QuickBooks Point of Sale

  • Overview

    We know how complex retail can be, So we make it easy.

    Simple wizards,video tutorials and practice data make it easy to set up, learn, and use.

    • Works alone or with QuickBooks Financial Software.
    • Highly qualified instructors can guide you through every step, from installation and setup to customizing your system.
    • Get help in ringing up sales and managing inventory, running reports to get business insights and installing hardware.
    • Learn shortcuts to help you work faster and smarter.
  • How It Works

    Manage Inventory

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    Track inventory as you sell and receive items. Use the data to negotiate lower vendor costs.

    See how to import and create inventory

    Accept Credit Cards

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    Accept credit cards in your QuickBooks POS system or from your iPhone, iPad, or Android device.

    Check out your options.

    QuickBooks Auto Updates

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    QuickBooks auto-updates your books when you get paid and when you sell or receive inventory.

    Less mistakes, less work, less worry.

    Features to help you think on your feet.
    Your POS should keep up.

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    Go for total business management.

    Your one-stop way to ring sales, accept credit cards, manage vendors and inventory, and build customer relationships.

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    Count on it to get more done

    10x faster startup times than previous version and new multi tasking capabilities allow you to toggle between tasks without losing data.

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    Securely accepts credit cards

    QuickBooks Point of Sale Desktop 12.0 is EMV Chip Card Ready, designed to support the most updated payment technology for greater data security.

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    Integrates with Quickbooks Desktop

    Save time by having your data automatically sync with QuickBooks Desktop. Auto payment reconciliation is now available too. No double entries and no mistakes.

    See how QuickBooks Point of Sale Desktop Works

    How to Make a Sale in QuickBooks Point of Sale Desktop

    How to Add Inventory Items in QuickBooks Point of Sale Desktop

    How to Make a Mobile Sale with QuickBooks Point of Sale Desktop

  • Version Comparison

    Choices, Choices Choices…

    Choose the QuickBooks Point of Sale version that best fits your business.
    Or if you start off with Basic, you can upgrade to Pro or Multi-store, as your business grows.

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    Manage Inventory Accurately and Effortlessly

      Basic

    buy basic

      pro

    buy Pro

    Multi-Store

    buy multi-store
    NEW! Save time with Faster Performance: 10 x faster startup time & faster workflows posforbusiness.jpg posforbusiness.jpg posforbusiness.jpg
    NEW! Allows better screen readability with improved visual design posforbusiness.jpg posforbusiness.jpg posforbusiness.jpg
    NEW! Improved Keyboard Shortcuts posforbusiness.jpg posforbusiness.jpg posforbusiness.jpg
    NEW! Multi-Task by working on different parts of the program (i.e. sales receipt, purchase order, etc.) posforbusiness.jpg posforbusiness.jpg posforbusiness.jpg
    NEW! Sorting in Key Workflows such as: Ring a Sale, Received Items, Returned Items posforbusiness.jpg posforbusiness.jpg posforbusiness.jpg
    NEW! Support for backing up files with sizes greater than 4 GB posforbusiness.jpg posforbusiness.jpg posforbusiness.jpg
    NEW! EMV Chip Card Ready posforbusiness.jpg posforbusiness.jpg posforbusiness.jpg
    Automatically track inventory as you sell and receive items posforbusiness.jpg posforbusiness.jpg posforbusiness.jpg
    E-mail purchase orders posforbusiness.jpg posforbusiness.jpg posforbusiness.jpg
    See inventory items on-hand for any date you choose posforbusiness.jpg posforbusiness.jpg posforbusiness.jpg
    Track item costs to three decimal places posforbusiness.jpg posforbusiness.jpg posforbusiness.jpg
    Add non-inventory items to sales receipts posforbusiness.jpg posforbusiness.jpg posforbusiness.jpg
    Create special orders for items not tracked in inventory posforbusiness.jpg posforbusiness.jpg
    Generate purchase orders automatically at pre-set inventory levels posforbusiness.jpg posforbusiness.jpg
    Ship and track packages using Shipping Manager posforbusiness.jpg posforbusiness.jpg
    Track multiple vendors and UPC codes per item posforbusiness.jpg posforbusiness.jpg
    Track inventory assemblies (kits) and items sold as groups posforbusiness.jpg posforbusiness.jpg
    Track serial numbers posforbusiness.jpg posforbusiness.jpg
    See whether inventory is committed or available for sale posforbusiness.jpg posforbusiness.jpg
    Track multiple units of measure for products ordered in bulk/cases posforbusiness.jpg posforbusiness.jpg
    Track multiple units of measure for products ordered in bulk/cases posforbusiness.jpg posforbusiness.jpg
    Include pictures of inventory items posforbusiness.jpg posforbusiness.jpg
    Track layaways and sales orders posforbusiness.jpg posforbusiness.jpg
    Display styles and colors in grid format posforbusiness.jpg posforbusiness.jpg
    Customize fields for vendors, items and customers posforbusiness.jpg posforbusiness.jpg

    Ring Up Sales Quickly and Easily

      Basic

    buy basic

      Pro

    buy Pro

    Multi-Store

    buy multi-store
    Ring up sales by scanning bar codes posforbusiness.jpg posforbusiness.jpg posforbusiness.jpg
    Process credit card and debit card transactions in one step posforbusiness.jpg posforbusiness.jpg posforbusiness.jpg
    Issue and accept gift cards posforbusiness.jpg posforbusiness.jpg posforbusiness.jpg
    Choose from multiple form and receipt options posforbusiness.jpg posforbusiness.jpg posforbusiness.jpg
    One-click reports on sales, customers, inventory, and more posforbusiness.jpg posforbusiness.jpg posforbusiness.jpg
    Collect and track tips posforbusiness.jpg posforbusiness.jpg posforbusiness.jpg
    Track employee hours using the Time Clock feature posforbusiness.jpg posforbusiness.jpg
    Customize price tags, receipts and more with the Document Designer posforbusiness.jpg posforbusiness.jpg
    Track work orders and sales orders posforbusiness.jpg posforbusiness.jpg
    Track employee sales commissions posforbusiness.jpg posforbusiness.jpg
    Add shipping charges to receipts posforbusiness.jpg posforbusiness.jpg
    Price items the way you want, with more flexible pricing options posforbusiness.jpg posforbusiness.jpg

    Stay Close to Your Customers

      Basic

    buy basic

      Pro

    buy Pro

    Multi-Store

    buy multi-store
    Track customer contact and purchase info posforbusiness.jpg posforbusiness.jpg posforbusiness.jpg
    See purchasing histories as you ring up sales posforbusiness.jpg posforbusiness.jpg posforbusiness.jpg
    Capture mailing and e-mail addresses posforbusiness.jpg posforbusiness.jpg posforbusiness.jpg
    Create customer letters easily with Microsoft Word® integration posforbusiness.jpg posforbusiness.jpg posforbusiness.jpg
    Capture “ship-to” addresses posforbusiness.jpg posforbusiness.jpg
    Create mailing lists and labels posforbusiness.jpg posforbusiness.jpg
    Recognize your best customers with the new Rewards Program posforbusiness.jpg posforbusiness.jpg

    Get Started Quickly

      Basic

    buy basic

      Pro

    buy Pro

    Multi-Store

    buy multi-store
    Answer a few simple questions to start posforbusiness.jpg posforbusiness.jpg posforbusiness.jpg
    Import items and customers from Microsoft® Excel posforbusiness.jpg posforbusiness.jpg posforbusiness.jpg
    View built-in tutorials for common tasks posforbusiness.jpg posforbusiness.jpg posforbusiness.jpg
    Get 30 days of FREE support for questions submitted online posforbusiness.jpg posforbusiness.jpg posforbusiness.jpg
    Install up to 20 copies in one store posforbusiness.jpg posforbusiness.jpg posforbusiness.jpg

    Control Security

      Basic

    buy basic

      Pro

    buy Pro

    Multi-Store

    buy multi-store
    Track petty cash payouts posforbusiness.jpg posforbusiness.jpg posforbusiness.jpg
    Control access to administrative features by password posforbusiness.jpg posforbusiness.jpg posforbusiness.jpg

    Works Alone or with QuickBooks Financial Software

      Basic

    buy basic

      Pro

    buy Pro

    Multi-Store

    buy multi-store
    Transfer data from POS to QuickBooks Financial in one step posforbusiness.jpg posforbusiness.jpg posforbusiness.jpg
    Enjoy a complete, end-to-end business management solution posforbusiness.jpg posforbusiness.jpg
    Send time cards to QB Financial Software for payroll processing posforbusiness.jpg posforbusiness.jpg

    Manage up to 20 Stores from a Single Office

      Basic

    buy basic

      Pro

    buy Pro

    Multi-Store

    buy multi-store
    Consolidate multi-store data into one file posforbusiness.jpg
    Generate performance & inventory reports for individual stores posforbusiness.jpg
    Track inventory transfers between stores posforbusiness.jpg
  • Pricing

    QuickBooks Point of Sale Pricing
    Choose what’s best for you.

    Initial License

    QuickBooks Point of Sale

    Basic

    Initial POS License

    Track Inventory

    Use Barcodes

    Process Credit Cards

    Track Customer Contact Info

    Send Sales to

    QuickBooks

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    QuickBooks Point of Sale

    Pro

    Initial POS License

    Everything in Basic

    Track Employee Hours and Payroll

    Track Commissions

    Create Custom Mailing Lists

    Enable Loyalty Rewards Program

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    QuickBooks Point of Sale

    Multi-Store

    Initial POS License

    Everything in Pro

    Consolidate Multiple Store Data

    Transfer Inventory Among Stores

    Generate Comparative Location Reports

    Up to 20 Locations with 20 Registers

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    Point of Sale Basic

    QuickBooks Point of Sale

    Initial Basic

    (Same as above)

    Initial License for POS Basic

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    QuickBooks Point of Sale

    Basic Add User

    Additional Station

    Add an additional license

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    QuickBooks Point of Sale

    Basic Upgrade

    Additional Station

    Upgrade an older POS License

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    QuickBooks Point of Sale

    Basic w/Hardware

    POS peripherals included

    Includes: POS Basic license, Receipt printer, CC swipe, Cash drawer, and Barcode scanner

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    Point of Sale Pro

    QuickBooks Point of Sale

    Initial Pro

    (Same as above)

    Initial License for POS Pro

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    QuickBooks Point of Sale

    Pro Add User

    Additional Station

    Add an additional license

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    QuickBooks Point of Sale

    Pro Upgrade

    Additional Station

    Upgrade an older

    POS License

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    QuickBooks Point of Sale

    Basic Unlock to Pro

    Unlock your Basic

    Unlock Basic

    license, open Pro features

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    QuickBooks Point of Sale

    Pro w/Hardware

    POS peripherals included

    Includes: POS Pro license,
    Receipt printer, CC swipe,
    Cash drawer, and Barcode scanner

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    Point of Sale Multi-Store

    QuickBooks Point of Sale

    Initial Store Station

    (Same as above)

    Initial License for first store

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    QuickBooks Point of Sale

    Multi-Store Add Store

    Additional Store

    Add an additional Store initial POS

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    QuickBooks Point of Sale

    Multi-Store Add User

    Additional Station

    Add a License to any current store

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    QuickBooks Point of Sale

    Multi-Store Upgrade

    Have an old license?

    Upgrade an older license to current version

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    QuickBooks Point of Sale

    Multi-Store w/Hardwe

    POS peripherals included

    Includes: POS MS license,
    Receipt printer, CC swipe,
    Cash drawer, and Barcode scanner

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    QuickBooks Point of Sale

    Basic to MS Unlock

    Unlock your basic

    Add a License to any current store

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    QuickBooks Point of Sale

    Store Exchange Service

    Data exchange

    Intuit’s exchange service between storesv

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    QuickBooks Point of Sale

    Pro to MS Unlock

    Unlock your Pro

    Includes: POS Pro license, Receipt printer, CC swipe, Cash drawer, and Barcode scanner

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    More about QuickBooksPayments

    Things you’ll love about both plans

    All your payment processing needs are built into QuickBooks POS. Accept credit and debit cards and also get paid with your iPhone®, iPad® or Android™ device.

    Edition details

    QuickBooks Point of Sale Basic, Pro, and Multi-Store Editions are all ready to process with Intuit QuickBooks Payment Service or MercuryPay.

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    No termination fees

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    Available support

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    Automatic backups

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    Money back guarantee

  • System Requirements

    Recommended Configurations:

    • At least 2 GB of RAM for a single workstation installation
    • 1 GB of disk space (additional space required for data files)
    • Single user: 1.6 GHz processor (2.0 GHz recommended). Multiple users: 2.0 GHz processor (2.8 GHz recommended)
    • Optimized for 1024×768 screen resolution
    • Operating Systems (North American versions of Windows only):
      • Windows 8 (see below for QuickBooks Point of Sale 2013 policy regarding Windows 8.1*)
      • Windows 7
      • Windows Server 2008 (SP1 or later strongly recommended)
      • Windows Vista, all editions (SP2 or later strongly recommended)
      • Windows Server 2003
    • Data import/export and Microsoft Office Integration requires full versions of the following:
      • Microsoft Excel 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2010 or 2013
      • Microsoft Word 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2010 or 2013

    *All XP systems must be on SP3 to process credit cards, all workstations must be SP3 only (cannot connect to other SP2 workstations), data file integrity issues make occur if you attempt to restore a backup made on SP2 on a SP3 system.

    Multi-user Recommendations:

    • Multi-core processor and 4 GB of RAM are recommended for better performance on the Point of Sale server workstation.
    • In a multi-user configuration, each workstation concurrently running Point of Sale must have a separately purchased user license and every copy of Point of Sale must be the same version and level.
  • Frequently Asked Questions

    About the software

    A: Features new to Point of Sale 2013 include:

    • Mobile Sync – accept credit cards on your smart phone or iPad
    • Updated navigation to simplify everyday tasks
    • Simple Payments Account Activation

    A: Mobile Sync allows you to ring up credit card sales on the go with your smart phone or iPad with GoPayment, Intuit’s mobile credit card payment app and card reader. Simply select the items you want to sell on your mobile device in Point of Sale and you’re ready to go.

    A: Instead of having your customers wait in long check-out lines, you or your employees can use Mobile Sync to ring up sales on the floor of your retail store. Or if you attend street fairs, trade shows and craft fairs, you can use the mobile sync feature to ring up sales while you’re on the go. All the sales and inventory data automatically syncs back to QuickBooks Point of Sale, keeping your information in one spot & up to date.

    A: The Intuit GoPayment Card Reader works with the following Apple and Android devices: The GoPayment card reader is compatible on all iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices running iOS 4.0 and higher. The GoPayment card reader is compatible on the following Android devices running iOS 2.1 and higher.

    • HTC Aria
    • HTC Droid Incredible
    • HTC Droid Incredible 2
    • HTC EVO 4G (PC36100)
    • HTC EVO 4G 3D (PG86100)
    • HTC EVO Shift 4G (PG06100)
    • HTC G2
    • HTC MyTouch 4G
    • ​HTC MyTouch 4G Slide
    • HTC Nexus One
    • HTC One X (htconex)
    • HTC Rezound
    • HTC Rhyme (ADR6330VW)
    • HTC Sensation 4G
    • HTC Status (PH06130)
    • HTC Thunderbolt
    • HTC Vivid
    • Huawei Impulse 4G
    • LG Enlighten
    • LG Optimus T (LG-P509)
    • LG Revolution
    • Motorola Atrix II (MB865)
    • Motorola Droid
    • Motorola Droid 2
    • Motorola Droid 2 Global
    • Motorola Droid 3
    • Motorola Droid 4
    • Motorola Droid Bionic
    • Motorola Bravo (MB520)
    • Motorola Droid Pro
    • Motorola Droid Razr 4G
    • Motorola Droid Razr Maxx
    • Motorola Droid X
    • Motorola Droid Xyboard 10.1 (MZ617)
    • Motorola Flipside
    • Motorola Xoom Tablet
    • Motorola XPRT(MB612)
    • Samsung Captivate (SGH-I897)
    • Samsung Captivate Glide (SGH-I927)
    • Samsung Continuum (SCH-I400)
    • Samsung Droid Charge (SCH-I510)
    • Samsung Epic 4G (SPH-D700)
    • Samsung Exhibit 4G
    • Samsung Exhibit II 4G
    • Samsung Fascinate (SCH-I500)
    • Samsung Galaxy Indulge (SCH-R910)
    • Samsung Galaxy Nexus (SCH-I515)
    • Samsung Galaxy Nexus S
    • Samsung Galaxy Note (SAMSUNG-SGH-I717)
    • Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0 (YP-G70)
    • Samsung Galaxy S II (SGH-I777)
    • Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch (SPH-D710
    • Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket LTE (I727)
    • Samsung Galaxy SII (SGH-T989)
    • Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere (SCH-I405)
    • Samsung Galaxy Tab™ 10″(GT-P7510)
    • Samsung Galaxy Tab™ 10.1 (Verizon 4G LTE) (SCH-I905)
    • Samsung Galaxy Tab™ 7.0 Plus (GT-P6210)
    • Samsung Galaxy Tab™ 8.9″ (GT-P7310)
    • Samsung Galaxy Tab™ 8.9 (SGH-I957)
    • Samsung Illusion (SCH-I110)
    • Samsung Infuse 4G
    • Samsung Replenish
    • Samsung Sidekick 4G (SGH-T839H)
    • Samsung Transform
    • Samsung Vibrant (SGH-T959)
    • T-Mobile myTouch 4G

    A: Point of Sale is ideal for many types of retailers. Here are a few examples:

    • Pet Supplies
    • Clothing, Footwear and Accessories
    • Gift and Souvenir
    • Sporting Goods
    • Furniture and Home Furnishings
    • Sewing and Fabric
    • Housewares
    • Game and Hobby
    • Jewelry
    • Nursery
    • Lumber and Building
    • Paint and Wallpaper
    • Floor Covering and Hardware
    • Optical
    • Music and Video
    • Computers and Electronics

    A: Point of Sale is available in three levels:

    • Basic: For retailers who need basic inventory, sales and customer tracking
    • Pro: All the features in Basic, plus additional inventory and sales features such as: advanced tracking of products by style and color, serial number tracking, sales orders, layaways, multiple units of measure, committed vs. available inventory and employee commission tracking
    • Multi-Store: All the features in Pro, plus the ability to manage up to 20 locations.

    A: Intuit QuickBooks Point of Sale is point of sale software used by more than 100,000 independent retail businesses. You can use QuickBooks Point of Sale to quickly ring up sales, track inventory, and manage customer and employee information. QuickBooks Point of Sale also helps you to run critical business reports, like sales over time, sales by employee, inventory turn and more. There are over 50 pre-built reports ready for you in just a few clicks, or you can build your own customized reports to get the information you need to make better business decisions.

    Intuit QuickBooks Financial software is small business financial software used by more than 4 million businesses. You can use QuickBooks Financial software to pay bills, manage payroll, and create financial statements and reports.

    A: Use either product alone, or use the two together, transferring sales and inventory data from Point of Sale to QuickBooks Financial software for a more complete retail management solution.

    A: No. Point of Sale works by itself to easily and accurately track and manage your inventory, sales and customer information. It can also be used together with QuickBooks Financial software to create a complete retail management suite, including financial accounting.

    A: Point of Sale quickly rings up sales, like a cash register, but also tracks complete inventory, sales and customer information to give you better control over your business. With every sale, your inventory is automatically adjusted so you always know where you stand-what’s in stock, what needs reordering. At the end of the day you can quickly and easily transfer sales data into QuickBooks Financial software, saving time and helping to reduce manual bookkeeping errors.

    A: There are three levels of Point of Sale: 1) Point of Sale Basic is $1,199.95, 2) Pro is $1,699.95 and 3) Multi-Store is $1,899.95. For more information on the differences between these products please see the product comparison chart by clicking here.

    A: Yes! Simply download the Point of Sale Free version and accept the free 30 day trial now. If you decide to purchase within the 30 day trial period, simply call us to “unlock” your free version to the Pro version (additional fee required). You’ll be able to continue using the same installation without having to download, install or set up anything again!

    A: Point of Sale software comes with a QuickBooks 60-Day Money-Back Satisfaction Guarantee. If you’re not satisfied, return the product to your place of purchase or to Intuit within 60 days with a dated receipt for a full refund of your purchase price. All QuickBooks-approved retail hardware is covered by a one-year hardware manufacturer’s warranty.

    Q: Will Point of Sale 2013 work with Windows Vista operating system?

    Getting Started with Intuit QuickBooks Point of Sale

    A: Intuit QuickBooks Point of Sale is designed to be easy to set up; so most retailers can start using the software the same day. Use the simple Setup Interview to get started quickly and easily. Import item, vendor and customer lists from QuickBooks Financial software or Microsoft® Excel to save hours of manual data entry. QuickBooks Point of Sale also includes a collection of “how-to” videos, which can be found here, and a User Guide which leads you through the most important tasks to get you up and running.

    A: You can have your Payments Account up and running in less than an hour. Simply call (877) 639-0644 to apply for your account. Once you are approved you will receive an email with your account information. In QuickBooks Point of Sale, simply select the Setup Interview and follow the steps in the setup interview to begin processing credit card payments.

    A: QuickBooks Point of Sale software has many tools to help you get up and running smoothly, including:

    • Quick Start Guide included with your software.
    • Ongoing technical support plans.
    • Certified QuickBooks Point of Sale ProAdvisors may also be available to help you get the most out of your product. Visit www.findaproadvisor.com.
    • Connect with other Point of Sale users and experts to ask questions and share advice. Go to the User Community.
    • Merchant Light,LLC would be happy to help with any questions or concerns you have: 952-232-6388

    A: No! You can save hours of manual data entry by importing your company information from QuickBooks Financial software or from Microsoft® Excel. Point of Sale imports data from any QuickBooks Pro or Premier Edition 2008-2012, QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions 8.0-12.0, or Microsoft Excel 2000, 2002, 2003 or 2007. These applications are sold separately.

    A: If you can export information from your current retail management software to either QuickBooks Accounting software or Microsoft Excel, you can then easily import it into Point of Sale. Point of Sale imports data from any QuickBooks Pro or Premier Edition 2007-2011, QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions 7.0-11.0, or Microsoft Excel 2000, 2002, 2003 or 2007. These applications are sold separately.

    Using Point of Sale with QuickBooks Financial software

    A: Point of Sale software works with any QuickBooks Pro or Premier Edition 2008-2012, and with QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions 8.0-12.0. QuickBooks Financial software is sold separately.

    A: No. You can maintain complete control over both QuickBooks Point of Sale software and QuickBooks Financial software to allow your employees to see only the information they need.

    Processing Credit Card and Debit Card Transactions

    A: You can use Point of Sale to process credit card payments quickly and easily without a separate credit card terminal, all you need is Intuit QuickBooks Point of Sale Payments Account6. You can easily record and authorize secure transactions right from your Point of Sale software, or iPhone and Tablet. Your transactions are automatically recorded right in Point of Sale, no more going back and forth to a separate terminal, no more double data entry and you’ll reduce errors.

    Show Me the Payment Processing Options

    A: Yes, you can use any Merchant Service with Point of Sale, but only a QuickBooks Point of Sale Payments account will integrate with Point of Sale. The integrated Payments Account allows you to process and record credit card transactions in Point of Sale without requiring a separate terminal. You may use another merchant service with Point of Sale, but you will have to manually enter the transaction information into your credit card terminal.

    A: It’s easy. All you need is QuickBooks Point of Sale Payments Account and an integrated PIN Debit Keypad. Apply for the service by calling 952-232-6388, or:

    Show Me the Payment Processing Options

    A: You can use GoPayment to process credit card payments quickly and easily on your mobile device. Your sales and inventory information will automatically sync back to your Point of Sale software, keeping your information accurate and up-to-date. All you need is Intuit QuickBooks Point of Sale Payments Account. Just swipe the customer’s card through the GoPayment Mobile Card Reader and GoPayment transmits the transaction to QuickBooks Point of Sale Merchant Service, Apply for a QuickBooks Point of Sale Payments Account by calling 952-232-6388, or:

    Show Me the Payment Processing Options

    A: Not at all. Point of Sale is a great way to manage your inventory, sales and customer information even if you don’t use the integrated credit card processing. However, you may want to check out your options:

    Show Me the Payment Processing Options

    A: You can use any merchant services you like in conjunction with Point of Sale, but in order to obtain the required authorizations for credit card sales, you’ll need to manually enter the transaction information into your credit card terminal – an extra step that can introduce errors. The only current processor besides Intuit that works inside QuickBooks Point of Sale is MercuryPay. Learn More. And you can’t capture the authorization code in the sales record unless you enter it manually (except for Mercury). QuickBooks Point of Sale Merchant Service and MercuryPay are the only services that allow you to authorize credit card transactions directly from the actual sales record in the software. There’s no need to re-enter anything, no extra steps, and it can reduce errors.

    A: QuickBooks Point of Sale Merchant Service and MercuryPay integrate seamlessly with Point of Sale software to save you time and help reduce manual data entry and bookkeeping errors. Simply call (With options for low monthly fees, and with no monthly equipment charges, Intuit and MercuryPay Merchant Services are another time and money-saving solution from Merchant Light,LLC. The application process takes just minutes and you can be ringing up credit card sales in less than a day. For more information on our competitive rates, please visit our Credit Card Payments Account page by CLICKING HERE or call 952-232-6388.

    Using Multiple Copies in One Location

    A: Yes, but your user license permits use on only one computer at a time. For example, you could install a single copy of Point of Sale on both a front register and a back office computer, but you would only be able to use one at a time. To use both at the same time you will need to purchase an additional copy of Point of Sale.

    A: You can connect as many as twenty copies of Point of Sale within one store and all twenty copies can share the same data. Detailed instructions for setting up a networked installation are found in the QuickBooks Point of Sale User’s Guide. In a multi-user installation, every copy of Point of Sale must be the same version (ex: Version 2013) and same level (ex: Pro), and every copy must be purchased separately.

    A: Yes, many retailers do this to save hours of manually updating their books with sales and inventory information. You can transmit information from your Point of Sale application directly into your QuickBooks data file across a local area network. Detailed instructions for setting up a networked installation are found in the QuickBooks Point of Sale User’s Guide. If you’d rather not set up a network, you can copy your Point of Sale data file onto a CD, portable memory device or other removable media, and load it onto the computer that houses your QuickBooks Accounting software. In this scenario, both computers would have to have QuickBooks Point of Sale installed.

    A: No, your accountant does not need the sales details in QuickBooks Point of Sale – just the summary of the information that you post to your QuickBooks Accounting software. Just transfer your summarized sales information from QuickBooks Point of Sale into your QuickBooks Accounting software. Then, just as you’ve always done, send the QuickBooks Accounting software file to your accountant for review.

    Upgrading from Basic to Pro

    A: Every copy of Point of Sale contains the features of all three editions (Free, Basic and Pro). If you decide to upgrade from one version to another, call us. For an additional fee, we’ll provide a key code. Just enter this key code into the software as instructed, and the features you want are available instantly – no waiting for an upgrade to arrive in the mail.

    Using Intuit QuickBooks Point of Sale to Manage Multiple Locations

    A: In a multiple store installation, every Point of Sale must be the same version (ex. version 2013) and level (Multi-Store level only) and you must purchase each copy you install. Call 952-232-6388 to speak to a QuickBooks Point of Sale expert for more information.

    A: Point of Sale Multi-Store 2013 allows you to manage up to twenty store locations with a single company data file. In a multi-store installation, every copy of Point of Sale must be the same version (example: Version 2013) and same level (Multi-Store), and you must purchase each copy you install.

    How to Purchase Intuit QuickBooks Point of Sale

    A: QuickBooks Point of Sale can be purchased on this very page.Just go to the top of the page and click on the “Pricing” tab!

    Recommended Configurations

    • At least 2 GB of RAM for a single workstation installation
    • 1 GB of disk space (additional space required for data files)
    • Optimized for 1024 x 768 screen resolution. 15″ Touch Screen running at 1024×768 resolution is recommended.
    • Operating Systems: Microsoft Windows 7 (SP2 or later recommended), Windows 8 or Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008 (SP1 or later strongly recommended), Windows Server 2012
    • Data import/export and Microsoft Office integration requires:
    • Microsoft® Excel 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013 but not Starter edition
    • Microsoft® Word 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013 but not Starter edition

    Multi-User Recommendations

    • Multi-core processor and 4GB of Ram are recommended for better performance on the Point of Sale server workstation
    • In a multi-user configuration, each workstation concurrently running Point of Sale must have a separately purchased user license and every copy of Point of Sale must be the same version and level.
    • Internet connection required for patch updates, in-product help and video tutorials.
    • Financial software integration requires
    • QuickBooks Pro or Premier Editions 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 or 2014
    • QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions Version 10.0, 11.0, 12.0, 13.0 or 14.0
    • Intuit Payment Solutions
    • Optional fee-based service, additional terms & conditions apply.

      Requires an Intuit Payments Account through Intuit Payment Solutions; sold separately. Application approval, fees and additional terms and conditions apply.

      Credit card reader and printer required for credit and debit transactions. PIN pad required for debit transactions.

      Internet connection required. Terms, conditions, pricing, features, service and support options are subject to change at any time without notice.

      Security Software

      Products have been tested with the following software:

      AVG AntiVirus

      Zone Labs’ Zone Alarm Pro

      Trend Micro

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