I know exactly what it’s like when you are busy and the ‘small’ things just don’t get done. Things like filing! You chuck your receipts and invoices into a big pile each month vowing to sort them out and do some proper filing tomorrow… and you never do!

But believe me when I say it’s far better to keep on top of these things on a daily, weekly or even monthly basis rather than making a mad scramble about at the last minute trying to find everything and trying to make sense of the mass of paperwork lying in a heap on your desk – or the floor!

Recently I’ve been asked by several eBay sellers if I can recommend an easy to use accounting or spreadsheet system that can be used for eBay sales… and you’ll be pleased to hear that I’ve found the perfect tool to help you keep things in order and am more than happy to recommend it to you today!

An accounting solution designed by eBay Sellers – for eBay Sellers!

Have you ever had one of those moments where you’ve thought; ‘I wish I’d thought of that’?

I do – all the time – and this is definitely one of them.

So, I want to tell you about an absolutely brilliant spreadsheet which was designed and created by eBay sellers for other eBay sellers which is why it’s perfect for you and me!

Jen and Josh Sinsel created Easy Auctions Tracker together – Jen sells on eBay and Josh is the techie brains behind the actual spreadsheet, so this is obviously a great partnership to have when creating something like this! Anyway, they have seen their customer base double in the past year alone and that’s simply because their ingenious tool is so easy to use. And it’s ideal for you too because at the present time, Easy Auctions Tracker is available to eBay sellers in the UK, US, Australia and Canada.

What’s so brilliant about this tool you may ask? It’s only an Excel Spreadsheet. Anyone can fill one of those in…

Well actually, that’s not true and I know this because for some reason I have never really fully got to grips with Excel and not being very numerically minded I do find figures rather boring!

So, what’s so brilliant, is that this tool is fully automated and actually collects your information straight from your eBay account for you… no flapping around inputting data. In fact I’d say that that’s more than brilliant!

So, this tool will literally record all your sold (and unsold) items on eBay with the simple click of a button. Then once the data has been collected you can view it all at once or in handy monthly summaries and reports. Oh, and don’t worry about having to divulge your eBay username and password – Easy Auctions Tracker doesn’t require this information from you, it all works via a token system which is explained when you sign up and the process only takes a few moments and is all very secure.

You’ll need Microsoft Excel 2002 XP or later to be able to use this spreadsheet so make sure you are compatible before you start. What’s great though is that you can take a free trial of the full version before you purchase so you’ll be able to see exactly how this tool works and what the spreadsheet can offer you in terms of helping your business run more smoothly. If you decide to upgrade after your trial it’s an annual fee of $49.99 which is considerably cheaper than hiring an accountant – believe me!

It’s recommended that when you use this tool you retrieve your information once a week so that you are always up to date – and as it’s literally just the click of a button, it’s so very easy! You can get all the details and try your free fully functional trial here.

Helpful tools just like this are becoming more and more essential for small business owners like you and me

As you start to grow your sales inventory, inevitably you will have more money coming in, a little more going out on purchases and so ultimately more paperwork to keep track of. The point is that you do need to grow and as you do you have to juggle more parts to your business. That’s why it’s best to get into the routine of keeping your accounts in order right from the word go – or at least as close to the word go as possible! And if you think you don’t need to keep track of your sales and profits then you are not treating your business as a business – a mistake that so many make.