Our Verdict…

If you’re looking for an inventory management software that plays nicely with QuickBooks accounting solutions, HandiFox is your go-to option. It’s not just good for keeping track of your inventory on the go; it also comes packed with handy features for handling sales and purchase orders.

Now, here’s the thing: HandiFox might not be the best fit if you don’t have QuickBooks for your accounting needs or Shopify for eCommerce fulfillment. It’s not designed to be your one-stop-shop solution for accounting or fulfillment.

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Best for: HandiFox is recommended for small businesses, especially those operating with QuickBooks.
  • Automate inventory counts
  • Integrates with QuickBooks to monitor supply chain and sales
  • Multiple pricing plans
  • Simple mobile platform
  • Works with QuickBooks
Starting Price
$39 /month
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  • Developer HandiFox
  • Client OS Windows, Web
  • Deployment Cloud or On-Premises

What is HandiFox

HandiFox is a mobile inventory control and sales management solution. This software can help small to midsize businesses with all aspects of inventory management, including:

  • Receiving items from suppliers
  • Automate inventory counts
  • Create pick lists/packing slips
  • Create sales orders and invoices

HandiFox Online works in the cloud with QuickBooks Online allowing for anytime/anywhere inventory management. HandiFox Desktop acts as an extension of QuickBooks Desktop to provide inventory data from multiple locations to QuickBooks Desktop in real time.

Pros Cons
  • Pairs specifically with QuickBooks accounting programs.
  • Sends mobile sales orders made in the field directly to QuickBooks for processing.
  • Mobile app available through Google Play and App Store.
  • Relies on QuickBooks to work at full capacity.
  • Slightly dated UI, which might bother some users.
  • Does not synchronize from handheld to desktop in real-time - changes have to be pushed through manually to appear in QuickBooks.

Our Ratings

Usability - 9.4 Has a straightforward interface; moving between different modules is easy.
Support - 9.6 Includes chat and email support; online wiki offers support documentation; free eGuide lists compatible barcode scanner models; there are help files and a user manual as well.
Features - 9.3 Includes features for tracking inventory, generating sales orders, and fulfilling purchase orders; works on desktop and mobile devices; information can be imported/exported via XLS or CSV.
Security - 9.5 Verified and secured by GoDaddy; uses strong SSL encryption to protect sensitive information in transit.
Value - 8.6 Plans start at $39 per month when billed annually; sales and manufacturing modules are locked behind the Pro level plan (min. of $109 per month); there is a free 14-day trial.
Performance - 9 Functionality was fairly quick; some real-time changes from the app had to be pushed through manually on desktop; no slowness or performance issues.
Scalability - 9 Multiple plans to grow with your business; works in a variety of industries; top plan only allows 100 locations/warehouses.

What Features Are Missing?

A few missing or changed features could have improved our experience with HandiFox:

  • Item variations: When a new item is added to the system, there is no way to indicate if there are multiple variations available. If you offer a product in blue and yellow, you have to list those separately. And you cannot save multiple items with the same name, so you will need to include differences in the item’s name each time you add a variant.
  • More integrations: HandiFox is built around QuickBooks, so it would be nice to offer more variety with additional integrations. Shopify is available, but only at the highest price plan. The lack of integrations could limit growing businesses.

Pricing Plans

Plan Pricing Features
Start $49 per month ($39/mo billed annually) The lowest cost plan offers:
  • QuickBooks Online Integration
  • Inventory/Service Items
  • Barcoding
  • Inventory Counting
  • Purchase Orders
  • Auto-generate PO based on sales rate or stock levels
  • Receive Purchase Orders
Optima $89 per month ($79/mo billed annually) Includes all features from Start plus:
  • Multi-Location Tracking
  • Inventory Transfers
  • Customers
  • Invoices
  • Receive Payments
Pro $139 per month ($109/mo billed annually) Includes everything in Optima plus:
  • Credit Memos
  • Sales Orders
  • Sales Receipts
  • Picking and Packing
  • Serial/Lot Numbers, Expiration Dates
  • Shopify Integration
HandiFox Inventory (Desktop) $1,195 per mobile device
  • Inventory/Service Items
  • Barcoding
  • Inventory Counting
  • New/Edit Purchase Order
  • Receive Purchase Order
  • Build Assemblies
  • Multi-Location tracking
  • Inventory Transfers
HandiFox Sales (Desktop) $1,695 per mobile device Includes everything in Inventory plus:
  • Customer
  • Sales Order
  • Invoice
  • Credit Memo
  • Receive Payment
  • Sales Receipt
  • Picking and Packing

HandiFox Online plans all allow additional devices and users to be added. It’s a flat rate of $40 per additional device per month and it’s $15 per additional user per month.


Here are a few frequently asked questions about HandiFox:

Does HandiFox have scanners?

HandiFox does not make or sell their own scanners. However, they have a free eGuide listing some of the most optimal barcode scanner models for use with their inventory control system. Categories include:

  • Introductory barcode scanners
  • Industrial barcode scanners
  • Bluetooth barcode scanners
  • All-in-one options
  • Best for Android/iOS

Amongst Android devices, HandiFox recommends Bluetooth barcode scanners with Serial Port Profile (SPP) connections.

Is HandiFox free?

HandiFox offers a free 14-day trial. After this period, plans begin as low as $39 per month when billed annually.

Is HandiFox suitable for manufacturers?

HandiFox’s Build Assembly module allows for light manufacturing functionality. However, the majority of manufacturing features are locked behind the more expensive payment plans, beginning with Pro.


Finale Inventory
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Client OS
Cloud Hosted
What We Like
Offers comprehensive features.
Has a general help center, video tutorials, and allows specific service requests
Imports existing product data from spreadsheets and external systems
What We Don’t Like
Only offers dedicated account managers on some plans
May not be affordable for smaller businesses
Not a substitute for an ERP or MRP
Logiwa WMS
Logiwa WMS Screenshot
Client OS
iOS, Android, Web
Cloud Hosted
What We Like
3PL friendly
7+ available integrations
7+ integrations available
What We Don’t Like
Limited out of box features–requires personalized support
Poor user task management
Unfriendly user interface
Fishbowl Inventory
Fishbowl Inventory Screenshot
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Starting Price
$4,395 (perpetual license)
Client OS
Windows, macOS
Cloud or On-Premises
What We Like
Competitive pricing; does not require a subscription
Integrates with QuickBooks
Can function as a light MRP system
What We Don’t Like
Somewhat steep learning curve
Transactions do not post to QuickBooks in realtime; manual or scheduled sync only
Customizations can lead to difficult support scenarios


After our assessment, we’d recommend HandiFox to small businesses currently relying on QuickBooks for their inventory management needs. In particular, this is best suited to those businesses which are starting to outgrow what QuickBooks has to offer but want to keep their current accounting functionality.

HandiFox pricing plans starting as low as $39 per month, making it affordable for new and growing businesses. However, some key features, like sales orders and manufacturing, are only available at higher priced plans, which might make this solution too expensive for some businesses.

We would not recommend this software for businesses which do not have QuickBooks. We would also suggest companies on eCommerce platforms other than Shopify consider other solutions with direct integration. The platform itself looks a little dated, which might be a dealbreaker for some. However, the straightforward design gets the job done.

HandiFox is a mobile inventory control and sales management solution.
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