August 19, 2019
When it comes to choosing an Amazon seller accounting software, Xero and QuickBooks are two most popular options. In our comparison between Xero vs. QuickBooks, we break it down based on the following:
Both apps offer ease and convenience and have customization options.
QuickBooks expenses are straightforwardly itemized, and cycling through each entry field is also faster. Its overview is also a bit better although some newbies find it too dense.
Xero, on the other hand, gives users the freedom to set a reminder schedule to make them stay on top of their income and expenses.
Both QuickBooks and Xero offer a 30-day trial to get started.
QuickBooks Online will charge between $20 and $150 per month. QuickBooks also offers a 50% discount for 6 months if you skip their free trial.
Xero Accounting will charge between $9 and $60 per month.
QuickBooks charges different plan rates mostly based on features, wheres Xero charges depending on frequency and features.
QuickBooks uses accounting terms throughout. Although it’s not a big deal, it might not be ideal for those who are not used to bookkeeping yet.
Xero's platform has a rather slow loading time. Every click of a button leads to a reload or a pop-up of the page requiring you to wait a bit. QuickBooks, on the other hand, is faster and is much more user and beginner friendly.
QuickBooks offers 24/7 phone support, which has been, in our experience, great! 👍
Xero handles customer queries via email, but still manages to respond promptly.
Rumor has it Xero uses third-party entities for their customer service functions, so you might notice a bit of variation in terms of customer service experience.
While QuickBooks inventory feature works well, but Xero is easier and simpler to use.
QuickBooks outlines reports thoroughly although it’s just limited to accounting and bookkeeping solutions.
Xero has more advanced features and has more solutions that go beyond just reporting data. They have sales tracking solutions and a CRM software.
QuickBooks has been our go-to from the beginning and has not let us down. Great customer support and easy reconciliation features make it the best in town.
If you have some time on your hands, we always recommend trying both and seeing which one better suits you. At the end of the day, they are both great!