July 25, 2017

BigCommerce, Xero Partnership Adds Cloud Accounting to Online Stores


BigCommerce and Xero are combining their talents to produce an easier business experience by automating data entry into Xero bookkeeping software.

BigCommerce provides search engine optimization (SEO), social media marketing, promotions and coupons, email marketing and multi-channel marketing. The online store is hosted on a secure server with features such as a checkout cart.



“Business owners start companies to focus on their passions: selling great products and marketing their brand. They don’t want to spend countless hours managing company finances and complicated technology integrations,” said Tim Schulz, Chief Product Officer of Bigcommerce. “This integration will bring peace of mind and free up time and money to spend elsewhere – a significant value for resource-constrained retailers.”

Based in Wellington, New Zealand, Xero provides cloud-based accounting software to small businesses. The company offers fast bank reconciliation, inventory, payroll, easy invoicing, and can create purchase orders, among other services.

Xero has created a linkage that allows businesses to hook up with Xero Integration (by CarryTheOne) – Accounting Sync. This is made easy to set up with set by step instructions. It gives small businesses the ability to automatically import orders into Xero, inventory support, automatically generate credit notes for orders that are returned, multiple currency support and more.

Chris Ridd, Managing Director of Xero Australia says, “Xero’s accounting software is powerful when it’s connected to other core business services like Bigcommerce. This integration is free, easy to access, and gives online retailers a complete picture of their critical sales data and finances, enabling them to grow their business quickly and seamlessly. Xero and Bigcommerce working together will save businesses time and effort. They can check the health of their business at a glance, from any device and at any time.”

Until now, all the data from a business had to be entered manually in Xero’s cloud software, but with this literal connection, all small businesses using the BigCommerce platform are relieved of this burden and are free to focus on growing their business. Other e-commerce platforms may follow later.

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JoAnn McFarland


JoAnn McFarland JoAnn McFarland is a Staff Writer for Small Business Trends. She covers breaking news such as new product announcements, government policy, acquisitions and other industry developments. She is a published author and comes from a family-business background.

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  1. Aira Bongco

    Cloud accounting is just perfect. It means that you can have access to your accounting data from just about everywhere. I think it’s perfect.

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