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.

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  • Free Trial
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Devices

Business size

S M L

Markets

United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

N/A

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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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
(162)
Value for Money
3,6/5
Features
3,8/5
Ease of Use
3,8/5
Customer Support
3,5/5

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Christopher S.
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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 2019/01/18

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 C.
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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 2020/02/05

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.

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Reasons for Switching to Quickbooks Point of Sale

Shopify does not support gun stores
Murtaza M.
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  • Industry: Restaurants
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Quickbooks POS

Reviewed on 2021/12/10

Pros

We have been using this at managing our warehouse I consider QB as one of the best POS software. It does the job and doesn't disappoint in your hell-busy environment.

The inventory is managed thoroughly with Quickbooks POS the retail stores are set as clients on our POS we bill to our stores which makes it very easy to track inventory and match the in-stock at the month-end just can't imagine life without QB.

Features like user permissions access for users are very useful.

Cons

The number for support doesn't work. App crashes sometimes which needs to be resolved by deleting Entitlement files.

Kimberly R.
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  • Industry: Retail
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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Minimum expectations not met with QuickBooks POS 18.0

Reviewed on 2018/01/23

Please save yourself some time/money/stress and a boatload of trouble - DO NOT USE QuickBooksPOS -...

Please save yourself some time/money/stress and a boatload of trouble - DO NOT USE QuickBooksPOS - go with Square, or write your own software. QuickBooks POS is a mess.

Pros

I thought it would be easily interfaced with QuickBooks Desktop. I thought it would track inventory and work well with my small business. I thought it would streamline inventory check in and pricing, and sales tax collection. I was wrong.

Cons

Literally rife with software quirks. The tax collection turns itself off at will - and the "help" line tells you it's because your software is "corrupt" - which is amazing since it's brand new, and ONLY they have been in it. It was not the "online" software, so how can it be corrupt? Be aware that the system will NOT be up and running efficiently - ever....so when they start charging you by the minute for help calls - after 60 days - they will leave you on hold for hours. I am not exaggerating - HOURS - our routine was .....1. open the shop 2. turn on POS terminal 3. Call quickbooks and spend 2 hours on line while they fix the problem of the day. Often times, it was the same problem from a week ago....Even on the way out, they screw you. so many issues with this software - built on an ancient Excel platform and they have not invested $$ to update it. And every time Microsoft sends an update, your system will crash. And every so often, it will just stop adding sales tax to stuff. And, when it is in the mood, it will freeze up and say "oops, something went wrong" on your screen. And every so often, you will have to re-boot the whole system. And you will have to check in merchandise on the sales floor because in order to check in inventory on a computer in the back room, you have to shut down the front register - and they HAVE PROGRAMMED IN A 15 MINUTE DELAY - before you can open it in the back room (sometimes it's 30 minutes). Fortunately, during this 15 minutes, they have a lovely pop up which is trying to sell you another license so you can use the software in the back room (which the sales agent told you would work, but it doesn't....). They never stop creating issues with the intention of getting you to buy another license......for software that doesn't work. It is an abject, complete disaster. DO NOT DO IT.....Don't buy their POS. It's barely functional.....Understand that I have a better than average understanding of inventory management and excel. I could not make it work. Their support people want to do reach outs and they mess with your firewall settings, and will NOT own up to the fact that the software is intentionally designed to make things difficult unless you keep paying them for additional licenses and spending time on the phone at their per minute charge. We switched to Square and have ZERO complaints. Our ONLY issues experienced with Square are directly tied back to QuickBooks POS issues - the way they have their info set up made the migration/import/export tough. Once we wiped out QBPro POS 18.0 - our lives are now peaceful. One last thing - Square payments arrive overnight - 99.9% of the time - QuickBooks delayed up to 4 days. They are holding your money. It's clearly another tactic - our bank did not change, but our processor did. Way faster and cleaner with Square POS - all around.

Weldon H.
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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 2018/07/14

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+

Quickbooks Point of Sale supports the following languages:

English

Quickbooks Point of Sale supports the following devices:

iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

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Quickbooks Point of Sale offers the following support options:

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

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