The Ecwid Blog

A blog about running an online business, e-commerce marketing and updates to Ecwid’s community. All in the name of helping you to be a successful entrepreneur online.

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Ecwid Is Now Integrated With Xero, the Leading Online Accounting Solution

Mar 20, 2017 by Erik Suhonen, Ecwid Team
Ecwid Is Now Integrated With Xero, the Leading Online Accounting Solution
Posted Mar 20, 2017 by Erik Suhonen, Ecwid Team

We have launched an integration with Xero, a leading online accounting solution which enables businesses to accomplish often difficult and tedious financial tasks with ease, allowing you to focus on growing your business and doing what you love.

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An Online Seller's Guide to Sales Tax and Shipping in the U.S.

Mar 13, 2017 by Mark Faggiano, TaxJar
An Online Seller's Guide to Sales Tax and Shipping in the U.S.
Posted Mar 13, 2017 by Mark Faggiano, TaxJar

In many states, if you charge your buyer a shipping charge to ship them a product, then that charge is considered a part of the sale and is also taxable. This quick guide will help you understand the basics of sales tax and shipping for online sellers.

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Accounting, Finance & Legal E-commerce Blueprint

Feb 1, 2017 by Jesse Ness, Ecwid Team
Accounting, Finance & Legal E-commerce Blueprint
Posted Feb 1, 2017 by Jesse Ness, Ecwid Team

In this article, we have tried to collect the most useful articles from our blog to help you make sense of small business accounting for your e-commerce business, so you can sail through tax season as easily as possible.

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How to Work with Employees and Contractors

Jan 30, 2017 by Lina Vashurina, Ecwid Team
How to Work With Employees and Contractors
Posted Jan 30, 2017 by Lina Vashurina, Ecwid Team

Let’s take a look at the decision-making process for hiring an employee vs. a contractor.

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6 of the Best Accounting Apps for E-Сommerce Entrepreneurs

Jan 27, 2017 by Ann Rodionova, Ecwid team
6 of the Best Accounting Apps for Ecommerce Entrepreneurs
Posted Jan 27, 2017 by Ann Rodionova, Ecwid team

There are countless tools to help you deal with your finances without hiring expensive consultants. Let's look at some of the best of them.

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Small Business Bookkeeping and Accounting 101 for E-commerce

Jan 24, 2017 by Aniqa Hijazi, Ecwid Team
Posted Jan 24, 2017 by Aniqa Hijazi, Ecwid Team

From establishing a business bank account to preparing for tax season, knowing the basics around the financial side of your operation can make your life a lot less stressful–and can help you optimize your business, too.

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12 Tips for Navigating the January Sales Tax Perfect Storm

Dec 29, 2016 by Mark Faggiano, TaxJar
12 Tips for Navigating the January Sales Tax Perfect Storm
Posted Dec 29, 2016 by Mark Faggiano, TaxJar

Just like when a hurricane or winter blizzard hits, no one likes to be caught unprepared, so we’ve assembled a list of our best tips to get you ready for the oncoming storm. Let’s dig in!

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Tax Exempt: Improve Tax Settings in Your Ecwid Store

Nov 22, 2016 by Matt Kuritsyn, Ecwid Team
Tax Exempt: Improve Tax Settings in Your Ecwid Store
Posted Nov 22, 2016 by Matt Kuritsyn, Ecwid Team

Some customers don’t have to pay taxes, for example, non-profit organizations or wholesale buyers. Now you can exempt such customers from paying taxes.

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How to Write a Good Return Policy for E-сommerce Stores

Oct 26, 2016 by Jesse Ness, Ecwid Team
How to Write a Good Return Policy for E-Commerce Stores
Posted Oct 26, 2016 by Jesse Ness, Ecwid Team

A good return policy can turn around a poor customer experience. Play it right and you can even turn it into a brand asset.

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Why Do U.S. Sales Tax Rates Vary So Much?

Oct 10, 2016 by Mark Faggiano, TaxJar
Why Do U.S. Sales Tax Rates Vary So Much?
Posted Oct 10, 2016 by Mark Faggiano, TaxJar

Chances are you’ve experienced paying a 6% sales tax rate at one store, then paying 8.15% at another store just a few miles away.
Have you ever stopped to scratch your head and wonder why? We’re bringing you the definitive explanation on why U.S. sales tax rates vary so much, and why it’s important that you, as an online seller, collect the correct rate.

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