What are the requirements for using a multiple tablets or smartphones as cash registers for quickbook point of sale application?

We sell our products at events and use a laptop as the central computer for Quickbooks Point of Sale. We need to have 4 or 5 tablets or smartphones to record sales and track inventory for our members working the event.


Good day, rmiller.

I appreciate you checking in with us. Let me share some information about using Point of Sale (POS) on tablets or mobile devices.

If you have a GoPayment account, the QuickBooks Desktop POS Mobile Sync feature allows you to make sales using the inventory on your mobile phone or tablet. This feature is available for POS 12.0 and 18.0.

For a more in-depth about the POS Mobile Sync feature, you can check out this article: Connect GoPayment to QuickBooks Desktop Point of Sale.

Otherwise, you can use POS 18.0 on a tablet as long you have Microsoft Surface® Pro, a 2-in-1 detachable device which can be used separately as a tablet and as a laptop. To learn more about this, here's a great article for your reference: What’s new in QuickBooks Desktop Point of Sale 18.0.

This should point you in the right direction. Keep me posted if you have further questions. I'm always glad to help. Have a good one.

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