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Using digital tools brings about new business opportunities for Elver Ecommerce Accounting

From humble beginnings to specialists in eCommerce Around eight years ago, Steve Blackmore was working from home in the UK – he’d just started his own accounting practice. He admits the first six months were a steep learning curve, with new clients slowly trickling in, but it wasn’t long before it became his full-time gig. Over time, the growth led to leasing an office and hiring more staff, including his son Oliver.

Integrating awesome technology for fast-scaling clients

For the love of tech  After 15 years working as an accountant, Philip Oakley decided it was time for a change. He took the part of his job he loved the most – the tech – and started helping businesses find the right cloud solutions to sell their products and services online. Fast-forward 13 years and OutserveWeb has partnered with some of the biggest names in cloud tech including Shopify and Unleashed.

A Brief Guide to VAT Obligations for Amazon Merchants Selling in Europe

The VAT rules changed for ecommerce sellers in June/July 2021. If you’re an Amazon seller based in or selling into Europe, here’s what you need to know about VAT. In this brief guide to your Amazon VAT obligations: Table of Contents What is VAT? How Much is VAT and Who do I Pay? The 2021 Ecommerce VAT Package The Best Warehousing and Fulfilment Services Keep Track of Your Taxes with A2X Also on the blog Learn how to manage your Amazon accounting the right way

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

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.

The Ultimate VAT Guide for Amazon Sellers in UK & Europe

If you’re an Amazon seller trading into or within the UK and Europe, you’ll no doubt have noticed a lot of VAT changes in recent months. First as a result of Brexit, and most recently, the 2021 Ecommerce VAT Package, active from July, which shifted the goalposts in a few different ways. In this guide, we’ll break down what you need to know about VAT, the new regulations and new options for those filing, and creating your own Amazon VAT strategy.

The Ultimate Guide to eBay VAT

When you sell online to a global market, you’re opening up your business to a world full of consumers with disposable income. You’ll also become subject to meeting tax thresholds in multiple economies with different rules (sigh). And with ecommerce being the lucrative beast that it is, tax authorities in those multiple economies are onto you. But don’t close up shop just yet. In this guide, we explore all things VAT in the UK and Europe - what it means for eBay sellers like you, and how to get started.

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

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

Amazon FBA in the UK and how A2X makes accounting so much easier

This article is has been written with our good friends at OD Accountants in the UK. It discusses the growth of Amazon FBA in the UK and how OD Accountants have been working though the challenges of Amazon accounting with the help of A2X. During recent years, online marketplaces have transformed the way we shop. Amazon brings together sellers, merchants and businesses in almost every industry into a highly competitive marketplace.

A2X and the GDPR - changes to our privacy policy

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

Adrian Turley | LPG Jets

LPG Jets – from the odd sale to 1800 orders per month Explore how this eCommerce business uses a combination of A2X and Xero to automate sales data from his Shopify, eBay and Amazon accounts. The integration saves him time, which he now spends on marketing his business, and eliminates any unnecessary number-crunching or paperwork-related worry. The start of the LPG Jets empire Two years ago, Adrian Turley was just like many other people, selling the odd thing on eBay to make a bit of cash.

Brighter Accounting | Gemma Wheatley

Using A2X to create valuable partnerships with clients Brighter Accounting has integrated A2X into its well-curated digital tech-stack to help it step into the world of eCommerce accounting and add true value to its clients. Discover how Brighter Accounting uses A2X, alongside other digital tools like QuickBooks Online, Xero, Zoom and TaxCalc, to bring seamless automation to tedious, time-consuming tasks. Committed accountants and business partners Gemma Wheatley was a high-level corporate accountant with demanding hours.

Crafty Wholesale Limited | Linzi Algar

A2X critical to Crafty Wholesale’s growth Follow UK-based Crafty Wholesale Limited’s wild ride from hobby to full-blown eCommerce business and how A2X has been critical for taking the headache out of their accounting – and key to their Shopify claim to fame. A2X and Xero are two of Crafty Wholesale’s 15 applications that help business owner Linzi Algar focus on expanding into new markets. From crafting children’s clothes for fun to a fully-fledged business Linzi Algar wears many hats.

Learning Roots

Learning Roots expands eCommerce network using A2X Explore how this eCommerce business uses A2X to batch transfer Shopify sales data to Xero, saving hours of time (and money) every month. By automating that process, it’s been able to expand into new markets and other eCommerce channels. Alongside complementary digital tools like Active Campaign, Facebook Advertising, Google (Sheets, Ads, Analytics) and UpWork, A2X has helped Learning Roots make a successful transition into the eCommerce world.

RDS Limited | Barry Roberts

Tidy eCommerce accounts, deeper financial insights Follow UK chartered accountants RDS Limited on their journey transitioning into eCommerce accounting, and how A2X ensures clients save time – and have access to accurate financial data they can use to grow their businesses. Founder Barry Roberts uses A2X along with Xero, Inform Direct, Comma, Hubdoc and a digital marketing agency, enabling his team to help eCommerce businesses be the best they can be.

Simon Edwards | Precision Bookkeeping

“Who doesn’t want to spend less time on their accounts?” says Precision Bookkeeping This UK accounting and bookkeeping firm reveals how it’s using A2X to eliminate 10 hours of manual reconciliations per month. With automated processes, its clients have more time to enjoy growing their businesses. The seamless integration between Xero and A2X provides accurate sales summaries across different eCommerce channels, without the fuss of manual data manipulation. Automation is the key to precise bookkeeping After six years working at an accountancy firm he joined straight out of college, Simon Edwards was ready to branch out.

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