BigCommerce + Xero setup guide

Overview of BigCommerce + Xero integration

Connect BigCommerce and Xero to start syncing your daily sales transactions.

  • Sales sync
    • On a daily basis, the integration will sync a summary of your previous day’s sales data into Xero generating an invoice.
    • Opt to sync all orders into separate invoices.
    • You can customise your preferred sales summary view choosing from a wide array of formats.
    • Capture all payment transactions including fees, tax and gift cards.
    • Easily reconcile deposits into the clearing accounts.
  • Cost of goods sold (COGS) sync
    • Sync your cost of goods sold and inventory amounts to track your gross profit and margins directly in your financial reports.

How to set up BigCommerce + Xero integration

  1. Register or sign in to the Amaka dashboard to get started.

  2. Click the New integration button and select BigCommerce + Xero from the integrations list to commence the setup.

  3. Sign in to your BigCommerce account by clicking the Connect new account button underneath BigCommerce logo. Follow the guided authentication process to grant all relevant permissions.

  4. Authenticate your Xero account following the guided authentication process, then click Save + Continue.

  5. Follow the wizard to choose your preferred configuration method, invoice breakdown, invoice format, mapping and scheduler options to complete the setup of the integration.

  6. Click Save + Continue to finish and activate the integration.

If you have selected today’s date as your scheduled sync start date, your transactions will not appear in Xero until tomorrow.

Configuration methods

At the beginning of your setup wizard, you’ll be able to choose your preferred configuration method from the options listed below.

Express configuration

Every day, an invoice with your daily sales summary will be created in Xero.

The integration will automatically map sales and payments from BigCommerce into Xero by creating the following default accounts:

Account mapping
Transaction Type Xero Account Account Type Account Code
Sales BigCommerce Sales Revenue BC-20000
Discounts BigCommerce Discounts Revenue BC-20001
Shipping/Delivery Fees BigCommerce Shipping/Delivery Fees Revenue BC-20002
Handling Fee BigCommerce Handling Fee Revenue BC-20003
Wrapping Fee BigCommerce Wrapping Fee Revenue BC-20004
Payment mapping
Payment Type Xero Account Account Type Account Code
Payment Method BigCommerce {Payment Method Name} Clearing Current Assets BC-61___
Gift Card BigCommerce Gift Card Current Liability BC-80000
Store Credit BigCommerce Store Credit Current Liability BC-80001
All Other Payment Types BigCommerce Other Payment Clearing Current Assets BC-60000
Tax account mapping (for US only)

Setting up with Express, BigCommerce taxes are mapped to the preset account called BigCommerce Collected Taxes. The total tax amounts for each tax rate are synced into separate line items and mapped to this current liability account.

Xero Account Account Type Account Code
BigCommerce Collected Taxes Current Liability BC-80002
Advanced configuration

The advanced setup will allow you to choose your own custom mapping in relation to sales and payments in BigCommerce.

Recommended for professional bookkeepers and accountants.
Guided setup

Schedule a call with one of our Integration Specialists that will help you decide on the best configuration method for you and guide you through the setup.

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FAQ on how to set up BigCommerce + Xero

Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this integration.

Yes! Using our free integration, a summary of your previous day’s sales data is automatically synced from BigCommerce into Xero as an invoice. This means you get perfectly reconciled accounts.

Forever free plan available. Visit our pricing page to find out more about premium features.

Of course! If you would like to request a walkthrough or discuss the capabilities of the integration in more detail, you may schedule a support session with one of our integration experts.

Sure, you can select the date that you wish the data to be synced from through the integration scheduler page.

In case you have revoked the access or changed credentials of an account used for an integration, you can easily reconnect it by expanding the options menu and clicking the Reconnect (or Edit) button in the Connected accounts page.

At any time, you can access your Amaka dashboard and disable an integration by either turning it OFF or deleting it entirely. You can follow the instructions here.
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