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Connect to PayPal, Square, and Etsy

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Alicia Katz Pollock
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QuickBooks Online has free built-in integrations to manage your PayPal, Square, and Etsy e-commerce sales and electronic payments. Learn how each app works, as well as alternatives for when you don’t want to import every sale into QBO.

You’ll Learn About

  • PayPal and Square vs. QuickBooks Payments to receive money
  • Why Venmo isn’t a good idea
  • Managing transaction fees
  • Do you want to bring in every transaction or a summary?
  • Do you want to bring in every customer name, or put all sales under each channel?
  • The Connect to PayPal integration
  • The Connect to Square integration
  • The Connect to Etsy integration
  • Connecting to Venmo
  • How to use a clearing account for minimal management


After completing this course, you will be able to: 

  • Connect common payment gateways to QBO
  • Decide to import individual transactions or daily summaries
  • Use clearing accounts for bulk entry
  • Understand how to manage merchant fees


Instructional Level


Course Length

1.5 hours

Course Credits

1.5 CPE, Certificate of Completion

Field of Study

Computer Software & Applications

Delivery Method

QAS Self Study

Who should take this class?

  • Bookkeepers and Accountants with e-commerce clients.
  • Business owners who take payments using PayPal, Square, and Etsy
  • Prior QuickBooks® Online experience

Advance Preparation 



Preview this course:

Get a sneak peek of what's inside this value-packed training. Watch the brief video below to explore the topics we'll cover and see the quality of content you can expect. Your journey to mastering the material starts here!


Course Description 

E-commerce has become the new normal. You can’t escape it! Nowadays, everyone is shopping online or paying for everything electronically.  Today more than 13% of ALL transactions in the United States are made online or go through an e-commerce based point-of-sale system, and it’s just going to increase from here.


If you’re in business today, it’s crucial that you know how to integrate e-commerce with your QuickBooks® Online, or you’re going to waste a lot of time and make a lot of financial mistakes. 


Whether you’re a crafter selling your creations on Etsy, or a retail store using Square as a point-of-sale system, you need a way of recording your income in QuickBooks Online...and do it without creating duplicated systems. 


QBO to the rescue! QuickBooks Online simplifies the process and has pretty much done the work for you.


Intuit has created three “Connect to….” app integrations that talk to your merchant services systems to import your PayPal, Square, and Etsy sales.


Some companies want to import every transaction with customer detail. Others only need a daily or monthly summary. We’ll explore the pros and cons of each approach and then demonstrate all three integrations so you can set them up on your own.


Importing your sales from e-commerce websites and electronic payment methods into QBO has never been easier!


And if these apps aren’t right for you, we’ll also explain clearing accounts, a simplified “sledgehammer” approach to e-commerce bookkeeping. We'll also talk about what to do with transaction fees!


Whether you’re just starting to sell online, or you’re a seasoned pro that just wants to make their process a little more streamlined, this course is for you!


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You'll have lifetime access to the on-demand course including all handouts and class material. You'll also be able to ask questions in the Q&A forum and get answers, even years later. You can pause, rewind, speed up, and watch again and again as you apply what you learn to each situation as it crops up.


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Course Credits: 1.5 CPE, Certificate of Completion. Must be awarded within one year of enrollment.

Course Updated: December 2021
Course Page Updated: November 2023

Here is the course outline:

1. Download the Handout

Download the handout that goes with the course.

Download the handout here
Glossary of Terms

2. Watch the Videos: Connect to PayPal, Square, and Etsy

QuickBooks Online has free built-in integrations to manage your PayPal, Square, and Etsy e-commerce sales and electronic payments. Learn how each app works, as well as alternatives for when you don’t want to import every sale into QBO.

Intro and Agenda: Connect to PayPal, Square, and Etsy
Biz View vs Accountant View
eCommerce Considerations
How to Import Sales
QBO's Built-in Integrations
How to Sync with Square
Sync with Etsy
Conclusion. What's next? Learn something, need more help?
Review Questions: PayPal, Square, and Etsy

3. Take the Quiz

Take this quiz to demonstrate your mastery of the material. Pass the quiz with an 80% or higher to complete the Course, earn your Certificate, and win points!

Quiz: Connect to PayPal, Square, and Etsy
Evaluation & Participation Survey


The following certificates are awarded when the course is completed:

Royalwise CPE Certificate
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