A POS system software for small businesses.
QuickBooks Point of Sale is affordable, easy-to-use retail software that replaces your cash register and allows you to track inventory, sales and customers. Use it alone or get it bundled with hardware components that can save you time and reduce errors. Pair it with QuickBooks Pro or QuickBooks Online, and you can transfer sales information to your QuickBooks accounting system automatically and streamline your entire business.
Note: The Desktop software is being discontinued and will no longer be available or supported after October 3rd, 2023. Learn more from the QuickBooks FAQ on the discontinuation of Point of Sale.
QuickBooks Point of Sale is the complete management tool for your retail company. The system utilizes QuickBooks for financial processing, as well as Point of Sale hardware options to provide you with an end-to-end business management solution.
With each shipment you receive, your QuickBooks inventory will be automatically updated. You can then view these inventory levels from the point of sale, so you can keep the items your customers want on hand without overstocking.
The user-interface displays transactional information in a simple sales receipt style view. This setup ensures that your sales associates do not need to undergo hours upon hours of training to use the system. The system can interface with PIN Pad and perform signature capturing, to capture and store you customer information. Integration of a bar code scanners allow you to record items in your sales receipts instantly without typing any information.
The cost of QuickBooks Point of Sale starts at $1,200/one-time. This includes the POS Basic software and does not include hardware (sold separately). The pricing is dependent on the desired level of included features. There is a free trial available. There is no free version available.
It is a Point of Sale Software best suited for retail. You can install it on multiple registers. You can use it to track inventory, make sales, do purchasing, and keep track of customers.
The feature that I am most pleased with and excited about is that it has a seamless integration with my Quickbooks financial software. With one button I can transfer all my sales data directly to my financial software where I can then process invoices and track sales. This has been extremely important as much of my business requires invoicing of customers.
I looked around for quite some time before making my purchase of QuickBooks Point of Sale. One of my biggest stalling points was the price. It is hard to fork out such a payment for a piece of software, but someone kinda explained to me something that made sense: “Have you ever bought any other software that will be making you money every day?” Hmmm… You have a point there. I suppose it is worth it to put a money investment into such software.
My only complaint that I have found is that the software does not allow for quantity discounts. I run a printing company, and with all the different quantities of prints that people wish to run, it does make it a little difficult to offer quantity breaks. In order to achieve this, I have to create a new button for each price break, creating one sub group dedicated to one product. It is a bit annoying, however it is an easy work around, and like I said it is my only complaint.