HOW WE CAN HELP:
Running an eCommerce business can be complicated, and with over 50% of consumers shopping online since the Covid-19 outbreak, it's essential that your business gets the support it needs. We support sellers on Amazon, Shopify, Ebay, Etsy & more on how to better optimise sales and operational performance. Whether you are looking to streamline complex financials, better manage cashflow, reduce tax risks or scale your business to the next level, we have the services to support you on your journey.
Setting Up A Limited CompanyWe can set-up your company and provide all the statutory documents necessary and register for VAT and obtain a PAYE scheme.
Raising FinanceExpanding your customer base is the cornerstone to increasing revenues, but this can only be made possible through investment with additional staff, equipment, marketing, and stock all necessary to fuel growth. We have access to over 100 lending providers and a dedicated team here to help you quickly source a partner that’s right for you.
Business PlanningThere are more opportunities to make money online than ever before, and for your eCommerce business, now is the ideal time to expand, refresh, and make updates in order to fulfill customer needs and expectations. An effective business planning process gets to the heart and soul of your company’s objectives, financial performance, and strategy, providing you with a clear roadmap for the future. Following a complimentary Deep Dive session, we will work with you to produce a business plan that you can use to guide you on your journey, and as an aid to help you sell the opportunity to invest in your company to potential funders.
Pitch Deck DesignOur in-house marketing agency, Raffingers Marketing, will use your business plan to design a beautifully branded pitch deck for you to use during meetings with potential investors, customers, partners, and co-founders.
Financial ForecastsWe will create a cashflow forecast for you so that you can gain a deeper understanding of your finances and treat the underlying causes of poor cashflow.
Marketing & Brand StrategyWith 70% of commerce journeys beginning with an online search, it's no surprise that marketing for eCommerce is everything. Our in-house marketing agency, Raffingers Marketing, have over 10 years' experience building e-commerce businesses from the ground up. From early-stage start-ups through to leading global brands, our marketing specialists have worked with businesses like yours on everything from establishing brand identity, through to new product launches, PPC advertising, and influencer partnership strategies.
Accounting & Tax AdviceWe are a full-service accountancy and advisory firm, meaning we handle everything that is required for HMRC and Companies House, including a jargon-free annual report highlighting an overview of your businesses finances, helping you to understand day-to-day operational costs, profit, loss, taxes and more.
Bookkeeping & VATWhether you need help preparing and submitting your VAT returns, annual accounts or are looking for software- such as Xero, Sage or QuickBooks- we will help you find the best solutions for your business.
PayrollWe can handle payrolls for businesses with 2 to 200 employees, as well as ensuring you are compliant with the auto-enrolment scheme. We will also advise on optimal salary dividends mixes and show you how to pay yourself in Xero.
Personal Tax & Self-AssessmentOne of our qualified, experienced experts will work with you to complete and submit your tax return (no matter how complex) to HMRC on time. Our team will ensure you do not incur late filing penalties and will let you know how much tax you owe.
International VATOur partnership with Simply VAT enables us to help you register for VAT in the EU, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan. Their international expertise ensures you stay compliant as you venture into new markets.
Digital SolutionsDid you know that by 2024, digital and mobile wallets will account for over 50% of transactions? With such explosive growth, e-commerce businesses must offer the right mix of local digital and mobile wallets at the checkout to avoid high cart abandonment rates and remain competitive. Our Digital Solutions team will work with you to analyse your systems, processes, and strategies how best to streamline your complex structure into one principal place. Our digital solutions sync with the software you use like Shopify, PayPal, Square and Stripe, meaning you can get a clear picture of your financials and business operations under one roof.
Cloud AccountingAs Xero Platinum Partners, we help you to use Xero as your core accounting system, giving you more flexibility over your accounts, a deeper understanding of your data, and a huge opportunity to automate your finances. Our Cloud service also ensures you are fully compliant with Making Tax Digital (MTD).
- Ecommerce VAT Changes - Post BrexitAs introduced on the 1 July 2021, VAT rules on cross-border business-to-consumer (B2C) e-commerce activities changed. 3 schemes were introduced to deal with B2C supplies of goods and services to EU customers. Discover the full breakdown of these changes.
- Best In Class: Cloud TechnologyThe solutions we offer in this document are those that are the most common and which we have tried and tested for our clients.
YOUR ECOMMERCE TEAM
We have vast experience in the world of eCommerce, and our team will be at your disposal.
Roy has been in general public practice for over 25 years, working mainly with owner managed businesses in a range of industry sectors, including creative, property, retail, recruitment, travel, consultancy and professional regulated services.
With several years in industry as a Financial Controller for a large group in the motor salvage industry, Roy’s extensive experience includes accounting, taxation, financial analysis, tax planning strategies, audit & assurance reviews, and complex VAT structures.
As Partner at Raffingers, Roy heads up the Creative Client Sectors. Representing clients' in industries including architecture; advertising and marketing; crafts; design (product, graphic, fashion); film, TV, radio and photography; galleries and libraries; music, performing and visual arts; and publishing.
Having worked in the world of professional services for over 6 years, I have seen first-hand the pitfalls business owners get into time and time again and am passionate about helping business owners solve their problems with digital solutions.
As a millennial, I have grown up surrounded by the world of technology and have seen how beneficial it can be to support every function of a business, from accounts and finances through to sales and marketing. After gaining my experience within Cloud Accounting, I am now the Digital Solutions Manager and work with UK based SMEs on transforming their businesses through the world of digital.
Whether you want to streamline and automate your current business processes or reduce the dreaded feeling of having to manually update the books, our solutions enable you to achieve your goals and improve your operations
Claire started at Raffingers as a Cloud Manager in April 2019. She graduated from university with a first degree in Accountancy and Finance and now helps Recruitment business owners implement technology into their businesses in order to help them stay on top of their numbers and streamline their processes.
Ashlee has worked for international brands and for early-stage startups, and is now heading up the marketing division here at Raffingers. Having spent the duration of her career embraced in creating cutting-edge marketing strategies within a range of sectors, Ashlee also offers strategic marketing advice to Raffingers clients, helping them to generate leads and retain customers.
Ashlee believes strongly in the power of brand and how it helps to build long lasting connections with customers and ultimately, fuels commercial growth.
THE RAFFINGERS HUB
We love to talk business and will continue to share with you our business advice and tax planning strategies, helping you to get the most out of your business and your personal finances.
- How Can Your Business Transform Through Digital?
Say goodbye to the days of manual data entry and hello to digital solutions! It's time to be more efficient, save costs and discover how your business can transform through digital.
- New Kid On The Block - Meet Our New Digital Marketing Executive
There's a new kid on the block here at Raffingers. Meet Tim - our new Digital Marketing Executive ready to take our online presence to new heights.
- What's New In The World Of Making Tax Digital (MTD)?
Making Tax Digital (MTD) will affect your business sooner or later, but reporting your figures digitally to the HMRC is easy and paper free. Discover what's new in the world of MTD and where HMRC are heading next.
- Tax Deductions For Ecommerce Businesses
A lot goes into running an eCommerce business. In this article, discover how tax deductions for your eCommerce business can help you can save and take home more from your well deserved sales.
Digital Solutions: The Tech That Drives Your Business
In this mini-series, we showcase the very best software for your business needs that make your dreaded tasks easy and stress-free!
The software featured will show you how to streamline business processes, stay on top of your finances and better manage your cash flow.
Our team of digital solutions advisors can come up with a bespoke solution for you to ensure that your business runs the way it should.
- Re-leased Xero IntegrationMonday 18 October 2021Integrating Re-Leased with Xero accounting software is a breeze. Their seamless integration with Xero lets you reconcile your rental receipts and expenses instantly.
- Chaser BenefitsMonday 18 October 2021Your invoices paid on time, in less time, sounds good right? Watch this Chaser demo to find out how to make accounting easier and less time consuming for your business!
- The Key Features Of XeroMonday 18 October 2021In video with Xero, Danielle and Becca demonstrate some of software's main features and how you can use Xero to make your business more efficient.
- Getting Rid Of Paper With Dext PrepareTuesday 19 October 2021Many businesses have converted over to cloud accounting. In this video, Dext Prepare show you how quick and easy their software is! Say goodbye to paper, printing and scanning and save you and your business time with Dext Prepare.
- Real Time Updates With Unleashed Integrated With XeroFriday 22 October 2021Unleashed with Xero is a powerful business tool for those that want an accurate inventory management system to control stock movements in real-time. Unleashed allows you to you can focus on more important things like sales.