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    Should I go with Quickbooks?

    Hi, I'm about to open my new online shop, I'm selling computer accessories and Hi-Fi accessories, and am using X-Cart. They export directly to Quickbooks, which I was just about to buy, but I read a lot of bad reviews about it on Amazon.com. Has anybody here had any experience with Quickbooks? I will be using it for all my accounts, I'm hoping to sell 30 to 50 items a day, between 10 - 150 each item. I can also export my accounts from X-Cart as standard CSV files, so if anybody has had a good experience with another package, I'd be very grateful to hear from you.

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    I use it, it does the job. Keeps track of the details so I can quickly do my taxes each year.

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    Quickbooks is the least worst of many options. It does the job in most cases.

    I use the online version cause it sends out pretty invoices easily, especially if you are doing any monthly billing.

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    The reason Quickbooks has so many bad reviews is that a lot of people use it for their first try in business - they have very little experience and lots of them blow it. Then again, most new businesses fail (especially those started by people without experience).

    Quickbooks is an excellent entry-level accounting tool.
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    Quickbooks is an excellent tool.

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    I totally agree with Sagewing.

    Quickbooks is a great tool. However, you do need to have at least a VERY basic understanding of business accounting for all of its features to make sense.
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    Life is short. Be happy today! silver trophybronze trophy Sagewing's Avatar
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    For me, I just needed a bit of patience and attention. There are so many books and manuals for QB, anyone should be able to use it with the help of a CPA and some tutorials. When I first started (long time ago ) I didn't understand double-accouting at all, and was just following instructions from my CPA. I was sloppy, but it worked. Over time, I've started to 'get it' and now I use loads of features in QB. My company has grown a lot over the years, and there are 3 people working in our QB file now doing payroll, contractors, invoicing, time tracking, receivables, and more. It works great and it's dirt cheap!
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    Thanks for all your replies, I think I will go with Quickbooks then! As X-Cart exports directly to it, I presume this will save me a lot of unnecessary hassle.

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    Thumbs up QuickBooks with a CPA

    I use QuickBooks, and my CPA is also a QuickBooks consultant. He sat down with me for the setup of QB, and checks my books every several months.

    Generating invoices in an almost instant is one of the key benefits... and that whole balancing the books thing is not bad either.

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