Making Use of Point of Sale Addons

Posted: 15th June 2015 08:51

If you are already a user of QuickBooks software, or if you have considered incorporating it into your business, you may or may not be aware of some of the point-of-sale (POS) addons that the software has. These addons provide you with additional capabilities that can improve your productivity and profitability. These addons, which include consignment reporting and payment tools, EBT calculators for eligible state and federal benefit items and over/short end-of-drawer counts, can prove valuable in automating many of your manual tasks and allow you to optimize your QuickBooks software.
Here are some of the ways you can make the most of your QuickBooks software with POS addons. This includes a look at some of the addons available to you for your QuickBooks and how their use will save you time, increase your productivity, and help you make more money for your business.
Different Addons for Different Tasks
One of the purposes of an addon, which is typically developed by third-party developers who may or may not be associated with Intuit or QuickBooks, is to automate a given task and free you up from having to do so on a manual basis. Addons available to you for your QuickBooks can help you manage your inventory more efficiently, establish and manage an online store on Facebook, and manage other aspects of your business. Creating these efficiencies through the use of addons is important to you as a small business owner, particularly if you are engaged in more than one duty for the business.
Choosing the Right Addon
The type of business that you are in dictates the type of addons that you should consider. For example, those who are engaged in a retail business may find it useful to have a POS addon that matches your inventory items to those being scanned, checking for an invalid scan or product. You may also need to consider the addition of a handheld scanner addon that allows you to quickly receive deliveries from vendors by scanning these items into your inventory, as well as by printing a receiving voucher for your records.
Installing and Receiving Support for Your Addons
The addons you select for your business may be available in a web or online version, or as a file that attaches to your QuickBooks program, or both. It is important to choose addons that are easy to install and complement the form in which you use the software, whether it is on a standalone basis for a single user or available on an enterprise basis for multiple users in your organization.
Learning How to Use Your QuickBook Addons
Determining which addon you should use in tandem with your QuickBooks software is only part of what you need to consider. You should also give consideration to the addon's ease of use, not only by you, but also by any of your business associates who may also need access to the addon. Scheduling training and maintaining an up-to-date user manual can help you to navigate the addon and make better use of it and its functionality. This includes staying abreast of any version updates and installing them as they come up from time to time in order to ensure that you are working with the latest editions.