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Retail Business

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The Smart Choice for Your Business.

Retail businesses can save time and work smarter with QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise.
It includes the functionality of QuickBooks, but with additional flexibility
and features that retail businesses need.

Easy pricing management.
Customize and automate your pricing with the Advanced Pricing.2 Create thousands of sophisticated price rules such as quantity discounts and scheduled promotions, and
manage those rules with great flexibility.

Integrated inventory management.
No more complicated workarounds. The Advanced
Inventory3 functionality lets you seamlessly manage
inventory right within QuickBooks.

Superior data crunching.
Are your item, customer, and vendor lists growing? QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise handles supersized data files with ease. And, you can work in two company files at once.4

Run your most critical reports with ease.
Advanced Reporting5 puts the information you need at your fingertips. Find the right report fast with reports bundled for the retail industry. Save time with templates auto-filled with your company information. Plus find answers to your
reporting questions with our robust help portal.

Technical expertise not required.
You don't have to be an accounting software expert to make Enterprise run smoothly for you. Your subscription to Enterprise includes access to U.S.-based product experts to help you all along the way.6

Special Features for Retail

Accounting systems for retailers must keep track of sales, inventory, and
customer information. The special features of the Retail edition help
keep these moving parts all straight. You can also pair it with
QuickBooks Point of Sale software (sold separately) to transfer sales,
inventory and customer information to your books in one quick step.

New! Industry-Specific Report Bundles

With Advanced Reporting, our most powerful QuickBooks reporting tool, you won't need to sort through hundreds of reports to find the right one. We've bundled together the reports that our nonprofit customers have found the most useful.

Improved! Powerful Tools for Accountants — Now Available for You

We've unlocked several key tools previously reserved for accountants, to give you even more control over your books.
- Write off an outstanding invoice as bad debt.
- Speed up troubleshooting by using prior account balances to locate account discrepancies.
- Manage your lists more actively with our review list changes function. See what's been added, changed, and deleted in the
  Chart of Accounts, Items, Fixed Assets, and Payroll Items lists.

Disallow Negative Inventory Quantities

Maintain control of your average cost by preventing it from resetting when you have inventory on hand.

Custom Price Levels Feature

Create up to 750 price levels for any item, or create custom price levels.

Retail Chart of Accounts

Organize your information the way you need to see it. Accounts and settings you need. Customize at any time.

Total Any Column on Sales and Purchases

Reduce tedious work by totaling quantities and custom fields, like weight, on sales forms. Verify you're ordering the correct amount without having to manually total quantities on purchase orders.

Sales Summary Form

Track sales results accurately with the Sales Summary Form.

Key Reports

The Retail edition functionality includes key reports made with your
business in mind, so you can easily track critical elements of your retail
business. Key reports include:

Gross Margin by Inventory Item

See gross margin by inventory item (if you company records each sales transaction.)

Monthly Sales by Customer

Determine your best customers and their sales activity over the last fiscal year.

Purchase Volume by Vendor

Track vendors from which you purchase the most goods.

Sales Graph

See your sales by month and which items, customers or sales reps bring in the most income.

Vendor Returns Detail

See which goods are most commonly returned to each vendor.

Real Business. Real Stories.

Download this case study and learn how QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise and QuickBooks Point of Sale has helped other retail businesses flourish.

By Nature Gallery (PDF)
By Nature Gallery does as much with QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise and Point of Sale as they used to with a much more expensive retail solution, including accessing real-time inventory information and reducing time to enter inventory data.

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