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February 15, 2016
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So maybe this post should have been up in January, but that’s just not how I roll.  I usually do all of my bookkeeping and taxes like the last week that they are due.  Yes, I’m bad and save EVERYTHING until the last minute.  But I’m ahead of myself this year and actually finished filing my taxes last Friday!  That’s a huge improvement for me. (Doing the happy dance!!)

Here’s a snapshot of my Ebay Sales through December of 2015:

Easy Auctions Tracker showing my 2015 totals

Easy Auctions Tracker showing my 2015 totals

This is from the Easy Auctions Tracker (in case the link doesn’t work: http://www.EasyAuctionsTracker.com/?a_aid=fm_trading) excel spreadsheet program.  The only thing it doesn’t show is my COGS..that’s the only thing I don’t insert into..but will be doing so this year.  I’ve come up with a better way of keeping track of that in my listings. I may go over that in the future.  But my COGS were about $1100 for 2015 and I spent about another $1500 in new inventory/miscellany.

I know that a lot of people use Go Daddy Bookkeeping for Ebay, but I have used the Easy Auctions Tracker (in case the link doesn’t work: http://www.EasyAuctionsTracker.com/?a_aid=fm_trading) since 2013 and I really like it a lot.  You don’t have to pay a monthly fee.  It’s only a yearly $49 payment.  And existing customers usually get a 20% discount to renew every year, making it only $39.20 each year thereafter.  Here’s why I really like it:

– It’s inexpensive.  Pay once and don’t have any monthly subscription fees.

– It’s really easy to work with, it downloads all of your important info directly from Ebay.

– The graphs are really easy to understand.  You have monthly totals and a yearly running
   total.

– There are step by step written instructions on how to get it up and running.

– There are video tutorials that help you understand how it works.  (I’ve actually never used
  them as it was super easy to install and set up.)

Here’s some info from their site that describes it a little better:

Easy Auctions Tracker is the Ultimate Excel spreadsheet solution for eBay sellers and Trading Assistants! This spreadsheet doesn’t calculate your fees, it actually COLLECTS your transaction information from your eBay account for you!!

Easy Auctions Tracker is fully automated and has been Tested & Certified by eBay as a compatible application! By using this spreadsheet, you will be able to quickly collect and record your transactions (sold items and unsold items!) without the need to manually enter the information.

With the simple click of a button, Easy Auctions Tracker is able to collect all the information for a entire month’s worth of sales from eBay’s servers for you! No need to know the item numbers of the sold items, just select the month & year then click the “Get All Items” button. It is that simple! eBay stores your transaction information on its servers for 3 months/90 days, for example you can retrieve May’s transactions in August.

The following information is collected when you pull your transactions from eBay’s servers with Easy Auctions Tracker:

Item Information:

Buyer information:

eBay Fees:

Shipping Information:

eBay Item Number*
Listing Title
Selling Price
Sales Tax
Charity Donation Listings
Buyer’s Name
Buyer’s eBay ID
Buyer’s e-mail address (email can be retrieved within 10 days of sale)
Insertion Fees
Final Value Fee
Store Referral Credits
Paypal Fee
Payment Method
Shipping and Handling Charged
Paypal Shipping Information:
Shipping Method Used
Tracking Information*
* Hyperlinked for easy access to online auction/shipping information associated with that item

 

The only disadvantage that I see is that you do need to have the Excel spreadsheet program to run it.  You can also try the Trial Version of it to test it out.

I wonder if there is anyone out there that has used both GoDaddy and Easy Auctions Tracker (in case the link doesn’t work: http://www.EasyAuctionsTracker.com/?a_aid=fm_trading).  And if you prefer GoDaddy, WHY?  I’d really like to know.

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5 comments

  1. I don’t use Easy Auction Trackers but I’ve seen others that love it too. GDBK does integrate with Amazon if you have the merchant account, so there could be that.

    I use GDBK for all of my “business” work which includes my blog income. ROLLING IN DOUGH BABY! Not really. I’ve made a few hundred total over the lifetime of my blog. 🙂

    I also like the app availability for GDBK and being able to import all of my credit card transactions from any account.

    The fact that it tracks unsold too is interesting. That can let you figure out your COGS if you really worked at it!

    1. Thanks for your input Chris. I’m an excel spreadsheet person..use it for personal tracking, my photography business too and that’s why I like Easy Auctions Tracker. I have a spreadsheet for Amazon that I very simply incorporate my EAT info into to get totals. I’ve just been using it for so long and it’s so simple. 🙂

  2. I am so confused by the disparity in what actually showed in my Paypal 1099 form versus my easy auction tracker gross sales- there’s more than $5,000 difference. I can’t seem to reconcile this. Do you have any idea why my paypal seems like my income was so much higher than the actual ebay costs? My accountant is equally as confused. COGS were inputed in easy auction tracker, and would have been purchases in paypal. So again, this is a HUGE concern. Any thoughts/feedback appreciated.

    1. Hi Nicole, If you’ve taken your COGS into account, I haven’t the slightest idea why it’s so different. Do you use your paypal account for anything else? Any other payments that may have come through? My ebay earnings aren’t at the Paypal 1099 level, so I’ve never had to reconcile the two. But whenever I’ve had a question, I’ve always reached out to them and they’ve been good and getting back to me. Maybe shoot them an email and see what they say?! I’d love to know if you do. Thanks!

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