Struggling to find an easy and reliable way to integrate your eBay store with your QuickBooks or Xero company? You can call off the search now! With the eBay integration by Synder all your eBay sales, corresponding eBay fees and eBay sales taxes will be automatically transferred and prepared for one-click reconciliation in your QuickBooks or Xero (learn more about our automatic bank reconciliation feature for Xero in this article). The Synder solution allows multi-currency accounting for your eBay managed payments and eBay sales paid via alternative payment providers like Stripe or PayPal, for example, providing you with accurate records of all the transaction details. Synder will also help you with tracking inventory in QuickBooks or Xero and categorizing the synced data automatically to keep your books up-to-date and accurate.
Exciting, isn’t it? Let’s connect your eBay store to Synder to automate the bookkeeping process!
Important note: If you accept payments via eBay managed payments gateway, you only need to connect your eBay store for smooth synchronization and reconciliation of synced data.
In case your eBay store accepts payments via different channels (e.g. PayPal, Stripe, etc.) you need to connect these payment platforms to Synder as well for the software to recognize record all payment and order details.
Start the eBay integration from scratch
- Create an account
If you are getting started with Synder you would need to create a free Trial account and connect your accounting system (QuickBooks or Xero) to Synder first. Check out this guide if you would like to integrate QuickBooks Online or Xero and this article to connect your QuickBooks Desktop company.
- Set up your organization
The first step you will go through is setting up an organization for your Quickbooks or Xero company. Fill in the information about your business and hit the Next step button.
- Select the platforms you would like to integrate
Now you need to select the platforms you would like to integrate with Synder. Mark QuickBooks or Xero, eBay, and all sales platforms you would like to integrate with Synder (click View all processors to see the list of all available platforms).
Note: Mark all the services you are using to receive payments, you will be able to connect all of them right away or skip the connection of particular integrations and set them up any time later.
- Connect your accounting platform
Hit the Connect button and grant permission to Synder to record data in your QuickBooks or Xero company. If you are a QuickBooks Desktop user, check out this video tutorial to learn How to connect and sync data into QuickBooks Desktop.
- Connect your eBay store
Almost there! To complete the setup you just need to connect your eBay and other sales platforms to Synder. You can integrate them one by one straight away following the steps on the screen. Hit the Connect button:
And grant permission to Synder:
Alternatively, you can skip the connection and set them up later in the Settings: tap the Gear button on the left side menu → hit the Add payment platform button.
Note: You can find our detailed guides on how to connect your sales platforms to QuickBooks and Xero via Synder in our Help center.
- Set up the eBay integration
To complete the setup for the eBay integration choose an account for payouts (usually, your Checking account) that will allow smooth reconciliation of your eBay transactions in one click. Hit Continue to complete the setup.
Connect eBay managed payments to an already existing account
If you already have a Synder account and would like to integrate one more eBay store follow the steps below:
1. Select Organization needed at the top left.
2. Go to Settings on the left menu.
3. Click on the Add payment platform button.
4. Select eBay in the dropdown and hit the Connect button.
5. To complete the setup for the eBay integration choose an account for payouts (usually, your Checking account) that will allow smooth reconciliation of your eBay transactions in one click. Hit Continue to finish the configuration.
Tips and tricks on the eBay integration
Note 1. Due to agreements with specific states in the USA, eBay collects taxes on your behalf. However, these taxes are still to be accounted for in your books, as they are associated with your business. Synder will handle it properly and record all the details, including taxes. Check out this article on how taxes withheld by eBay are processed with Synder for more details.
Note 2. Your eBay store can become disconnected from Synder if the eBay account undergoes some changes. For example, if your password or nickname has been changed on the eBay side. In this case, you’ll need to re-establish the connection with your eBay store in Synder:
- Go to Settings on the left menu.
- Hit the Reconnect button under your eBay.
Bravo, you have set up the integration between eBay and Synder! If you feel like some adjustments are necessary, you can manage that in Synder settings. Open them on the left menu → hit the Configure button under your eBay platform. If you need to fill in gaps with missing data after the sync into QuickBooks Online, like applying classes or locations to transactions, the Smart Rules feature will be of great service. Now, you can customize Synder according to your needs.
Get in touch with the Synder team via online chat, phone, or email with any questions you might have so far – we are always happy to help you!