Profit First and Q4: Now’s the Time to Prepare!
A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of being a guest on InventoryLab’s OpenLab webinar series. It’s always nice to chat with Jeff Campbell and his team about all things Profit First- and inventory-related. There’s a lot to discuss there, and we make good use of our time together! In this webinar, we […]
5 Steps to Building a Cash Strategy That Works for Your Ecommerce Business
Your business is booming and sales are up. Your bank accounts are looking good. Your shelves are stocked with inventory. You’re living your dream, right? Hold on. As an ecommerce seller, you have most likely already experienced the other side of that upswing, so you know that this too, shall pass. Because of the general […]
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 […]
Understanding the Ecommerce Inventory Process
Inventory is the life-blood of ecommerce sellers. You must have it on hand and be able to replenish it when needed in order to keep your business running. Tracking inventory, on the other hand, can be quite the tricky deal. To do this properly, it’s important to understand how to record inventory on your books, an area that many ecommerce sellers struggle with.
Resist Temptation: Don’t Borrow from Accounts to Cover Inventory
The other day, an ecommerce seller reached out to me with a question about the implementation of the Profit First method they learned from my book. They wanted to know my thoughts on borrowing funds from their Sales Tax or Profit Account to purchase inventory in preparation for Q4. They noticed that this would be […]
Managing Inventory and Cash Flow with Profit First
How many payouts should you be saving to buy your next round of inventory? When is your next payment to your wholesale supplier? That credit card payment is due soon, isn’t it? If you are having trouble finding the answers to these questions, and if you find yourself waking up nightly, wondering whether you […]
How to Keep Track of Cash Flow for Inventory
Off the top of your head, would you know the answers to questions about your business expenses, inventory and profit? Questions like, “What amount from my Amazon profit will I have to put back for the next time I make an inventory order? When am I supposed to pay off my supplier? Don’t I need […]
Create an Inventory Bank Account to Manage Cash Flow
Are you having cash flow issues? Do you come up short of cash when you reorder inventory? It’s human nature to look at our bank balance and make a judgement about our financial health. When you use a single checking account for all your business expenses, the funds you are counting on to replenish your inventory are mingled with all […]
ASD Market Week in Vegas!
Bookskeep invites you to join us as we participate with other business owners who are succeeding in the e-commerce world. Our own Cyndi Thomason will be speaking about Profit First for e-commerce businesses as part of the Internet Merchants Association (IMA) Classes on Monday March 12 at 2pm. Cyndi will also participate in the A2X […]
Inventory and COGS – What counts?
When you are trying to determine your product costs, it is often confusing about what to include and where it goes in your financial records. Let’s break this down.