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Default How good is your record keeping?

Do you use outlook? Write everything down? maybe type it in your iphone?

I don't just mean profits, but pretty much everything. For those who manage 10+ accounts, it must take a lot of organization not to screw everything up.

So far, I've been using Maxthon browser that has a built-in notepad and I've been pretty much logging every detail of what I do, as well as what my Ip address is, mac address, order numbers, etc. Then back it up to a portable hard drive. Probably not even necessary yet, but I like being organized.

I'm starting to sell so I want to start off as organized as possible.

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Excel spreadsheet is great for recording keeping.

Plenty of examples on the forum.

Check this thread:
http://www.aspkin.com/forums/multipl...cel-sheet.html
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I save everything to OpenOffice, a free program like MS Office but free.

I save the file to a flash drive and I keep an updated record in my smartphone. I also upload one to my email at least once a week in case I lose everything. I can open the file on my phone if I need to.

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I use a custom built web-based application. Grabs all sales data automatically, no manual work involved!
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I have to many ebay/paypal accounts to keep track of and I am generally very disorganized. The best I do is a txt document of all my registering info and using thunderbird to gather all the emails to ship.
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I have to many ebay/paypal accounts to keep track of and I am generally very disorganized. The best I do is a txt document of all my registering info and using thunderbird to gather all the emails to ship.
I think I have something to facilitate your work :D
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I was thinking of using quicken home and business---but it seems like there might be some limitations. also not to sure on letting it connect to the PP stealths for grabbing data? any suggestions?
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I don't log all my ip's like a lot of users. I just keep track of the assigned Mac address and usually just hope the IP's don't interchange, which I don't think they're supposed to.

As far as stealth info, I keep it all logged in an excel spreadsheet and I recommend anyone who has more than 1 stealth account do the same. It's too easy to get mixed up and you want to know all your registration info in case you ever have to call ebay.

I got a new computer and on a few of my stealth accounts it made me call to verify my account. They asked the usual security questions like address, dob etc. . .you want to make sure you have all that just in case you need it.

I keep the excel on my hardrive and every once in a while, back it up to a card. I also regularly print out my stealth info to have handy on my desk because I reference it a few times daily. If worse came to worse and all I had was that printout, I could use it to input the data back.

You got to keep that stuff, it's way too important to lose.
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I was thinking of using quicken home and business---but it seems like there might be some limitations. also not to sure on letting it connect to the PP stealths for grabbing data? any suggestions?
Only limitations are the ones 'we' make.

Combination of quickbooks & excel sees me through the trials and woes of being stealth. All systems for all accounts is back up x3.

Then, in my real work I am required to have intricate records of accounts. Was an easy translation of stealth.

Some other threads below that could help make the right moves


http://www.aspkin.com/forums/ebay-di...organized.html

http://www.aspkin.com/forums/ebay-di...price-etc.html

http://www.aspkin.com/forums/ebay-di...d-kabbage.html

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Ips on excel spreadsheet

Accounts I am selling on go on folders with all the info right in front of me in case the phone rings.

All info is at my fingertips just in case.
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