Why you need cloud accounting? - Lesson 4

Why you need cloud accounting? – Lesson 4

We have made a decision to focus primarily on helping eCommerce and online businesses migrate and automate their accounting function with Xero.

We’ve been doing this for some time and we noticed that more and more eCommerce businesses are having serious problems with accounting and reconciling their Amazon, Shopify of WooCommerce transactions. The problem is that the traditional accounting software like Sage is desktop based and they have no real time connection with other applications which register eCommerce transactions.

Xero cloud accounting is different.

It integrates smoothly with most common eCommerce platforms and your online transactions will flow seamlessly to the accounting system. This will make the reconciliation much easier and will save you tons of time needed for processing manual entries.
ECommerce businesses do not always realise that eventually they will need to account for all these transactions which flow through their online shop. Many of them try to manage online sales using spreadsheets and the reconciliation to the accounting system seems a never-ending story. And I agree. This can be a nightmare.

The thing is that nowadays we should move away from using spreadsheets

While they are fantastic tools, they still require a lot of manual input from people and this can be extremely time consuming. Entering your total sales as a one-line journal at the end of the month or year (worst case scenario) is not a good solution!

You can save yourself a lot of pain if you migrate your eCommerce accounts to a system like Xero.
You may think that you don’t need regular accounting for your eCommerce business. After all the money is flowing in and it will be grand if you do the accounts once a year. You can’t be more wrong…

Imagine you sell 300 items per month.

If you multiply it by 12 you get 3,600 transactions! Not to mention purchases you have to make to earn the revenue. Will you find an accountant who will process all of them in a few days to prepare your annual accounts and tax return? I’m telling you this will be a challenge. If you are lucky to find one, they will probably charge you a fortune.

Many small businesses make a mistake

Many small businesses make a mistake of looking for savings by cutting on bookkeeping and accounting services. Ultimately, it costs them much more to get the accounts in order retrospectively. Don’t make this mistake and get your books in order from the start.
Xero cloud accounting is a perfect solution which will save you lots of time and money.



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