Quickbooks Point of Sale - Alternatives?

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Quickbooks Point of Sale - Alternatives?

Postposted on Fri Apr 18, 2014 11:02 pm

I've got a customer needing to upgrade their Intuit Quickbooks Point of Sale software. They are currently on version 5.0 (I think the current version is 10.0). I was curious if anyone else here has managed a QB PoS system for someone or themselves. This would be my first dealings with it and I've been told by others previously that its terrible and pricey. I couldn't locate "upgrade" pricing if that is even an option of 5.0. Any of you have experience with another PoS worth noting and perhaps that makes the transition very easy from QB PoS to theirs and maybe even integrates into Quickbooks Pro (general book keeping). Thanks for any and all experiences shared :).
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Re: Quickbooks Point of Sale - Alternatives?

Postposted on Mon Apr 21, 2014 9:13 am

i spent a good month looking for something for my wifes flower shop.. intuit was a close pick but it just cost so much I couldnt swallow it. There was another product just for flower shops... but after testing it - i felt it was really no good. So, i wound up writing my own lol. after a good 80-100 hrs of coding...purchasing a receipt printer, cash drawer, making them work... she doesnt really use it! :o
I have it set up to pull orders from her web site, auto print them, time clock, new orders, etc etc... nope. She uses the time clock and the order printing. good thing i didnt buy intuit!
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Re: Quickbooks Point of Sale - Alternatives?

Postposted on Wed Apr 23, 2014 3:59 am

StaticFX wrote:i spent a good month looking for something for my wifes flower shop.. intuit was a close pick but it just cost so much I couldnt swallow it. There was another product just for flower shops... but after testing it - i felt it was really no good. So, i wound up writing my own lol. after a good 80-100 hrs of coding...purchasing a receipt printer, cash drawer, making them work... she doesnt really use it! :o
I have it set up to pull orders from her web site, auto print them, time clock, new orders, etc etc... nope. She uses the time clock and the order printing. good thing i didnt buy intuit!


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Re: Quickbooks Point of Sale - Alternatives?

Postposted on Wed Apr 23, 2014 9:02 am

Square (squareup.com) and Paypal are some really cool options now. My fav has been Square. Both should integrate with QB, but who knows - maybe even worth switching away from QB altogether :)

Bank of America, PNC, and other banks are now starting to offer their own POS solutions as well. Worth checking out.
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Re: Quickbooks Point of Sale - Alternatives?

Postposted on Thu Apr 24, 2014 1:15 am

I use Square for CC processing because I use it sparsely and it is simple and mobile. Im not sure I'd consider it a PoS though. While it has the ability to add some items to a predefined list of goods and services, it lacks any true in depth reporting. I wouldn't use it as a stand alone PoS for a well established business, supplemental CC processing or as a back... sure.
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