What happens if your sales grow so quickly that you cannot keep up with fulfillment? That’s what happened with Animals Matter, a a boutique pet product manufacturer based in Palm Springs, Florida. Owned by husband and wife team, Scott Avera and Nancy Kline, Animals Matter prides itself in creating the highest quality and most ethically produced beds, car seat, ramps, and stairs for dogs.
Nancy started the company in 2003 after realizing that none of the dog beds on the market for her newly adopted rescue puppy matched their interior decor. A few months after attending her first trade show for dog beds, Nancy quit her job in the pharmaceutical industry and began manufacturing dog beds in South Los Angeles. A few years later, her husband, Scott, joined the company and took over their accounting. After expanding and renting larger warehouses, they finally purchased their own commercial building in 2012, and have a fully US-based team.
Animals Matter went through several systems for managing their accounting and fulfillment before finding Connex in 2020. Despite the economic slowdown during the COVID pandemic, Animals Matter saw a surge in their sales. They were selling wholesales to distributors as well as direct to individual customers, and they didn’t have a system for syncing QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise with Shopify and ShipStation.
Before finding Connex, Animals Matter was doing most of their accounting and bookkeeping by hand and tying up valuable resources. They tried a few different automation on the market, but none of them fit their business needs. When Scott came across Connex, he realized how many of his business processes could be automated.
“The features in Connex are phenomenal and superior to every solution. The Deposit Match tool blew me away,” Scott said.
With Connex, Animals Matter was able to automate data entry from Shopify and ShipStation into QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise. In addition, they used the Match Deposit tool to automatically match payouts from Shopify with bank deposits, saving him 5-10 hours a week. Scott also used Connex to correctly map sales tax into QuickBooks to avoid getting audited. Having Connex’s automation in place allows Animals Matter to focus more on customer service and to increase their sales even more.
“Now, I can’t even imagine entering orders from Shopify by hand,” Scott said. “Before, we used to cut and paste orders into emails and send them over to the fulfillment team. Now Connex automatically syncs ShipStation with QuickBooks for us, and it saves us at least 2 hours a day”
One of the things that sets Animals Matter apart from other manufacturers is their commitment to animals. All of their products are vegan, cruelty-free, eco-friendly, and organic. Proceeds from their products help fund the compassionate efforts of Dogs Playing for Life®, a nationwide program that helps shelters incorporate play as a therapy and socialization tool. This program trains staff and volunteers (free of charge) to hold “play groups” for shelter dogs that work to improve the overall well-being and behavior of the pups so they are more likely to be adopted.
“Initially I was skeptical whether Connex would work for me. But the team answered all my questions and helped me to set it up. Connex has worked flawlessly for us and I couldn’t be happier,” Scott said.
Would you like to eliminate manual data entry into QuickBooks? Connex may be the solution for you.
Like so many of our customers, we have a desire to save time by eliminating data entry. Our mission is to simplify ecommerce accounting for small business owners and accountants so they can focus on growing their business.
Recommended by Intuit itself, Connex for QuickBooks frees you from manual data entry, and gives you peace of mind that your sales, orders, and inventory are up-to-date in QuickBooks.
After over ten years in business, we’ve identified the top five reasons why customers choose to Sync with Connex.
- Save Time
- Reduce Stress
We have integrations for QuickBooks Online and Desktop
We work with the most popular market places, shopping carts, shipping solutions, and online platforms on the market to make freedom from data entry a reality. To see a full list of supported integrations, please visit https://www.syncwithconnex.com/integrations.
Why Our Customers Choose Sync with Connex
- Developed specifically e-commerce business owners
- You can scale your business by automatically syncing sales & inventory from multiple e-commerce platforms to QuickBooks Desktop or Online.
- You don’t have to spend your resources manually entering sales, inventory, and customers into your website and QuickBooks accounts.
Recommended by Intuit itself, Connex for QuickBooks will give you peace of mind that your inventory will be updated. You will be free of the frustration of oversells and missed items.
- When your inventory is up-to-date, you can achieve higher customer satisfaction, leading to more positive reviews, and increased sales.
- For phone orders, we can sync sales from QuickBooks to your shipping solution.
- If you sell on multiple channels, you can simplify by using our solution instead of multiple tools.
- Connex integrates QuickBooks with all major e-commerce platforms, such as Woocommerce, Shopify, Magento, Amazon, and e-commerce shipping solutions such as Shipworks, Ordoro, and Shipping Easy.
How can you decide whether Connex is right for your business?
During this introductory call, you will discover how Connex can help you to:
- Eliminate manual data entry into QuickBooks Online or QuickBooks Desktop
- Automatically update your inventory and prevent oversells and refunds
- Manage sales from multiple channels in one app
- Connect your shipping solutions to QuickBooks
- Have accurate financial information in your QuickBooks every day
Are you unsure whether Connex is right for your business?