Monday, February 3, 2014

QuickBooks Point of Sale Software Review

I have noticed nearly triple the activity on my site recently so it appears that lots of folks are searching for point of sale systems. Some of the most popular posts are the software review posts so I am starting a series of software review posts based on the point of sale software programs that I have actually used.  These reviews will just hit the highlights as an in depth demo would better serve as a more detailed analysis of each point of sale software program.

Today I will hit the positives and negatives of the QuickBook Point of Sale software:

The Positives:
  • Easiest point of sale program to learn and use 
  • Strong interface to QuickBooks Accounting
  • Handles the common functions like inventory and customer tracking
  • Offers some basic loyalty, gift, and barcode label printing options
  • Easy to train on
The Negatives:

  • Limited hardware/peripheral compatibility (and Intuit tends to change what devices work with the software)
  • Slow to open/start
  • Limited add-on options (ie. online shopping cart interface or mobile app)
  • Based on early 2000's database technology
  • Constant advertising from Intuit for other products and services like payroll processing
  • Must use Intuit for merchant services - no options (which means you are locked in to Intuit no matter what happens with your credit and debit card processing rates).

I like the QuickBooks Point of Sale for the programs ease of use but have come across too many users paying much higher merchant services fee's through Intuit to recommend QuickBooks Point of Sale in most situations.

Are you in the US and in need of no cost retail point of sale advice? I'm happy to help and can be reached on my cell at 208-340-5632 (mountain time) or via email at

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