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Accurate Financials for Ecommerce Mastery

Accurate Financials for Ecommerce Mastery Greg used A2X to fix previous errors to ensure accuracy moving forward. When new business owner, Greg Pfundstein took over online sunglasses retailer, Dubranchet in 2019, he thought it would be easy to integrate his sales channel, Shopify, with his accounting software, Xero. Greg learned that hard way that it is not as easy as it looks and quickly ended up with a mess on his hands.

How A2X Has Given Central 23 More Time For Fun

How A2X Has Given Central 23 More Time For Fun Even if you have zero background in accounting, A2X is uncomplicated and designed to grow with you and your business. Entertainment company Central 23, was founded in 2016 by entrepreneurs and now co-CEOs Luke Shelley and Marcus Ereira. What started as selling just a single greeting card design to lifestyle retail giant Urban Outfitters, has now expanded into an entire product range.

Accounting for Shopify Sellers: The 8 Setup Steps

Estimated reading time: 7 minutes. Selling on Shopify is all about freedom of expression for your brand, and that’s pretty exciting for an ambitious entrepreneur. With Shopify’s unique customization offering, it now powers millions of ecommerce stores and some of the biggest brands in the world including Kylie Cosmetics, Heinz, Lindt, RedBull, Tesla, Sephora, and more. But the road to growth and success isn’t without bumps, and planning as early as possible for these is the best way to minimize damage.

Understanding Ecommerce Sales Tax

Estimated reading time: 10 minutes 30 seconds. Ecommerce sellers used to have a pretty easy time when it came to sales tax, but those days are gone. In June 2018, a landmark case turned the tide on sales tax collection for good. The Wayfair vs. South Dakota ruling redefined the criteria for business owners eligible to pay sales tax. Prior to this ruling, business owners needed physical presence in a state to be considered eligible to remit sales tax.

The Basics of Ecommerce Accounting

Estimated reading time: 7 minutes. “Ecommerce businesses are really data businesses." - Cyndi Thomason, CEO of bookskeep. Most ecommerce sellers don’t go into business for accounting. But to run a profitable, healthy business, it’s crucial to understand your numbers. And for ecommerce, there are a few key definitions and systems that you need to know in order to give yourself the best chance at success. Regardless of whether you are a seller or an ecommerce accountant needing an overview, this is the place to start.

What Makes Ecommerce Accounting Different?

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes. Business accounting is one thing. Ecommerce business accounting? That’s another thing entirely. And for sellers with little to no accounting experience in general, it’s crucial to get to grips with what’s required as early as possible. The basic principles of accounting remain the same, but there are some fundamental differences. For each that we cover below, there are solutions out there to help you.

The Ultimate Guide To Shopify Accounting And Automation

Estimated reading time: 16 minutes. Just about anyone can start selling online, but not everyone will be successful. Those success stories are founded on talent, creativity, and passion - but they also depend on excellent management of the money that drives them. Cash flow is like blood flow. It powers every organ of your business and if it’s not nurtured, maintained, and regularly vetted, it can cause serious, compounding issues.

How-To Guide: Seamlessly Integrate Shopify with QuickBooks

Estimated reading time: 11 minutes 30 seconds.  Automating the accounting side of your ecommerce business is a smart step. Not only are you ensuring accuracy and consistency over the lifeblood of your business, but you are gifting yourself the time to invest your resources elsewhere. When you integrate Shopify with Quickbooks, your store transactions are uploaded and stored automatically. When you add A2X into the mix, the details within these transactions are captured and displayed for you, ensuring that you have all the information you need, as an ecommerce seller, about your financial activity.

How-To Guide: Seamlessly Integrate Shopify and Xero

Estimated reading time: 11 minutes. Automation is all about working smarter. It allows you to hand the repetitive tasks of your business, that demand accuracy and consistency, to software designed to handle this. As a result, you have more time to up-skill, learn and grow your business. If you are here, you have probably figured that much out already. Using Xero for Shopify brings you as a seller a host of great benefits and functionality options, so here, we will explore what these are and how to get started.

Finding Your Specialist Ecommerce Accountant

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes. 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 partners based all over the world, so that you can find the expert, professional help you need.

Shopify Advertising Guide: How To Scale Your Ecommerce Store

Estimated reading time: 14 minutes. “Research shows that most businesses fail in the first five years… Many of those businesses are generating tons of revenue and sales, but without the math on customer acquisition, the costs eventually bring them to their knees.” Neil Patel, digital marketing expert.  Advertising for Shopify sellers is crucial. You don’t have a physical shopfront or existing traffic to rely on.

Shopify & Google Analytics Guide: What You Need To Know

Estimated reading time: 9 minutes. Ecommerce sellers don’t have the advantage of meeting their customers. They can’t count footfall or measure reactions. They can’t see what a customer browses and what they walk past. Analytics are a lens on your Shopify store. You can learn about behavior, interaction, visitor numbers, and so much more - if you only know where to look. And crucially, what to do once you have.

The Ultimate Shopify Instagram Guide

Estimated reading time: 9 minutes. There are a billion people on Instagram. That’s about one eighth of the world’s population. If you’re interested in tapping into Instagram’s huge potential with its Shopify app integration, you’ve landed in the right place. We’re here to help you set up your feed, build your strategy, and leverage this powerhouse app. This guide will talk you through why you should connect Shopify and Instagram, how to actually do it, how to use Instagram in today’s world and how to maximize it as a sales channel.

Shopify POS Guide

Estimated reading time: 16 minutes. Around a million businesses use Shopify to bring their online and in-person sales together via POS. This has led to a 30% growth in revenue year on year. With impressive numbers like that, you might be curious to learn what it is, how it works, and whether it’s right for you. Well, you’re in the right place. We’ll cover all of that as well as instructions to get set up, and the hardware you’ll need along the way.

Shopify Shipping Guide: Get It Right With These Simple Tips

Estimated reading time: 10 minutes, 30 seconds. ​​ “Around the world, businesses are prioritizing fulfillment to fight rising costs and meet consumer expectations.” Shopify Future of Ecommerce Report, 2021 Shopify shipping is essential to get right, now more than ever. Nailing your shipping strategies will directly affect how many products you sell, how many customers keep coming back, and how much money your business makes annually.

How To Set Up Your Shopify Facebook Pixel [Tutorial]

Estimated reading time: 7 minutes. Facebook advertising can be confusing, especially if you’ve never done it before. Many features and a huge audience make for an effective marketing platform, but also a complicated one. However, there is one feature that makes tracking and understanding the data from your ad campaigns super simple: Facebook pixel. Here, we’ll explore the Shopify Facebook pixel integration – its benefits, how it works, how to set it up, and a few expert tips to help you make the most of your Facebook ad campaigns.

​​The Ultimate Guide To Shopify Inventory Management

Estimated reading time: 14 minutes. Bad inventory management costs retailers trillions of dollars a year. Inventory listed but not available, available but not listed and preventable returns are all the sources of staggering losses for retailers both on and offline. And with such intense competition, can you afford to lose the customers that find you? In this guide to Shopify inventory management, we’ll be talking about how you can manage your stock efficiently and what you can learn to improve your systems along the way:

How To Find The Right Shopify Apps For Your Store [2021 List]

Estimated reading time: 12 minutes, 30 seconds. Applications are designed to level up your tech. They add to, elevate and expand on the tools you’re using, giving you the ability to customize how you run your business, and how customers engage with it. With apps for live chat, interactions, VR, AR, social media sharing, email marketing, accounting, and more, the potential is hugely exciting. But with over 3,000 apps on Shopify’s app store, how do you choose which of these areas to invest in?

Shopify Fulfillment Guide: Everything You Need To Know

Estimated reading time: 10 minutes, 30 seconds. “Immediacy, convenience, and speed are top consumer demands. This is the new normal.” Shopify’s Future of Ecommerce Report, 2021.  More than 70% of consumers indicate convenience and free shipping are their top reasons to shop online. With such a large majority of your customers depending on you for these things, your Shopify fulfillment method has to be top-notch.

Shopify VAT: How To Do It Right [Guide + Useful Links]

Estimated reading time: 6 minutes. Just about everything is taxed. And as you’ll no doubt be aware, it’s not all the same kind of tax. Tax has become a strange, disconnected sort of extended family tree. Your income tax branch includes members like capital gains, estate, payroll, and inheritance tax. Then there’s the awkward, money-hungry branch of property, real estate, and gift taxes. And these barely scrape the surface. Here, we’ll be talking about the exotic foreign cousin of the goods and services tax family.

Amazon FBA vs Shopify: Which One Is Best For You? [Guide]

Estimated reading time: 14 minutes. Amazon and Shopify. One is the most popular ecommerce retailer in the world, worth over $1 trillion. The other powers some of the biggest commercial names on the internet, including Tesla, KKW Beauty, Victoria Beckham, RedBull, Kylie Cosmetics, AllBirds, and more. But there are perhaps more differences between Amazon and Shopify than there are similarities. Amazon is a marketplace facilitator. Shopify is an ecommerce platform.

How To Create A Shopify Pinterest Marketing Strategy

Estimated reading time: 7 minutes, 30 seconds. Pinterest is the digitized version of the corkboard above your desk. It’s that vision board that holds all the ideas and inspiration you want to save for later. Today, that often involves wishlist products, and as such, Pinterest has become a marketing tool for ecommerce sellers. Forget judging a book by its cover. In 2021, people are judging books by their pins.

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 To Create A Shopify Shipping Policy [Tutorial + Template]

Estimated reading time: 7 minutes. Customers are happier when they know what to expect, and adding a shipping policy to your Shopify store helps to manage those expectations. If you do it right, your shipping policy can act as a highly effective sales tool - at once making a commitment about your service, and letting customers know what happens with their items after they click that buy button. A clear and concise shipping policy benefits both parties.

How A2X handles VAT in all European Amazon marketplaces

Estimated reading time: 7 minutes 30 seconds. Anyone who runs an online store will know that the beauty of ecommerce is 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 leveled the playing field, making it possible for small businesses to compete with corporate giants on an international stage.

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.

Everything You Need to Know About Migrating to A2X for Shopify from Bold (and Why You Should)

Estimated reading time: 8 minutes. As connector apps, A2X and Bold are important parts of optimized ecommerce accounting automation. These apps ensure that your Shopify data is calculated accurately and organized. But the way they each do this and the resulting outcomes are quite different. One of them has a few additional features to offer - features that can transform the way you do business. And you might be surprised to hear that switching is not only easy, but books can be backdated, so it’s almost like the migration never took place at all.

Everything You Need To Know About Shopify Payments [Guide]

Estimated reading time: 14 minutes. Based on a collection of studies, around 70% of customers will leave a site even after adding an item to their shopping cart. There are numerous reasons for this, but a common one is a complicated or drawn-out checkout process. Integrated payment solutions are one answer that ecommerce platforms have come up with. Shoppers save their details once so that purchase journeys simply consist of a Buy It Now button.

How To Find The Right Shopify Theme For Your Store [Guide]

Estimated reading time: 15 minutes. The theme of your Shopify store dictates almost everything. What your customers see, how they interact with your brand, what media and add-ons you can include - the list goes on. It’s important to think about what you’ll need from your theme before you go diving in and get carried away by the cool color palettes and exciting plug-ins. Plus, with a little planning, you’ll be able to see whether a freebie will cover your bases or if a paid option is worth your time and money.

What Are The Best Shopify Products To Sell In 2021? [Guide]

Estimated reading time: 7 minutes. People shop via ecommerce for just about anything, so the list of things you could sell online is practically endless. Where do you start when it comes to finding products that will be popular for your Shopify store? In this guide, we aren’t going to just provide you a list of promising ideas. Whilst we will cover what has been performing well, we want to help you ask the right questions and perform insightful research so that you can make the best decisions for your business in the long-term.

The Ultimate Shopify Sales Tax Guide [Full Resource]

Estimated reading time: 13 minutes 30 seconds. In the mid-1990s at the dawn of ecommerce, online sales weren’t worth enough to garner the attention of tax authorities. Sales tax was something paid by businesses with a fixed, physical address, and back then, most had that. This isn’t the case today. Since Shopify’s inception in 2004, US ecommerce sales revenue has skyrocketed from $75 billion to $787.9 billion in 2020. In the last decade alone, the industry has multiplied itself almost five times over.

Why You Should Be Using Shopify Payments [9 Benefits]

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes. Shopify Payments is the integrated payment gateway for Shopify sellers. Powered by Stripe, Shopify Payments is quick to activate when you open your store and immediately gives your buyers choices when it comes to their payment method at checkout. With hundreds of payment gateways on the market offering you different things, is Shopify’s native the obvious choice? Or should you be giving others a look-in too?

Shopify vs eBay: Where Should You Sell? [Ultimate Guide]

Estimated reading time: 12 minutes.  Thinking of selling online, but unsure of which platform to pick? While Shopify and eBay are both popular ecommerce platforms, this is where the similarity ends. They are, in fact, very different, and they offer different experiences to both buyers and sellers. So, what do these experiences look like and how should you go about picking one? In this article, we’ll find out. In this Shopify vs.

How to Cancel, Close or Pause Your Shopify Store [Guide]

Estimated reading time: 9 minutes 30 seconds. In business, things don’t always go according to plan. Sales can plummet unexpectedly, life circumstances change, maybe you’re interested in trying a different ecommerce platform or need to take a short break for a family vacation. Whatever your reason for wanting to close or cancel your Shopify store, this step-by-step guide will walk you through the process. If you only want to temporarily shut your doors to the public, this guide will also outline how to pause your store until you’re ready to open again.

15 Actionable Shopify Tips To Grow Your Store in 2021

Estimated reading time: 17 minutes.  At their Reunite 2020 event, Shopify announced some pretty cool updates for 2021. As one of the leading ecommerce tools, Shopify is constantly evolving and expanding its software, adding new apps and integrations to help its merchants thrive. And with over 600,000 sellers on the platform, if you’re one of them, you’ll want to know as many Shopify tips and tricks as early as possible to come out ahead.

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?

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

Estimated reading time: 8 minutes 30 seconds. 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.

How To Sell On Shopify in 2021 [The Ultimate Guide]

Estimated reading time: 13 minutes. 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.

What We Learned Analysing 1000 Shopify Payment Gateways

Estimated reading time: 7 minutes. Shopify offers payment gateway options for over 100 providers across 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.

Ecommerce Options: Whether to Sell Through Amazon or Your Own Website

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes. Amazon is an ecommerce behemoth. It started as an online bookstore in 1994, and is now the world’s largest online retailer. If you’re a small company, the decision to sell through Amazon can seem obvious – after all, you won’t be able to compete with it – but it’s not automatically the best decision for every business. With Amazon Australia set to open early next year, it’s a good time for Australian and New Zealand retailers to think about their choices: take advantage of the Amazon platform, or stick to their own website.

Amazon and Shopify Accounting with Quickbooks Enterprise

Estimated reading time: 1 minute 30 seconds. A2X for Amazon, and A2X for Shopify are helping thousands of ecommerce sellers across the world automate their accounting. In these two guides, we’ll show you how users of the Quickbooks Desktop and Quickbooks Enterprise products can use A2X to account for their Amazon sales and/or their Shopify sales: Using A2X for Amazon with Quickbooks Desktop and Quickbooks Enterprise Using A2X for Shopify with Quickbooks Desktop and Quickbooks Enterprise

Get Better Accounting for Shopify with A2X for Shopify

Shopify sellers have better accounting with A2X for Shopify integration Updated October 2020. Estimated reading time: 4 minutes, 30 seconds. In today’s technology-driven world, there is no real excuse for poor accounting. While most businesses and Shopify sellers find it a monotonous and time-consuming chore, it’s essential for tracking, managing and optimizing the growth of your business. Say goodbye to spreadsheets and invest in user-friendly and effective accounting software. Having a robust system in place will help you manage your cash flow and taxes – simplifying your finances.

Grow Your Business with a Successful Data-Driven Strategy

Sellers Funding Data Insights is a Game Changer for Amazon Sellers Guest post by SellersFunding. Updated October 2020. Estimated reading time: 3 minutes. It’s no secret that big data is rapidly changing the way companies do business and helping them make more informed decisions. This is why it is vital to have a robust data-driven strategy for your Amazon Sellers business, to stay competitive in today’s evolving marketplace. A successful strategy not only requires a clear vision of your business goals, but it also needs to include how you will:

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.

Accounting for Facebook Shops with A2X for Shopify

Learn how A2X can integrate with Facebook Shops in order to give you automated and accurate accouting for your business. There’s no other digital marketing opportunity quite like social media. It’s one of the easiest ways to spread the word about your brand, engage potential local and international customers – and ultimately grow your e-commerce business. Facebook has dominated the social media market for a decade. Not only is it the platform of choice for connecting with family and friends, but it’s also the go-to marketing tool for most business owners.

UK Ecommerce Accounting Software for Amazon FBA and Shopify

Running an ecommerce business in the UK comes with a unique set of challenges and opportunities. Regardless of whether you’re selling on Amazon, Shopify or another digital avenue, you need to have accurate financials in order to make sound business decisions. Many digital entrepreneurs (and their bookkeepers) manually enter the sales or payout data into their accounting system. While it may seem like a suitable solution in the beginning, this can result in more work and a wide range of issues such as reporting errors, difficulties with comparing the performance of different channels and time periods, and challenges when it comes to selling your business down the line.

Shopify vs WooCommerce: Picking a Winner

Choosing the right e-commerce platform for your business At some point, every new e-commerce entrepreneur will ask the same question: which platform should I use to build my store? Both WooCommerce and Shopify have multiple strengths (and weaknesses) and could be the perfect solution for building your online business. Whichever one you choose, you’ll certainly be able to build a powerful and functioning e-commerce store. But here’s the thing – it’s not about which one is the best, but rather which one is right for you.

How to get reconciled Shopify POS accounting

As a busy retail shop owner, your time is spread across a wide range of activities every week. Whether it’s looking after customers, managing staff or setting up your systems for success, the last thing you want to do is create unnecessary work. And while simplicity is a virtue in any business, the retail landscape has grown much more complex thanks to the prominence of the internet. Customers expect us to be present on social media, have an online store, and provide a range of shopping options to suit their preferences.

Amazon Pay accounting and reconciliation with A2X

Finally a way to accurately automate your Amazon pay accounting and reconciliation with A2X for Amazon. Here’s how. When customers check out with Amazon Pay, the sales proceeds arrive in the merchant bank account up to two weeks later. They are batched with other transactions and various fees are deducted. Often the merchant has no way to account for the fees or to reconcile the funds received with the sales orders they see in Shopify or other sales channels.

The Authentic Buyer’s Guide to Shopify Automation

Estimated reading time: 12 minutes. Shopify is one of the biggest names in ecommerce, so big that it’s hard to remember a time when the platform didn’t exist. Over the past 15 years, Shopify has well and truly carved its name into the web application hall of fame, offering traditional retailers and entrepreneurs alike the freedom and wealth of ecommerce. With a myriad of different ecommerce platforms available to today’s keen entrepreneurs, there are many reasons why Shopify’s star shines so bright.

How-To Guide: Fulfil Orders On Shopify

Estimated reading time: 7 minutes 30 seconds. Congratulations! If you’re here, it’s probably because you have most of the building blocks in place for your Shopify store. You’ve chosen an in-demand product, you’ve set up your Shopify account and listed your products for sale. Now, you want to understand fulfilment options. This guide will give you an overview of fulfilment so that you can choose the best option to suit your business.

How to Setup Shopify Payments and Link to Your Accounting

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes. Entrepreneurs love Shopify – it’s the full package. One platform with all the ecommerce and point-of-sale features you need to build, grow and run your business, including its very own payment gateway – Shopify Payments. Shopify Payments was formed in 2013 through a partnership between Shopify and payment provider Stripe. If it’s the right fit for your business, you can start accepting credit card payments quickly and easily, and it means you don’t need to pay for and integrate a third-party option.

How to Offer Free Shipping on Shopify to Boost Sales

Boost your sales with a free shipping incentive Free shipping is well proven to be one of the most enticing offers that online stores can give their customers. When used effectively, it can increase the total amount a person is willing to spend at your store. But sometimes e-commerce sellers are hesitant to offer free shipping because they fear they’ll lose out – free shipping isn’t exactly ‘free’ after all, someone still has to pay for it.

How to Add Google Analytics to Shopify

A super simple guide for new e-commerce store owners The best way to improve your Shopify store is to learn as much as you can about your customers – like how they find and browse your store. For traditional retail stores, that information is relatively easy to come by – you can simply ask your customers in person. But for e-commerce store owners who never come face-to-face with their customers, this can be a challenge.

How to decide what product to sell on Shopify

The research involved, sourcing, and back-office set-up Shopify isn’t just an e-commerce platform, it’s arguably the best e-commerce platform, and it has significantly changed the way products are sold worldwide. It has all the e-commerce and point of sale features you need to start, run and grow your business from practically anywhere in the world. While starting an e-commerce store on Shopify is as simple as clicking a few buttons, building a successful business that turns a profit and grows is slightly more complex.

How to Find a Shopify SEO Expert - A2X How-To Guide

Top things to consider when looking for professional help For those who want to do more than break even with their Shopify store – which is most people! – it isn’t enough to just create a store, add your products, and expect your customers to be able to find you. If you want to turn a profit with a great e-commerce store, you need to market your products – including search engine optimisation (SEO).

How to remove ‘Powered by Shopify’ from your store

Simple instructions for removing Shopify’s branding By default, when you create a new Shopify online store, the branding ‘Powered by Shopify’ is automatically added in two different places: the first, your store’s footer, and the second, on your store’s password page (if your website is password protected or not yet live). This is to let customers know that you have used Shopify to build your online store. For some Shopify sellers, the ‘Powered by Shopify’ brand isn’t a bother.

Hows to Sync Shopify to Your Accounting System

Why it’s important and the benefits of integration An important part of setting up your Shopify store is connecting your Shopify account with your chosen accounting system. The best accounting software and tools for your Shopify business are ones that can be easily integrated with Shopify to allow the seamless flow of your financial data. This guide will explain how you can integrate Shopify with your accounting system, why it’s important – and what the benefits are of having the two connected.

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.

How to Change Your Store Name on Shopify

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes. As a new Shopify store owner, choosing the right name for your business can be a mammoth task. When you do finally decide on a name and set up shop, it’s natural to consider a name change. Maybe you’ve found a name that better aligns with your brand than the one you first chose. Perhaps you’ve decided to shift into a different niche market – or, you simply changed your mind.

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.

How-To Guide: Collecting Shopify Sales Tax

Estimated reading time: 7 minutes. Sales tax is a fact of life for all ecommerce sellers. If you’re not currently collecting it, you’re probably not meeting your tax obligations. Every product sold in the US and Canada (whether you’re a local or not), will likely be liable for sales tax. The real question is not whether you should be paying, but how much. And this is where things get tricky.

11 Actionable Shopify SEO Tips for Your Shopify Store

Estimated reading time: 9 minutes 30 seconds. It’s the age-old question any business faces: how do you get more customers? For Shopify retailers, it’s not a simple matter of building a beautiful store to draw shoppers. To increase your online visibility, you need to make it easy for your customers to find you. This is where you can use search engine optimisation (SEO) to improve your store’s ranking, organic website traffic, and ultimately, customer purchases.

A Guide To Selling Your Shopify Store

Estimated reading time: 14 minutes 30 seconds.  Making the decision to sell your business isn’t easy. But if your heart isn’t in the game anymore, or you’re ready for a new challenge, then it might be time to pass the baton. If you’re ready to sell your Shopify store, or you’re at least considering your options, this guide will show you how to prepare your business for sale. From store valuation methods through to posting a business listing online, you’ll be well on your way to the next chapter of your life in no time.

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.

How to Drive Traffic to your Shopify Store

Marketing tips and tricks on how to drive traffic and sales You’ve launched your Shopify store – congratulations! Now that you’ve set up shop and you’re ready to market your products to the world, the next step is to think about how you’re going to drive traffic to your online store. You need customers! As an e-commerce merchant, attracting new customers and driving organic or paid traffic to your website is key to all parts of your business; brand awareness, customer engagement, sales and return purchases.

The Best Accounting Software and Tools for Shopify

Estimated reading time: 8 minutes. As a Shopify seller, having a good set-up is crucial for business growth and maintenance. If you’re an ecommerce seller on the hunt for the perfect accounting system, this article will explore why Xero and Quickbooks with A2X for Shopify are the best solutions on the market. Quickbooks Online See pricing plans. Intuitive Quickbooks Online is rated by many as the gold standard software for small business accounting – and they wouldn’t be wrong.

The 11 Best Shopify Apps for Dropshipping Stores

Estimated reading time: 13 minutes. Have you always wanted to start your own dropshipping business? Perhaps you’re already an online entrepreneur looking for ways to better manage your dropshipping processes. There’s no shortage of apps for Shopify sellers, but there’s a handful that stands out from the crowd for dropshipping, specifically. When you are looking for the best for your business, consider the following: Does the app let you choose your products and instantly sync your selection to your Shopify store?

Join A2X for an educational webinar with Xero, Shopify and WhichAddOn this Thursday

A2X Presents “Opportunities in Ecommerce & Best Practices for Accountants & Bookkeepers” Register here for an exclusive webinar this Thursday at 11 am AEST If you are an accountant, bookkeeper or cloud integrator, this webinar is for you! Register now to hear from experts on the opportunities in ecommerce and best practices for connecting and working with Shopify clients. The Line-Up Shopify will be discussing the opportunities for you in ecommerce and tips and tricks you can use to build your ecommerce client base.

The Best Apps to Fully Automate Your Shopify Store

Estimated reading time: 7 minutes. As a seller, you’ll know the beauty of ecommerce is that you can run your business and sell your products from anywhere, to anyone in the world. While that creates accessibility and flexibility, it doesn’t necessarily make business any easier. Automating your store functions is the best way to streamline your ecommerce business, removing the manual work, so you can concentrate on more valuable tasks; the ones necessary to growing your business.

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

A2X, the worlds leading Shopify and Amazon accounting connector has 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.

The Top 10 Best Shopify Apps to Increase Sales

Estimated reading time: 7 minutes 30 seconds. You’ve set up your Shopify store and now you’re ready to grow your business, and that means increasing sales. Shopify’s App Store is full of free and paid plugins you can easily integrate and use to your advantage. Too much choice, though, makes it hard to know where to invest your time – and sometimes money. So, we’ve done the research for you, compiling a list of the top ten apps you need to grow your turnover and revenue.

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.

Leveraging tech to take on large scale clients

How A2X has been a key player in Catching Clouds growth Ecommerce accounting firm, Catching Clouds, based in the US, works with established ecommerce sellers producing a turnover of between one and $50 million. They’re considered leaders in the mid-to-high-range seller market because of their focus on high-quality tech to help their clients automate business operations. Co-founder Scott Scharf has worked hard to create a well-known, high-tech brand - working closely with other leading tech brands like Xero and Gusto.

Welcome Financly Bookkeeping Solutions - A2X's first Canadian Partner

We are excited to welcome Financly Bookkeeping Solutions as 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 A2X at QuickBooks Connect Melbourne May 30-31 2019

Next week A2X will be exhibiting at QuickBooks Connect Melbourne (QBC), May 30 and 31 at Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre. If you are heading along, be sure to visit A2X at booth 21 and pick up some new A2SOX! The A2X team are very excited to be attending QBC with the main focus being the recently launched, A2X for Shopify! A2X e-commerce accounting expert, Iona Bird will be running demonstrations of A2X for Shopify throughout the event.

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.

A solid foundation for a solid shampoo business

How A2X helped Honua Bars start on the right foot Solid shampoos and conditioners are having a moment. In a world hungry for plastic-free solutions and green alternatives – and obsessed with natural beauty products – they’re increasingly popular, and the market is booming. Roughly a year ago, Sophie Thwaites stepped into that niche with her homemade bars – now called Honua Bars. Based on Australia’s Gold Coast, she had struggled to find shampoo and conditioner that worked for her hair and wanted to stop buying plastic bottles.

A2X now has the 'Sign in with Intuit' option

A2X is now even more convenient for you to use. A2X/QuickBooks users can now safely sign in with Intuit. A button that you will see on the A2X ‘Sign in’ and ‘Sign up’ screens labelled ‘Sign in with Intuit’ will allow you to sign in with your Intuit login details. Here is how it is done: Step 1 -Select ‘Sign in with Intuit’ After pressing this button, what you see next will depend on whether you are already logged into QuickBooks in your browser, and whether you have already granted A2X limited access to your basic QuickBooks details.

A2X reduces business owners’ stress, says The Digital CPA

Accounting connector app permanent addition to Jay Kimelman’s digital toolbelt Jay Kimelman has his hands in many different pots. Over the past 20 years, he’s been the CFO of a pharmaceuticals company, helped to design, build and deploy SAP-based ERP solutions for Siemens Hearing Instruments, and started – then sold – a nutraceutical manufacturing business. He’s all about the tech – a workflow automation expert and self-proclaimed “recovering appaholic”. So it makes sense that in 2011, Jay rolled everything he knew about accounting and systems into one – launching his cloud-based accounting firm.

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.

AC Out of the Box CFO – Chaim Korik

A2X invaluable for Chaim Korik and his clients Simple tool efficient, accurate – and saves time Chaim Korik’s career has taken him all over the world. He was born in Brazil, got a degree and his master’s in accounting in the US, then moved down under after marrying his Australian wife. During that time, he’s studied and travelled the globe, working his way up from a small business bookkeeper to managing corporate accounts for large, more complex organisations.

AC T3 Bookkeeping

T3 Bookkeeping adds A2X string to bookkeeping bow Digital tools save Trinity Scott – and her clients – time Like many bookkeepers, Trinity Scott’s journey started with a degree in accounting. But after graduating from college, she found the idea of 60-hour weeks working for a big corporate not all that appealing. Her husband was in the military, and after his stint as a submariner in the Navy, the happy couple decided to start a family.

Accountancy firm targets Shopify space with help of A2X

Accountancy firm targets Shopify space with help of A2X Two years ago,CloudCounting was - as owner Tracey Newman puts it - a general accountancy practice. Fast-forward 24 months, the firm has made a name for itself as specialists in ecommerce accounting, specifically for Shopify sellers. The shift has been purposeful and organic. “We always try to go to market as a best-practice accountancy firm” This reflects the way the accounting industry is changing - at lightning speed.

Automated, accurate, affordable

How A2X lets Acuity do more for their clients Acuity is a US-based accounting firm that specialises in bookkeeping and accounting for small businesses. They are tech leaders in the accounting field, and are always looking for ways to make their work more efficient and save money for clients. A2X - which helps them automate some complex processes, get accurate numbers, and speed up their results - does just that. After implementing A2X and seeing the difference it made, the team at Acuity recommends it to all their Amazon clients.

Backdating the books

A2X, bookskeep, and accrual accounting bookskeep is a US-based bookkeeping firm that specialises in ecommerce businesses. They’ve been around since 2014, and have been an A2X partner since 2017. bookskeep has a high number of clients using QuickBooks Online, although they’re seeing an increasing number of Xero users too. Recently, the bookskeep team helped a client who needed to rebuild their financial records in order to sell their business - and they realised the true value of A2X.

Beckoffice Clients’ Easy E-commerce Transitions

A simpler transition to e-commerce with A2X Beckoffice Ltd helps clients pivot business during pandemic – and digital tools have been essential. Beckoffice Ltd is a London-based bookkeeping and management accounting firm. They provide a wide range of services – general bookkeeping, VAT, cash flow and forecasting – right up to the trial balance with full reconciliations, which then get sent on to accountants. Management accountant Joanna Prosser explains that as a cloud-based business, Beckoffice is all about automation: “We always take the view that if we can automate, it makes things more streamlined.

Bookkeeping by Tom

Keeping up with rapid growth How A2X helped Tom Ewanchyshyn manage the books for growing fashion business Although Tom Ewanchyshyn has done a lot of things in his career, bookkeeping and accounts have always been part of the picture. At just 15, he was helping do the accounts for his family’s business. Later, he established several small businesses of his own and managed the bookkeeping for those enterprises too. Finally, he moved into the financial sector for a decade, before shifting gears into part-time bookkeeping as he headed towards retirement.

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.

Financly and A2X

Financly and A2X We are excited to welcome Financly Bookkeeping Solutions as 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.

Kate’s Clothing automates account reconciliation – securing customer data in the process

A2X eliminates unnecessary data overlap, saving long-time e-commerce seller time and stress. It’s hard to believe that once upon a time, e-commerce wasn’t a thing, but that’s where Kate Whitegroatt’s story starts. Around 17 years ago, back when #girlboss was non-existent, Kate had just finished her degree in chemical engineering – she came top of her class – and started her first job. Outside of work, Kate loved to design and sew, and it wasn’t long before she was turning out custom-made orders for other people too.

Leveraging tech to take on large scale clients

How A2X has been a key player in Catching Clouds growth Ecommerce accounting firm, Catching Clouds, based in the US, works with established ecommerce sellers producing a turnover of between one and $50 million. They’re considered leaders in the mid-to-high-range seller market because of their focus on high-quality tech to help their clients automate business operations. Co-founder Scott Scharf has worked hard to create a well-known, high-tech brand - working closely with other leading tech brands like Xero and Gusto.

PL Nutrition Darling/Smoothie Bomb

Three hours to minutes – Smoothie Bomb reconciles thousands of payments in minutes Turning fussy eating into a booming business with a little help from A2X. There’s nothing more ironic than a qualified nutritionist specialising in family health and childhood nutrition – with a 13-year-old daughter who is “a really crappy eater.” But that’s exactly where Cinzia Cozzolino found herself just under ten years ago. “I thought, ‘I’ve got to sort this out because it’s driving me nuts’,” she laughs.

Silver & Beauty

Online beauty retailer automates back-end in time for big growth spurt With A2X, Silver & Beauty’s Marek Lasisz never has to worry about his invoices again It’s not surprising that Marek Lasisz is the creator of online beauty business Silver & Beauty – some would say it’s in his DNA. Marek’s mother owns a beauty parlour in Germany, where he spent most of his childhood. It’s also perhaps why he moved into retail, working as a general manager for Aldi supermarkets in the UK for 11 years.

TenKey transforms clients’ books using A2X

Less stress for Krissy Justice and her monthly reconciliations Krissy Justice has a wealth of knowledge and experience – between her time in the corporate world and running her own business venture, she has 25 years under her belt in accounting and finance. TenKey Management & Bookkeeping Services started as an “add-on business”, something Krissy did on the side while working as a director of finance. But in 2018, things had kicked up a notch.

Throne Boss declares A2X a worthy knight of the app round table

Digital tools a ‘no-brainer’ for e-commerce seller Craig Anderson – who also happens to be a CPA Jump on Craig Anderson’s LinkedIn page and it’s immediately apparent that he knows a thing or two about running a business. Craig is a certified public accountant (CPA) with 19 years’ experience under his belt. He’s worked with accountants, bookkeepers and SMEs across a variety of industries, and started – then sold – his own practice.

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.