Bookkeeping and Accounting for Outdoor Gear Stores

Looking for a bookkeeper and accountant for your outdoor gear store? We handle your books, allowing you to spend more time decking out adventurers. Try us for free.

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How Bench works with outdoor gear stores

Get your bookkeeping, income tax prep, and financial paperwork conquered by experts—empowered by an incredibly efficient platform. Bench works seamlessly with outdoor gear stores.

We get you set up

Our squad diligently invests time to gain a comprehensive understanding of your outdoor gear store operations, answer your queries, assist you in integrating your accounts, and demonstrate how Bench can be efficiently implemented in your business.

We do your bookkeeping

Each month, your Bench bookkeeper categorizes your outdoor gear store's transactions and prepares financial reports. Should they require any further information from you, they'll make sure to reach out.

We deliver tax-ready financials

Our team of professionals is well-versed in tax regulations related to outdoor gear stores and will tailor their approach to the specific requirements of your business.

Here’s why outdoor gear stores like you trust Bench with their bookkeeping and accounting

Get fast, unlimited support from our expert advisors

Our team will consistently provide you with bookkeeping updates for your outdoor gear store. Do you have urgent queries that can't be postponed? We assure to respond within one business day or less.

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Guaranteed accuracy in every detail

Our software enables you to automate data entries from most leading providers to evade typical errors. We connect with merchants such as Gusto, Stripe, Shopify, and Square, ensuring your outdoor gear store's finances are always accurate and up-to-date.

See where you’re spending. Make smart decisions

Wave goodbye to mountains of receipts and the hassle of manual record-keeping—we streamline data directly from your linked accounts. Gain clarity from one unified dashboard so you can effortlessly grasp the financial state of your outdoor gear store and make informed business choices.

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Bench integrates with your favorite small business tools

We sync seamlessly with your financial accounts and tools to keep your books up-to-date and save you the time and effort of manually uploading documents.

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We know bookkeeping for outdoor gear stores

Navigating the financial landscape of running an outdoor gear store can be a mountainous challenge. Keeping up with distinctive industry-specific taxes, understanding laws related to import and export of goods, and managing the peaks and valleys of seasonal sales are just a few of the challenges you may face. At Bench, we take these complexities into account and tailor our bookkeeping services accordingly, taking the frustration out of managing your store’s finances. Our team of seasoned bookkeepers understands the unique issues inherent in the outdoor gear industry and will work diligently to ensure accuracy and efficiency in your financial records.

At Bench, we combine sophisticated software with the expertise of real, human bookkeepers to streamline your bookkeeping processes. Our unique system allows us to track your sales and expenses effectively, providing you with up-to-date financial reports crucial for making informed business decisions. Whether it's filing taxes, managing inventory, or interpreting specific industry-related tax laws, we have you covered. Given the seasonality of the outdoor gear industry, we ensure your books are accurately maintained, which is essential when assessing your financial health and making confident strategic choices. With Bench, you can focus more on equipping adventurers and less on financial admin, confident in the knowledge that your bookkeeping is in reliable hands.

Simple, straightforward pricing for everything your business needs.

Get bookkeeping, tax prep, advisory, and filing with Bench's powerful, easy-to-use platform.

Choose Plan

Essential

Best for those looking for peace of mind and accurate financials done by professional bookkeepers.
$249/mo

billed annually

Dedicated bookkeeping experts
Accurate monthly books and year-end tax-ready financial packages
P&L, balance sheet and 1099 reporting
Unlimited communication with your bookkeeping team

Premium

Best for those looking for an all-in-one bookkeeping, tax advisory and income tax filing service.
$399/mo

billed annually

Everything in Essential plan
Dedicated team of licensed tax professionals to file your income tax return on time
Annual income tax filing for businesses (partnerships, S corps, C corps)
Annual income tax filing for individuals (sole proprietors, contractors)

Essential

Best for those looking for peace of mind and accurate financials done by professional bookkeepers.
$299/mo

billed monthly

Dedicated bookkeeping experts
Accurate monthly books and year-end tax-ready financial packages
P&L, balance sheet and 1099 reporting
Unlimited communication with your bookkeeping team

Premium

Best for those looking for an all-in-one bookkeeping, tax advisory and income tax filing service.
$499/mo

billed monthly

Everything in Essential plan
Dedicated team of licensed tax professionals to file your income tax return on time
Annual income tax filing for businesses (partnerships, S corps, C corps)
Annual income tax filing for individuals (sole proprietors, contractors)

Frequently Asked Questions

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What specific accounting considerations should I keep in mind for my outdoor gear store?

For your outdoor gear store, you should keep in mind several key accounting considerations. First, proper inventory management is crucial. Outdoor gear can be seasonal and ensuring that your inventory valuations accurately reflect your stock levels will give you a more precise understanding of your financial standing. Second, given the nature of your business, you may have unique tax deductions available such as expenses related to outdoor trips or gear testing. Also, be mindful of sales taxes: the rates can vary if you're selling to customers online in different states. Finally, tracking cash flow can be particularly important for outdoor gear stores, as your business may be heavily influenced by peak outdoor seasons and tourism. Working with a knowledgeable bookkeeper can help you navigate these considerations effectively.

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How can effective bookkeeping help manage the inventory of my outdoor gear store?

Effective bookkeeping provides a clear picture of your outdoor gear store's inventory at any given time. It helps you track the sales, purchases, and the remaining amount of each item in real-time. This information can enable you to make critical decisions such as when to restock, which items sell better, and which aren't performing well. Proper bookkeeping even alerts you to problems like theft or loss due to damage. By facilitating better inventory management, bookkeeping ultimately helps improve customer satisfaction, reduce costs, and increase your store's profitability.

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Are there particular tax deductions or incentives that my outdoor gear store may be eligible for?

Yes, there are several tax deductions and incentives that your outdoor gear store may be eligible for. These include deductions for business expenses such as rent, utilities, advertising, and the cost of goods sold. You may also be eligible for incentives such as the Work Opportunity Tax Credit or the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit, depending on your situation. We highly recommend speaking with a qualified accountant or tax professional to ensure that you are taking full advantage of the tax benefits available to you.

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Does Bench outsource bookkeeping?

Nope! All bookkeeping is completed in-house.

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Will I have one point of contact?

Your bookkeeper will be your main point of contact, but at times you might hear from another member of your team. This is usually when your bookkeeper goes on vacation, is sick, or otherwise unavailable.

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How much time each month will I have to spend managing my Bench account?

We handle the bookkeeping for you but sometimes we’ll need your input, especially at year-end. On average, expect to spend 15 minutes each month answering questions for your bookkeeper, or uploading supporting docs.

Bookkeeping Services for Outdoor gear stores

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