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Accounting software for retail and shopkeepers

The one-stop-shop for your finances

Spend more time serving customers and less time doing financial admin with retail accounting software from Sage. It connects to your point of sale system, helping you manage cash flow and track every part of your spend, from stock to payments. Not MTD for VAT compliant? Take action before time runs out.

See the detail within your retail data

Boss your business finances and performance reporting with Sage Accounting for retail. Connect your banks and automatically import transactions, saving hours of manual data entry.

Manage wholesale and distributor invoicing easily

Don’t get held back by manual admin. Send branded invoices when dealing with wholesalers and distributors. Get paid faster by automating and setting up recurring invoices, all while staying compliant with HMRC's Making Tax Digital for VAT.

Stay on top of stock

Making sure your inventory isn’t too big or too small is key to your success. Instantly check what’s in stock and what you need to order.

Get visibility of cash flow

Stay on top of your cash flow with a clear accounting dashboard that shows money going in and out. Quickly check how many pending orders you have and how many more are in the pipeline.

Review finances on the go with our mobile app

Whether your shop is open or closed, you and your accountant can create invoices, check when you got paid, and view cash flow forecasts from anywhere using the mobile app with Sage retail shop accounting software.

Pay employees on time, every time

Pay employees quickly and easily using our optional Payroll add-on and sync these payments with Sage Accounting automatically, saving hours of work.

Choose the right plan for your retail business

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Accounting

Start

FREE for 6 months
£12
£0.00 +VAT/mo*
You save £72.00
  • Create and send sales invoices
  • Track what you're owed
  • Automatic bank reconciliation
  • Calculate and submit VAT
  • Be Making Tax Digital Ready for VAT
  • Supports one user
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Accounting

Standard

FREE for 6 months
£26
£0.00 +VAT/mo
You save £156.00
  • Create and send sales invoices
  • Track what you're owed
  • Automatic bank reconciliation
  • Calculate and submit VAT
  • Be Making Tax Digital Ready for VAT
  • Supports unlimited users
  • Manage and submit CIS
  • Run advanced reports
  • Send quotes and estimates
  • Forecast cash flow
  • Manage purchase invoices
  • Snap receipts with AutoEntry, 3 months free(2)
Accounting

Plus

FREE for 6 months
£33
£0.00 +VAT/mo
You save £198.00
  • Create and send sales invoices
  • Track what you're owed
  • Automatic bank reconciliation
  • Calculate and submit VAT
  • Be Making Tax Digital Ready for VAT
  • Supports unlimited users
  • Manage and submit CIS
  • Run advanced reports
  • Send quotes and estimates
  • Forecast cash flow
  • Manage purchase invoices
  • Snap receipts with AutoEntry, 3 months free(2)
  • Multi-currency banking and invoicing
  • Manage inventory
*Get 6 months free, then £12/£26/£33 + VAT/mo (tier depending). Terms and conditions apply.
(1) Starting at 5 employees from £0.00 (offer price) per month + VAT with the option to add employee tiers for up to 100 employees. RRP from £7 + VAT per month (after offer).
(2) Snap and upload data from unlimited receipts, invoices and supplier statements with AutoEntry, free for your first 3 months. Subject to fair usage policy. Standard and Plus tiers only.

FAQs

When you’re working in a fast-paced industry like retail, you need a place where you can effectively manage your stock, cash flow and invoices, so that you can focus on delighting your customers. Sage Accounting does just that, helping retailers, e-tailers and shopkeepers:

  • Get a clear view of stock so that you can ensure your inventory isn’t too big or too small
  • Get paid faster by automating and setting up recurring invoices
  • Stay in control by viewing a cash flow forecast with real-time insights
  • Manage your finances no matter where you are on your mobile
  • Review orders that are in the pipeline and pending
  • Save hours of time by reducing your admin burden
  • Connect your banks and import transactions from your points of sale
  • Pay employees on time, every time
  • Ensure compliance with VAT returns to HMRC
  • Give your accountant or bookkeeper permission to view your finances and collaborate with them in real-time

Retail business accounting is a technique that values all stock based on each item’s selling price rather than the acquisition price. This method gives you a way to keep track of costs to see losses and what’s left over. And they use the estimated retail cost to work out the value of items in the inventory.

With Sage Accounting software for retail shops, you can collaborate securely with your accountant in real-time. Your accountant will help you check your shop's books before submitting a tax return to HMRC. They can also advise on how much tax you should pay.

Use point of sale accounting software to manage accounts in a more efficient and accurate way.  Sage Accounting will sync transactions from your business bank account automatically. You can snap and capture receipts on your phone as soon as you get them while you’re on the go using AutoEntry. And you can review your retail store books each week, month or quarter. Work with an accountant before a return to HMRC.

There are plenty of ways you can save time with Sage Accounting. Here are some examples:

Automate manual tasks

By automating tasks, you can cut down the amount of time you spend on manual data entry to save money and focus on the areas of the business that need the most attention.

  • Set up recurring invoices to avoid starting from scratch each time
  • Add invoices in bulk to save time
  • Get Google Drive integration to get automatic copies of invoices and quotes online
  • Connect your bank and let transactions flow into Sage Accounting for easy reconciliation
  • Make sure that you’ve always got the right amount of stock - quickly view your inventory and create reorder levels and quantities
  • Get inventory reports to see stock information in seconds

AutoEntry

Spend less time on admin and more time on your retail work with a paperless way to manage receipts. Simply snap, scan or email a photo of your receipts, bank transactions, invoices or other documents for your Sage accounts using AutoEntry. Then categorise, publish and share them with your accountant through Sage Accounting. AutoEntry captures tax summaries and full line item details including description, quantity and unit price so it’s an easy way to log the information you need, when you need it.

Other ways to save time:

  • Use dashboards to view your financial data instantly
  • Use real-time data to collaborate faster with accountants or bookkeepers
  • Create and send invoices, easily follow up with clients on outstanding invoices and track the health of your business in real-time from anywhere with the mobile app
  • See a live running total of your tax liabilities, plan ahead and submit to HMRC
  • View cash flow forecasts in real-time to make faster business decisions

Sage Marketplace

Get added functionality with our partner apps which integrate directly with Sage Accounting, bringing you more tools that help you get the job done.

Square

Make taking payments, painless

Integrate Square with Sage and save time. Eliminate manual data entry by reconciling transactions automatically, and monitor business performance.

Stripe

Make it easier to get paid

No more chasing late payments – give your customers simple and easy ways to pay you directly from the invoices you send with our useful “Pay Now” buttons.

A2X

Hassle free ecommerce accounting

A2X posts Shopify, Amazon and eBay sales and fees directly into Sage Accounting in summaries that match the payments to your clients' bank account.

Zapier for POS

Automate sales admin

Connect Sage Accounting to point of sale apps like Stripe, PayPal, and Square to reduce sales admin, optimise sales performance, and manage finances easily.

"We couldn't believe what Sage could offer us as a company. The bill of materials that this product offers allows us to track each drop of oil."

Ellie Dunmore,
Co-founder, Penny Price Aromatherapy

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