Daisy Park – integrating Xero, Vend (point of Sale) and Shopify (online store)
Our initial contact with Xero was as a result of attending a seminar organised by Glover Stanbury. We already had good integration of systems from our shop and online retail business but our accounts system was very basic and time consuming and did not fully support the pace that the business was moving at. We had already investigated other accounting packages but felt you needed a degree in accountancy in order to use them. We already used Shopify for our website and Vend for our retail POS system and incorporating stock control, and both of these packages work perfectly together. Vend recommended Xero and when we attended the presentation from Glover Stanbury we knew that we had found the right one for us
It took a little time on our part to set up suppliers, to input other pieces of information and to integrate with bank accounts, but throughout this process we were guided and advised by Stephen (at Glover Stanbury). It has made a huge contribution to our business and has given us time back to concentrate on managing and growing our business. The system has the ability to provide us with real - time reports on VAT, Profit & Loss, Cash Flow and Balance Sheets, and all at the click of a mouse. The time savings on completing our VAT returns alone has more than paid for the system in time saved.
Our sales reports from both the website and store are downloaded daily and we can reconcile from wherever we are in the world. We also use the mobile app to upload receipts and record mileage. These little things are often overlooked, but having them has made life so much easier.
At the same time as integrating Xero we made the decision to appoint Glover Stanbury as our Accountants and they have provided a fantastic service which has saved us money and made our business more efficient. We would have no hesitation in recommending them to any future clients.
Emma Paisey - Proprietor
30 Bear Street, Barnstaple T 01271 375271
27 Bridgeland Street, Bideford T 01237 471881