Is Debt Your Only Option?
I frequently hear discussion of debt in business, with arguments coming from both sides. While I do agree that debt can have its place in growing your business, it’s important to consider all the facts first. As we are potentially looking at a recession in the future, which could leave you tempted to take out […]
Learn the Love Language of Inventory
As I sit here in the middle of February looking back, it’s obvious that we, of course, spent most of January completing financial statements for our clients. Year-end isn’t much different for us than month-end because we expect to deliver accuracy year-round. However, this time it’s crucial that we have inventory right because of tax […]
Get Yourself Off the Inventory Hamster Wheel
I know I’ve said it before, but I’m going to say it again. I talk to tons of ecommerce entrepreneurs a year and inventory is always one of the top questions. That’s because inventory for ecommerce can be a little trickier than it is for brick-and-mortar stores. So, let’s go over how to avoid getting […]
Inventory Basics—Quarterly Inventory True Up
We’re now officially in the back half of the year! Do you know how profitable you are? If you have not done an inventory true up yet this year, I challenge you to take that step now before you get into Q4 crazy days. If you have been booking COGS all year, without looking at […]
Inventory Basics—What Every Ecommerce Seller Needs to Know
For the past four weeks now, I’ve been discussing inventory—how to plan for it, how to count it, and how to manage it once you have it. Important basics that all ecommerce sellers must know in order to run their business successfully and profitability. Based on conversations and feedback I’ve received over the years about […]
Fiddle.io – Inventory Management and More!
I recently invited our friend, Taylor Howe at Fiddle.io to share a little about Fiddle, the online platform for managing inventory, sales, sourcing, and manufacturing. Here’s what he had to say about this dynamic program! Why Fiddle? Physical product brands, at their core, need to be excellent at producing incredible products that their customers love. […]
How Well Do You Know Your Inventory Numbers?
Inventory is EVERYTHING! It is what will generate the cash to make your business hum. Keeping up with it may not be sexy or fun like marketing can be, but it is crucial in order to have a successful ecommerce business. As we work on “renovating” the accounting system for clients, we are often asked to explain the difference between the […]
Inventory Costs—What’s COGS, What’s Not?
Inventory is essential for every ecommerce business, serving as its lifeblood. From market research to product development, sourcing, manufacturing, and warehousing, each step incurs costs that need proper accounting. Understanding these inventory-related expenses is vital for your business’s long-term success. Let’s explore and organize the typical costs to ensure accurate accounting. Freight and Shipping – […]
Accounting for Inventory: Your Questions Answered!
What do you do when something doesn’t go as planned and you end up with Inventory that has to be destroyed or it is lost? Or perhaps you have returns that are sellable and you will list them on ebay or resend them to Amazon? Or even donate them if they have slight damage but […]