Inuit announced that they would be soon discontinuing QuickBooks desktop point of sale software. QuickBooks POS has been the customer’s favorite point-of-sale software for more than the last 20 years. Maintaining and updating such innovative product requires time and resources therefore, Inuit decide to discontinue its QuickBooks desktop point of sale 19.0 on Oct. 3, 2023. They also reported that they will not release any future version of the software nor sell it to new customers anymore.
The following services will also be shut down with the discontinuation of QuickBooks desktop point-of-sale software.
- QuickBooks Point-of-Sale Payments
- QuickBooks Point-of-Sale Gift Card Service
- Mobile Sync
- Store Exchange
- E-commerce integration with Webgility
- Support Plans including Live Support (phone, email, chat)
- Vendor Lookup Service
The support plan for existing POS customers will be prorated and the remaining amount will be refunded. Existing QuickBooks desktop point of sales 19.0 customers can purchase additional seats, and hardware and opt for QuickBooks POS payments until Oct. 3, 2023.
Customers who want to use QuickBooks desktop POS 19.0 can use it till Oct. 23, 2023 after this date connected services, QuickBooks point of sales payments and gift card service will no longer work.
Shopify Point of Sale
Wondering what will happen after the discontinuation of QB POS?
There are a lot of POS options available in the market to choose from. Customers are free to choose point-of-sale solutions for their business.
Point of sale by Shopify is compatible with QuickBooks desktop software and their payment solution integrates effortlessly with QuickBooks. Shopify POS includes multi-channel selling, remote access, enhanced reporting, a modern user interface, and popular payment methods. They are also offering offers and discounts to QuickBooks point-of-sale customers who wish to move to their platform.
If you wish to switch to Shopify, please note that you can import Customer, Vendor, and Product lists. Transactional and non-transactional data cannot be transferred to Shopify. Shopify offers 24/7 free migration support to customers who are looking to migrate along with free migration tools. QuickBooks desktop software works with Shopify so that your financial information is transferred to your accounting software. QuickBooks POS cash drawer works with Shopify but you need to purchase all other hardware. There are special offers going on for QB POS customers where you are also entitled to get a free card reader with the purchase of Shopify POS and set up Shopify payments.