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QuickBooks POS for Growing Businesses

A business of any size needs a POS, but a growing business has additional demands its point of sale system must meet. Unfortunately, not all POS systems are created equal, and many perform basic functions without providing the scalability, communication, or automated features modern businesses need. If your business is growing, those needs may be urgent, and you need a POS software to keep pace with changes and expansions. An industry leader, QuickBooks works to keep ahead of the competition by meeting your business’s needs, often before you realize those needs are there. Their bookkeeping software has its own high reputation, but its POS systems are just as innovative. Whatever your growing business needs,  QuickBooks POS can meet your demand.

Scalability

A growing business is in a constant state of change. Your needs one day may be entirely different from the next. Maybe you’re just opening a new storefront location. Maybe you’ve added online sales opportunities. Regardless, you need a POS system that can keep up with you. A prime concern for a flexible point of sale system, is storage and additional service features. QuickBooks POS offers support for backup files greater than four GB. The system also allows you to ring up orders through a mobile device. Although this additional, mobile point of sale may not matter at your current sales level, eventually you will need to branch out. With QuickBooks, all you have to do is follow a quick tutorial. Other systems may require you to buy add-on software, or buy an entirely separate mobile system. QuickBooks many features and services, allow you to shift naturally to accommodate a broader customer base and handle greater sales volumes.

Communication (with other QuickBooks programs)

QuickBooks POS communicates flawlessly not only with QuickBooks accounting and bookkeeping software, but also with key Microsoft products, such as Excel and Word. This saves endless hours of flipping between programs, entering the same information multiple times, and the valid worry that something will get lost in the shuffle. Software that communicates with other programs allows you to hand off a lot of your worries. It also makes each task easier to manage. Instead of hopping between programs to gather essential information for a single task, you can stay in  QuickBooks POS and have all the data you need.

Automated Features

The work your POS performs automatically, is time and money saved. QuickBooks is known for its cutting edge features and automated processes. While it’s quick and easy to create a custom report through the software, all versions of QuickBooks POS include over fifty built-in reports to keep you up to speed on customers, sales, and inventory. Automated features go beyond reports, however.

Imagine never having to handle payroll ever again. QuickBooks POS records and collects employees’ hourly information along with any commissions they’ve earned. If you also run QuickBooks accounting software, then your POS system can communicate directly with bookkeeping. Together, these programs can literally run your payroll for you.

Your POS can even help with your shipping. For instance, your POS can collect ship-to information for mailing lists and shipping labels, which saves a lot of manual data entry. You can also ship and track packages with your Shipping Manager, allowing you to keep information about your inventory in a single program until the very moment it reaches the customer’s hands.

Multiple Stores

If you’ve recently opened a secondary storefront location, or you plan to open additional storefronts in the near future, you need POS software that can handle multiple points of sale.  QuickBooks POS Multi-Store comes with additional features specifically designed for growing businesses in this situation. It allows you to look at your stores’ information, either individually or as combine information from all points of sale in a single file. Additionally, it lets you do more than peer through a window, however. QuickBooks POS helps you manage inventory by tracking and monitoring any transfers between stores. It’s a step up from simply tracking inventory from the vendor to storage, and it’s a crucial ability for anyone seeking to manage multiple stores.

Handling any business is difficult, but handling a growing business can be a nightmare. Substandard software can turn this exciting time of growth into daily panic as you struggle to accommodate your POS’s shortcomings. QuickBooks aims to solve problems before they arise. Their many tracking and reporting functions alone, stand head and shoulders above the crowd. Moreover, the system’s automated features save you time and stress. Whether you are trying to handle the logistics of running multiple stores, or you simply need software that can keep pace with your changes, QuickBooks has your solution. Through communication, scalability, excellent features, and the power to handle multiple stores, you can channel your focus back into growing your businesses. Let QuickBooks POS sweat the small stuff. You have better things to do.

Compare QuickBooks POS Editions

Features Basic Pro Multi-Store
NEW Save time with Faster Performance: 10 x faster startup time & faster workflows9
NEW Allows better screen readability with improved visual design
NEW Improved Keyboard Shortcuts
NEW Multi-Task by working on different parts of the program (i.e. sales receipt, checking reports, etc.)
NEW Sorting in Key Workflows such as: Ring a Sale, Received Items, Returned Items
NEW Support for backing up files with sizes greater than 4 GB 
NEW EMV Chip Card Ready8
Answer a few simple questions to start
Use a bar code scanner to ring sales
Set up a payments account (Merchant Account) that lets you accept credit cards right in your software2
Includes over 50 built-in sales, customer and inventory reports
Create and save customized reports quickly
Ring up sales on your smartphone or tablet (iPad®, iPhone®, Android™) 3
Sync sales & Inventory information from mobile device with QuickBooks Point of Sale software
Transfer sales data to QuickBooks Financial software6,7
Automatically track inventory as you sell and receive items
Import inventory items from Microsoft® Excel®1
Track customer contact and purchase info
Import customers' files from Microsoft Excel1
Create customer letters easily with Microsoft Word® integration4
Synch customer data and accounts receivable with QuickBooks Financial software6
Use data from the Customer Center to improve your business decisions
Import vendor information from Microsoft® Excel®
Create and manage staff access to Point of Sale system
Allows discounts, returns, store credit and gift receipts
Track petty cash payouts
Access built-in tutorials for common tasks
Includes practice file for exploring without affecting your own business data
Track work and sales orders  
Include pictures of inventory items  
Track multiple vendors, UPC codes and serial numbers  
Track employee hours and sales commissions  
Send time cards to QuickBooks Financial software for payroll processing 5,6   ✔ 
Customize price tags, receipts and more   ✔ 
Generate purchase orders automatically at pre-set inventory levels  
Built-in tools to update prices and create discounts across products and departments  
Track layaways  
Increase traffic and sales by using built-in tools to create promotional pricing of specific items  
Capture “ship-to” addresses for creating mailing lists and labels  
Ship and track packages using Shipping Manager 5  
Set up a Rewards Program to increase sales and reward customer loyalty  
Drill-down capability for sales and inventory by store location    
Access to sales and inventory reports for each store location and at the “Company” level    
Consolidate multi-store data into one file    
Track inventory transfers between stores    

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