Etsy and Shoeboxed Integrations will cease on 31st July, 2020
Wave's integrations for Etsy and Shoeboxed are no longer available to install as of the middle of June, 2020.
If you are an existing user of one or both of these integrations, transactions will continue to import until July 31st, 2020.
Wave's integrations with Etsy and Shoeboxed have been withdrawn from our integrations page, and are no longer available to install. If you have one or both of these integrations already installed for your Wave business, automated transaction imports will continue until July 31st, but from that date the integrations will be automatically removed from your Wave account.
If you currently have an Etsy or Shoebox integration in your Wave business and uninstall it before July 31st, you will be unable to re-install it.
Why is Wave retiring its Etsy and Shoeboxed integrations?
Both these integrations were created a long time ago, and form part of the previous generation of Wave's accounting product. As Etsy and Shoeboxed - and Wave itself - have developed, these integrations have come to fit less well with how each service is designed and operates.
Following the complete rollout of our latest accounting version to all customers, and as we prepare to de-commission the last servers that powered our legacy accounting software, we have reviewed how these integrations are being used and considered whether to rebuild them.
On balance, we are not seeing enough usage of these integrations to justify the investment needed to re-build them as part of our new accounting software and maintain them into the future, and for this reason we have decided to retire them.
What's my alternative to get my transactions into Wave?
Wave provides the ability to capture e-commerce sales transactions from a huge variety of platforms via its Zapier integration. Additionally, Integromat has built an integration to Wave that can create bookkeeping transactions. Integromat also offer integrations with Etsy.
At this moment, we do not have a Zapier integration that would be suitable for transferring data from Shoeboxed, however we will continue to invest in building out our Zapier integration to provide more features that allow customers to integrate their choice of third-party services. A suitable integration point via Zapier will become available later this year.
Additionally, by exporting data from your Etsy or Shoeboxed account to a google spreadsheet, you have the option to upload to Wave using our Wave Connect Google Sheets add-on.
What's the chance that Wave will reconsider and build new Shoeboxed or Etsy integrations in the future?
It is highly unlikely that Wave will re-build either of these integrations. Our current approach to integrations is to enable integration tools, such as Zapier and Integromat, and to provide an open API that will allow third-party developers to create stand-alone integration apps where they see a market opportunity.
We would certainly encourage any independent developer that is interested in building and marketing an integration add-on for either of these platforms.