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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.

How A2X handles VAT in all European Amazon marketplaces

Here’s how A2X can help you manage your sales tax Anyone who runs an online store will know that the beauty of e-commerce 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. E-commerce has levelled the playing field, making it possible for small businesses to compete with corporate giants on an international stage.

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.

The ultimate guide to Shopify accounting with A2X

Running a business is often a flurry of admin tasks and never-ending to-do lists, coupled with some testing setbacks and lots of rewarding milestones. Creating and growing a successful e-commerce brand is no different – but don’t let that scare you. When the hard work pays off, the feeling of accomplishment is even sweeter. Like all good things, building and running a Shopify store takes time and effort. At times, the process can feel overwhelming and you might even ask yourself whether it’s all worth it.

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

Where to automate your business – and with what apps Shopify is one of the biggest names in e-commerce, 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 e-commerce. With a myriad of different e-commerce platforms available to today’s keen entrepreneurs, there are many reasons why Shopify’s star shines so bright.

Shopify accounting for dummies - Get your books set up for accounting success

Most people don’t start a Shopify store to spend hours dissecting financial data, but it doesn’t take long for this to happen. Even if you have accounting experience, e-commerce comes with certain nuances that make the job more complex. Although Shopify offers one of the easiest ways to open and manage an online store, lots of business owners struggle to keep on top of their books. With Shopify, this is mostly due to a clunky flow of financial data.

A basic How-To Guide To Fulfil Orders On Shopify

Now that you’ve chosen an in-demand product to sell through your Shopify store, you’ve set up your Shopify account and listed your products for sale, you need to know how to fulfil orders. This basic how-to guide for fulfilling orders on Shopify from A2X will help you choose a fulfilment process that best suits your business, get set up in Shopify, and ensure your customers receive their items well-packaged and in a timely fashion.

How to set up Shopify Payments and Link To Your Accounting

Get all your accounting systems working together Entrepreneurs love Shopify – it’s the full package. One platform has all the e-commerce 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.

E-Commerce Accounting: What Makes It So Different?

What makes e-commerce accounting different and how using an e-commerce accountant will help You’ve started an e-commerce store, and you’re slowly getting the different parts of your business sorted – suppliers, inventory, sales and marketing. Then you get to the not-so-simple matter of sorting your accounting. You remember taking a couple of accounting classes way back in high school, so you could try and muddle your way through if you had to.

Introducing Shopify POS powered by A2X for Shopify

Shopify has launched a new point of sale tool for retailers to accompany their suite of powerful tools for ecommerce merchants. As the leaders in ecommerce accounting, A2X, alongside Xero will be supporting the launch with a promotional plan for 50% off both A2X and Xero subscriptions for 6 months (subject to terms & conditions). A2X for Shopify works flawlessly with Shopify POS (point of sale) Make omni-channel selling is a breeze, A2X will break out, summarise and simplify your POS and ecommerce sales directly into your accounting system.

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.

The 10 E-commerce Accounting Principles

The accounting basics you need to know and understand As bookskeep CEO Cyndi Thomason puts it, “E-commerce businesses are really data businesses” – and we couldn’t agree more! While most e-commerce sellers don’t get into business for the accounting, its important to understand your numbers if you’re to grow not only a profitable business – but a healthy one too. bookskeep started like most other e-commerce businesses – out of necessity.

Understanding E-commerce sales tax – a guide

Understanding the basics in the US and overseas If e-commerce sales tax has you scratching your head, you’re not alone. It’s a complicated, ever-evolving beast that not only changes between countries, but in the case of the US, between states as well. While we can’t promise you’ll be an e-commerce sales tax professional after reading this guide, it does cover the basics – and points you in the right direction of where and how to get started with sales tax in the US and internationally.

How to Change Your Store Name on Shopify

How to change your Shopify store name: A quick and simple guide 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 to Collecting Shopify Sales Tax

Collecting sales tax as a Shopify merchant - A how-to guide for sellers based in the US and Canada Sales tax is a fact of life for all e-commerce 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 foreign seller – is 9 times out of 10 subject to sales tax. But the real question, and where things get a little tricky to keep track of – is how much?

11 Actionable Shopify SEO tips for your Shopify Store

Get your store ranking well for the right target keywords 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, website traffic, and ultimately, customer purchases.

Where To Find An E-commerce Accountant or Bookkeeper

Introducing the e-commerce accountant directory Find an E-commerce accountant here It’s a complicated beast, accounting – and as an e-commerce store owner, you’ll have had first-hand experience. E-commerce has grown at a tremendous rate, and with it comes the growth of a new breed of accountants. A2X works closely with a fantastic network of e-commerce accountants from all over the world, who are highly experienced with A2X and more importantly, understand the accounting complexities experienced by Amazon and Shopify sellers.

A Guide To Selling Your Shopify Store

How to prepare your store for sale 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

Your Shopify accounting sorted The best tools and systems for your Shopify business As a Shopify seller, having a good set-up is crucial for business growth and maintenance. If you’re an e-commerce 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 $15-$40 per month 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 drop-shipping stores

Create a successful business using e-commerce apps Have you always wanted to start your own drop-shipping business? Perhaps you’re already an online entrepreneur looking for ways to better manage your drop-shipping processes. There’s no shortage of drop-shipping apps for Shopify sellers, but there’s a handful that stands out from the crowd. When looking for a drop-shipping app to use, there are a few things you should always consider: Does the app let you choose your products and instantly sync your selection to your Shopify store?

How to Cancel, Close or Pause your Shopify Store

Close your store, cancel your account, or temporarily pause business 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 e-commerce platform or need to take a short break for a family vacation. Whatever your reason for wanting to close – and 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.

Why you should be using Shopify Payments

Features, benefits, and how to account for sales correctly As a Shopify e-commerce seller, you need to connect a payment gateway to your store so you can securely accept payments from your customers. A payment gateway essentially holds the money you receive when you make a sale. Each provider will take a small portion from each sale you make, and some will charge additional fees. Shopify has several integration options with over 100 payment providers around the world.

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

How to fully automate your store functions As a seller, you’ll know the beauty of e-commerce is that you can run your business – and sell your products – from anywhere, and 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 e-commerce business, removing the manual busywork, so you can concentrate on more valuable tasks – the ones necessary to growing your business.

Accounting for Shopify - The Best Shopify Apps for Accounting

Cloud-based apps and software have revolutionized the digital landscape for businesses and consumers alike. By removing the need to store everything on physical drives, and making information available at all times through the cloud, a new world of possibilities have emerged that simply weren’t possible 20 years ago. When it comes to accounting for your store’s transactions, cloud-based apps offer a wide range of ways to simplify your activities and free up more time to focus on higher value tasks.

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

Marketing, sales, customer service and back-office 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.

How-To Guide: Seamlessly Integrate Shopify with QuickBooks

Integrating Shopify with QuickBooks. Step-by-step instructions using A2X Good, accurate accounting is fundamental to the growth and compliance of any business. For small e-commerce sellers, crunching numbers, while essential, is one of those back-office admin tasks that chews up a lot of time and effort. For that main reason, e-commerce sellers often turn to third-party accounting software like QuickBooks to help them automate their business financials. Lots of Shopify sellers currently use QuickBooks, and if you’ve stumbled across this article, we’re guessing you’re in that boat.

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.

Amazon and Shopify accounting with QuickBooks Enterprise

A2X for Amazon, and A2X for Shopify are helping thousands of e-commerce 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 What is A2X for Amazon?

How-To Guide: Seamlessly Integrate Shopify and Xero

Integrating Shopify with Xero. Step-by-step instructions using A2X You have your Shopify store, and your accounting software Xero – and now you’re looking to integrate the two. No problem. This how-to guide includes step-by-step instructions on how to sync them up – including using an accounting connector app. “No! Not another app to add to the mix!” we hear you say. But, it’ll be worth it, promise. This guide will take you through how to easily integrate A2X with both Shopify and Xero and why your e-commerce business will benefit tremendously from using an accounting connector.

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.

The Definitive Guide to Shopify Accounting

You’ve finally decided it’s time to open an e-commerce store, and you’ve chosen Shopify as your sales platform. Great job – you’ve made the first step. More than likely you’re now smack bang in the middle of a whirlwind of activity – developing product, building a business plan, devising a marketing strategy – all super important parts of starting and running your own business. You’ve been told the first couple of years in business will be hard – and we won’t lie, it is.

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.

Ecommerce options: whether to sell through Amazon or your own website

Amazon is an e-commerce 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.

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.