The integration with QuickBooks is live. To connect your QuickBooks account with ShipStation, follow the steps outlined in this article:
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I'd like to point out that there is both the installed version of QuickBooks and QuickBooks online. I've been considering moving from WorkingPoint to QuickBooks Online so would vote for that version.
I use Quickbooks Online and would like the following
purchase orders - showing my costs
sales receipts - showing what i charged the customer
this would be amazing!!!
we record fees separately
SS to QB
1) Desktop (Enterprise)
2) More data the better. (Tracking numbers possible?)
Any update on this integration?
The best thing about shipstation is how well it integrates 4 different shipping vendors(UPS, Fedex, Express1 and Encindia) and how you can easily use it with multiple warehouses etc. Having it also integrate with Quickbooks will make life soooo much easier.
Just not having to enter the customers bill to and ship-to addresses again into quickbooks(because SS would export them) in itself is awesome. Maybe you can consider a Beta feature where only the basics(address, name, phone, email, and tracking number are exported) and then add on from there. I wouldn't mind typing out the product information again, especially because I need to keep track of inventory anyway and my product part numbers aren't always the same across different platforms(ebay, shopping cart, amazon etc).
One more thing to consider in your implementation...
Our website (Volusion) allows payment via credit card processor or PayPal. Other ShipStation users may be accepting Google payments as a third option.
Quickbooks allows you to specify the account a payment should be put into in each transaction. For some sales channels like eBay and Amazon a single payment account would be enough, but for many, many users it will be important to split out the various payment methods to individual accounts.
Some of the comments I'm reading are different from my experience with Amazon selling - Perhaps because I ship my own Amazon orders, while others use Amazon to fulfill theirs?
ShipStation shows my item sold on Amazon for $289.95, which is what the customer was charged.
However, when Amazon pays me for that item, they take a 12% cut off the amount the customer paid BEFORE I see any $$$ - I get a check for $255.15 This is NOT the same as eBay or my Website credit card processor, where I'm receiving the customer's full payment and then eBay/CC processor sends me a monthly bill for their % cut at some later date.
If ShipStation is going to show the sale price ($289.95) on the invoice then it should also show the $34.80 (12%) Amazon cut, so that the invoice lines up with the payment I will receive from Amazon.
I suppose ShipStation could do the math and tell QuickBooks that the item only sold for $255.15, instead of listing the true price paid and Amazon cut. This option would also allow the invoice to line up with the payment Amazon sends me.
As others have mentioned, I would NOT want eBay final value fees shown on the transaction. They get collected at a later date and are recorded in a separate entry.
I'd like to import orders as Sales Receipts, with customer information and product SKUs. One way ShipStation push to QuickBooks would be fine. Quickbooks to ShipStation inventory update would be even better, though not critical.
Thank you for the updates on this feature! We're super exited about ShipStation and all the rapidly developing new features! Great to see you guys In response to Erika's post:
1. Like unlimitedwares & jploomis, we record this at end of statement periods (Amazon), as I think most QB users probably do. However, having fee's recorded as a line item could possibly be beneficial for some, but we would not likely use that feature unless it also was able to account for fulfillment by amazon fees.
2. We are looking to take order information that is imported into ShipStation and have it get passed to Quickbooks in the form of a Sales Receipt. At this point, I don't see us needing to send data back the other way.
1.) Not recorded. As stated already most marketplaces invoice you separately and this would get confusing.
2.) I think the best way would be for Shipstation to push to QB. Since Shipstation can already pull from other marketplaces(shopping cart, paypal, ebay amazon) it can pull the order, ship, and then send the info to QB.
3.) A huge/awesome feature would be to allow the setup of a QB push based on what fields you need for example I would select "order#" in Shipstation to populate the "PO" field in my quickbooks, because I use the marketplaces order# as my PO/reference# in quickbooks invoices. This way you could only sync the necessary data into the fields you need and allow QB/Shipstation to ignore the rest.
1. Not recorded would be better for us, since Amazon and eBay invoice those to you at a later time.
2. We would want ShipStation to push the information into QuickBooks if possible.
Hey guys, I just wanted to give you an update on the status of our investigation into QuickBooks. I'm sure you've seen our recent integrations go out recently, and they've taken up the majority of our time. However, we're still looking into what you need from a QuickBooks integration, and possibly looking at doing this through a partner. We need more information from you, though, since we don't want to push out anything that's only halfway-complete. So, here's a couple questions:
1.) If we have access to marketplace fees, would you want them recorded as line items on Sales Receipts? Or not recorded at all?
2.) Are you looking for the information from QB to get downloaded to ShipStation, the other way around, or syncing between both apps (info gets pulled down and pushed to both services)?
Remember, the more information we have, the better decisions we can make about how to tackle this.
Any word on when/if the QuickBooks integration will be released?
We use the desktop version(Pro, switching to quickbooks premier soon). We enter orders as "Invoices" and then ship. It would be great if Shipstation could import the items by part number, the invoice# and the ship-to address of the customer. This would save a ton of time and I'll bet a huge percentage of your customer's use Quickbooks so you can't go wrong with this feature!
1)We are using QuickBooks on a terminal server and on desktops
2)We need to be able to pull orders into QuickBooks in order to update inventories, sales dollars, and products. Being able to continually update our customer database would be a huge advantage as well! Being able to have the possibility of real-time inventory control across multiple online stores would be incredible!!
This would be a huge benefit for us as well. We currently use QB Enterprise edition.
I'm in limbo between outright and quickbooks- and hoping SS integration is on the way! I'm leaning toward Quickbooks because I need to start payroll soon.
1) I'll probably use the online version.
2) Sales receipts are obviously the most useful- would love to see a separate line for sales tax paid (in state purchases.)
Thank you and hoping for an update soon! I LOVE and frequently recommend ShipStation.
This would be an enormous boon for our company; we use QB Enterprise edition, and definitely
would go a long way towards making us a shipstation customer.
Honestly, the one and only thing we would love to see above all else to see the ability to export our orders in ShipStation to Quickbooks as Sales Receipts.
We'd love to see this integration! We use the premiere desktop application and would love to see sales receipts, products (huge help!) and customers.
Your shipping solution is amazing and intuitive compared to the competion. Would love to see a quickbooks plug in. We use premiere desktop on the PC. this would be useful.
We're using the desktop version. For now all we would really need are those 3 fields you've mentioned.