Quickbooks Point of Sale

Point of sale software for single and multi-store businesses

About Quickbooks Point of Sale

QuickBooks Point of Sale is a Windows-based POS software that helps businesses in apparel, sporting goods, furnishings, and other retail sectors, streamline operations related to inventory tracking, workflow management, discounts, and more on a centralized platform. It allows staff members to track purchase, work, and sales orders and automatically update inventory levels.

QuickBooks Point of Sale enables supervisors to configure and distribute special pricing, discounts, gift cards, promos, and store credits, facilitating customer loyalty and retention. Managers can track employee hours and set up sales commissions according to business requirements. Administrators can configure user roles and permissions, restricting specific users from accessing, editing, or deleting information. It also lets employees automatically capture shipping details and create mailing lists and shipping labels.

QuickBooks Point of Sale allows users to import customer files and vendor information in multiple file formats, including Excel and Word. Team leaders can generate reports to gain insight into store-specific inventory data, sales information, and customer purchase behavior.

Pricing starting from:

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  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Typical Customers

  • Freelancers
  • Small Businesses (2-50)
  • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
  • Large enterprises (500 and more)

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premise

Markets

United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

Not provided by vendor

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Top 5 alternatives to Quickbooks Point of Sale

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Features

Total features of Quickbooks Point of Sale: 71

  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting Integration
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Barcode / Ticket Scanning
  • CRM
  • Commission Management
  • Consignments
  • Cost Tracking
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customer History
  • Customizable Reports
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Synchronization
  • Discount Management
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Marketing
  • Employee Management
  • For Retail
  • Forecasting
  • Gift Card Management
  • Inventory Auditing
  • Inventory Control
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Optimization
  • Inventory Replenishment
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Kitting
  • Label Printing
  • Layaway Management
  • Loyalty Program
  • Mail Order
  • Manufacturing Inventory Management
  • Marketing Automation
  • Merchandise Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Location
  • Multi-Store
  • Order Management
  • Ordering Automation
  • Payment Processing
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Price / Margin Management
  • Pricing Management
  • Product Identification
  • Promotions Management
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Receipt Management
  • Reorder Management
  • Repair Tracking
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Retail Inventory Management
  • Retail Management
  • Retail POS
  • Returns Management
  • Returns Tracking
  • Rewards Management
  • Sales Orders
  • Sales Reports
  • Sales Trend Analysis
  • Search/Filter
  • Shipping Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Touch Screen
  • Vendor Managed Inventory
  • Vendor Management
  • Warehouse Management
  • Wholesaler Management
  • eCommerce Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

3.9 /5
(170)
Value for Money
3.6/5
Features
3.9/5
Ease of Use
3.9/5
Customer Support
3.5/5

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Brian
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  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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Great tool for business, has some irritating features.

Reviewed on 27/02/2018

Pros

This software can handle TONS of inventory. We have used the software for over 12 years, and now have over 15000 unique items. Each one is able to track purchasing history, selling history, even details down to the name of the customer who bought this item in march of 2005, what he paid, and what else he bought on the same ticket! We use it a lot for warranty issues, as we're able to see if someone truly bought an item from us, or if they bought it online, and are just trying to get us to fix it for free. Super useful!

Cons

Once you start, you cant stop... Well, that's probably true of any POS system. You end up with too much data to lose, so I couldn't change now even if I wanted to, not that I do. The real problem with being stuck is that you have to pay up for it. Every year, they stop supporting the version from 3 years back. I.e., in 2018 they stop supporting the 2015 version, in '19 they will stop suporting '16, etc. So, you're just fine until windows does some auto-update in the middle of the night. You come in to find out you can't run your business. So, you call support. Support tells you that your version is no longer supported, and it'll be cost per register to upgrade to the current version. Then you're good for another 2 years. We've done this for over 12 years. It's the same song and dance every time. Now I know, and I can budget for it.
All in all, it's worth every penny. I've yet to find anything else that can handle such a large selection of inventory, with so much adaptability, for the price. Just know that the price is hardly a 1-and-done thing.

Ray
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  • Industry: Apparel & Fashion
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

QuickBooks POS - not good for Retail, but anything else maybe

Reviewed on 29/05/2018

I generally liked the QB POS software and what it did for us, ... but we grew out of this. Ideally...

I generally liked the QB POS software and what it did for us, ... but we grew out of this. Ideally this would be great for a small business that had fixed assets that didn't change and if the SBO didn't want to pour out too much money for a POS.

Pros

1) They release a new product upgrade every other year so there is no need to update your computer software every year. The upgrades are not necessary, but upgrades to provide more features.
2) Everything is backed up to a single database file on the computer; so in the event of a computer crash as long as you're backing up the QBPOS db, you can re-install the software, re-point the db file and get going again.
3) It's easy to use and navigate.
4) Does not require internet connection if the internet goes down
5) Great reports
6) A great company, with solid reputation, with a good name brand product

Cons

1) Customer support is great, but you have to pay for it. I learned to reach out to 3rd party companies for Support. that seemed more eager and
2) Does not integrate with an online store presence. For our online store each time someone purchased something online we had to update our instore inventory; and vica-versa.
3) The software upgrade is a little pricey for 1 upgrade. I remember it was affordable for an upgrade for me; and we only had 1 POS computer & 1 seat. If we had 2 computers it would have been more expensive.
4) Constantly trying to add new inventory and remove old inventory was kind of a hassle. If your business had fixed assets then ideally this would be a good solution.
5) If your computer crashed or you need to get a new computer, you would have to setup the new computer and reinstall the software on the new computer along with the help of QB POS Tech Support. While this in itself wasn't bad it was trying to schedule a time that they were open and the store wasn't open so I could fix this.

Christopher
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

My swiss army knife

Reviewed on 18/01/2019

Its my go to book keeping tool I have used it I "Trust" it and would highly recommend it to any...

Its my go to book keeping tool I have used it I "Trust" it and would highly recommend it to any business no matter the industry or size .

Pros

Easy to understand so its easy to train new users I have used this software in my construction business and
a store manager it easily helps me manage multiple pos devices both in store and in the field making tax forms and reports quick and easy to create .

Cons

There is a learning curve for some uses of the software

Response from Intuit

We're proud to be backing Pace Products inc, Christopher. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely review with us, as it's wonderful to hear that you find the program so easy to use.

I want to ensure you have all of the resources you need to help those you train get past the learning curve that is usually associated with a new program. For this reason, I encourage you to check out the QuickBooks Community website. It's a resource hub filled with a wealth of self-help knowledge articles that cover a wide range of QuickBooks-related topics. The following link will take you there: https://quickbooks.intuit.com/community/US-QuickBooks-Community/ct-p/community-us

Additionally, here's another link that will take you to a list of video tutorials that also cover many of the various features QuickBooks has to offer: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLVxBmyedTVhTRQRYeZJfVBpz_12zwHc6Z

Thank you again for reviewing our software, Christopher!

Clay, The QuickBooks Team

James
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  • Industry: Retail
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Best and Easiest POS

Reviewed on 05/02/2020

We use QuickBooks point-of-sale at work every day. It holds our inventory of over 2 million items....

We use QuickBooks point-of-sale at work every day. It holds our inventory of over 2 million items. It’s rugged, and never let you down. Finding mistakes that your employees made is super easy, and easy to rectify. Whether you are computer savvy, or just using a computer for the first time, You’ll be able to use QuickBooks point-of-sale you’ll be able to use QuickBooks point-of-sale

Pros

I love how this point of sale is fully customizable to the customers needs. It offers everything you could want in a point of sale system. From sale orders to layaways, with QuickBooks point-of-sale you’ll be ready to sell within hours of super simple setup.

Cons

QuickBooks point-of-sale was quite costly to purchase all at once. But you only have to pay once.

Alternatives Considered

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Reasons for Switching to Quickbooks Point of Sale

Shopify does not support gun stores
Weldon
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  • Industry: Retail
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

D cent POS software for the money but definitely could be better.

Reviewed on 14/07/2018

It runs my business

It runs my business

Pros

Seamless integration with Quickbooks and fairly simple setup as well as fairly inexpensive software are the best features.

Cons

Poor search features in make a sale and goofy differences between make a sale and sales order screens make it obvious that this is somewhat of an afterthought for QuickBooks.

Response from Intuit

Happy Tuesday, Weldon. We love hearing about how we can improve the product, and interface suggestions are always very much appreciated. I'd be glad to pass your feedback along to the engineers directly, as they frequently review customer feedback when developing new features/enhancements. When you get a bit of downtime, please send your ideas to me in an email ([email protected]). I'll forward them on your behalf, and will keep a lookout for your message.

In the meantime, I encourage you to explore the Point of Sale Resource Center at https://quickbooks.intuit.com/point-of-sale/customer-resource-center/. There you'll find expert advice, articles, and workflow tips on the small business fundamentals, with a focus on the Point of Sale product.

Until we chat again, wishing you all the best!

Jess, The QuickBooks Team

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Quickbooks Point of Sale FAQs

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Quickbooks Point of Sale offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from:
  • Free Trial: Available

QuickBooks POS is available across three pricing plans, outlined below. It also offers a free trial. Basic: $1,200 (one-time payment) Pro: $1,700 (one-time payment) Multi-Store: $1,900 (one-time payment)

Quickbooks Point of Sale has the following typical customers:

2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001-5,000

Quickbooks Point of Sale supports the following languages:

English

Quickbooks Point of Sale supports the following devices:

iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Quickbooks Point of Sale integrates with the following applications:

PayPal, Shopify

Quickbooks Point of Sale offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support

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