XERO SYNC by Bold , 210 reviews

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Counts per rating level
  • 32% of ratings are 5 stars
  • 11% of ratings are 4 stars
  • 5% of ratings are 3 stars
  • 7% of ratings are 2 stars
  • 45% of ratings are 1 stars
Edited July 16, 2020

If I could give no stars I would.

This app makes me want to kill myself... I have used it for around 18 months and at I chose it because it had the Bold Apps name behind it.

Well I can safely say that this app is terrible. You need to map each product manually on your store with the entry on Xero because if you don't the app will match your products any which way it likes when you export which will wreak havoc on your stock in Xero and has necessitated us needing to commit close to 90 hours fixing the issues that the app created.

I got in touch with support to see if they can fix the issue and they were sympathetic but ultimately blamed the original developer of the app and stated that Bold is unlikely to redo the app as this will take "significant time". So they are very happy to take my money in the meantime but won't do a thing to improve the app.

Recently I got in touch with support to see if they can improve the loading of the products for the manual mapping (spoiler, they can't) and they did an export without telling me and it has messed up the mapping of over 80 products.

Don't even get me started on the manual mapping interface... the search function does not work and I have to scroll through our thousand+ catalogue of SKUs to match the correct product.

Bold... if you are reading this: FIX YOUR APP! REBUILD IT! It is not fit for purpose and it dragging your name through the mud!!!!

Update (11 July): Support are now harassing me and want to reset the mapping so they can "test" how the mapping is taking place. Yeah great, then I get to clean up the mess in Xero afterwards. This will only lead to even more of a disaster. They are blaming me because they say that my SKUs are not right on Shopify or Xero or both. There are some variants on Shopify that share SKUs on Xero and there are some SKUs on Xero that are not on Shopify, that is just how business works. I still don't understand why the app can't take this into account/ignore this and just match the SKUs exactly instead of randomly matching them any which way it likes.

Even better: why not let the app take a stab at matching the SKUs on Xero and Shopify and have the customer be able to review it BEFORE they need to export the transactions.

Nifty Gifts ZA
South Africa
Time spent using app: Almost 3 years
June 22, 2020

Constant problems and errors when transferring data, crappy app just says do it manually. Why am I paying you when I have to do it manually. IT SHOULDNT BE THIS HARD

Perth's Own Stationery Supplies
Time spent using app: About 2 years
Edited December 20, 2020

TLDR - Avoid like the plague - Downgraded from a 2 to a 1 - App stopped working - support terrible with days turnaround - (had to wait 3 days for a reply as the support agent had some time off!) - All they could suggest was disconnect /reconnect and then they blamed xero and suggest I contact them directly - Makes me wonder what the $60 a month was for - Add in the total lack of improvements over a number of years this feels like abandonware - Now using an alternative at half the price that works better

CGC Emporium
United Kingdom
Time spent using app: About 5 years
Edited June 23, 2020

Support has been helpful however the app has not been properly mapping the Shopify SKU to the Xero inventory item.

This has caused significant trouble with inventory reports in Xero and is not a problem easily solved in Xero. Each transaction has to be manually corrected.

The app has also been posting discounts to the "rounding" account in Xero.

What is nice about the app is that each sale has a direct link to the order in Shopify and applies payment to the invoice.

I really wish this app worked better as we've invested many hours into making this work.

Update: I have been working with BOLD support for MONTHS and the issues with the product codes persists and have even been made worse.

And now the shipping discounts are posted to "rounding" in Xero. Which I have also brought to their attention, with no fix in sight.

Wooly Doodle
Time spent using app: About 1 year
November 13, 2019

Woefully bad app that just breaks and cannot be fixed. Non-existant customer service. Avoid like the plague.

Tiny People
Time spent using app: Over 1 year
November 11, 2019

This app is a disgrace. Cannot export anything today. Fails everytime with zero support from Bold. SHOPIFY you need to address this asap as I will be leaving otherwise. The app has been a disaster since Bold took it. And that's putting the ludicrous pricing to one side. Undermines the Shopify product.

United Kingdom
Time spent using app: Over 3 years
November 4, 2019

Wrong Tax Rates applying (creating issues with tax payments BAS each quarter) and the feed is creating an auto payment to the invoice, which doesn't reconcile. All this means each and every invoice needs the payment removed, the invoice edited to the correct tax rate and then reconciled to the correct payment within xero. Payments always need to be reconciled within xero and an auto payment should never be applied. I think I'm going to have to try something else.

Crew Brothers
Time spent using app: Over 3 years
October 29, 2019

Not even worth 1 star. Cant map all of our transactions to the Xero dashboard, wasted multiple months of $60 subscription fees for nothing. Don't bother with Xero since this app makes it unusable with Shopify.

United Kingdom
Time spent using app: Over 2 years
September 8, 2019

This is not worth the money. The hassle it creates in Xero is just extraordinary and very limited options in settings. I switched to a different plugin and am so much happier plus im saving money each month.

Total Water Supplies
Time spent using app: 6 months
Edited August 23, 2019

Worst experience ever with this app. All it does is create problems and issue with incorrect sku's in Xero. Avoid this app at all cost.

Loom Towels
Time spent using app: Almost 2 years