Many startup e-commerce business owners today can get away with managing their own accounts – it’s the most cost-effective option when starting out while also being an excellent way to learn how a business operates.
As your company grows, however, you’ll need to enter new markets and expand to places with different compliance requirements, and those factors will complicate your accounting.
How can you keep up with your accounting when you also have partners to meet, logistics to worry about, and a business to run?
This is where our specialized e-commerce accountants at Seller Accountant come in.
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Specialized E-Commerce Accounting Sales Channels:
Multi-sales channel operations
Reconciliation of merchant accounts
Sales from your own website
E-commerce Business Challenges
SALES TAX LIABILITY:
Sales tax for e-commerce businesses has become complicated in the last few years. Today, online retailers need to remit their taxes in nearly every area where they make a sale, but some sales channels collect sales tax automatically, while others require more specialized knowledge of sales tax laws.
KEEPING TRACK OF SELLER FEES:
Many e-commerce platforms charge a monthly fee for sales that are made. However, platforms like Seller Central for Amazon sellers have a complex fee structure that can be difficult to track, such as fees for transactions, listings, order fulfillment, and advertising.
Having disorganized books is often the result of having too many users accessing business finances, migrating to a new system, or simply giving financial authority to inexperienced staff. Furthermore, fraudulent employees could muddle records intentionally to conceal deceitful tactics, and disorganized accounting makes these kinds of issues difficult to track.
MONEY MANAGEMENT & GROWING PAINS:
Understanding profitability and the correct way to manage your business finances is a huge hurdle for business owners. How can you recognize red flags in your strategy?
E-Commerce Accountants to Help Your Business Grow
As an e-commerce seller, you know how fulfilling it can be to take your product idea and make it a reality.
But with your busy schedule, the thought of trying to handle complex business accounting on your own can be overwhelming. That’s why we at Seller Accountant offer expert e-commerce accountants that will work with you to grow your business.
Take advantage of our digital bookkeeping expertise at a fraction of the cost you’d spend when hiring and maintaining an in-house accounting team.
E-commerce Business & Amazon Accountant Services
Seller Accountant services all types of e-commerce businesses. Our team of accountants is experienced in providing industry niche solutions, multi-sales channel operations, and more.
We also offer solutions for e-commerce brands that are active on the Amazon Marketplace. With Amazon growing at a rapid pace, it is quickly becoming one of the most utilized platforms for selling products online.
Our team understands the unique challenges of selling online and is able to put you at ease about managing your finances.
Monthly Bookkeeping Services
Know your real-time financial situation to make data-driven decisions and solve problems proactively instead of reactively.
Cash Flow Management
Provide guidance on where to cut costs and how to keep track of cash flow.
Reconciliation of all E-commerce Accounts
Review cleared transactions, outstanding transactions, real-time account balances, and discrepancies with expertly-prepared balance sheets.
How We Match Clients with the Right Accountant
We match each client with their accountant based on the accountant’s skills and areas of expertise, as well as the complexity of the accounting and time required to create investor-grade monthly financials.
E-commerce Platforms We Work With:
Why Use an E-commerce Specialist?
E-commerce is a specialized business niche that comes with a different set of challenges than a brick-and-mortar business. Our team understands the nuances of the e-commerce market, from collecting sales tax and understanding supply chain management to reconciling multiple sales channels and calculating monthly Cost of Goods Sold.
The most important consideration when thinking about bringing on an e-commerce accountant is the cost. As your business grows and becomes your full-time job, your obligations increase, and so does your need for accurate books. This is a critical time to invest in accounting services with Seller Accountant.
How We Charge for Our Accounting Services
We charge a monthly flat rate that includes ongoing bookkeeping, as well as any discounted software billed through Seller Accountant and any CFO service add-ons. We believe charging by the hour only rewards inefficient work, so we determine monthly pricing based on accounting complexity, number of sales channels, client responsiveness, and average monthly transactions.
Seller Accountant Review
“The services I used from Seller Accountant and Tyler Jefcoat have been amazing. Tyler is a wealth of information and a tremendous resource and he over-delivers every time. So I highly recommend using his services. It’s pretty inexpensive compared to what you’re getting. He helped me get my ACOS down from 40% to less than 10% and that was through a recommendation he gave me.”
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Set up a free, non-obligatory consultation with a New Client Consultant and learn more about how we can help you take your Amazon store to greater heights.
E-commerce Business & Amazon Accountant Services Frequently Asked questions
How many people are on your team?
There are 26 people on the team.
How many e-commerce businesses have you worked with?
Seller Accountant has helped over 200 ecommerce businesses maintain accurate accounting records.
How can you help me control cash flow?
We offer cash flow forecasting as part of our CFO service, but our accounting experts will help you understand your true profit and loss in order for you to make more informed decisions about your business’s cash flow.
What payment processors have you worked with?
PayPal, Amazon Pay, Shopify Pay, Afterpay, Stripe, Walmart EDI, Amazon EDI, eBay EDI
What accounting system do you use and why?
We use Quickbooks Online because it is standard in the industry, and the online platform means our accounting team can get access to your books more frequently and efficiently. You can read more about why we like QBO here and here on our blog.
How do your Amazon FBA clients deal with sales tax?
We recommend TaxJar for sales tax management software, but if you’re looking for more hands-on sales tax management, we’re big fans of the team at TaxValet.
How many industries do you serve?
We’ve helped sellers in almost every industry you can think of: auto, food and beverage, clothing, accessories, recreation, camping, SaaS, and more. No matter what you sell online, we can help you get your books in order.
What is the best way to reach out to you and what is your availability?
You can book a free discovery call here or book a paid consulting call with a member of our leadership team. Our team is available 9-5 Eastern, Monday-Friday.
How do I calculate COGS in my Amazon business?
Cost of Goods Sold, or COGS, can be one of the most difficult concepts for online sellers to wrap their heads around. Even if a seller understands the basic concept, it can be difficult to plug COGS into accounting software or report COGS in a way that gives you a clear look into your business’s financials. Learn more about calculating cost of goods.
How do I make sure I have accurate financial data?
Having accurate financial data is fundamental to your business. Learn more about getting accurate financial data.