One of the most popular accounting software solutions for small and medium ecommerce businesses is Intuit’s QuickBooks Online. It has all the features that you need to make accounting, managing your money, and understanding your profitability quick and easy.
One of the best things about QuickBooks apps is that it’s designed to integrate seamlessly with hundreds of third-party apps that expand its functionality. With all those apps to choose from in the Intuit App Center, you may feel a little bit overwhelmed.
To help you with that, we have put together a short list of apps that you need to try now. The following four QuickBooks apps have great customer ratings and are a good place to start.
This app allows you to compare shipping rates, receive discounted postage, and print packing lists and shipping labels. If you are doing your own shipping, not dropshipping, then this app will save you money and time. You are easily able to import shipping orders and print custom labels for UPS, FedEx, and the US Postal Service.
Cost: ShipRush is free for UPS and FedEx, and $29 per month for discount postage after a 2-month free trial.
You can track all your expenses with Expensify. Mileage tracking, expense reporting, and company card reconciliation are all integrated with your QuickBooks system. This app is a huge benefit come tax time. It is highly recommended by business owners and accountants, and is the only expense solution that is recommended by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA).
Cost: Expensify is free for basic users, $5 per month for teams, and $9 per month for corporate users.
With this app, you are able to forecast your cash flow and visualize your future revenue. It integrates seamlessly with QuickBooks to give you an accurate forecast of your bank balances in a week, a month, or any frame you choose. This is perfect for those of you who can’t stand Excel. Float simplifies forecasting based on the exact information you enter, and you are able to drill down into those numbers without any complicated calculations.
Cost: Float plans start at $29 per month for one user and you can take advantage of a 30-day free trial.
Calculating sales tax accurately can be complicated. With Avalara Ava Tax, you can leave the calculations to the app. It easily integrates with QuickBooks and sales tax is calculated and applied to invoices seamlessly. It is guaranteed to be 100% accurate and provides you with all the reporting that you need to ensure that you will always file on time.
Cost: The Avalara Ava Tax app starts at $5 per month for up to 250 transactions per year.
If you have ever had to correct information that you entered (or was imported automatically) into QuickBooks in error, you know that it can be time consuming. To help you make better use of your time, try using Transactions Deleter to get rid of transactions and lists . This app allows you to search for the unwanted transactions and delete them with just a couple of clicks. All the areas that are affected by the removed transactions will update automatically, and you will have your corrected data at hand quickly and easily.
Cost: Transactions Deleter starts at $10 per month or $8.33 per month on the annual plan and offers a 30-day free trial.
The first rule of accounting and preparing for tax time is to save all your receipts. Likewise, it’s always a good idea to save other important financial documents. Even if you are organized, you can easily become overwhelmed with files and paperwork. Hubdoc allows you to go paperless by converting receipts, invoices, and financial statements into data that is synced with your QuickBooks system. Your records are organized and backed up forever.
Cost: Hubdoc is $20 per month with a 14-day free trial period.
Build your online reputation with the SiteJabber Customer Reviews app. It helps you collect customer reviews and display them on your website and on Google, Facebook, and Twitter. Nearly three-quarters of shoppers rely on online ratings and reviews to help them make retail decisions. SiteJabber will help you protect and improve your business’ reputation, and gain new customers as well.
Cost: SiteJabber Customer Reviews’ basic plan is free and their upgraded plan, which includes lead generation, is $19 per month.
The Possibilities are Endless with QuickBooks Apps
The above are only a few of the QuickBooks apps that we recommend. There are many more that you can choose from that cover all accounting-related tasks including, invoicing, time-tracking, CRM (customer relationship management), and payment processing. When it comes to making your ecommerce business run more smoothly, saving time, and reducing your workload, using QuickBooks third-party apps has endless possibilities.
If there are QuickBooks apps that you currently use and love, please share them with us in the comments section below.