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queck books POS pharmacy


I'm trying to understand if QuickBooks POS suits my need, as I own a pharmacy and I need powerful accurate stable software with the following options 


1- Multi-users as we have shifts and many persons using the casher and does it cost more than one user? even in the multi-store version ?? I can't find the answer to it  

2- Expiry date and notifications before the expiry date arrives 

3- multi-units for each product as we in Egypt sell medication in Box - strips - and in rare cases even Tablet. I will upload a pic for clarification 

4- Slow-moving or no moving products report ?

5- Prevent discounts for specific users or limit the discount to a specific percent

6- Connect to the software from the internet - I mean if I want to follow the daily work in the pharmacy without being in the pharmacy

7- stop selling specific product or buying it 


That's for now and thanks in advance

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QuickBooks Team

queck books POS pharmacy



To answer your questions: 

  1.  You can switch between single-user and multi-user mode in POS and use the window scheduler. Before doing so, Virtual Private Networks (VPN) and wireless networks tend to be low bandwidth (slow) aren't recommended for use with Point of Sale. These network configurations may be unreliable. For more information, check out this article: Set up Multi-User Mode in QuickBooks Point of Sale.
  2. QuickBooks Point of Sale, does not track for Inventory Expiration.
  3.  You'll need to enter the number of dozen per box in the Unit of Measure to count or show the quantity of your item.
  4. The option to create products report/reports tab in point of sale is unavailable.
  5. Discounts for specific users or limit is currently unavailable. 
  6. Every version of QuickBooks has its corresponding system requirements, it should work with an updated browser to be able to run QuickBooks seamlessly. In the meantime, I'd suggest checking for a third-party app that you can integrate with QuickBooks Point of sale. 

  7. For stop buying or selling it is unavailable, you do  manually check. 

Just a heads up, all information taken from ROW version, if you want to access POS you can find distributors/retailers with this. 


Generally,  Having tis features would be beneficial to your business, I offer you the QuickBooks Desktop and QuickBooks Online feature to meet your needs.


Moreover, you can skim through the topics from our help articles for more tips and resources while working with QuickBooks in the future. 


If you have any other questions about POS and QBO, please let me know by adding a comment below. I'm more than happy to help. Have a good one

Fiat Lux - ASIA
Level 15

queck books POS pharmacy


Are you using QB Desktop or QB Online?

Level 2

queck books POS pharmacy

thank you,


I needmore info from you


do you mean I should get QuickBooks desktop and QuickBooks online at the same time?


can you show me an example or give me a better explanation?

Level 2

queck books POS pharmacy

Non of them,


I'm trying to find a software fits my needs


queck books POS pharmacy

I can help you figure out which QuickBooks version you use in your pharmacy business, @KDES.


I'll ensure that you can find the most suitable software for your business needs. 


When reading your first post, I recommend using Point of Sale (POS) only. Check out this link to know what business types that'll fit POS:A point of sale solution that fits your business.


In addition, each version of QuickBooks has different functionalities available. Here are some features available in POS: 



Then for features that aren't available in POS, I'd recommend utilizing a third-party app. Let me route you to that page where you can see various apps that are compatible with QuickBooks:


  1. Go to our QuickBooks App Store.
  2. Choose your country in the drop-down. 
  3. Type POS in the search box to see the lists.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the chosen app.


Check out these articles below to get answers to our POS commonly asked questions: 



Reply to this thread again if you have follow-up questions or need further help in your business. We're always here, ready to help. Keep safe, KDES.

Fiat Lux - ASIA
Level 15

queck books POS pharmacy


Which accounting software do you have now? Or do you only need a POS system and it is enough for your needs?