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$9,359
pledged of $50,000pledged of $50,000 goal
33
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, August 1 2019 3:30 PM UTC +00:00

About

The best inventory management tool for small e-commerce businesses that enables IRS compliance.

Sharper Track is the first inventory management program developed specifically to enable e-commerce sellers better track their inventory and its true landed cost, information that is required for smarter business decisions and regulatory tax compliance.. It’s user-friendly and requires no formal training or accounting, all for an affordable price. 

So many people walk into branding a product to sell on Amazon, Shopify, eBay and other selling platforms with little to no knowledge of bookkeeping or inventory control. Some do not know how to track their cost per item, what is on order, where their inventory is or how to reconcile for lost or damaged items. Sharper Track solves this and was built by an ecommerce accounting expert who realized that that her clients didn’t have the tools they needed to manage their inventory and track their landed costs. So she developed Sharper Track to fill this need.

Sharper Track was built as an inventory management software for ECommerce sellers that is: 

1. affordable for startups

2. user friendly for people who aren't accounting and computer savvy

3. accurate so business owners have an effective tool to grow their business 

Automatically determine landed costs and ensures compliance with IRS requirements and GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principals) standards. Its simple enough for businesses who do not have an IT department to install configure and maintain complex software systems.  Powerful enough for e-commerce businesses - It has all the tools you need to always be fully informed on quantity, location, and landed cost of your inventory. 

 Running a startup comes with challenge after challenge and as a business grows. Sharper Track allows e-commerce businesses to take inventory and cost-tracking into their own hands with greater confidence in the accuracy of the data they’re given.  

To provide an affordable and powerful whole picture inventory solution to small to medium sized businesses and startups. 

The software stands out for several reasons. Sharper Track provides users with true landed costs. Alongside that, historical data at a price point that makes it affordable for small e-commerce businesses. Plus, its ease-of-use makes it appropriate for any user. The software complies with GAAP, IRS requirements, and FIFO standards. Developed by an accounting expert, Sharper Track was designed to help small businesses reduce losses and accurately predict costs with results that stand up to the expectations of experts. 

Enter your purchase orders, receive your shipments, process your sales orders and enter any additional costs.

 We automatically take it from there to give you all the data you need to make good business decisions and be complaint with with IRS and GAAP requirements. 

The primary goal of Sharper Track is to enable more informed decision making, by providing managers with the information about the quantity, location, and value of their inventory, resulting in better decisions about pricing and potential need for promotional programs.  

Sharper Track was created with small to medium size businesses in mind with limited budgets. Sharper Track helps businesses with limited resources grow their sales more efficiently.  

No more guessing or sorting through messy spreadsheets and documents. Sharper Track is an expertly designed inventory management system for small to medium sized businesses that focuses on simplicity. It’s so easy to use that you’ll have the information you need to make better business decisions. The main differentiator is the automated calculation of the landed cost.  

Sharper Track creator Nikki Sharp is an accountant with a decade of experience working with many e-commerce business on bookkeeping. Yet no easily-accessed and FIFO compliant programs available to calculate these costs, Sharp was forced to track the data in spreadsheets. Not only was the method time-intensive and expensive, but the ability for human error to arise.  


Nikki Sharp - Founder & CEO

- Master's Degree in Accounting

- 20 years of accounting experience - 10 specifically in eCommerce

 -Owner of Equations, a bookkeeping company for eCommerce sellers              www.equationsbookkeeping.com


Jeff Greenberg – Strategic Advisor

- Successful serial entrepreneur

- Professor of entrepreneurship

- Patented inventor

- Published Author

Joel Marshall - Lead Software Developer

- Founder and CEO of Tusk Software, an agency specializing in complex and business critical web application development.

- Worked with the US Army in 2008 to create an online resource designed to increase awareness and medical readiness around military vaccination programs for troops at home and abroad.

- Worked with Radio Systems Corporation on a variety of brand initiatives from 2010 to present, including the replatform and relaunch their primary brand’s ecommerce site which subsequently increased traffic, conversion rate, and average transaction value.

- Worked with BioPet Laboratories from 2015 to present to redesign and extend the capabilities of the DNA World Registry, allowing them to nearly double processing throughput while reducing new hiring requirements by more than 25%.

 Issac Rickert - Project Manager 

- In 2016, managed projects that totaled more than $2 million for Daimler Trucks North America including the new Freightliner.com and the launch of the new Cascadia and accompanying new Cascadia configurator.

- Oversaw projects for Freightliner.com that saw KPI engagement increase by nearly four times while working with the account from 2015 through 2018

- Launched 13 new ESPN websites for the ESPN Events brand in a 5 month time period in 2013.

Mark Clark - Full Stack Developer

Robert Lara - Full Stack Developer


Product Specific FAQs: 

Why is Landed Cost so important? 

Landed Cost includes purchase price, shipping costs, import fees, tariffs, packaging, setup fees and any other costs directly affecting the total cost of your inventory. Knowing this grand total is the only way to know your true total cost for the products in your inventory. Having this information enables you to make more informed decisions about your selling price and distribution strategy and it enables you to comply with GAAP and IRS requirements

Can I Use Sharper Track with my current inventory system? 

No other system needed

Is it easy to set up?

 There is no software to install. Just log into our website and start using the system 

I sell my products on multiple web sites. Can Sharper Track manage the inventory for all of them? 

Sharper Track can support multiple stores running on multiple selling platforms, depending on which subscription tier you select.

If I already have an eCommerce store, can I still use Sharper Track? 

You can use Sharper Track even if you already use Amazon, Ebay, Shopify, Woo Commerce, Etsy, Wix and many more

● Does Sharper Track run on Windows, Mac, Linux, IOS or Android? 

Sharper Track can be used on any device that can run a modern web browser, although we recommend devices with screens at least tablet size

● What do I need to start using Sharper Track? 

To get started, you will need to enter information about your vendors, products, warehouses (including 3PLs) and selling platforms.

● How do you track where my inventory is?

The system allows you to add inventory through purchases, move inventory form location to location through shipments, and reduce inventory due to sales or shrinkage. The system tracks all of these transactions, so it knows how much you have of each product at each location. 

Risks and challenges

Our team has experience with creating software similar to Sharper Track both in UI experience, capabilities and in function. We've attached wireframes of our development for the backend of Sharper Track listed in the video and the campaign page. Our team will be doing beta testing with the next completed and fully developed version of Sharper Track (post Kickstarter campaign). We will be recording these results and sending out feedback surveys to all involved, our service will also feature a chat/help center for questions.

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