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Retail accounting software for shopkeepers and online businesses

Connect to your point of sale system, manage cash flow, and track every part of your spend, from stock to payments with Sage retail accounting software.

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See the detail within your retail data

Manage your finances and performance reporting with our accounting software for retail businesses.

  • Connect your banks to Sage Accounting and import transactions automatically
  • Get an accurate, real-time view of your accounts
  • See money going in and out of your business

Manage wholesale and distributor invoicing easily

Don’t get held back by manual admin. Save time and money with Sage Accounting automated admin.

  • Send branded invoices when dealing with wholesalers and distributors
  • Get paid faster by automating and setting up recurring invoices
  • Ensure you stay compliant with HMRC's Making Tax Digital guidelines for VAT

Choose the right accounting software plan for your retail business

Get full access to your product, and upgrade or cancel at any time. No long-term contracts, commitments or hidden fees.

Accounting Start

For sole traders and limited companies.
per month / excl. 20% VAT*
Get 3 months free
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Accounting Standard

For small businesses working with suppliers, CIS, or with accrual accounting.
per month / excl. 20% VAT*
Get 3 months free

Accounting Plus

For small businesses managing inventory or working in multiple currencies.
per month / excl. 20% VAT*
Get 3 months free
*Get 3 months free, then £14/£28/£36 + VAT/mo (tier depending). Terms and conditions apply.
Add Payroll starting at 5 employees from £10.00 per month excl. VAT with the option to add up to 150 employees. Add additional employees in-product at £2.00 per month (Essentials), £4.00 per month (Standard) and £6.00 (Premium). Prices exclude VAT.

Retail accounting software 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 and manage employees with Sage Payroll - pay 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

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

Purchase Automation and 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 Purchase Automation and 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 our retail accounting software, bringing you more tools that help you get the job done.


Make taking payments, painless

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


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.


Hassle free e-commerce 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 WooCommerce

Automate your WooCommerce store

Make sure your online store and accounts are always in sync by setting up automatic triggers that share information between Sage Accounting and WooCommerce.

See what our retail customers have to say

“Sage made it easier for accounts, invoicing, and quotes. Easy to email statements and invoices and look back on accounts. We can use Sage on all computers in the shop.”

Nicola Reynolds
Manager, Annethomas Workwear Ltd

“I can see all out incoming and outgoing sales and purchases by using Sage Accounting. The standout feature is the ability to link our bank account.”

Elaine Perry
Owner, Westwood Eyewear

“As a retail online business, Sage is helping me save a lot of time and I'm using it to focus on my customers.”

Abdul-majid Sikder
Director, Vista Trading LTD

Making Tax Digital, made easy

Stay on top of the latest MTD rules from HMRC with Sage, and make staying up-to-date stress-free.

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