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Shopify Integration by Xero vs A2X
Shopify Integration by Xero vs A2X

Curious about whether A2X is the best option for integrating Shopify with Xero? We've done the research for you!

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Written by Amy Crooymans
Updated over a week ago

Since 2014, A2X has been a trusted solution for many Shopify businesses, continuously refining its features to meet the ever-changing needs of ecommerce accounting. With the ability to handle higher order volumes, Cost of Goods Sold (COGS), gift cards, refunds, split payments, and more, A2X remains the comprehensive choice.

However, you may be wondering what’s the difference between A2X and Xero's direct integration for Shopify.

This article will explain the key differentiators of the two solutions and how to choose which is best for your business.


A2X transforms payout data from Amazon, Shopify, eBay, Etsy, and Walmart into organized summaries that reconcile perfectly in Xero. By automating your ecommerce accounting, A2X helps you save hours every month and gain true financial visibility in Xero.

Whether you’re selling on one channel or many; in different currencies, tax rates, and locations, A2X has the granularity you need now and will keep supporting you as you grow.

Key A2X Features:

  • Accuracy/Reliability: Trusted by thousands of Shopify businesses globally.

  • Scalability: A2X can continue to support your business as it grows, meaning you won't outgrow A2X or need to switch accounting connectors in the future.

  • COGS/Inventory Support: A2X has features to support your store's COGS accounting.

  • Multi-Channel: A2X supports ecommerce businesses that operate on multiple sales channels, including Amazon, Shopify, eBay, Etsy, Walmart, and BigCommerce

  • Tax

  • Multi-Currency Support: A2X can support sellers who in multiple currencies.

  • Expert Support: Access to expert support from ecommerce accountants and bookkeepers.

  • Large Seller Support: A2X can handle the volume of large ecommerce sellers.

Xero's Shopify Integration

The direct Xero integration with Shopify is more focused on small businesses with lower order volumes, just starting out on Shopify. For a monthly fee of $22, on top of your regular Xero subscription fee, you can sync your Shopify sales transactions to Xero automatically and control which of your payment gateways generate invoices.

Key Xero Features:

  • Automatic Syncing: Your Shopify sales transactions are automatically synced to Xero.

  • Control over Invoicing: You can decide which of your payment gateways generate invoices.

  • Daily Summary: Xero creates a daily summary invoice per payment gateway.

Please note that the Xero and Shopify integration does not cover inventory, multi-currency COGS, split sales, customer details import, or individual Shopify orders. Instead, it provides a simplified daily sales summary as an invoice.

How to Choose What Is Right for Your Ecommerce Business?

The direct Xero/Shopify integration may suit your business if you handle a low order volume and require basic automation features. On the other hand, A2X might be the better choice for businesses that anticipate growth and require more comprehensive features.

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