• A2X Amazon Seller Help for Bookkeeping
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    A2X Amazon Seller Help for Bookkeeping

    Hey – it’s Patti Scharf, CPA and Co-Founder of Catching Clouds, the leader in e-commerce accounting, and today we’re gonna talk about how not to do your Amazon bookkeeping (and why you’re probably doing it the wrong way). Then I’ll tell you the right way to do it to get to a good end result fast. Make sure you stick around to the end where I’ll give you more useful tips on how to do it right and with very little effort. Let’s start by talking about how you’re probably doing it and why that’s wrong. If you aren’t really familiar with accounting, chances are you’ve seen the deposits landing…

  • Xero v QuickBooks for Your Ecommerce Store
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    Xero v QuickBooks for Your Ecommerce Store

    Hey, it’s Patti Scharf, CPA and Co-Founder of Catching Clouds, the leader in e-commerce accounting, and today i’m going to help you decide between Xero and Quickbooks Online (or some other alternative method of keeping track of your bookkeeping). Make sure that you stay until the end, especially if you’re an Amazon seller, and I’ll give you some more tips unique to you. Okay, so let’s get started by talking about spreadsheets. I know a lot of people start on spreadsheets. I totally get it. It’s cheap, free in a lot of cases, and it feels like you can just keep track of everything there. My concern for you is…

  • SCOTUS Ruling on Internet Sales Tax | Q&A for Ecommerce Sellers
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    SCOTUS Ruling on Internet Sales Tax | Q&A for Ecommerce Sellers

    hey it’s patti scharf CPA and co-founder of catching clouds the leader on e-commerce accounting today we’re going to talk about sales tax again if you haven’t already checked it out we’ve got this great video that Scott and I did a few days ago shortly after the US Supreme Court came back with their ruling on the South Dakota versus Wayfarer case where they set up basically the standard for what needs to happen for charging sales tax for online sellers and frankly all sellers but we focus on online sellers because that’s what we do so so today we’re just gonna go over some of the questions and…

  • Zapier | Automation Solution for Ecommerce Sellers
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    Zapier | Automation Solution for Ecommerce Sellers

    hey it’s patti scharf CPA and co-founder of catching clouds the leader in e-commerce accounting and today’s video is going to be on zapier I’m really excited about this one so make sure you stick around to the end because I got some deals and some special like events coming up that I want to tell you about so but let’s just get started so I’ve known about zapier for the past I don’t know two or three years I’ve had a couple of zaps that I had set up but I really didn’t have time to dive into it and a couple of weeks back we went to the…

  • 8 Favorite Podcasts: Ecommerce, Accounting & Business
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    8 Favorite Podcasts: Ecommerce, Accounting & Business

    hey it’s patti scharf CPA and co-founder of catching clouds the leader in e-commerce accounting welcome back to another Saturday slow down where I like to remind everybody to work on their business and not just in their business last week I was talking about the importance of having something else to focus on while you’re hustling that is not directly related to hustling things that give balance to your life and things like that and one of the things that’s important to me is to always be learning and because of that I like listening to podcasts so Scott and I were actually talking about this the other day…

  • Internet Sales Tax | What Online Retailers Need to Know
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    Internet Sales Tax | What Online Retailers Need to Know

    hey it’s patti scharf CPA and co-founder of catching clouds the leader in e-commerce accounting today we’re going to talk about the big news of the week and that is that the US Supreme Court made a ruling on the South Dakota versus Wayfair case and these this has huge ramifications for online sellers and so I’m going to bring in my other co-founder of catching clouds Scott Scharf my husband also and he lives and breathes sales tax and he is going to give you the whole rundown on sales tax and what this ruling means for you hi um as you’ve probably heard cuz it’s bidding in the…

  • How to Pick an Ecommerce Accounting Platform
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    How to Pick an Ecommerce Accounting Platform

    Hey, it’s patti scharf CPA and co-founder of catching clouds the leader in e-commerce accounting Welcome back to another Saturday Slowdown where I like to remind everybody to work on their business and not just in their business To talk about how to pick the right accounting platform for your e-commerce business. I’ve been getting this question Everywhere all the time and I’m seeing it more and more online I think because more and more accountants are starting to realize that this is a question that they should be asking but it really needs to start with you the ecommerce business owner because You know, you’re the one you’re out…

  • How to Make Your Ecommerce Business Profitable – 5 Tips for Knowing Your Numbers
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    How to Make Your Ecommerce Business Profitable – 5 Tips for Knowing Your Numbers

    hi I’m patti scharf the co-founder of catching clouds and today we’re going to talk about how to make your e-commerce business profitable five tips for knowing your numbers a lot of ecommerce sellers forget that what they’re doing is they’re actually running a business so if you’re gonna run a business you need to run it like a business and running a business is a lot like running a football team which brings me to tip number one which is keep score keep score of the game you don’t see a lot of coaches who just turn their back to the field but you’ll see tons of people who…

  • LastPass | Password Security Solution for Ecommerce Sellers
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    LastPass | Password Security Solution for Ecommerce Sellers

    hey it’s patti scharf CPA and co-founder of catching clouds the leader in e-commerce accounting I am continuing my series on solutions for e-commerce sellers and today I want to talk about security because you know you can’t talk about online commerce without talking about security make sure you stick around to the end because I’m going to talk about specifically LastPass which is a password vault and I’m going to tell you why you need that and kind of what it does and stuff like that so let’s get started all right so everything in the world is moving towards the cloud so everything is accessible with a browser…