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Which is the best plan to choose

Which QuickBooks plan is the best to use? 
I’m a wholesaler, retailer and manufacturer
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Which is the best plan to choose

Thank you for your interest in QuickBooks Online, ashysamsoodin!


The best QuickBooks Plan is the one that has the features you can use for your company. I will help you by presenting the list of plans, so you can choose the one for your business.


I assume you're tracking inventories because you're doing wholesale, retail, and manufacturing, so I suggest subscribing to QuickBooks Online Plus. It's the only plan that has an Inventory tracking feature and is mostly used by businesses similar to yours. Check out our list of plans to see the other features of the said plan. You can sign up for a trial account or take advantage of the discount when you pay during sign up.


You can check out our video tutorials and help articles for your reference in the future.


Let me know if you have any other questions about selecting a product. You can also share your current processes, so I can tell you what features can make your work easier.

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Which is the best plan to choose

Hi thanks for your response. I selected an option for simple start, how can I move over to the plus version? 

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Which is the best plan to choose

Welcome back ashysamsoodin, and thanks for your follow-up. I'd be glad to help walk you through the process of upgrading your QuickBooks Simple Start to the Plus version. 


In choosing the appropriate QBO plan, you'll have to consider the needs of your business. Since our Plus version meets them, you can upgrade your current subscription level (Simple Start). Let's go to the Billing & Subscription menu to do this. 


Here's how:


  1. Sign in to QuickBooks Online as a primary or company admin.
  2. Select Settings ⚙ and then Account and settings.
  3. Select the Billing & subscription tab.
  4. Make sure your payment info is up to date.
  5. In the QuickBooks Online section, select Upgrade your plan.
  6. Review the available plans and then select Choose plan.
  7. Follow the onscreen steps to upgrade your plan.


For more information about the process, see this link: Upgrade or downgrade your QuickBooks Online subscription.

Just a reminder that if you purchased your Simple Start with a discount and then upgraded to QBO Plus, the discount from your initial subscription will not apply to your upgraded one.


I'm adding this helpful article to learn how to manage your QuickBooks Online subscription: Update billing, payment, and subscription info in QuickBooks Online. This also includes the steps on how you can switch to annual or monthly billing if you want.

Thanks for doing business with us. If there's anything else that you'd like to ask or need assistance with, don't hesitate to reply below. Keep safe.

Fiat Lux - ASIA
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Which is the best plan to choose


You will need a 3rd party inventory management app to manage your wholesale and retail business. You also need a 3rd party manufacturing app to integrate with QBO for another business.