offers multi-channel plans so that you can integrate and manage your accounts seamlessly across your business. This guide will take you through your plan options and how to set this up. Table of Contents A2X Multi-Channel Plans How to Connect Your A2X Accounts with a Multi Plan For any ecommerce seller on multiple platforms For premium Amazon and Shopify sellers using the same platform Accounting for Multiple Channels A2X Multi-Channel Plans The plan levels are based on your combined sales volume per month.

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

On 26th May 2021, we took part in a webinar with Insightful Accountantto 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.

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.

eBay vs. Amazon: Where Should You Sell [Ultimate Guide]

Amazon and eBay were part of the first wave of true digital natives. Both are entrepreneurial platforms; competitive, diverse, financially-minded, and borderless. Connecting buyers and sellers across the globe, Amazon and eBay are both household names. eBay is the classic auction site, and Amazon is the Google for shopping, right? Did you know that these days, eBay sells more via Buy It Now listings than it does auctions? And that Amazon actually has less sellers, but makes more money?

COGS UI Preview Program

Great news for A2X users with COGS enabled!** We are now Preview Testing our new COGS User Interface. As a member of the preview program you will have early access to review and provide direct feedback on the new COGS User Interface. If you would like to be a part of this preview program please let us know by reaching out to contact@a2xaccounting.comand letting our team know you are interested. Our Product team will then reach out and share the URL link with you which will enable you to preview this new COGS feature in your A2X account.

Why A2X for Xero Is A Great OneSaas Alternative

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?

Shopify Sage Integration: Here's How To Set It Up [Guide]

When Sage began life in 1981, Shopify didn’t exist. Sage founder David Goldman wanted an automated accounting software solution for his business, so he built it himself. In 2006, Shopify founders Tobias Lütke and Scott Lake didn’t like the ecommerce software available to them at the time, so they built what they wanted themselves. Both Sage and Shopify were conceived by entrepreneurs that wanted the freedom to customise, automate and grow their businesses.

Amazon Tax Canada: What You Need To Know

Canada’s sales tax is a bit of a mutt. It’s not quite the same breed as the US, or as Europe, but almost a cross between the two. Canada’s sales tax is called GST (goods and services tax), and is a value-added tax, meaning it is added onto the value of an item at each stage in its manufacturing journey. Although the GST rate is consistent across Canada, the story barely begins there.

Sign up for the A2X for Etsy beta program

The A2X team has been working very hard in the background to bring you A2X for Etsy! Our team would like to extend a welcome to you and anybody else in the ecommerce community to join the preview program before we go live. When you sign up for A2X for Etsy preview program, you will receive early access and it is free for 3 months. We have a few slots left so get in quick before they’re gone!

Join Retail Giant Walmart’s Ecommerce Marketplace This Month for Less with the New-Seller Savings Promotion

Ever thought about selling on Walmart Marketplace? After a record sales boom in the second quarter of 2020 for the platform and growth in the triple digits, Walmart Marketplace is looking for its next generation of sellers. And as the numbers show, there’s no shortage of customers waiting. To sweeten the deal, Walmart is launching its New-Seller Savings campaignthis month for any new recruits.  The Promo From February 24 - March 31st 2021, new sellers get 30 days of commission-free sales and access to a first for Walmart: An exclusive online eventfor Marketplace sellers.

34 eBay Tips To Help You Sell More Products [Guide]

The internet is full of helpful eBay tips for sellers, so in this guide, we bring the best of them together in one place. Our eBay selling tips range from general dos and don’ts, to the nitty gritty details for the most ambitious, dedicated seller. Here’s what we’ll cover, at a glance: Beginner tips for eBay seller success: Areas to focus on at the start Automation and accounting for beginners eBay seller tips and tricks to sell more: Store tips Listing and fees tips Description and pricing tips Fulfilment and supplier tips SEO tips Tips on what not to do on eBay Selling on eBay: Tips for Beginners If you are new to selling on eBay, use our tips below but focus on the following areas first.

eBay - Ability to Allow eBay Account Owner to connect to eBay

We have just made it a little easier for eBay account owners to connect to A2X (if they are not setting up A2X). When you sign up for eBay you can choose to select ‘I am requesting access to an eBay Seller Account’. When this option is selected you will be able to enter the seller’s name and sellers email address. They will be notified and can make the connection to A2X.

eBay Multi-Channel Sellers - Transactions Now Include Sales Channel Mapping

Good news for eBay multi-channel sellers Your eBay transactions will now include the eBay sales channel they relate to. For example Sales will now be shown as Sales ebay.comor Sales ebay.co.uk. The change applies to any new payouts. You can refresh older payouts to apply the changes retrospectively if you wish to. For more information about this change check out Step 4 - Set up Account and Tax mapping

eBay Global Shipping Program: Everything You Need To Know

The eBay Global Shipping Program makes selling overseas a breeze. By taking care of packages on the behalf of sellers and sending them across the world, eBay opens up its entire global marketplace for trade. What’s in it for sellers? Millions more customers without the hassle of customs and imports paperwork. And for buyers? Access to more products with transparent shipping fees and processes. So, how does it work exactly?

Announcing the Launch of A2X for Sage

Sagebegan life as a startup in 1981. Founded by David Goldman to automate the accounts of his own business, Sage now has 13,000 employees worldwide and millions of customers across 23 countries. And, in 2018, Sage took their offering to the cloud. Today, we at A2Xare excited to announce that Sage Business Cloud Accounting customers will now be able to integrate with our software for seamless ecommerce accounting. Truly a world-class software match made in heaven.

Auto-Posting COGS is now available

We have some good news - you can now autopost your Cost of Goods Sold for each payout or settlement** A2X users can now auto-post COGS over to your accounting system. This can be found in ‘Settings’ > ‘Auto-Posting’. To enable this feature ensure all your product costs are assigned for a Settlement period then the COGS can be auto-posted. By default A2X will not post to your accounting system unless you action it.

How To Find An Amazon Accountant Or Bookkeeper [Full Guide]

Accurate Amazon accounting is a must. The best thing you can do for your ecommerce business is to build an accounting framework that scales and nurtures your success. What does this look like? Great accounting software and the support of a specialist Amazon accountant. Whether your accountant just helps you get set up or supports you full time, their help and advice can be invaluable to the growth of your Amazon store.

eBay SEO Guide: Tips, Tools & Strategies for Success

As an eBay seller, you’ve got some competition. With 182 million users and over a billion listings, you need to leverage every free tool at your disposal in the quest for that lucrative, competitive edge. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) isn’t just for Google. A free driver of organic traffic, eBay SEO just might be your new marketing best friend - it’s certainly not one to ignore. So, how does SEO for eBay work, exactly?

What We Learned Analysing 1000 Shopify Payment Gateways

Shopify offers payment gateway options for over 100 providersacross the world. Why? So that you can provide your customers with the options most likely to suit them. A2X supports thousands of Shopify sellers with their accounting. No matter the payment gateway used, A2X interprets bank deposits and ensures that sellers have all the information they need to be able to manage their finances properly. With access to this kind of data, we can help sellers determine which gateways are proving most popular among our subscribers.

Multi Channel Price Plans now able to be easily set up and viewed

Multi-Channel Plans Self Service** For those of you who are on the Multi-Channel/Country Amazon and Shopify plans and the Premium Price plans, your billing screen will now display the plans you have linked together. It will also allow you to link new ones from the billing screen should your plan allow for extras. FIND OUT MORE To find out more read Multi-Channel Subscriptionsor Multi-Channel Premium Subscriptions

How to Reconcile Your Amazon Seller Statement

Updated December 2020. If you’ve ever reviewed an A2X settlement summary, you’ll know Amazon has some very creative ways to charge Amazon sellers money. But what do ShippingChargeback, GiftwrapChargeback, and SalesTaxServiceFee really mean, and how do you reconcile them to the Amazon Reports > Payments section of Seller Central? To help this make sense, we’re going to walk you through reconciling your Amazon seller statement. We’ll use an example that matches low-level transactions in an Amazon settlement report to the corresponding high-level transactions Amazon considers in their report summary.

How A2X Handles VAT in All European Ecommerce Marketplaces

Anyone who runs an online store will know that the beauty of ecommerce is that its capabilities are limitless. It’s a fantastic way for retail stores of any type and size to reach a new community of customers – enabling you to expand your sales worldwide without the extensive costs of setting up a brick-and-mortar store. Ecommerce has levelled the playing field, making it possible for small businesses to compete with corporate giants on an international stage.

Google Cloud Features A2X for 'Innovative Use of GCP'

A2X has been built to scale up to support accounting for hundreds of thousands of Amazon sellers, including the largest who deliver in excess of 100,000 orders every month. At A2X we’re incredibly proud of the architecture we’ve built on top of Google’s Cloud platform (GCP) and delighted to have been recognised in a recent Google Cloud case study: “A2X: turns to Google Cloud Platform to help eliminate accounting complexity for Amazon sellers”.

The Best eBay Accounting Software for Online Sellers [Guide]

Accounting and taxes are often two of the biggest hurdles for ecommerce sellers. This is especially true for small businesses or those just starting out. Accounting for eBay sellers may be particularly complex, due to the fact that eBay operates 26 international siteswhich sellers can leverage, spreading their reach to customers across the globe. Understanding your cash flow, inventory and tax obligations at all times is critical, not only to your success and growth as an ecommerce business, but to your survival.

Amazon to Turn Over Third-Party Seller Data to California Department of Tax and Fee Administration

This post is a guest post from Michael Fleming founder of Michael J Fleming & Associates. This article is about the changing tax obligations of ecommerce sellers in the US and was correct at the time it was written. For more detailed information (no matter your platform) about how sales tax affects you, and where to get the most up-to-date advice, check out our blog here. On the afternoon of October 23 2018 Amazon stated that it had received a “valid and binding legal demand” from the state of California to turn over third-party seller information.

12 Days of Christmas with A2X and Honua Bars

We consider ourselves very lucky at A2X, because we get to work with some pretty awesome brands. The companies that we work with have been started by a diverse range of passionate business owners throughout the world, all with big ideas and plenty of determination. They inspire us all the time and so, this Christmas, we wanted to share some of that with you. In this 12 Days of Christmas series, we will be spotlighting a few of these brands and talking to them about their story, top ecommerce tips, and apps they like to use to help with running their businesses.

A2X Welcomes First UK Partner, AVASK Accounting and Business Consultants

[Announcement made August 2017]. We are delighted to announce the introduction of our first UK partner AVASK Accounting & Business Consultants.AVASK and A2X have been working together since 2015. A2X has been essential in streamlining AVASK’s services, allowing their tax advisors and accountants to automatically fetch their clients’ latest Amazon settlement transactions and post summarised transactions directly to their accounting system. “A2X is an essential part of our day-to-day operations.

Amazon Accounting Meetup Summary: Sydney, Australia May 22nd

On May 22nd, 2018, we organized a meet-up in collaboration with Intuit QuickBooks (referred to as QuickBooks Online throughout this article), where a range of topics related to Amazon accounting were discussed. We were privileged to have three Amazon accounting and app experts present at our meet-up: Jeri Wambeek from Which AddOn. Michael Fleming from Sales Tax and More(via video link). Arnold Shields from Dolman Bateman Accountants. Our meet-up was hosted at the QuickBooks Online Sydney offices.

A2X Wins Xero Americas Industry Specific App of the Year 2018

We’re thrilled to announce that A2Xhas been granted the Industry Specific App of the Year award at the Xero Americas Awards 2018. This award recognizes the fact that accountants and bookkeepers in North America (and throughout the world) are gaining significant amounts of value out of using A2X to automate their Amazon accounting. “The niche focus of A2X has really paid off… no other tool on the market nails Amazon payout reporting like the tool they’ve made.

eBay Managed Payments: Everything You Need to Know

Since its inception in 1995 (just one year after Amazon), eBay has capitalized on the obsession we have for both online shopping and selling. But for those who run a business buying and selling items on eBay, reconciling accounts can get messy at the best of times. For eBay, all payments and purchases were previously routed via Paypal, a subsidiary of eBay. Reconciling all transactions across the two platforms was time-consuming, causing inaccuracies, challenges with dispute resolutions, and delays in funds.

12 Day of Christmas with A2X and EmuJoy

If there’s any year worth celebrating early, it is 2020! Here at A2X, we get to work with ecommerce businesses (and their bookkeepers) from such a diverse range of backgrounds. While our conversations are usually around helping these people to automate their accounting, we are often amazed by the ideas we hear about and the passion behind them. So, this Christmas, we wanted to share a little bit of that magic with you.

Introducing A2X for eBay

It all startedwith a broken laser pointer. In 1995, Pierre Omidyar saw potential. The internet was still fairly new, but perhaps this giant network could be a good opportunity for commerce. He tried it out, listing a laser pointer for $1 on his originally-named Auction Web, which was soon driven up to sell for $14.83. Perhaps there was something here. By early 1996, eBay had become a million dollarcompany. Now, at only a quarter of a century old, its market capitalization sits at around $29b.

Introducing A2X for eBay Beta Programme

You spoke and we listened. Over the last few years, we have been asked many times if A2X can be used to connect eBay with your accounting system. And while there is a manual workaround that can be put in place to connect your accounts, we haven’t offered a dedicated eBay accounting integration- until now. Introducing A2X for eBay: beta programme Today, we are proud to announce the launch of our A2X for eBaybeta programme in advance of the official rollout later this year.

Partner Summary Page Now Available

A2X Partners - Summary page designed for accountants and bookkeepers who have multiple clients We have just made managing your A2X accounts a little easier. Check out the new partner summary page which will display all your A2X accounts, how many Amazon, Shopify and Walmart accounts you have, price plan summary, order volumes and much more. To be able to view your summary page simply contact partners@a2xaccounting.comFIND OUT MORE To learn more about the partner summary page see our support article: Partner Summary Page Overview

A2X for Walmart Launch | Seamlessly Automate your Walmart Accounting with A2X

Today is an exciting day for everyone here at A2X. That’s because today, we are thrilled to announce the launch of A2X for Walmart. While Walmart has traditionally been a big box retailer operating megastores throughout the world, they recently entered the online shopping industry in a big way - by creating the Walmart Marketplaceand acquiring a number of smaller online shopping platforms to fuel their growth. If you’re selling on Walmart, or planning to sign up in the near future, then you’ll be pleased to know that A2X for Walmart is here to take the hassle out of ecommerce accounting.

A2X now supports Sign in with Intuit

QuickBooks users can now sign-in to A2X using their Intuit account If you have an Intuit account and use it to access QuickBooks, you can now use the same login for accessing your A2X account. If you use the same email address, A2X will offer to switch your login option when you sign in. FIND OUT MORE To learn more about Sign in with Intuit see our support article Using ‘Sign in with Intuit’ with A2X

Add Support for Amazon.sg and Amazon.ae

New Amazon markets added to A2X: Amazon.sg and Amazon.ae In this release we have added support for two new Amazon marketplaces: Amazon.sg for Singapore and Amazon.ae for UAE. If you sell on these marketplaces you can connect your Amazon seller account and the marketplace settlements will import automatically. About the Marketplaces Amazon.sg is denominated in SGD currency and located in Amazon’s Asia region. Amazon.ae is denominated in AED currency and is located in Amazon’s EU region.

Improvements to Two Types of Shopify Transaction Descriptions

In this release, we have made improvements to the transaction descriptions for two types of Shopify transactions: CurrencyConversionRounding - This is the amount of minor rounding that is sometimes applied in Shopify for orders where the customer is paying in a different currency. DiscountTax - This is the amount of tax reduced due to discounts. What does this mean for customers with these new transaction types?

Why More Sellers Are Diversifying Away from Amazon

About the author - Wayne is a management accountant who forged a 15-year career with tech heavyweight Hewlett Packard. He is now the COO and resident eCommerce accounting expert at Bean Ninjas. When Wayne isn’t managing a global team and equipping eCommerce entrepreneurs with the financial tools they need to enjoy business success and lifestyle freedom, he’s being an everyday superhero to his wife and five children.

The Impacts of Brexit and COVID-19 to the UK E-commerce Market

In Partnership with Shopify, Xero, A2X & ClearCloud Accounting In 2020 the UK was hit with a twofold setback of events which directly affected UK e-commerce retailers. Firstly, Britain leaving the European Union means a change in legislation leaving uncertainty on where businesses will lie in the new parameters. More recently COVID-19 struck and caused chaos to the economy and global markets, to which the full extent is yet to be revealed.

Shopify Accounting Day at San Francisco Shopify Merchant Lounge

Calling all Shopify Merchants in the San Francisco Bay area. On Thursday, March 19th, Shopify has organised a day dedicated entirely to help Shopify Merchants with their accounting. Shopify accounting office hours will be held from 10 am - 4.00 pm and a Shopify accounting meetup will take place from 6.00 pm. Both events will be in the Shopify Merchant Lounge. Shopify Accounting Office Hours Join accounting and tax experts Wayne Richard and Jermey Allen who are available for one on one appointments in the Shopify Merchant Lounge.

Easier handling of Gift Card Liabilities

Purchases of Shopify Gift Cards will now be reported separately from Product Sales so that they can easily be credited to a Liability account KEY CHANGES All gift Card Sales and usage will now be grouped on the Accounts and Taxes page in the ‘Gift Card Liabilities’ section. A new Line Item ‘GiftCardLiability’ replaces ‘ProductSalesNotTaxed - Gift Card’ A2X will recommend or create by default a Xero and QuickBooks Liability Account to account for purchases of Gift Cards and Payments from Gift Cards.

Shopify Fulfilment Network Guide: What you need to know and how you can leverage this to expand your business

On June 19th, 2019, Shopify announced their largest development to date - the Shopify Fulfilment Network (SFN). Through combining sophisticated machine learning systems with a geographically dispersed network of warehousing facilities, Shopify aims to make it easier for online sellers to successfully grow their brands. “Shopify is known for having simplified the online shopping experience, and we are now taking this one step further — making the fulfillment systems and technology that used to be reserved for the largest companies in the world accessible and affordable to every merchant, even those just starting to take off.

A2X in London, Singapore and Toronto

The A2X team is currently spread out far and wide for a very busy end of year. Whether you are in London, Singapore or Toronto, there will be an event nearby. Giving you plenty of opportunity to meet the team and check out firsthand the new Shopify integration and the new VAT features for Amazon accounting with A2X.  A2X in London After a successful QuickBooks Connect 2019 in San Jose.

A2X named Emerging App of the Year finalist in Xero Awards 2019

Thanks to your incredible support over the years, A2X has been named a finalist in the 2019 Xero Awards in the Emerging App of the Year category for the release of our Shopify accounting tool, A2X for Shopify.The Xero Awards 2019 are all about recognising and celebrating diverse partner firms, apps and small businesses. Basically, it celebrates those who are doing extraordinary things in the life of their businesses.

A2X named Xero's App Partner of the Month for September 2019

A2X, the worlds leading Shopifyand Amazon accounting connectorhas been named by Xero as it’s App Partner of the Month for September 2019. A2X has been helping thousands of you across the world to automate, streamline and accurately account for all of your, or your client’s e-commerce sales for over 5 years now. The launch of our new product, A2X for Shopify is now helping Shopify stores all across the globe to accurately account for their Shopify sales inside of Xero.

Join A2X and special guests at Xerocon Brisbane 2019

The A2X team are very excited to be attending Xerocon with the main focus being the recently launched, A2X for Shopify! This week, on the 4th and 5th of September, A2X is heading along to Xerocon at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre. As well as the usual Xerocon excitement, we have a jam-packed schedule planned for you. If you’re an accountant with Shopify clients or you are interested in the e-commerce accounting niche, come by the A2X booth with all your pressing questions.

Register for the QB 'Appy Hour with A2X for Shopify

The QB ‘Appy Hour is a fun monthly webinar series dedicated to the QuickBooks Apps ecosystem. This month, experts Heather Satterley and Liz Scott will be discussing the latest Shopify and QuickBooks integration, A2X for Shopify. Register for the QB ‘Appy Hour,Aug 27, 2019 04:00 PM EST This Webinar is a must attend for accountants who have clients using the Shopify platform or those wanting to learn about the opportunities around Shopify accounting.

Welcome Financly Bookkeeping Solutions - A2X's first Canadian Partner

We are excited to welcome Financly Bookkeeping Solutionsas A2X’s first Canadian Partner. Teresa Slack is one of the two owners and founders of Financly Bookkeeping Solutions - a cloud-based, virtual bookkeeping service for modern businesses that need a dynamic accounting team. With over 30 years of experience, she is not only skilled at financial record keeping and reporting, but also setting up systems, business management, sales and marketing, forecasting and much more.

Join e-commerce accounting experts in Chicago at the A2X + Xero booth

This June, 25th - 28th, A2X is joining forces with Xero and heading along to the Internet Retailer Conference and Exhibition (IRCE) in Chicago. Why IRCE? IRCEis the largest e-commerce conference globally. This conference is a must attend for all e-commerce sellers. IRCE offers businesses the solutions they need to stay ahead in the dynamic e-commerce sector. What is different? A2X+Xero will be hosting an e-commerce accounting expert Q&A at the booth, with scheduled appearances from top e-commerce accounting partners, Co-Founder Catching Clouds, Scott Scharf, and Co-Founder Xendoo, Lil Roberts.

A2X for Shopify is here to help you simplify your Shopify accounting!

You asked and we listened. After many months of development and hard work behind the scenes, we’re thrilled to announce that our latest integration is here: A2X for Shopify. During the past four and a half years, we have helped thousands of Amazon sellers and accountants to simplify their bookkeeping by automating the process of importing financial information into Xero and QuickBooks Online. Through accounting for settlements rather than individual transactions, A2X provides a highly accurate and scalable method of recording transactions.

How the US Trade Tariffs Will Affect Amazon FBA Sellers [Part Two]

An Interview with the Owner of a US-Based Manufacturer and Online Retailer with Karen Brady  Part One here. This company uses both CNC components produced in the US, and imported components designed in the US and manufactured in Chinese factories. The final retail products are assembled in the US and sold on from their website. Following on from the interview with ExportX’s Paul Grey, I continue my investigation into the mechanics of import/export and how the US-China Trade Warshave impacted his and other companies.

How the US Trade Tariffs Will Affect Amazon FBA Sellers [Part One]

An Interview with Paul Grey of ExportX [Part One] with Karen Brady  Part Two here.ExportXis an international ecommerce business representing more than 50 brands of products from Australia and New Zealand, selling with Amazon and FBA since 2008 in the USA, Europe, Asia and Australia. ExportX has been importing goods to the USA for more than 10 years and has long experience with customs clearance and tariffs in dozens of product categories.

A2X will be attending Prosper Show 2019!

Prosper Show is an annual conference for established Amazon sellers to learn more about best practise education, new ways of doing things and opportunities for networking with others in the FBA space. A wide range of service providers attend this event to meet new and existing clients, and learn from one another. The full exhibitor list can be found here. “Aimed at online sellers seeking to improve their business on Amazon, this conference features several ex-Amazon leaders and CEOs/General Managers from leading Amazon marketplace solution providers using workshops and seminars to help sellers learn how to build better online businesses.

The Lazy Entrepreneur Podcast Features A2X

A2X was featured on the Lazy Entrepreneur Podcast this week. Where long time business owner and A2X user, Sam Priestley showed his listeners the details of the day-to-day of his Amazon FBA accounting. He goes into depth on how he combines a traditional accountant, bookkeeping software and A2X to handle a large international Amazon FBA business. Explaining it all to his wife and business partner Emma who has no experience whatsoever with accounting or bookeeping.

New Book ‘Profit First for E-Commerce Sellers’

Specialist e-commerce accountant, bookskeepfounder Cyndi Thomason’s new book, “Profit First for E-commerce Sellers” has just been published and is now available on Amazonand Barnes & Noble. ‘Profit First’ is a cashflow management methodology for small businesses created by Mike Michalowicz. Cyndi Thomason has taken the core concepts of the Profit First methodology and customised them to address the specific needs of the e-commerce business. Cyndi is the guru in applying Profit First to e-commerce businesses to help them achieve true profitability and business sustainability.

QB Appy Hour features A2X

A2X was featured on the QB Appy Hour last month. Ellen and I showed how A2X can automate Amazon accounting as part of an overall ecommerce accounting workflow. Check out the recording below:

Happy Holidays from A2X

Happy Holidays! Our teams are taking some time away for the holidays and reflecting on the year. We wanted to let you know that there’ll be some changes to our usual availability over the next 10 days. Our support team will be available on reduced hours over the holiday period, so please be patient with us, we will get back to you, but instead of the usual speedy 30 minutes, it might take us until the next day to get back to you.

A Guide to Amazon Seller Fees: Everything You Need to Know Including Hidden Fees [Infographic]

There are many fees involved in selling on Amazon. Amazon charges you a fee for just about everything it does within the sale and delivery process. However, most sellers find that these fees are well worth it and allow them to focus more on scaling their business and less on the fulfilment side. Fulfilment and processing of orders is really what takes up a lot of manual time in a physical products ecommerce business.

Brexit Preparedness for Amazon

Reading time 5 minutes As of writing this blog, Brexit is just over three months away and there is so much confusion with the politics, it is really hard to understand what it all means to one’s business. As I am in the UK this week, it has been the perfect opportunity to “take-the-pulse” of the moment and break it down into the practical implications for our Amazon Sellers. Disclaimer: This blog is given as general information and understanding of the subject and should not be used as a substitute for competent advice.

Join A2X at the QB ‘Appy Hour

The QB ‘Appy Hour is a fun monthly webinar series dedicated to the QuickBooks Apps ecosystem. This month, experts Heather Satterley and Liz Scott feature A2X in their roundup of essential apps for e-commerce. Tune in on December 11th 4.00 – 5.00pm EST. This Webinar is a must attend for accountants who have clients selling on Amazon or if you want to learn about the opportunities around Amazon accounting. Members of the A2X team will be running through a short presentation of A2X and a full demonstration connecting Amazon and QuickBooks.

Introducing A2X for Intuit QuickBooks Desktop and Enterprise

You’ve asked, and we’ve listened. Today, we are pleased to announce that A2X will be adding support for QuickBooks Desktop into our core A2X product! With more than 2.8 million subscribers, Intuit’s QuickBooks product is the largest self-serving accounting system in the world by users, and QuickBooks Desktop makes up a large chunk of that. What Does This Mean for Users? Well if you’re a QuickBooks Desktop user, that means you can export your Amazon settlements from A2X, and then automatically import them into QuickBooks Desktop.

Xero features A2X for innovation and success

Xero recently featured A2X showcasing innovation and success on the Xero platform. Xero describes A2X as “clever software [that] makes Amazon accounting easy” You can read the full article over on the Xero blog.

Intelligent Automation for the Amazon Seller

It’s a reality. Our world is becoming more automated every single day. Integrations connect different apps, plugins are able to handle large amounts of information with ease, and businesses are turning to automation for their workflows and processesto scale up with speed and resilience. At first glance, automation might seem out of reach for many Amazon sellers. What was once the domain of large organizations with deep pockets is now accessible to anyone with a laptop and a ‘can do’ attitude.

A2X Asks UK Accountants: How Can Amazon Sellers Prepare for the UK’s MTD?

MTD, or Making Tax Digital, impacts all aspects of the way Amazon sellers in the UK account for VAT to the HMRC. Despite the initial and rather urgent push for sellers to start their transition to compliant digital systems early, many delayed. This means that many UK Amazon sellers are still trying to catch up and understand this shift to MTD. When I first planned to write this blog, I never imagined that I’d actually get to be in the UK as it approached this transition.

Join A2X at Xerocon Brisbane and our Brisbane Amazon Accounting Meetup!

The team at A2X will be heading to Brisbane, Australia early September for Xerocon Brisbane 2018! We will be there in full force with plenty of your favourite A2X Swag. Be sure to come and visit our booth on the exhibitor’s floor to come and say hello to the team! We will also be hosting another one of our popular Amazon accounting meetups - this time will be a little different.

Xero Awards 2018 – A2X is a finalist

Our trip to Xerocon Brisbane next month just got a little more exciting with the news that A2X has been shortlisted as an Award finalist in the category of: ‘Industry specific app partner’ As an app partner, A2X solves a very specific problem for Amazon sellers and is recommended by Accountants and bookkeepers as a necessary tool to automate the reconciliation of settlements paid by Amazon to its Sellers. We’re looking forward to being in good company on September 4th at the awards event.

Product update: Free trial available for Amazon cost of goods sold and FBA inventory valuation, plus new cost management tools

In the latest release of A2X you’ll notice a few changes that we’ve made to cost management, cost of goods sold and FBA inventory. We’ve been hearing your feedback, so thank you for the input and suggestions, we hope you like the new tools. Cost of goods sold (COGS) is now integrated into the A2X free trial, so you can set up and preview cost of goods before choosing your plan.

It's a wrap - Xerocon Atlanta 2018

We are back from another fabulous Xerocon. A complete contrast to the snow Ashley, Paul and Rachel had in Austin, Texas. Atlanta put on a fine show for us weather wise and in many other aspects as well. We sampled the many delights of southern cuisine, managed to spend some time outside the conference visiting the cities many attractions such as the CNN building, the Center For Civil and Human Rightsand of course we could not pass up the opportunity to visit the World of Coca-Cola.

A2X will be at Boost with FBA in New Orleans

Next week A2X will be at the Boost with FBA eventin New Orleans, bringing together sellers from across the US for “a daylong focus on seller success”. If you have questions about your Amazon seller accounting or finances or want some help understanding how to get the most from your accounting system as an Amazon business, A2X can help. If you are in New Orleans for the event, get in touch: contact@a2xaccounting.

Meet A2X at Scaling New Heights

Next week A2X will be exhibiting at Scaling New Heights in AtlantaJune 17,18, 19 and 20 at Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC). You can find us at the Intuit booth, as part of the 2017 App Showdown showcase. If you’re an A2X user or interested in the Amazon accounting niche, come and find us for a chat about what A2X can do to help get your Amazon seller client’s books in order.

A2X joins the Amazon Marketplace Appstore

Amazon just launched the Marketplace Appstore, which has been developed specifically with marketplace sellers in mind. The Appstore will function as a central interface for merchants to browse and discover plugins and software integrations that interact directly with their Seller Central accounts. We’re excited to announce that A2X is listed on the Appstore, under the category ‘Accounting and Tax Remittance’. A2X is automated accounting for Amazon Marketplace Sales, fees, cost of goods sold, and FBA inventory.

A2X and the GDPR - changes to our privacy policy

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will set a new standard for how companies use and protect EU citizens’ data. It will take effect this month on 25th of May 2018. A2X takes security and privacy of your data seriously and will be meeting these new standards with changes in user consent and privacy policy. You will notice several changes in A2X to ensure we are meeting our obligations.

A2X is heading to Xerocon Atlanta and hosting a meetup!

Early June the team at A2Xwill be heading to Georgia for Xerocon Atlanta! As a regular at Xerocon now, we’re very excited to meet with clients, partners and accounting firms who have clients selling on Amazon. Xerocon is being hosted at the Southern Exchange in Atlanta Georgia from June 6-7th 2018. Find out more info and get tickets here. We’ll also be hosting an Amazon Accounting Meetup on day one of Xerocon.

A2X is officially a member of the Amazon Marketplace Developer Council

A2X is going to be attending Prosper Show 2019 – March 17-19- Feb 4, 2019 […] members of the Amazon Marketplace Developer Council, we are always very interested to learn about the best ways that the Amazon ecosystem can improve […]

A2X is officially a member of the Amazon Marketplace Developer Council

We’re excited to announce that A2X will be participating in the new Amazon Marketplace Developer Council. The developer council consists of a group of developers and organizations that extensively use the Amazon Marketplace APIs to create useful software apps for Amazon sellers. Through participation in the Amazon Marketplace Developer Council, A2X will be offering input towards the roadmap and future development priorities for the Amazon marketplace APIs. What does this mean for the future of Amazon?

Sydney Meetup: Let’s talk about Amazon Accounting (Hosted by A2X & Intuit QuickBooks)

When? May 22nd, 6:00pm-8:00pm Where? Intuit QuickBooks, 1 O’Connell Street, Sydney, Australia Have you got questions about the tricky financial challenges that selling on Amazon presents? Marketplaces, international multi-currency selling, sales tax, VAT, FBA, inventory and stock-holding, fees, charges, cashflow etc. - bring your questions, and thinking caps, and we’ll do our best to answer them! There will be several Amazon-expert accountants in town for QuickBooks Connect, along with specialists from QuickBooks, and A2X.

A2X & Xero present the Amazon Accounting Meetup in Las Vegas

Our previous Amazon Accounting Meetup in Austin, TX at the previous Xerocon was a huge success! To follow suit we’re bringing another one, this time in conjunction with our sponsor Xeroto Las Vegas, NV for the PROSPER Showon March 12-14 2018. If you’re in town for the PROSPER Show, please do join us at Gordon Biersch, LV for an informal get together for a drink and a chat about all things Amazon marketplace accounting!

PROSPER Show 2018 Sponsor Round-Up

PROSPER showis next week - the place to be for Amazon sellers, A2X will be there and we’re hosting an Amazon Accounting meetup, so if you’re going to PROSPER, we can’t wait to meet you there. This year the show is big, with over 100 sponsors, there’s an intimidating wall of logos. We hadn’t heard of many of these companies and didn’t know what they all do for Amazon sellers, so we thought it might be helpful to provide a quick round-up of each company, what they do and where to find them online.

US event update: Catch up with us on the road as we head West to East

Palo Alto - Las Vegas - Atlanta. It’s a new season of events for the A2X team. This week we’ve been on the Intuit stand at Startup Grindin Palo Alto exhibiting as part of Intuit’s sponsorship and talking to other entrepreneurs and investors in Silicon Valley’s hub for startup networking. Next month A2X will be with the Amazon seller community exhibiting at the Prosper Showin Las Vegas over March 12-14. We are exhibiting together with our partners and good friends at Catching Clouds on Booth #145.

Amazon, sales tax and accounting for the "Marketplace Facilitator" tax transactions

It’s 2018 and if you caughtthe news last year, you’ll have seen that Amazon is starting to charge and collect Sales Tax on behalf of all sellers in the state of Washington. You’ll start to notice a few new transactions in A2X: MarketplaceFacilitatorTax-Shipping and MarketplaceFacilitatorTax-Principal, these will offset and ItemPrice Tax and Shipping Tax that Amazon has charged the customer, so that it results in a total of 0 to your overall settlement.

Happy Holidays from A2X

Wow, what a year it’s been! Thanks to all our customers and partners for their support this year - we couldn’t do it without you. The A2X support team wishes you a very happy holiday and new year, we’ll be taking some time away with our families and so you can expect reduced support hours and slower response times than usual for the next few days. We’ll be keeping an eye on things so if you need help, just ask via the blue in-app messenger (shown below) or by email on contact@a2xaccounting.

A2X and Amazon Australia Accounting with Xero and QuickBooks Online

Amazon Australia launched Amazon.com.auat the start of December and hit, what has been reported as, a record first day of sales in any Amazon marketplace. A2X is excited to report that we are able to support Amazon Australia sellers to thrive on the new platform and nail their ecommerce accounting. If you’re an Australian business selling on Amazon in Australia, or an international firm opening an Amazon.com.auselling account, A2X will give you the reliable, accurate accounting of sales and fees you need to reconcile your Amazon settlements in Xero and QuickBooks Online.

Xerocon Austin Debriefing

We’re back from a fantastic Xerocon in Austin I wanted to capture a few of the highlights now that we’ve thawed out. Who’d have expected snow in Austin, not the locals apparently! Xerocon is always a great opportunity to meet up with our partners and friends in the industry and Xerocon USA is the epicenter for us with Amazon being such a massive part of ecommerce in the US, and specialist ecommerce accounting being a fast growing and important market for accountants.

An Insight into the Catching Clouds Academy for Amazon Sellers

Our good buddies at Catching Cloudshave created a masterpiece. Something Amazon sellers and their accountants will love. It is an end to end Amazon accounting coursethat outlines the hows and whys of Amazon accounting. It is the course for you if you’re using Xero or QuickBooks Online to track Amazon sales, either in the US or internationally. Tips and Challenges There are many aspects of the course I respect but the biggest one has to be that Patti and Scott have learned by doing, and often the hard way, and they share these experiences throughout the course.

Venue for the Amazon accounting Meetup in Austin

Quick update on the Amazon Accounting Meetupthis week in Austin, we’ve had over 30 RSVP’s and have now reserved space in the main bar at Brew & Brew. The bar is a short walk from the conference venue, so we’ll see you there!

Amazon Accounting Meetup, The Inaugural Xerocon Austin edition

Xerocon Austinis next week, and it’s a great opportunity for companies, firms and sellers interested in Amazon accounting to Meetup and connect with each other. Scott Scharf, from Catching Cloudsand I are organizing a meetupwhere Amazon accountants and sellers can get together for a drink and a chat about all things Amazon and accounting. If you are in town for Xerocon, or a local interested in Amazon, come talk the tricky stuff with Amazon experts: marketplaces, international multicurrency selling, sales tax, VAT, FBA, inventory, fees, charges and cashflow.

A2X and Xerocon - Why do we love attending?

This December the team at A2Xwill be saddling up for Xerocon Austin. This will be our second Xerocon as an exhibitor and we’re very excited to meet with clients, partners and accounting firms who have clients selling on Amazon. We have been talking to the team at Xero about what we love about Xerocon’s and why we go! We realised that a huge part of these events was the discussions with, and feedback from our clients and partners.

On the road again: A2X at QuickBooks Connect, San Jose, 2017

QuickBooks Connect kicks off this week and the A2X team is in San Jose primed for another week of quality conversations with customers and partners in the heart of Silicon Valley. While the main stage events start on Thursday, we’re getting into town a few days earlier. It’s not just to shake off jetlag, but also to make our pitch in the Intuit App Showdown on Wednesday night. A2X was shortlisted with nine others for the best Small Business App and we will be demonstrating to the judges how A2X solves the accounting problem Amazon sellers have reconciling sales data.

Amazon Australia, Threat or Opportunity?

Amazon launched online product sales in Australia in 2017 and has since established a strong presence in the online market. Australia and New Zealand are relatively small markets on a global scale. However, Amazon’s arrival in the Australian market has been nothing short of transformative. For businesses selling products in Australia or New Zealand - whether they’re manufacturers, start-ups, store retailers or online sellers - Amazon Australia can be seen as a threat, an opportunity, or both.

A2X is a finalist for the QuickBooks App Showdown!

This year at QuickBooks Connect in San Jose, A2X will be competing with 9 other finalistsin the 2017 App Showdown! A big round of applause for $100K #smallbiz#appshowdownfinalist @a2xaccounting. Excited to see them at #QBConnect! https://t.co/UZ6Sbi2prmpic.twitter.com/KLh8f8JFaA— Intuit Developer (@IntuitDev) October 11, 2017 We’re super excited that A2X has been recognised as a finalist and none of this would be possible without your continued support of A2X - we’re working hard everyday to make A2X the best add-on for Amazon accounting, so far we’ve helped over 1000+ Amazon businesses tidy up their Amazon accounting, and we’re on a mission to help 10,000 more!

Xerocon London: Highlights

This year A2X exhibited at Xerocon London, in the ExCel convention centre and it blew us away! We had such positive feedback talking to over 100 UK accounting firms who go through the pain and hassle of manually accounting for their client’s Amazon sales, in spreadsheets, every month. Here’s a few highlights and photos from the event. If you came to see us, thanks for stopping by! We had a great booth, right at the main entrance.

AVASK's James and Angelos discuss Amazon VAT compliance and enforcement with Ed Rosenberg

Last week Ed Rosenberg interviewed A2X partner firm AVASKabout VAT compliance and enforcement for Amazon Sellers. James and Angelos covered how VAT compliance is being enforced for Amazon Sellers and the penalties faced if a business ignores compliance. VAT is complex, with some very serious implications for your business, check out the full interview below to get a sense for the challenges and importance of the VAT accounting for Amazon sales.

Next stop: Xerocon London

Xerocon Londonstarts in just over a week and while it’ll be our first time exhibiting at Xerocon, we know there’s more in store for us than just introductions at the booth. We’ve attended Xerocon as delegates before, so we know there is something quite distinct about Xero events with a strong vibe of openness encouraging everyone to share and contribute to the community. We are looking forward to conversations with Accountants in the UK because we are interested in hearing how the role of traditional accounting is evolving with cloud services.

A2X Welcomes bookskeep as an Accounting Partner

Here at A2X we feel privileged to have Cyndi Thomason from bookskeepjoin our group of North American Partners. Two years ago bookskeep started working with their first Amazon seller client and quickly began partnering with more Amazon sellers every month. Cyndi quickly realized something: Many Amazon pros were pursuing the same flexible lifestyle she was! One of the primary goals at bookskeep is to free up their clients so they can enjoy their life and build a business.

Florida to Join the MTC Sales Tax Amnesty Program

(Updated December 2020). =w800) In 2017, we received word from our friends at the PROSPER Showthat Florida had joined the MTC Sales Tax Amnesty program. The amnesty was geared towards online sellers with the idea being that they could negotiate to be forgiven some or all of their back taxes, as well as any applicable interest and penalties. Sellers had to meet certain eligibility criteria and apply for the amnesty between the 17th of August 2017, to the 17th of October 2017.

Catching Clouds and A2X: What Makes a Great Partnership

A2X and Catching Clouds - A Great Partnership.  I’m pleased to announce the launch of our A2X partner program, and to introduce the first official A2X partner, Catching Cloudsof Denver, Colorado, Catching Cloudsprovides outsourced ecommerce accounting services for online businesses. The Catching Clouds team are experts in Amazon ecommerce businesses, the technology, and the accounting they need to manage their businesses. Owners of Catching Clouds, Patti and Scott Scharf, have been working with the A2X team since January 2014.

MTC Amazon Sales Tax Amnesty - August 17 to October 17, 2017

We received word from our friends at the PROSPER Showthat the MTC (Multi-State Tax Commission) has announced a Sales Tax Amnesty program for August 17th to October 17th 2017. This is huge news for for Amazon sellers on Amazon.com, you can submit a Voluntary Disclosure to get registered for tax collection immediately, and importantly avoid back taxes, interest and penalties. What States are participating in the program? The program covers these states:

Raffingers Accountants feature A2X for Summer 2017

I’m excited to share that A2X is the featured Xero Add-on in the Summer 2017 Tax Tipspublication from Raffingers. Raffingers is a chartered accounting firm and Xero partner in the UK, having offices in Essex and London, and a keen focus on cloud-based solutions such as A2X.

Release Notes: July 2017

Big news this month, we’ve released a new easier to use and faster Accounts and Taxes mapping screen, it looks like this: It might not look that different to the old screen, but there’s several important changes: A2X will now offer to automatically create generic accounts in your accounting system chart of accounts, for example we’ll make Amazon Shipping for the shipping amounts Amazon charges. You can (of course) choose any account you like, or make any new account you like, but if you’re happy with generic options, these can save you some time.

A2X blog now on WordPress: same great content, new location!

If you are reading this, you are looking at our new blog, now proudly running WordPressand hosted on Google Cloud.We’ve moved from a hosted Ghost blog at https://blog.a2xaccounting.comto our own self hosted WordPress at https://www.a2xaccounting.com/blog/, please update your bookmarks. Any old links should automatically direct you to the new site. If you spot anything missing, please let us know, we’re expecting the comments migration to take around 24 hours via Disqus and the domain name changes may take a few hours to propagate for everyone.

A2X Talks Nerdy on Xero Developer TV Episode 10

Last week Xero released their 10th episode of Developer TV, and I got to be in it! Regan and I met at the Xero offices in Auckland and talked about the A2X tech stack, the Xero ecosystem and my advice for getting started with a Xero integration. Check out the full interview below (starts around 1:33). Also worth checking out Dan’s fancy bike riding skills right at the end.

A2X is coming to QuickBooks Connect Sydney in May 2017

We’re very excited to say we’ll be attending QuickBooks Connect on 18 May 2017at the Sydney Cricket Ground. For accountants attending the event, we’ll be available for meetings throughout the day to talk about how A2X helps to automate and streamline your Amazon seller client accounting. If you’re an Amazon seller using QuickBooks and would like to talk about how A2X works, or if you have general Amazon accounting questions, we’d love to help you.

A2X for QuickBooks, Our first app review is 5 stars!

Today we received our first review for A2X on the Intuit QuickBooks App Store, 5 stars, and we’re very proud to share it! “These guys have blown all other services out of the water!” The addition of QuickBooks support for A2X has been only a recent addition and it’s proving popular for Amazon sellers who already use QuickBooks Online to streamline and automate their Amazon accounting. If you would like to save time with your Amazon sales, consider giving A2X a try.

A2X is the Xero ecosystem partner of the month

We have some exciting news to share! This month A2X has been namedXero’s Ecosystem partner of the month for the “great work [we’re] doing to help small businesses thrive”. It’s incredibly rewarding to be recognised by Xero. We’ve worked very hard to maintain our 5-star rating in Xero’s marketplace and offer what we consider to be the best Amazon to Xero integration available. As part of the announcement Paul gave the Xero team some tips for selling on Amazon, and some advice for accounting for Amazon sales and fees using A2X and Xero.

A2X is going to Las Vegas! Prosper Show, 22-23 March

We’re coming to Las Vegas this month and we’re excited to meet you! We’ll be attending Prosper Showon 22-23 March at the Las Vegas Convention Center. If you’re going to be there, let’s meet up! If you’re not, you should come. There’ll be 100’s and 100’s of serious Amazon sellers there, apps and services like A2X and some fantastic speakers. If you’re not already booked to go, but want to, A2X has a discount code: “A2XA17” to save $100 on your ticket price.

Signing up for A2X just got easier

We’ve just released a new look signup for A2X, its now easier to get logged in with Google and connect your Amazon and Xero accounting system. You’ll find detailed steps to get your Amazon accounting imported into Xero over on our new look A2X support center. Once connected with Google, the new look dashboard will make it easier to connect to Amazon, and your accounting system. And… you may also notice we’re working on some pretty big changes around here, a whole new accounting system integration is coming soon, QuickBooks.

Release Notes May 2016

They say Better late than never! A number of users have been asking us for updates on new features and changes in A2X as they happen, so allow us to present you the changes and improvements in the May release of A2X. Better handling of invitation errors A2X supports inviting multiple users to each account, and also allows users to access multiple accounts. Invitations are sent by email and accepted by clicking through to the A2X website.

Release Notes June 2016

Busy month for us! Here are the changes and improvements in the June release of A2X. Bulk actions on the settlement list This was a bug fix, since this feature was not working in certain situations, it is now and we thought we’d take the opportunity to tell you about how it works. STEP 1 To enable the bulk actions, click on the tool sign and choose “Enable Bulk Actions” After enabling bulk actions, the following little sub-menu will appear: STEP 2 Choose one of the bulk actions that you want to use (Refresh, Delete, Send to Xero) and select settlements you want to apply the chosen bulk action by clicking the checkbox on the right of the settlement.

Missing Amazon Settlement Files

Several A2X users have been in touch with our tech support team about Amazon settlement files missing from their A2X account. This is a known issue affecting some Amazon sellers. The symptom of the issue is the new settlement files in your Seller account will have a ‘Request Report’ button showing under Reports > Payments and will require you to manually click the button in order for A2X to access the report.

A2X is going to Xerocon in Denver next month!

If you’re an avid Xero user like us, you may already know about Xerocon, happening in Denver next month. It’s taking place from June 2 – 4 at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, and we think it’s going to be pretty cool. You’ll hear from Xero about upcoming product plans, accounting experts on best practices for your own business reporting and meet developers of all the add-ons you use, including A2X!

Accounting for your Amazon FBA Inventory with A2X

In this post we’re going to talk about FBA inventory and Xero. You may have recently seen Xero announced the ability to track inventory items directly within Xero. A2X has limited ability to take advantage of these new features by using the group by product invoice setting. One of our users very kindly made a screencast showing how you can set up the group by product option in A2X, Amazon, and Xero to take advantage of the new inventory features.

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