The eBay Seller Spreadsheet



A user-friendly automated spreadsheet template for tracking your eBay sales, fees, and more.

Paper + Spark’s automated bookkeeping templates are created by an accountant/maker…especially for other makers, artists, and e-commerce sellers. 

My spreadsheet tools give you everything you need to easily do your books, and NO overwhelming bells & whistles (or monthly subscription costs) that you don’t need. 

Are you an eBay seller without a bookkeeping system to support you? Maybe you’ve tried to set up your own DIY system for doing your books, but got confused and gave up. Or maybe you’ve tried to use bookkeeping software, but got overwhelmed and stopped updating it. 

Bookkeeping, accounting, tax stuff… it doesn’t come naturally to a lot of us, and it’s certainly not something most of us WANT to spend our limited free time doing! But keeping track of your shop’s finances is essential. Not only does knowing your money help you MAKE more money, but you gotta deal with taxes every year! 

As a maker, e-commerce seller & Certified Public Accountant, I saw so many fellow creatives struggling with the financial side of running their shops. I knew doing your books could be easy and (relatively) painless, given the right tools, direction, and support. 

That’s exactly why I created my first Seller Spreadsheet in 2015 – a tool that does the heavy-lifting & number-crunching for you – with crystal clear instructions and guidance. This tool gives you the data you need to make smart decisions for your business and have more time to do what you love – create beautiful things and make sales! 

Download your own eBay Seller Spreadsheet today and get caught up on & confident about your numbers in just a couple hours. 

“I have to tell you that your spreadsheet has changed my life. I used to have no clue about my income, and now I look forward to inputting it every month! It’s taken my from a place of being overwhelmed with the numbers, to feeling like I’m in control and I know what’s going on. It’s so funny to think that a spreadsheet can really change so much about my life, but yours has!” – Jillian

What you're buying:
  • Instantly downloadable spreadsheet file that can be used in Excel, Numbers, or Google Sheets, for any year you need to do your books
  • A detailed instruction guide available via Google Docs
  • Series of video tutorials with step-by-step instructions on how to use your spreadsheet
  • Access to the Accounting Accountability Club on Facebook for support, questions, and monthly office hours
  • Monthly checklist & reminder emails

The eBay Seller Spreadsheet works with eBay Sellers who use eBay’s managed payments system.

What you're REALLY buying:

When you purchase a Paper + Spark spreadsheet, you’re not simply getting a downloadable spreadsheet file. You’re really getting a set of resources & support that help you understand your business finances with confidence.

Every P+S spreadsheet comes with step-by-step video & text instructions. You’ll not only be able to see how to use your spreadsheet and do your biz books every month with clarity, but you’ll finally truly understand what these numbers, reports, and terms MEAN.

Every P+S spreadsheet also comes with the support you need to stay motivated and confident.Your purchase includes access to the Accounting Accountability Club, where you can ask questions about doing your books, understanding your numbers, and more. We also hold live monthly office hours in the Club, during which I walk through your questions and screen share examples so you can see how things are done.

Finally, you’ll also get email reminders and monthly checklists on the first of each month delivered straight to your inbox. I’ll hold you accountable to keep your spreadsheets updated and even send you a step-by-step list in case you forget where to find what!

You’re not just buying a file. You’re buying lifetime access to a bookkeeping template, step-by-step instructions for how to understand your biz finances, access to a CPA who actually *understands* e-commerce and how your maker biz operates, an easier tax time for yourself, monthly accountability and a community that will support you throughout your journey as an entrepreneur.

Can you say the same about an out-of-the-box, one-size-fits-all bookkeeping software option? 

How the eBay Seller Spreadsheet works:

My Seller Spreadsheets automate and simplify your monthly bookkeeping process. The eBay Seller Spreadsheet imports in your eBay sales & fees directly from your eBay CSV files with a simple copy & paste.  

If you’re tired of getting confused by the various list of fees you pay as an eBay seller, get ready for some clarity! In my step-by-step instructions, I walk you through how to find & import in all the fees you want to make sure you understand (so you can make smart business & pricing decisions) and deduct at tax time!

The spreadsheet also helps you categorize your business expenses, enter sales from other sources, automates important sales tax info, and sums up your monthly net profit. 

Not familiar with how to use a spreadsheet? No worries – your purchase includes tons of support and step-by-step video & text guidance. My video tutorials and cheat sheets will walk you through how to open, import, use, and interpret the data on your spreadsheet. 


What does the eBay Seller Spreadsheet do?

  • Quickly import eBay data – Save time by quickly importing your eBay sales & fees each month. The spreadsheet takes the data it needs for you, making less work for you.
  • See all your sales in one place – You can also manually input your sales from all your other sources, such as Paypal, Etsy, your own site, in-person events, etc.
  • Input expense receipts – Expenses categories each have their own tab. As you make purchases or pay bills throughout the month, you can enter your expenses on a receipt-by-receipt basis in the appropriate category. This means you have a great backup of your expense totals at year-end to backup your tax numbers or give to your accountant.
  • Make tax time so much easier – The expense categories roughly correlate to the expense categories on your business’ tax return, making the process of doing your taxes a lot more streamlined and simplified for you or your accountant.
  • Ensures you’re capturing ALL your eBay fees – Don’t miss out on deducting the full amount of fees you pay as an eBay seller! Using this system means you’re recording ALL those tax deductions in your books so you don’t miss anything.
  • Calculate net profit or loss each month – Know instantly whether your biz is making a profit or a loss throughout the year, enabling you to make smarter budgeting and goal-setting decisions.
  • Deal with sales taxes – Our Seller Spreadsheet includes a tab that will quickly tell you some of the most important data for your state sales tax return, including total in-state sales each month, and sales per state for economic nexus tracking.

Why a Paper + Spark spreadsheet? 

Traditional bookkeeping software is made with accountants in mind. It’s expensive (and generally requires a monthly subscription payment), bulky, and oftentimes more complicated than a micro business like yours needs. It’s made for any and all types of small businesses, and not specific to YOUR business needs as a creative biz owner or e-commerce seller. When your bookkeeping software is too complicated, too vague, and support or in-plain-English instruction is lacking, you tend to procrastinate on using it. Not updating your books consistently means severe stress once year end or tax deadlines hit. 

Spreadsheets are powerful but simple tools. Partner a well-crafted spreadsheet file designed by an accountant intimately acquainted with e-commerce with clear, understandable instructions and you’ve got a formula for bookkeeping confidence. You get everything you need to feel empowered by your numbers, and nothing you don’t need. 

Paper + Spark has been selling spreadsheets since 2015. We currently support thousands of makers and creative entrepreneurs in doing their books and understanding their money. Our spreadsheets have received countless rave reviews from shop owners. No other bookkeeping solution out there offers our level of step-by-step guidance & support. We also stay up-to-date on e-commerce reporting and platform changes. 

With a Paper + Spark spreadsheet, you’ll pay a one-time fee for lifetime access to your files and support. We provide any future year files and updates for free, forever, via the account you create at checkout. You can always reach out in the Accounting Accountability Club, or via DM or email, and get answers to your spreadsheet & bookkeeping questions.  

What do users have to say about their Paper + Spark spreadsheet? 

Responses to my recent survey highlighted these themes amongst spreadsheet users: 

  • Tax time is much easier with their Paper + Spark spreadsheet
  • Their purchase comes with a wealth of support materials created by an accountant who is down-to-earth and easy to follow (thanks y’all!)
  • The spreadsheet gives them a clean way to get organized & a bird’s eye view of their business. They love that this tool was made specifically for makers & crafters and how simple and user-friendly it is to update.
  • Many users said “My accountant loves your spreadsheet too!” — the highest form of praise!

Paper + Spark users are more likely to actually DO their books consistently and over the long term. According to survey results, 65% of spreadsheet users have been using their sheets for at least 2 years. 61% of spreadsheet users report that they update their sheets at least once a month. 

Are you looking for a spreadsheet to help you with logging supplies, tracking inventory, and pricing your goods for sale? One of our inventory spreadsheets may be a good fit. Check them out here.

Need the eBay Seller Spreadsheet and an inventory spreadsheet too? Build your own bundle of spreadsheets and get a significant discount here.

Have questions about any of our spreadsheets? Not sure which tool best fits your needs? Check out the Spreadsheet Resource page for FAQs, videos, and more info.

The term ‘eBay’ is a trademark of eBay, Inc. This spreadsheet is not endorsed or certified by eBay, Inc.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Cindy Hacker

After scrambling for several days after hearing the news that GoDaddy online bookkeeping was dropping the wrecking ball on their customers in less than a month in discontinuing the program I found Paper & Spark. The transistion has been so easy and the support that I have received is phenomenal. Wish that I had found this product years ago.

Pamela Thornton
Great asset!

My business is very small, so at first I worried the spreadsheet would end up being an unnecessary expense. However, I am so happy I went ahead and got the eBay Seller spreadsheet! It has made my tax prep much easier and has allowed me to see where everything incoming and outgoing actually falls. But beyond the actual spreadsheet, the backup and support from Janet and her staff have been overwhelmingly helpful!! This alone is worth its weight in gold!! No matter how much you may feel your questions are redundant, trivial or silly, they respond quickly with details to ease your mind and smooth your way. No judgement, no commentary - just complete and detailed assistance. I cannot say enough about this company - they are the epitome of quality products with extraordinary customer service!! Thank you so very much!!


This is my third purchase from Paper and Spark —I have shops on Etsy and eBay. These spreadsheets make it so easy to keep on top of my inventory, sales, and taxes, and they work seamlessly with eBay and Etsy reports. I also appreciate the clear instructions and videos—you’re not just sold a product and left to figure it out on your own. I highly recommend!

Great value

I have recently bought an eBay spreadsheet and it is the best my decision. Before, I was struggling with all these incomes, deductions, and the rest calculations. Now, everything is in one place and well organised. It saves me a lot of time. Thank you!

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