Apps to Simplify eCommerce Management

When selling online, generally an eCommerce store itself is just one piece of the puzzle. Managing an online business means dealing with a lot of complex moving parts, but fortunately Zoey’s app ecosystem can help with a number of them.

Today, we take a look at some eCommerce management apps that can help take some of the pressure off, while handling aspects of the business that would otherwise require your time and attention. All of the tools here are heavily adopted by the eCommerce community, and work with many key eCommerce platforms, like Zoey.

QuickBooks Online – Zoey’s QuickBooks Online Connector 

QuickBooks Online is one of the most predominantly used accounting software options out there today. It’s important that your eCommerce solution communicates well with it, and the key features in that solution are properly taken care of by an eCommerce management app.

That’s why Zoey built its own connector for QuickBooks online. It can properly communicate around products, orders and invoices in the various ways that Zoey uses them. For instance, our connector works with Zoey’s Net Terms feature, ensuring that the terms established with each customer is properly respected.

Our implementation largely uses Zoey has the single source of truth, and flowing information to QuickBooks for proper accounting. Payments and invoices, however, are two-way, so you can decide the best way to collect payments for situations where you need to invoice. You can therefore choose from invoicing within QuickBooks, or using Zoey’s internal billing system.

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QuickBooks Desktop – Sync with Connex

Some businesses need a more powerful accounting option than QuickBooks Online, so QuickBooks Desktop is their solution of choice. Although computer based, there’s still a way to ensure they’re properly integrated together. JMA Web Technologies maintains such an integration for QuickBooks Desktop.

It can send orders to QuickBooks, and create invoices for ones that are buy now and pay later. Products can be managed from QuickBooks and sent to Zoey, or created in Zoey and set up in QuickBooks to properly align both systems. Customer matching capabilities will take orders placed and match them with customers in QuickBooks for faster linking now and researching later.

You also have the ability to push products from QuickBooks Desktop into Zoey or vice versa, for more intelligent data about the orders being pulled in from Zoey.

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Sales Tax Calculation – Avalara

Avalara Free Sales Tax Risk Assessment Tool

Sales tax calculations are increasingly complicated, particularly in the U.S. where each state can have their own rules and requirements. This has been further complicated by the Wayfair vs. South Dakota Supreme Court ruling, which now allows for economic nexus to be established in most states.

Knowing where and how much to collect is a moving target, which is why Avalara is a helpful eCommerce management tool in your arsenal. Along with knowing what to collect, they help build reports to simplify filing, can take advantage of free filing opportunities, and can even manage exemption certificate documentation on your behalf.

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Bulk Shipments – ShipStation

When your fulfillment team or warehouse is dealing with an influx of orders, having a tool that facilitates the management of order fulfillment on your side helps greatly. With ShipStation, you can print labels in bulk, get a pick list that lets you assemble the orders more easily, and attach shipping information that’s fed back into Zoey.

As an added bonus, they can help reduce shipping rates via USPS, which can many times more than offset the cost of their services!

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Complex Shipping Scenarios – ShipperHQ

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There’s a lot of things to consider when it comes to order fulfillment. Is it being shipped to a customer via FedEx or UPS, or is there a local delivery or order pick-up scenario? Is it being shipped through a standard carrier or through LTL or Freight? Is dimensional shipping critical to controlling shipping costs? Do you need to waive shipping costs on some items while having a surcharge on others?

ShipperHQ’s deep integration into Zoey allows us to support the most comprehensive feature set of any SaaS platform, and that means more flexibility for you as a merchant to configure things exactly as you need them. Having shipping configured properly means avoiding accidental expenses that can erode your profitability, and ensuring you don’t have to overcharge your customers due to inefficiencies in your shipping pricing model.

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Third-Party Net Terms Management – Apruve

While Zoey offers a direct Net Terms management system, some businesses may not want to take on the financial risk of extending those terms, and dealing with potential cash flow concerns if enough invoices fall into an overdue status.

For those businesses, third-party solutions exist to take on that risk on your behalf. Zoey partners with Apruve, a solution that can evaluate credit, extend terms and deal with payment collection. Businesses get paid within 24 hours, and the cost is similar to other third-party payment solutions. There’s no cost to have an account; you pay on each order when terms are extended and accepted.

Like Zoey’s terms management, Apruve can communicate easily with Zoey so orders are kept up to date when Apruve is leveraged as a payment method.

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There Are Plenty More Where That Came From

Zoey has a full app library of eCommerce management apps available for review and use with Zoey. You can visit our app store to see all the different ways other tools can interact with Zoey. And for a curated list of our favorite recommendations, check out our integrations page.

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