Variants: Nice to Know, Need to Know

Tshirts In the world of e-commerce, a variant  is a product that has attributes, and each option of that attribute is represented with a different identifier, or SKU. So if you have a “small orange shirt” and a “large gray shirt” that have different SKUs, each of these shirts is a variant.

Unfortunately, today’s major e-commerce shopping cart platforms each handle variants in their own special way.

Here’s what’s nice to know about various variant versions: Continue reading

QuickBooks Online for E-Commerce: Five Pro Tips for Success

In any growing business, there comes a time when you realize that managing your finances with spreadsheets just won’t cut it anymore. If you’re selling on a marketplace like Amazon or eBay, or on your own online store with a platform like Bigcommerce or Shopify, QuickBooks Online is a great way to track your orders, products, and expenses, and get a bigger picture of your financial health.

However, I’ve seen many QuickBooks Company Files in dire straits because the business didn’t take the time to set it up properly in the first place. Here’s what you need to do to configure your Company File so you can get the best visibility into your finances. Continue reading

Three Ways The New eCC Cloud Will Improve Your E-Commerce Accounting

We’ve been busy behind the scenes putting together a fresh new look for eCC Cloud, and today’s the day for the big reveal. It’s got the same awesome accounting automation but with smoother controls and an easier workflow to make the sync between your online store and QuickBooks Online or Xero even better. And while we may be biased, we think it’s rather pretty!

Here’s what you’ll love about eCC Cloud’s new look:

1. Improved Navigation: Intuitively move through eCC Cloud and make the most of your screen space. Get your e-commerce accounting done faster and get back to growing your business.

2. New “Connections” Section: Easily connect to and configure your store and accounting software settings all in one centralized place. eCC Cloud makes it easy to add more channels as your business grows.

3. Cleaner Dashboard: Focus on the visual snapshot of your business, with fewer distractions.

But don’t take my word for it – check it out for yourself! If you’re already using eCC Cloud, log in now to switch to the new look. If you haven’t yet experienced the power of automated accounting for your e-commerce business, start your free trial and get your store connected to QuickBooks Online or Xero.

Once you’ve tried out or new look, feel free to email ecc-cloud-feedback@webgility.com to let us know what you think.

Paying the Tax Man: How to Track Your E-commerce Sales Tax

It’s a fact of life – every business has to pay taxes. Retailers have the added burden of collecting, tracking, and remitting sales tax to their local tax authority. If you’re an online retailer, you generally must charge sales tax to customers who live in any state where you have a physical presence. As an e-commerce business, how do you know how much you owe in taxes?

In this article I’ll help you find out how much you owe to the tax man. Where you find this information depends on whether you have a single tax rate or a variable tax rate. Continue reading

Webgility Raises $2.5M in Growth Funding from SaaS Capital

I am excited to announce that Webgility has raised $2.5 million in growth funding from SaaS Capital! We will use the funding to increase headcount, ramp up product development, and expand into new vertical markets. This is an exciting year for our company and we can’t wait to show you what’s next.

“We’re excited to welcome Webgility to our portfolio, the first out of Fund II,” said Rob Belcher, SaaS Capital Managing Director, West Coast. “Webgility is a terrific match for SaaS Capital’s recurring revenue-based line of credit. The company is growing quickly and has a great opportunity in front of it, and while not ruling out the possibility of ever raising equity from VCs – true to their bootstrapped roots – management wanted to remain as equity efficient through this period of high-growth as possible.”

Read the full release here.