July 26, 2017

15 Tasks to Help You Breeze Through Your Next Bank Reconciliation

It’s crucial that the transactions in your accounting system match your bank statements 100 percent. Otherwise, how else will you […]
February 15, 2017

6 Reasons you Should Use Accounting Software with Small Business Clients

When working with small businesses, many accounting firms look to products like Microsoft Excel. This may seem like a simple […]
June 15, 2017

6 Ways to Rock at Modern Cloud Accounting

There was once a time when accounting and bookkeeping occurred in a darkened room by one individual. Any updates on […]
December 11, 2017

8 Financial Health KPIs Retailers Should Not Ignore

This is a guest post written by our friends at Red Granite, an Orba Company and outsourced accounting firm. Simply […]
November 14, 2016

8 important features to look for in retail accounting software

Today’s retail environment looks incredibly different than it did even a decade ago. Customers have limitless options, which increases the […]
July 24, 2017

A Recap of the 3 Retail KPIs You Need to Know

Assessing how well your business is doing when faced with demand, competition and customer complaints is essential to ensuring you […]
December 15, 2017

Best Practice Advice for Your End of Year Accounts

On December 6, we held a webinar with one of our accounting Partners, Evenstone about best practice at year end […]
October 20, 2016

Cross Border Trade & Your Growth Strategy

Buying and selling internationally is a key growth strategy used by the most successful independent merchants. We can see from […]
May 25, 2016

Currency Considerations for Global Retailers

There are a lot of things that a global retailer has to consider. From logistics to listings and tax to […]
March 22, 2020

FIFO vs LIFO – Which is Best?

  Keeping on top of inventory is essential for any business. It lets you know what needs re-ordering and when. […]
November 10, 2017

Getting to Grips with Invoice Factoring

Invoice factoring is a type of finance normally used for B2B sales invoices, where you sell accounts receivable or invoices […]
September 22, 2016

Here’s the #1 secret to retail success – top retailers spend more time selling

This seems like an obvious statement doesn’t it? If you want to grow your retail business and make a long […]
August 8, 2017

How a Business Loan can Fuel Your Multichannel Retail Growth

Retailers of all sizes are increasingly using multichannel strategies to expand their sales base. But growing a multichannel retail business […]
July 11, 2017

How and Why Should You Automate Your Invoicing?

Once an order is shipped, typically, you will generate an invoice to send to your wholesale customers, or you will […]
November 2, 2017

How Blockchain Technology Will Disrupt the World of Retail

It’s fair to say that blockchain, the technology behind cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum and Ripple, is mostly associated with […]
March 22, 2018

How EDI Automation Makes the Payment Process a Breeze for Retailers

This article comes from one of our partners, SPS Commerce, experts in EDI solutions. Retailers that haven’t engaged an Electronic […]
January 27, 2017

How to select the right payment gateway for your retail business

Often and easily confused with merchant accounts, a payment gateway is the technology that authorizes or declines credit card payments, […]
March 29, 2017

How Your Retail Business Can Save on Energy

Running a retail business is no easy feat. Saving money on everything possible often becomes necessary, but there’s no need to […]
September 21, 2017

International Expansion: What You Need to Know

Companies that choose to trade internationally become 34% more productive in the first year, whilst exporting businesses are 11% more likely […]
October 7, 2016

Know Your Numbers – A Hot Tip for Retail Success

Next week I’ll be sharing some secrets of retail success we have heard from our customers. If you are in […]
January 24, 2017

Less Risk, More Growth: 3 Technologies to Scale your Business in 2017 [Webinar]

  Running a retail business isn’t always easy. You come face-to-face with risks on a daily basis with some of […]
November 14, 2018

Making Tax Digital (MTD) for VAT Returns

Making Tax Digital (MTD) is an HMRC initiative that requires UK businesses to submit their tax returns and payments online, […]
June 21, 2018

Merchant Debates: Integrated Accounting vs Siloed Systems

As technology for retail and wholesale businesses becomes more advanced, there are often debates around what kind of technology is […]
January 11, 2018

Post-Promotion Audits Made Easy with EDI Automation

This post was written by one of our partners, SPS Commerce, specialists in EDI solutions. During a post-promotion audit, a […]
March 7, 2018

Real-Time Accounting: Your New Competitive Edge [Infographic]

In today’s business, time is money. The financial management systems at the heart of your business must enable you to […]
November 18, 2016

Retail Crowdfunding Advice from Roccbox’s Successful Experience

Brightpearl customer, Roccbox, had incredible success in raising money for their retail business through crowdfunding so we asked them to […]
June 16, 2017

Retail KPIs: 30 Day Cash Forecast

The 30 Day Cash Forecast is a Retail KPI that can be implemented in any business. It’s also a metric […]
June 9, 2017

Retail KPIs: Perfect Order Rate

The Perfect Order Rate is a Retail KPI that measures how well your business is faring against its customer-centric goals. Are […]
June 23, 2017

Retail KPIs: Processing Cost per Order

Processing Cost per Order measures the efficiency of your warehousing and order processing in relation to your revenue. This Retail […]
September 25, 2017

Retailers: Why Knowing Your 6 Operational KPIs at Anytime, All the Time is Critical

Two years ago, several reports emerged that delved into the various pricing models and the need for a more effective […]
August 21, 2017

Sage vs Brightpearl: A Battle of the Implementations

Choosing new retail business management software is only the start of your journey to becoming a better retailer. Implementing it […]
January 6, 2017

Sales Tax Guide for Omnichannel Sellers

Selling your wares on multiple channels has become the new normal over the past several years and lots of ecommerce […]
August 29, 2017

Sales Tax on Shipping Charges in the U.S., Demystified

Selling products online in the United States can be very complex due to all fifty states (and the District of […]
May 10, 2018

Secrets to Global Growth: The Financial Considerations

This is the first post in our ‘Secrets to Global Growth’ series. Recap on the ‘Products’ post and ‘Ecommerce’ post now. As […]
October 26, 2016

Selling Goods Online? Here’s What you Need to Know About International VAT

Selling products in Europe may mean you have VAT obligations in other EU countries.  In this blog, we cover what you […]
August 23, 2017

Selling on Amazon: A Retailer’s Guide to European VAT

In the modern age of ecommerce, the world is your customer. Whether you sell that must have fashion accessory or […]
October 12, 2016

Small Business Funding for Retail

When it’s time to expand your business that often means raising capital to make it possible, but raising finance for […]
August 10, 2017

The Benefits of Real-Time Accounting

With the ever increasing pressure on businesses to be more lean and more competitive within the market, the ability to […]
March 18, 2019

The Latest On Economic Nexus & How New Sales Tax Laws Affect You

October 19, 2016

The Rapidly Changing Payments Landscape

We’re excited that Brightpearl has given us the opportunity to share some perspectives on the payments landscape, and to introduce […]
April 20, 2020

Understanding Landed Costs & The Profit Margin Formula

Working out your profit margins should be simple. If you buy a product for $x, and sell it for $x […]
April 4, 2016

Year End Accounting Checklist for Retailers

Mid-April is approaching, which brings with it the dreaded end of tax year. But what’s the best way to tackle […]