Advertiser Disclosure

QuickBooks POS Desktop

See Top Picks

QuickBooks Point Of Sale Review (Desktop Version)

QB POS is old-fashioned and can’t compete with cloud-based POS systems in pricing or features. Still, it’s functional and might appeal to diehard QB Desktop fans.

    Erica Seppala
  • UPDATED

Advertiser Disclosure: Our unbiased reviews and content are supported in part by affiliate partnerships, and we adhere to strict guidelines to preserve editorial integrity.

QuickBooks POS Desktop At A Glance

  • QuickBooks Point of Sale boasts the basic features and functionality of a good point of sale system, along with the built-in integration with QuickBooks’ accounting software
  • QuickBooks POS is easy to use and is capable of handling the needs of nearly any size of business
  • This POS software is on the expensive side even before factoring in add-ons, such as gift cards

Erica Seppala

Erica Seppala

Expert Analyst & Reviewer at Merchant Maverick
An expert in accounting, finance, and point of sale, Erica has been researching and writing about all things small-business since 2018. Erica's insights into personal and business finance have been cited in numerous publications, including MSN, Real Simple, and Reader's Digest. She is a graduate of Limestone College.
Erica Seppala
View Erica Seppala's professional experience on LinkedIn.



We've done in-depth research on each and confidently recommend them.

We've done in-depth research on each and confidently recommend them.

Sources

To learn more about how we score our reviews, see our Point Of Sale (POS) Software Rating Criteria.

67 Comments

Responses are not provided or commissioned by the vendor or bank advertiser. Responses have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by the vendor or bank advertiser. It is not the vendor or bank advertiser's responsibility to ensure all posts and/or questions are answered.

    Salim Patel

    Organization Name: Bead Time LLc

    I was using QB POS version 18 and, I’ve been forced to buy the version 19. Since I have installed the new version I’m facing many issues with the new credit card machine. Version 19 will not allow the split payment by 2 different debit cards. I have spent so much time with tech support and they were not able to help me as well. I feel as I was duped into buying upgrade for $690. which is not up to industry standard.

    1
    • Organization Name: Bead Time LLc

    This comment refers to an earlier version of this review and may be outdated.

    Cranky1

    I have been using this system since 2011. It has bugs, support is worthless, but generally it got the job done until now. We made the mistake of upgrading to version 19 as Intuit said we had to go to their touchless pin pad system. It doesn’t work. We’re dead in the water. They don’t care because they have our money (about a $1,000 for a forced upgrade). If you are considering this system, I would strongly recommend against it.

    1

      This comment refers to an earlier version of this review and may be outdated.

      Lisa Mathis

      Organization Name: soccer madness

      I was using QB POS for 2 years and then told that we needed to upgrade to 19.0i have had nothing but problems since I did this. I experienced an error the day that we installed this system. We reinstalled it twice and have spent 50 hours on the phone with Intuit. They acknowledge that there is an issue with the pin pads(which I had to reinstall and order 3 different ones). The issues are… system freezes during sale and may actually look like we had a successful sale yet really it doesn’t go thru or is reversed by the system itself. I have had funds double charged to customers too. Every time there is an issue, I have to experience the problem first and call. They never tell you ahead of time. Now I just found out that Apple Pay is experiencing issues and you are limited on amount. I cannot count the amount of times I have heard customer service say” i will let the engineers know about the problem”.Do not get this system

      1
      • Organization Name: soccer madness

      This comment refers to an earlier version of this review and may be outdated.

    More Comments

    Comments are closed.

    We Want Your Feedback!

    Help us to improve by providing some feedback on your experience today.

    The vendors that appear on this list were chosen by subject matter experts on the basis of product quality, wide usage and availability, and positive reputation.

    Merchant Maverick’s ratings are editorial in nature, and are not aggregated from user reviews. Each staff reviewer at Merchant Maverick is a subject matter expert with experience researching, testing, and evaluating small business software and services. The rating of this company or service is based on the author’s expert opinion and analysis of the product, and assessed and seconded by another subject matter expert on staff before publication. Merchant Maverick’s ratings are not influenced by affiliate partnerships.

    Our unbiased reviews and content are supported in part by affiliate partnerships, and we adhere to strict guidelines to preserve editorial integrity. The editorial content on this page is not provided by any of the companies mentioned and has not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities. Opinions expressed here are author’s alone.

    Our Experts Recommend Clover POS 🏆 As Exceptional Point Of Sale Software Clover offers intuitive hardware and software for just about any business type, including both retail and food service. Get Started Free option available

    Sign up for the Maverick Newsletter

    • Please select topics of interest

    • We occasionally send out emails with special offers.
    • Hidden
    • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.