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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 2004, 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 Walmart Marketplace in 2021: The Definitive Guide

Estimated reading time: 13 minutes, 30 seconds. Walmart exists to make life easier for consumers. This is clear in everything from their branding to the layout of their physical stores - it’s a one-stop-shop; it’s the most affordable stuff all in one place; it’s trusted, recognizable brands that consumers know and can depend on. Walmart’s fast growing online marketplace is an opportunity for business owners and entrepreneurs to get all the benefits of having their products in a department store, with the convenience and increased reach of ecommerce.

The Ultimate VAT Guide for Amazon Sellers in the UK and Europe

Estimated reading time: 51 minutes. Otherwise known as ‘value-added tax’, VAT is a type of consumption tax that is paid by end users on products and services. In different regions, VAT is referred to by different names. For American sellers, it is called ‘sales tax’. In Australia and New Zealand, we call it ‘goods and services tax (GST)’. While the rules around how VAT is managed are different for each economy, there are a wide range of things that they all have in common.

A2X Setup & Mapping: A Real-World Accountants Guide from Catching Clouds

Estimated reading time: 7 minutes. Catching Clouds is A2X’s first guest blogger, and we are proud to be a part of the growth journey of the A2X ecommerce accounting innovation. As an accounting firm specializing in ecommerce accounting, we have dozens of clients using A2X’s services and use it for all of our Amazon clients, and love it. Since we are avid A2X app users, here are some pointers on the process we use for setting up and mapping the exhaustive list of Amazon fees to Xero’s chart of accounts.

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

How-To Guide: Easily Integrate Walmart With Xero

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes 30 seconds. Ensuring that your accounts are reconciled, accurate and up-to-date is easier said than done for most ecommerce sellers. It’s tricky enough for those selling only on Walmart Marketplace, but if you have a more diverse portfolio with multiple channels and potentially locations, balancing those books can be a real minefield. Unfortunately though, it is a crucial part of the business. Automating your accounting makes good business sense.

How-To Guide: Easily Integrate Walmart Seller Center With Quickbooks

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes 30 seconds. Accounting is a time-consuming necessity for all ecommerce sellers - large and small! Automating your accounts is a great way to eliminate the need for (potentially erroneous) manual data entry. Transactions are sent automatically as soon as orders complete, tallying up in your accounting software ready for you to reconcile. When it comes to accounting for ecommerce sellers, there are still some crucial parts missing in this tech stack.

What Happens When You Owe Amazon Money? Negative Balance Invoices in Xero

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes. So you owe money to Amazon, and you know this because there’s a negative balance on your Amazon seller account. What happens if you owe amazon money, and how do you correct it? The good news is that an Amazon seller negative balance is usually nothing to worry about. What is an Amazon seller negative balance? An Amazon seller negative balance is what happens when your business’ fees and costs are higher than the revenue.

QuickBooks eBay Integration Guide: How to Get Set Up

Estimated reading time: 6 minutes. By automating the accounting side of your business, you’ll save time, make fewer mistakes and stay on top of your numbers. These are all critical components of running a successful, scalable online business. Connecting your ecommerce platform with accounting software just makes good business sense. When connecting your Quickbooks and eBay accounts, you need to be aware that without a third party to offer insights about your business performance, you may be limited in what details you can see.

Introducing A2X for eBay

Estimated reading time: 9 minutes 30 seconds. It all started with 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 dollar company.

The Ultimate Guide to Shopify Accounting with A2X

Estimated reading time: 8 minutes. Like all good things, building and running a Shopify store takes time and effort. The process can feel overwhelming and you might even ask yourself whether it’s all worth it. If you’re reading this, and you’re a Shopify seller struggling to stay on top of your accounting, you’ve come to the right place. Think of your business as a human body, with accounting one of its vital organs essential to both your day-to-day operations and long-term business goals.

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.

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.

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 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 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.

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.

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.

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 leave a review of A2X on the Amazon Appstore

Amazon apps now have a home for reviews, and A2X is front and center here. Reviews mean a lot to us at A2X, but they also mean a lot to you, all the new customers that are looking for solutions to their e-commerce accounting. The thousands of positive experiences our customers have helps to guide new customers to our solution so that it might help them too. The proof is in the pudding, as you can see from the hundreds of reviews that you, the person accounting for your e-commerce sales, have taken the time to share on the independent app websites that are most relevant to you and your colleagues, from Capterra, Shopify, Apps.

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.

Amazon FBA Business Plan Template

Estimated reading time: 13 minutes. So you’ve ticked off everything on your business plan checklist down to a T. All products are ready to be listed, supply arrangements sorted, distributor partnerships signed, all packages properly labelled, and Amazon system records on point. Great! So you’ve got an FBA business. Or do you? If you’ve made it to this stage, the good news is that you’re off to an excellent start. The bad news?

The Amazon FBA Secret Recipe for Success in 2021

Estimated reading time: 9 minutes 30 seconds. Every year, the Amazon marketplace grows and morphs into something new. What was once an obscure online bookstore has come to dominate online retail throughout much of the world, so it’s no wonder that new sellers are flocking to get a piece of the pie all the time. In this article, we look at the ecommerce landscape for Amazon sellers, how to get started, and what they need to succeed.

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

It’s 2018 and if you caught the 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.

Amazon Reserve amounts: what to do when Amazon withholds your settlement payment

In this post we want to cover two often confusing transactions you will see in your Amazon settlement files that A2X imports. The first is the Current Reserve Amount and the second is the Previous Reserve Amount Balance. Firstly, a bit of background to these transactions. Why does Amazon withhold payment? Sometimes Amazon withholds some or all of your settlement payment for various reasons. Some examples of why we have seen Amazon do this to sellers: you’re a new seller with no history, your credit card on file with Amazon is expired, or there’s a bank account validation problem in your seller account.

Grouping Sales by Product Type in A2X

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes. A2X software offers different options for the grouping of Sales, Refunds, Promotions, Shipping and Gift Wrap charges. We also have a Grouping by Product Type option. Grouping by SKU is fairly obvious; grouping by product type is a little more complicated. In this article, we’re going to show you how grouping by product type works. We’d like to say upfront, product types are generally an extra-for-experts setting that not all users are going to want or need.

How to link multiple Amazon accounts to one Xero account in A2X

We have received a number of inquiries from users that want to link multiple Amazon accounts to one Xero account (called an ‘Organisation’ in Xero), we decided to make this step-by-step guide in order to walk you through the set up process. The example setup is as follows: Amazon Account 1 <–> A2X Account 1 <–> Xero Account (direct connection) Amazon Account 2 <–> A2X Account 2 <–> Xero Account (shared access)

Reconciling Amazon payments in Xero

In this post we’ll cover how the invoices from A2X reconcile to the payments from Amazon. There are 3 main scenarios outlined below. Single invoice, single payment This is the simplest scenario for reconciling. Xero will see the invoice that A2X creates and the payment from Amazon and offer to reconcile the payment against the invoice, most of the time completely automatically. Xero can match the invoice and payment automatically based on the due date and the amount.

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.