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Ecommerce is your vehicle to super-charged business success.
Your tech stack is the fuel for your journey.
Here at A2X, we want to help you make the best accounting tech decisions for your business. In this guide, we'll be comparing our services to an alternative provider: Connectbooks.
By the end of this guide, you'll have the details you need to make a choice. If not, please reach out to us for further guidance and support.
A2X and Connectbooks both save you time by automating your ecommerce accounting.
But in the ecommerce world, accounting isn’t just about automation.
It’s also about partnering with you on your growth and profitability journey, by supporting your range of selling and accounting options in the ecommerce space.
This is where A2X offers unmatched value.
A2X isn’t just for individual sellers who look to connector apps to save time and simplify their ecommerce accounting.
A2X is widely trusted, praised and used by established accounting firms in the ecommerce space.
It simplifies their jobs so that they can focus on interpreting the numbers to support their clients’ business success, instead of merely capturing and reporting the data.
Verified Reviewer, Accounting Manager, Capterra.
Rachel Bussey, Senior Advisor, E-Commerce for Aprio Cloud.
Greg Pfundstein, Dubranchet.
You can read more case studies about A2X over here.
A2X was launched back in 2014.
We’ve been around the block a few times. And whilst we know the pain points - more importantly, we understand the opportunities for ecommerce sellers.
As ecommerce channels grow and offer ever-increasing benefits to sellers, you have the golden opportunity to reach more customers, across several platforms, in almost any geographic location.
Don’t let the potential headache of more complex accounting get you down.
You can rest assured that selling on Amazon, Walmart, eBay, Shopify, Etsy, or any combination of these platforms is simpler with A2X.
Connectbooks can help you if you sell on Amazon, Walmart or eBay, but not if you’re taking advantage of the massive opportunities of customization with Shopify, or profiting from your artisanal talent on Etsy.
April M., Capterra.
Chaim Korik, Out-of-the-Box CFO.
At the time of writing, Connectbooks is a dedicated QuickBooks connector app.
So if you sell on Amazon, Walmart or eBay and you use QuickBooks for your accounting needs, it may be an option for you.
A2X is geared towards client choice, including accommodating your choice of accounting software. So, with A2X, you can also integrate with Xero and Sage.
A2X stays with you if you decide to migrate to a different accounting software, and can even backdate your historical transactions to simplify the setup. It’s like a best friend who’s always there, quietly supporting you, during your major life transitions.
Kevin Byworth, Xero user.
Integrating with five different ecommerce channels is great.
But at A2X, our ambitions don’t end there, and nor should yours.
Multichannel selling is increasingly the must-do trend in ecommerce. In 2020, multichannel sellers generated $350 billion USD in sales, a figure that is anticipated to rise to more than US$ 575 billion by 2023.
With A2X, you can integrate your sales data from all of your channels into one set of accounts! A2X Multi subscription plans do it all for you.
With Connectbooks, you can integrate your sales with QuickBooks accounting software for one channel at a time. If you sell on Amazon, Walmart and eBay, you can’t integrate your sales data from all of them.
That’s a significant drawback for multi-channel businesses.
Leah T., via G2 Reviews.
Marek Lasisz, founder, Silver & Beauty (multi-channel business).
A2X and Connectbooks have both put in a lot of effort to make their apps user-friendly and easy to set up.
But A2X understands that everyone needs a bit of extra support every now and then - whether your business processes five or 5,000 orders a month.
We’ll never overlook you.
So we offer a range of extensive support to all of our subscribers, on every subscription plan.
That’s the pot of gold at the end of the A2X rainbow: an extensive (and fast-growing) hub of resources, user support articles, blogs and information to support your ecommerce success - all for free!
In addition to this, The Ecommerce Back-office Facebook group is where you can go to learn, share tips and gain invaluable insights from other ecommerce sellers.
The A2X Partner Program for Accountants and Bookkeepers gives you access to free training, priority support and many other benefits (if you’re an accountant or bookkeeper).
Or alternatively, if you’re an ecommerce seller looking for expert help, we have the Ecommerce Accountant Directory to help you find a suitable professional.
And if you can’t find what you need there, email and live chat support is right at your fingertips.
If you sign up for the premium plan, you’ll get 1:1 support when you need it.
Connectbooks offers free live onboarding and phone support for higher priced subscriptions. But if you’re looking for detailed quick-help guides or information, you may need to head off their page and look elsewhere.
Abgen, A2X and QuickBooks user.
Verified user, Finances Online.
A2X’s Mini plan offers you exactly the same functionality as our Premium plan - full integration between your ecommerce channel and your accounting software. You only pay more if your sales volume grows, or if you add more marketplaces or channels.
It’s simple. And good for business.
In addition to this, you can also access key information such as COGS and inventory figures.
Connectbooks focuses on inventory, daily sales and profit reporting in their Dashboard subscription.
Dashboard pulls your sales data from Amazon and arranges it into user-friendly graphs and reports that enable you to keep track of the details of your inventory. You can easily see which products are performing well and which aren’t, for example. It’s a great daily and monthly overview tool for products moving into and out of your business.
But if you want Connectbooks to post your Amazon figures to QuickBooks, you need to choose a higher tier subscription.
Leeann H., Project Manager Capterra.
It may seem like a big ask to expect your humble ecommerce accounting connector app to support you in business strategy…
A2X helps you to make informed and accurate decisions by organizing your sales information via the industry-approved accrual method of accounting.
If you want to understand the peaks and troughs of your business, and identify growth and problem areas, it’s best to have your books neatly organized according to the accrual method - which A2X does for you!
Jonathon Z., Project Manager Capterra.
Jay Kimelman, Project Manager The Digital CPA.
Chaim Korik Out-of-the-Box CFO.
David Falkner Cardology.
Your finances are the lifeblood of your business.
And depending on how your systems are set up, the information in your accounting system can be a valuable asset or an admin nightmare.
We’ve been doing ecommerce accounting for many years, and A2X has been helping sellers to succeed on autopilot since 2014. Over this time, we’ve perfected our systems and assembled a team of ecommerce and accounting experts to support your success.
We have also helped customers to solve a range of problems, by using A2X to pull the right information into their accounting software. Here’s an example of how we helped a company to prepare for sale by pulling past sales data into their accounting system in a tidy and organized manner.
Find out more in our case studies, here.
Cyndi Thomason, founder of bookskeep.
We’ll dig a little deeper into the details here.
Both A2X and Connectbooks offer monthly subscription options. But it’s not that easy to compare them, because the subscriptions work a little differently.
A key difference is that every A2X subscription connects your ecommerce selling platform to your accounting software. That’s right - everyone gets the same core functionality!
You only need to upgrade and pay more if you want detailed COGS reports, FBA inventory locations, and higher business volumes across more than one marketplace and/or ecommerce platform.
With Connectbooks, you only get the full package on more expensive subscription options. Dashboard doesn’t do this for you.
Connectbooks is priced according to the level and type of accounting software integration, and volume of orders across marketplaces.
So you have to decide upfront if you want only a dashboard that breaks down your Amazon sales data, or if you want a QuickBooks non-itemized accounting software integration, or QuickBooks inventory integration.
This might sound a bit confusing… At A2X, we focus on keeping it simple for you, and providing a practical solution for even the smallest of sellers.
A2X is available for Amazon, Shopify, eBay, Etsy, and Walmart Marketplace - or a combination!
And it integrates with QuickBooks, Xero, and Sage accounting software.
1 sales channel
1 sales channel
1 sales channel
STANDARD 10K10,000 orders
1 sales channel
1 sales channel
MULTI 1K1,000 orders
2 sales channels
MULTI 2K2,000 orders
3 sales channels
MULTI 5k5,000 orders
4 sales channels
Connectbooks is available for Amazon, eBay and Walmart - separately
Connectbooks integrates only with QuickBooks.
Connectbooks Dashboard3000-100,000 orders
|$ 25 - $ 199|
Amazon QuickBooks Non-Itemized Integration1000-100,000 orders
|$ 75 - $ 749|
Amazon QuickBooks Inventory Integration1000-100,000 orders
|$ 99 - $ 899|
Are you already using Connectbooks with your QuickBooks accounting software?
Thinking about multi-channel selling on Amazon, Shopify, eBay, Walmart and Etsy, with a simple multi-channel accounting integration?
Perhaps you’re looking at switching from QuickBooks to Xero or Sage accounting software and still need a connector app?
If this is you, then you’re in the right place. Switching is easy, and if our reviews are anything to go by, you won’t regret it!Try A2X for free
Ashley P., Brainpower Nootropics.
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