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Overview

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Xero is a cloud-based small business accounting software with tools for managing invoicing, bank reconciliation, inventory,...

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CS-Cart Multi-Vendor is an award-winning CMS for marketplace. Use it to create your own eBay, invite sellers and take commissions...

  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials
  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials

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Pricing

Starting from
$

13.50

/momonth
  • Free trial available
  • No credit card required
  • Free account
  • Subscription based
Starting from

No info

  • Free trial available
  • No credit card required
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

4.3

5

4

3

2

1

1,142

532

179

55

73

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
92%
would recommend this app

5

4

3

2

1

104

19

3

2

2

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
95%
would recommend this app

Pros

The ease of use and reputation are by far the greatest part of this product. In addition to this, the range of potential integrations is fantastic.
I love the app and gives me accounting on the go. Helps me track invoices and profits with ease.
Really easy to submit expenses, categorise them and check the progress of you submitted expense - super easy to do all from the app.

Pros

Product is very customizable and it's quite easy to adapt it to your needs. The Multi-Vendor feature-set is great for any kind of public marketplace.
A relatively economical yet powerful solution. Easy to expand the capability through a wide variety of addons available in CS Cart marketplace.
The advantage of Cs-Cart unlike some other platforms is that it is easy to add add-ons created by developers and therefore easy to model in our own way.

Cons

There are no delivery notes/packing slips. They tout a "workaround" but be warned, it's exactly 10 extra clicks so it's really not an option if you need this feature.
Our main complaint is that Xero stopped doing payroll in 2018, so now you have to pay an additional fee to a payroll processor such as Gusto.
Changing accounting software from Xero is a horrible experience. They make it very difficult to pivot to other software.

Cons

Evaluating this software during the demo has been nearly impossible and 100% the reason why is because their support team is THE ABSOLUTE worst I have ever dealt with in my 20 years of working online.
Very very frustrating experience. I was not able to launch the marketplace for more then a year.
The customer support is not always flexible, sometimes you feel a bit lost.
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review3 days ago
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review4 months ago

Key features

  • Total features169
  • "What If" Scenarios
  • 401(k) Tracking
  • ACH Payment Processing
  • API
  • Abandoned Cart Saver
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Accrual Accounting
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Administrative Reporting
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Approval Process Control
  • Approval Workflow
  • Asset Accounting
  • Asset Tracking
  • Assignment Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Automated Quoting
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Automatic Backup
  • Automatic Billing
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Benefits Management
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Billing Portal
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • CPA Firms
  • CRM
  • Calendar Management
  • Case Management
  • Cash Flow Management
  • Cash Management
  • Cataloging/Categorization
  • Categorization/Grouping
  • Charting
  • Check Printing
  • Check Processing
  • Check Writing
  • Client Management
  • Client Portal
  • Collections Management
  • Commission Calculations
  • Commission Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Consolidation/Roll-Up
  • Construction Breakdowns
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Content Management
  • Contingency Billing
  • Contract/License Management
  • Cost Tracking
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Cross Ledger Posting
  • Currency Conversion
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customer Database
  • Customer History
  • Customer Segmentation
  • Customer Statements
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Invoices
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Customization
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Synchronization
  • Depreciation Management
  • Direct Deposit
  • Discount Management
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Document Templates
  • Drag & Drop
  • Due Date Tracking
  • Dunning Management
  • Duplicate Payment Alert
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Management
  • Email Marketing
  • Email Templates
  • Expense Claims
  • Expense Management
  • Expense Tracking
  • Fee Calculation & Posting
  • Feedback Management
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Reporting
  • Fixed Asset Management
  • For CPA Firms
  • For Government
  • Forecasting
  • Fraud Detection
  • Fund Accounting
  • General Ledger
  • Goal Setting / Tracking
  • Hourly Billing
  • Income & Balance Sheet
  • Interaction Tracking
  • Inventory Control
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Optimization
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice History
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Job Costing
  • Kitting
  • Landing Pages/Web Forms
  • Loyalty Program
  • Match & Merge
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Payments
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Company
  • Multi-Country
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Language
  • Multi-State
  • Multi-Store
  • Nonprofits
  • Online Booking
  • Online Catalog
  • Online Invoicing
  • Online Payments
  • Order Management
  • Order Processing
  • Order Tracking
  • Overpayment Processing
  • Overrun Reporting
  • Partial Payments
  • Payment Processing
  • Payroll Management
  • Payroll Reporting
  • Performance Metrics
  • Price / Margin Management
  • Pricing Management
  • Product Catalog
  • Product Configurator
  • Product Identification
  • Product Ratings / Reviews
  • Profit/Loss Statement
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Accounting
  • Project Billing
  • Project Management
  • Promotions Management
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Ratings / Reviews
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Receipt Management
  • Receivables Ledger
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Refund Management
  • Reimbursement Management
  • Reorder Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Requisition Management
  • Retail Inventory Management
  • Returns Management
  • Revenue Recognition
  • Reviews Management
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • SEO Management
  • Sales Reports
  • Sales Tax Management
  • Search/Filter
  • Self Service Portal
  • Shipping Management
  • Shopping Cart
  • Sourcing Management
  • Spend Management
  • Staff Management
  • Status Tracking
  • Stock Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Tax Calculation
  • Tax Compliance
  • Tax Management
  • Template Management
  • Templates
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Time Tracking
  • Transaction History
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • Vendor Management
  • Vendor Portal
  • Visitor Tracking
  • W-2 Preparation
  • Wage Garnishment
  • Warehouse Management
  • Web Traffic Reporting
  • Website Management
  • eCommerce Management
  • Total features64
  • "What If" Scenarios
  • 401(k) Tracking
  • ACH Payment Processing
  • API
  • Abandoned Cart Saver
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Accrual Accounting
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Administrative Reporting
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Approval Process Control
  • Approval Workflow
  • Asset Accounting
  • Asset Tracking
  • Assignment Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Automated Quoting
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Automatic Backup
  • Automatic Billing
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Benefits Management
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Billing Portal
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • CPA Firms
  • CRM
  • Calendar Management
  • Case Management
  • Cash Flow Management
  • Cash Management
  • Cataloging/Categorization
  • Categorization/Grouping
  • Charting
  • Check Printing
  • Check Processing
  • Check Writing
  • Client Management
  • Client Portal
  • Collections Management
  • Commission Calculations
  • Commission Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Consolidation/Roll-Up
  • Construction Breakdowns
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Content Management
  • Contingency Billing
  • Contract/License Management
  • Cost Tracking
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Cross Ledger Posting
  • Currency Conversion
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customer Database
  • Customer History
  • Customer Segmentation
  • Customer Statements
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Invoices
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Customization
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Synchronization
  • Depreciation Management
  • Direct Deposit
  • Discount Management
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Document Templates
  • Drag & Drop
  • Due Date Tracking
  • Dunning Management
  • Duplicate Payment Alert
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Management
  • Email Marketing
  • Email Templates
  • Expense Claims
  • Expense Management
  • Expense Tracking
  • Fee Calculation & Posting
  • Feedback Management
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Reporting
  • Fixed Asset Management
  • For CPA Firms
  • For Government
  • Forecasting
  • Fraud Detection
  • Fund Accounting
  • General Ledger
  • Goal Setting / Tracking
  • Hourly Billing
  • Income & Balance Sheet
  • Interaction Tracking
  • Inventory Control
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Optimization
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice History
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Job Costing
  • Kitting
  • Landing Pages/Web Forms
  • Loyalty Program
  • Match & Merge
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Payments
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Company
  • Multi-Country
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Language
  • Multi-State
  • Multi-Store
  • Nonprofits
  • Online Booking
  • Online Catalog
  • Online Invoicing
  • Online Payments
  • Order Management
  • Order Processing
  • Order Tracking
  • Overpayment Processing
  • Overrun Reporting
  • Partial Payments
  • Payment Processing
  • Payroll Management
  • Payroll Reporting
  • Performance Metrics
  • Price / Margin Management
  • Pricing Management
  • Product Catalog
  • Product Configurator
  • Product Identification
  • Product Ratings / Reviews
  • Profit/Loss Statement
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Accounting
  • Project Billing
  • Project Management
  • Promotions Management
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Ratings / Reviews
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Receipt Management
  • Receivables Ledger
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Refund Management
  • Reimbursement Management
  • Reorder Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Requisition Management
  • Retail Inventory Management
  • Returns Management
  • Revenue Recognition
  • Reviews Management
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • SEO Management
  • Sales Reports
  • Sales Tax Management
  • Search/Filter
  • Self Service Portal
  • Shipping Management
  • Shopping Cart
  • Sourcing Management
  • Spend Management
  • Staff Management
  • Status Tracking
  • Stock Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Tax Calculation
  • Tax Compliance
  • Tax Management
  • Template Management
  • Templates
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Time Tracking
  • Transaction History
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • Vendor Management
  • Vendor Portal
  • Visitor Tracking
  • W-2 Preparation
  • Wage Garnishment
  • Warehouse Management
  • Web Traffic Reporting
  • Website Management
  • eCommerce Management

Integrations

  • Total integrations987
  • Authorize.net
  • Dropbox Business
  • Dynamics 365
  • FreshBooks
  • Magento Commerce
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP
  • Microsoft Excel
  • NetSuite
  • PayPal
  • QuickBooks Online
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • SAP Business One
  • Sage Intacct
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Stripe
  • WooCommerce
  • Xero
  • Zapier
  • Total integrations7
  • Authorize.net
  • Dropbox Business
  • Dynamics 365
  • FreshBooks
  • Magento Commerce
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP
  • Microsoft Excel
  • NetSuite
  • PayPal
  • QuickBooks Online
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • SAP Business One
  • Sage Intacct
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Stripe
  • WooCommerce
  • Xero
  • Zapier