QuickBooks Point-of-Sale: 7 Signs That Your Retail Company Should Make the Transition
2017-08-21 | by Gene Reynolds
Retail companies come in a variety of shapes and sizes across multiple industries. Yet, the common need for every retail company is a reliable point of sale system and accounting method to accurately record transactions.
QuickBooks Point-of-Sale (POS) is an ideal retail management system often used by companies with a storefront that need to efficiently track and manage their activity. This QuickBooks product is especially beneficial to small businesses seeking an accounting solution or businesses who are in the process of opening a storefront and need a retail management solution.
QuickBooks POS is ideal for these types of businesses seeking a solution to improve operational efficiency and more accurate retail accounting:
Small independent retailer operating primarily from a physical location with no more than 20 storefronts.
Retailer who is inventory based, as opposed to service based.
A company that uses a manual system/cash register and you are not technically savvy.
A company that uses handwritten receipts or calculators to record transactions.
Your current POS system is out-of-date or requires regular service updates.
Retailer who is concerned about inventory management.
You need a more efficient way to track and leverage customer information.
If your company matches the profile of a retailer that needs to make the transition, then consider the following ways to implement the QuickBooks POS system as a solution for your accounting needs.
How Do You Make the QuickBooks POS Transition?
When you determine that your company should utilize QuickBooks POS, it is highly recommended that you also purchase QuickBooks Financial for best integration between your POS system and accounting software.
Be sure to consult with Intuit or a certified retailer to see which version of QB Financial you should purchase with the POS system for smooth integration.
Then, your company will be able to take advantage of the following features when QuickBooks POS and QB Financial are fully integrated.
Inventory Quantities and Pricing Info
Inventory Cost Detail
Complete Sales History and Customer History
P&L Tracking and Reporting
Inventory Asset Value
Why Else Should You Transition to QuickBooks POS?
QuickBooks POS is a dynamic, affordable solution that can be easily integrated into your existing retail processes. There is minimal transition time required. Plus, the benefits are well worth the investment.
One of the key benefits to retailers is an integrated, secure, and EMV chip-ready credit card processing service that handles payment processing and connects directly to your accounting software to record transactions.
QB POS also helps facilitate critical retail tasks such as inventory management, customer management, multi-location management.
When you transition to QuickBooks POS, your retail workflow will also improve by handling tasks such as: