POS QuickBooks POS Setup for Retail


AccuPOS understands that setting up an inventory list is a very time-consuming task, but fortunately it only needs to be completely setup once. Setting up the inventory is very important, both for the accounting side of a business as well as the Point of Sale.

This guide will cover the basics of creating items inside QuickBooks and how the inventory list works with AccuPOS Point of Sale.

Explanation of the five general item sale types

Click on each item type below for step-by-step instructions on how to set it up in QuickBooks

  1. Non-inventory items
    For example: services such as gift wrapping or installing a watch battery, and items that are too small/numerous
    to make inventory tracking worthwhile, such as pencils, marbles, etc.


  2. Items that are sold using a different unit of measure than you purchased
    For example: a case of snickers as individual bars.


  3. Items that are sold using same unit of measure as you purchased
    For example: a keychain.

  4. Items that are a combination of multiple items (for QuickBooks Premier and Enterprise versions only)
    For example: a gift basket of soap, shampoo and moisturizer.


  5. Items that are sold using more than one unit of measure than you purchased
    For example: a 24-case of Coke also being sold as 6-packs and single cans.