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Shopify Vs Volusion

Shopify Vs Volusion
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               Shopify Vs Volusion

It must be very confusing to choose an online eCommerce store since there are plenty of good options out there in the market. So to make it little simpler for you all I am posting my comparison on two of the most popular and well known eCommerce shop builders in the market – Shopify Vs Volusion. Hopefully the comparison between the two would help you choose the best platform for your business. Do leave us your comments and viewpoints in the comment section at the end of the article in case you enjoyed reading it. Would love to your hear your side of the story.

Background: Shopify Vs Volusion

Shopify was founded in 2006 with their headquarters in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. They have become one of the fastest growing companies in the world and host over 600,000 online stores and its growing every day.

On the other hand, Volusion has been in business since 1999 and has over 185,000 online stores. They also have an impressive list of customers. Earlier Volusion used to offer two versions of their software; however, they only offer V2 now. V2 is quite simpler and has been designed to get merchants selling quickly.

According to Shopify, their product has been responsible for $46bn in sales, whereas, Volusion’s claim is $28bn.

Both Shopify and Volusion are software that allows you to sell products online. This software have made selling online really easy, all you need to do is build an online store, select a template, upload your products, set the prices and vroom you are ready to start. It’s that simple.

In my opinion, Shopify is great for the first time web store owner as it’s easy to use and offers what you need. Volusion is similarly easy to learn but you might face difficulty in doing few simple things – like reordering the navigation or adding simple ‘About Us’ web page. However, in Shopify you would not face such problem. Also all Shopify plans allow you to add and sell unlimited number of items through your store, while Volusion has a tiered structure (100 products in $29 ‘Personal’ plan & 5,000 products in $79 ‘Professional’ plan), offering unlimited products only on their $299 ‘Business’ Plan and up.

Let’s compare the Pricing first: Shopify Vs Volusion

Volusion offers 4 pricing plans:

  • Volusion Personal: $29 per month
  • Volusion Professional: $79 per month
  • Volusion Business: $299 per month
  • Volusion Prime: price can be customized

Whereas Shopify offers 5 pricing plans:

  • Lite: $9 per month
  • Basic Shopify: $29 per month
  • Shopify: $79 per month
  • Advanced Shopify: $299 per month
  • Shopify Plus: pricing varies depending on requirements
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So with Shopify you can start selling online with as cheap as $9 per month. However, this plan actually doesn’t provide you with a fully functional online store. You can use a “Shopify Button” to sell products online on an existing website. Or else you can use your Facebook page to sell products. You can also use this plan to sell goods offline and use the Shopify back end to manage orders and inventory.

Just like Shopify, Volusion now provides unlimited Bandwidth on all their plans.

Apart from pricing, there are other factors that you need to consider while choosing an e-commerce store for your precious business – one of them being the Themes or Designs.

Themes/Designs: Shopify Vs Volusion

Themes play a very important role in making or breaking a sale. All of us want our store to look the best. So both Volusion and Shopify offer amazing free as well as paid themes that you can choose from and they are responsive too. In this day and age, responsiveness is a must when it comes to any website, let alone a web store. Both Volusion and Shopify themes are of great quality. Shopify provides 10 free themes whereas Volusion has 11.  Shopify has more than 100 paid themes to choose from and the price range is between $100-$180 whereas Volusion has around 38 paid themes and they all cost $180.  Volusion also made sure that 100% of their themes are mobile-responsive. When it comes to choosing a template, Shopify provides a wide range of filters like price, style, industry and more; whereas, Volusion doesn’t provide any filters ( other than ‘free’ or ‘premium’). When it comes to themes Shopify has an edge over Volusion.

Let us look at the Transaction Fee: Shopify Vs Volusion

Both Shopify and Volusion offer credit card rates that improve with each plan. Shopify users have to pay additional transaction fees on top of any credit card processing rates whenever they use a service provider other than Shopify payments. The additional transaction fees range from 2 %( on Shopify Basic) to 0.5 %( on Shopify Advanced). Whereas Volusion users do not have to any transaction fees no matter which credit card processing provider they choose.

Also to note here Shopify Payments doesn’t provide any seller protection and lot of sellers complain about chargeback. Paypal has seller protection. But in order use them on your Shopify store you will have to pay 2% transaction fee which is not there in Volusion.

Apps & Add-On: Shopify Vs Volusion

Both Shopify and Volusion have their own App store to help you improve and increase the functionality of your store. These Apps can help you manage inventory, shipping, bookkeeping, etc and also automate a lot of day-to-day tasks that is required to maintain an e-store.

Shopify offers you more than 1400 Apps while Volusion has about 70 Apps. Also Shopify provides different mobile phone Apps. Even though Volusion has fewer Apps, they have tried to integrate a lot of functionality like marketing, email newsletter and accounting, etc, into their builder, which means you wouldn’t require lot many apps. Also there are hundreds of free apps available in Spopify but only 10 free apps in Volusion.

Dropshipping: Shopify Vs Volusion

Dropshipping is retail method where you do not keep the products you sell in stock. Instead, you take the order; purchase the item from a third party and ship it directly to the customer. So you don’t need to stock or own inventory. In terms of dropshipping, Shopify has plenty of options. There are lots of apps for Shopify to facilitate it, whereas in Volusion, there are just two dropshipping apps: Doba and Kole Import.

Payment Gateways: Shopify Vs Volusion

Both Shopify and Volusion integrate with a large number of payment gateways. Shopify has an advantage here: you can use more than 100 payment gateways with Shopify whereas the number reduces to 50+ with Volusion.

Data sync for Accounting and Audit.

Both Shopify and Volusion sync with most of the commonly used accounting software’s like Billy Accounting software, Accounting Edge Pro, Xero, Sage, Quickbooks Desktop & online, Freshbook, and many more.

Customer Support: Shopify Vs Volusion

Shopify has one of the best customer support systems. There are available 24/7 through the phone, live chat and email. Shopify’s phone support is available from the $29 ‘Basic’ plan and up. They also have a discussion forum where you can post questions and interact with other Shopify users. Volusion also offers 24/7 support through the phone, live chats and email. Volusion’s phone support is available from the $79 ‘Professional’ plan and up. You are more likely to require phone support in Volusion than in Shopify because of their less user-friendly interface. However, there is an option to arrange a callback at a specific time in Volusion. Also, Volusion doesn’t have a discussion forum where you can interact with other entrepreneurs.

Both Shopify and Volusion have their strengths and weaknesses and it depends on you to see which one works better for your business. In my opinion, if you are a newbie and just starting out, less tech savvy, looking for unlimited storage with all plans and want a great e-commerce store then Shopify is the place for you. But if you are tech savvy or web developer and do not want to pay transaction fees then go for Volusion. Although Shopify seems to be the hands-down winner here, it’s usually a good idea to try both products out yourself before committing to one of them. Your personal preference matters the most. Both of them offer great features which will help you to grow your business. If you are serious about growing your business, investing a few hours with each builder is a wise investment. Do give it a try and don’t forget to share your experiences with us. So which platform worked better for you, Shopify or Volusion? Do let us know. We would love to hear your stories. Trial period for Shopify is 14 days and Volusion is for 14 days too.

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How to backup your Quickbooks Desktop file Online for Free.

How to backup your Quickbooks Desktop file Online for Free.
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We all know how important our data can be specially when it comes to business data. Data backup and data recovery are important parts of running a business. We should realize three things quickly: all computer systems crash, all humans error, and disasters happen when least expected or when we are not prepared for it.

In the article I am going to show you how you can backup your Quickbooks Desktop data online for free. There are multiple free tools to do that, however, I would suggest you to use Google drive or Onedrive (Outlook) as  it is widely used  due to ease of access. The screenshots that I have used is for Onedrive (outlook) but the same can be done  with Google drive as well. You can accomplish the goal of backing up your quickbooks desktop data online in two different steps. First getting up the Onedrive or Google drive:  Two:  Scheduling auto backup from Quickbooks desktop.

Setting up Onedrive

1: Create an Outlook account, Click here to create one.

2: Download one drive and install it. Once installed you will see Onedrive folder on file explorer as shown below

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By default you will have Picture, Document and Public folder but my suggestion is to create a dedicated folder for Quickbooks backups as shown in the picture.

That’s it. Now that we are done with stage one, lets move to stage two.

 

Scheduling Auto backup from Quickbooks Desktop.

Things to remember before scheduling auto-back from Quickbooks desktop.

a: If you have multiple Quickbooks file, then you need to individually open every file and schedule the backup for it.

b: make sure the time that you select for autoback to happen during that time your computer should be powered on or else it will skip that backup.


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Scheduled backups
  • Go to the File menu and click create copy or  Backup Company to open the backup wizard.
  • Once open select Local Backup and click on Options
  • On Backup Option screen click on browse and select the backup folder under OneDrive that you have created and click on OK as shown on the picture.

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  • On the next screen Click Only schedule future backups and then click Next.
  • In the Backup on a schedule section of the window click New.
  • Enter a Description for your scheduled backup. This name appears in your list of scheduled backups so you can easily find it later.
  • Click Browse and select the same backup folder under OneDrive.
  • Optionally, click the checkbox to Number of backups copies to keep and enter a number in the field provided.
  • Click Store Password to open the Store Windows Password window and enter the requested Windows login information. Be sure the login you enter has Windows permission for the location you’ve selected for the backup.
  • Select the time, weekly frequency, and day(s) for the backup to take place. For example, if you want to run your backups daily, select every day of the week and run the task every “1” week.
  • Click OK to return to the previous window. The backup appears in the list in the Backup on a schedule section of the window.
  • Click Finish to close the wizard.

Here you have successfully accomplished the task. Quickbooks will now automatically backup the file on the Onedrive folder as per the instruction and when your Onedrive syncs it saves a copy of the backup file on the cloud server and if you ever need those file simply login to your OneDrive account from anywhere or any computer in the world where you have the backup file. However, the limit on Onedrive or Google drive is 5GB which is enough to keep at-least 3 to 4 months Quickbooks data depending on the size. And in case you need more space, you can check out some paid backup service with some excellent features. Below mentioned are some amazing backup service providers:

1: IDrive  : is the most preferred online backup service provider. It also has a free plan in which you get 5 gb of free space and you get two different plans as well, Personal and Business which you can choose as per your requirements.  Apart from Cloud backup it also provides Data recovery service, Click here to know more about it.

2: Backblaze :  has been one of the top names in online backup for several years and has over 30 billion customers. Blackblaze offers 30 days trial period and the paid plan starts with $5 a month with loads of cool features.

3: Paragon Backup : Paragon has the solution for everyone weather you are a home user, micro, medium, or enterprises company. It has products for all category, they are cost effective and reliable.

4: Acronis :  is one of the best-looking online backup services and it’s arguably the most full-featured. Acronis True Image is expensive and complicated, but it offers a wide range of options and features for hard-core PC users.

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Benefits of Selling Online

Benefits of Selling Online
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The digital world is expanding day by day. Almost everyone across the globe has access to internet and smart phones. So in this age of growing internet access it is very important to have an online presence to increase the productivity and profits. Though brick and mortar still makes up the majority of sales, online sales are growing rapidly. These day’s  buyers before buying anything conduct extensive research online. Most of them even prefer shopping from home as it takes away the pain of waiting in the queue to pay up bills or even driving through the busy road. Online shopping makes your life easy, hassle free and saves a lot time. You can often purchase items with just a simple click of a button.

Let us take a look at some of the benefits of selling online:

Global Reach: By going online, your customers are no longer confined to the geographical location where the store is located. Your customers could be anyone, from any part of the world. You could sell anywhere, anytime, even internationally. Selling online also has an added advantage of increasing the potential customer base by driving traffic through multiple channels like social media, organic search, Google Ads etc.

Cost Less to Setup: Setting up a physical store is a costlier affair as it involves rental space, wages for the employees, equipments, insurance, inventory, electricity, etc. On the other hand, setting up an online store requires much lesser investment as some of the above mentioned costs are not incurred on online selling. You can save a lot of money by selling online. You can use the money that you save to develop your website and the product range. It also takes less time to set up online store. You can easily set up your online store through E commerce portals.

Open 24/7: An online store is open to customers 24/7, 365 days a year, which means customers can shop at their convenient time. Your sale can happen any time of the day. This not only maximizes your sales but also your profits. On the contrary, keeping an offline store open 24/7 not only requires additional expenses but also practically not feasible.


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Wide Range of Products available: Offline stores require additional planning to expand their range of products due to limited space. However, online store doesn’t have such limitations and you can use drop shipping to procure inventory without a large, upfront investment.

Increase Brand Awareness: Having an online presence will help you to increase your brand awareness. Most of the buyers before buying anything researches about the product online first. So having a proper website or an e-store will allow the customers to check about your product information, reviews etc before making a decision. They can also search about your company anytime. This will in turn help you to build trust and loyalty among your customers.

Easily Measurable: It is very easy to track your sales online through systems like Google Analytics. You can view statistics including how many people visited your website, through which source did they come, what they purchased, how many orders were processed, average cart total, cart abandonment rate and more.

Having an online presence or an online store not only helps you to maximize your sales and profits but also lets you work from any part of the globe. So what are you waiting for start you online store today with Shopify or Bigcommerce and become your own boss. Do leave us your comments and viewpoints in the comment section at the end of the article. Would love to hear your side of the story.

 

Out here I would like to recommend 6 different platforms where you can create your online Store very easily

 

  • 1 : Shopify  :  Shopify is a leading online shop builder – it is currently powering over 600,000 online shops and has helped businesses process over $50 billion worth of sales

 

  • 2: BigCommerce   :  Bigcommerce comes with a range of customizable templates to help you design your store; you can use it to sell either physical or digital goods; and there are also some tools provided to help you market your store.

 

  • 3: volusion    :  volusion  is one of the larger ecommerce online store builders that allow you to start selling your products without being a technical nerd at all

 

  • 4: 3Dcart      :3dcart is a feature-rich eCommerce platform that serves merchants large and small. With a wide range of pricing options and loads of features right out of the box, 3dcart is an excellent option for merchants who are looking for an affordable, fully-hosted selling solution.

 

  • 5: LemonStand   : Founded in 2010, LemonStand is a Canadian eCommerce solution for growing online sellers. LemonStand currently hosts over 2,000 merchants and provides all of those merchants with reliable web hosting, excellent customer service, and a continually expanding feature set

 

  • 6:  EcWid.    : The name “Ecwid” (pronounced ECK-wid) is short for “eCommerce widgets” which describes (somewhat) what Ecwid does. Ecwid is a shopping cart widget that incorporates into any website with just a few lines of code. Using Ecwid, you can sell across multiple sites and manage it all from one easy-to-use admin. If you’ve only got a few products to sell (up to 10) Its completely free.

 


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Shopify Vs Bigcommerce

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    Shopify Vs Bigcommerce:  Which one should you try?

It must be very confusing to choose an online ecommerce store since there are plenty of good options out there in the market. So to make it little simpler for you all, I am posting my reviews on two of the most popular and best ecommerce shop builders in the market – Shopify and Bigcommerce. The debate of Shopify vs Bigcommerce seems to be an ongoing one. Do leave us your comments and viewpoints in the comment section at the end of the article in case you enjoyed reading it. Would love your hear your side of the story.

Shopify was founded in 2006 with their headquarters in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. They have become one of the fastest growing companies in the world and host over 600,000 online stores and its growing every day.

On the other hand, Bigcommerce is slightly newer platform and was founded in 2009 originally from Sydney, Australia but now they have a corporate headquarters in Austin, Texas. They host over 95000 online stores and their popularity is growing each day.

Both Shopify and Bigcommerce are software that allows you to sell products & Service online. This software have made selling online really easy, all you need to do is build an online store, select a template, upload your products, set the prices and vroom you are ready to start. It’s that simple.

In my opinion, Shopify is great for the first time web store owner as it’s easy to use and offers what you need. Bigcommerce is the way to go for more advanced and larger web stores that are past the initial web store stage and where it’s all about conversion rate/recurring customers.

Here is testimonial of a happy Shopify Customer:

I was in the midst of free trials with both BigCommerce and Volusion when I found out about Shopify. I had literally been in tears with the other free trials, because I don’t have deep HTML or CSS knowledge. Every little change seemed to require big back-end changes. Whenever I called their support teams, I didn’t feel that my questions were answered. I did feel like I was getting the “hard sell” and that their staff was anxious to “close the deal”. It seemed like their motivation was commission and not serving the customer. I couldn’t believe there wasn’t anything out there that a reasonably intelligent entrepreneur could use to create their own e-commerce website.

I was thrilled to find Shopify. Everything is just the way it should be. If you want to change colors and fonts, you can do so simply and easily. Every time I have ran into something that seemed like a stumbling block, I’ve just called the support team and gotten a nonchalant answer that made everything seem so simple. Sometimes the answer has been that “there’s an app for that”. Other times they have simply made the desired change for me on-the-spot, especially if it is related to HTML code. Their online support database has a lot of tutorials with screen shots that have walked me through how to make changes myself too. Thus, I’m now not intimidated by HTML.

Shopify has gone above and beyond with all my requests, which is why I’m bothering to take the time to write this testimonial. I found out about Shopify while reading something online related to The Four-Hour Work Week book. As a small business owner, Shopify has been an invaluable partner.

Adrienne Doring

A testimonial of a happy Bigcommerce customer:

We have used different e-commerce platforms over the years. With our store, we wanted something easy to use that had the features we needed. BigCommerce made setting up our store simple with great SEO features and seamless integrations with MailChimp, Facebook, Ebay, PayPal and Google. Consider us very satisfied clients! Ben & Mary Daniel

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Let’s look at the Pricing first:

Bigcommerce offers 4 pricing plans:

  • Bigcommerce Standard: $29.95 per month
  • Bigcommerce Plus: $79.95 per month
  • Bigcommerce Pro: $249.95 per month
  • Bigcommerce Enterprise: varies depending on requirements

Whereas Shopify offers 5 pricing plans:

  • Lite: $9 per month
  • Basic Shopify: $29 per month
  • Shopify: $79 per month
  • Advanced Shopify: $299 per month
  • Shopify Plus: pricing varies depending on requirements

So with Shopify you can start selling online with as cheap as $9 per month. However, this plan actually doesn’t provide you with a fully functional online store. You can use a “Shopify Button” to sell products online on an existing website. Or else you can use your Facebook page to sell products. You can also use this plan to sell goods offline and use the Shopify backend to manage orders and inventory.

It seems the pricing structure of Shopify and Bigcommerce are quite similar to each other with the exception being Shopify Lite where you can sell goods online at a much cheaper rate.

Apart from pricing there are other factors that you need to consider while choosing an ecommerce store for your precious business – one of them being the Themes or Designs.

Themes:

Themes play a very important role in making or breaking a sale. All of us want our store to look the best. So both Bigcommerce and Shopify offers amazing free as well as paid themes that you can choose from. Shopify provides 10 free themes whereas Bigcommerce has 7 . Shopifys free themes and quite distinct and differ considerably whereas the free themes provided by Bigcommerce are more or less like variants of each other rather than unique designs. Shopify offers not only better looking designs as they have a larger ecosystem of designers but also more free responsive designs. In this day and age, responsiveness is a must when it comes to any website, let alone a web store.

Shopify has more than 100 paid themes and the price range is between $100-$180 and Bigcommerce also has around 100 paid themes and the price range is between $145-$235. Again the paid themes in Bigcommerce are quite similar to each other but in Shopify the themes differ considerably. When it comes to themes Shopify has an edge over Bigcommerce.

Let us look at the Transaction Fee:

Both Shopify and Bigcommerce offer credit card rates that improve with each plan. Shopify users have to pay additional transaction fees on top of any credit card processing rates whenever they use a service provider other than Shopify payments. The additional transaction fees range from 2 %( on Shopify Basic) to 0.5 %( on Shopify Advanced). Whereas Bigcommerce users do not have to any transaction fees no matter which credit card processing provider they choose.

Also to note here Shopify Payments doesn’t provide any seller protection and lot of sellers complain about chargeback. Both Paypal Amazon Pay have seller protection. But in order use them on your Shopify store you will have to pay 2% transaction fee which is not therein Bigcommerce. Bigcommerce has an edge over Shopify here.

E-commerce Tools:

Both Shopify and Bigcommerce provide you with awesome e-commerce tools that will help you to build and grow your store. Shopify offers all the basic tools that are important to build an advanced e- commerce store whereas Bigcommerce offers you more tools “out of the box” (like built in shipping quotes, gift certificates, product reviews and some basic email marketing tools) than Shopify. In their most expensive plan, Shopify offers gift cards, reviews and ratings as “out of the box” features. If you want to take advantages of more tools “out of the box”, then Bigcommerce should be your option.

Apps:

Both Shopify and Bigcommerce have their own App store to help you improve and increase the functionality of your store. These Apps can help you manage inventory, shipping, bookkeeping, etc and also automate a lot of day-to-day tasks that is required to maintain an e-store.

Shopify offers you more than 1400 Apps while Bigcommerce has about 250 Apps. Also Shopify provides different mobile phone Apps. The two main ones are Shopify -{which helps you to manage the basic aspects of your store} and Shopify POS –{which helps you to sell products via Shopify in a physical location}. Bigcommerce used to offer a mobile app but no longer does. This is again Shopify strength over Bigcommerce.

About Annual Sales Limits:

There is a sale limit in Bigcommerce. On the “standard” plan your sales are limited to $50000, on the “plus” plan it is $150,000 and on the “pro” plan it is $400,000, on the Bigcommerce Enterprise it says custom which means its negotiable. These limits are calculated on a trailing 12-month basis. However, no such limits exist on Shopify plans. This can be one of the strongest reasons to choose Shopify over Bigcommerce.

Benefitting from Annual Discounts:

There is something like annual discounts which both Bigcommerce and Shopify offer to their users. Shopify offers a 10% discount if you pay upfront for a year’s service and 20% discount if you pay upfront for two years. However, Bigcommerce provides a 10% discount if you pay upfront for a year’s service on the ‘Pro’ and ‘Plus’ plans.

Hiring a Consultant:

Both Shopify and Bigcommerce offer experts to help you with your online store. These experts are external consultants like designers, developers, marketers that you can hire to grow your business. Shopify have more experts than Bigcommerce who can help you set up your store from scratch. Also the best thing about Shopify is that they list out experts that are geographically closest to you so if you ever want to meet them in person, you can request so. So if want to personally meet your consultant and discuss about your business then Shopify is the place for you.

Contact Support:

Both Shopify and Bigcommerce have impeccable customer service and they are ready to help you 24/7 through email, online chat and phone.

Both Shopify and Bigcommerce have their strengths and weaknesses and it depends on you to see which one works better for you. If you are a newbie and just starting out, less tech savvy and do not require ‘out of the box’ features but want a great e-commerce store then Shopify is the place for you. But if you are looking for growth, more tech savvy and require a lot more ‘out of the box’ features then go for Bigcommerce. However, we would want you to try out both of them (their free trial periods) and experience them for yourself. Your personal preference matters the most. Both of them offer great features which will help you to grow your business. Trial period for Shopify is 14 days and Bigcommerce is for 15 days. Do give it a try and don’t forget to share your experiences with us. We would love to hear your stories.

 

 

 

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Have you ever encountered this error on Quickbooks Desktop?

Error Code: 80029c4a Description:Error loading type library/DLL while trying to open your company file?

In this article i am going to discuss why its happening and how to identify the point of failure and the fix for it.

first we need to identify if the problem is with the Quickbooks Software or your Quickbooks Company file, In order to check that try opening a sample company file. If the sample file opens fine it clearly means that the problem area is your quickbooks company file and you might have to restore a good backup copy or send it for recovery.  A data file can be damaged because of multiple reasons like power failure, incorrect multi-user setup, human error and many more.

And ff you are getting the same error while opening a sample file as well it means that the problem area is your Quickbooks Software and there could be couple is fixes for it.

Solution 1:

The first step would be to update your quickbooks to the latest release. Again there are two ways to update quickbooks, Automatic & manual. I would suggest to go for the manual update.  Click here to get the latest updates for Quickbooks .

 

Solution 2:

An antivirus can also be a point of failure, disable your antivirus and check if you are able to open your quickbooks successfully or not because at times antivirus software treats some quickbooks components as virus and tries to block then. If disabling your antivirus helps then configure it with Quickbooks allowing full access.

 

Solution 3:

Repair or reinstall your quickbooks. At times repair and reinstall do work but if you really want to save some time then go for a clean install of quickbooks which is a guaranteed fix where in the problem area is the software itself.

 

Following the above troubleshooting steps religiously will surely resolve your issue.

 


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The user is already logged into the company file. If possible try logging in using a different username

The user is already logged into the company file. If possible try logging in using a different username
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Ever came across this error?

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The user is already logged into the company file. If possible try logging in using a different username

There can be multiple reasons for QuickBooks to generate this error. Digging down the error this time I found something completely different, new culprit which was causing the problem.

In this particular case it was Quickbooks Premier 2017 on a multi-user environment with QBW files on the server ( Server 2008) with QB Database Server Manager running and 3 computers (two with windows 10 and one with windows 8)

The situation was when a user closes out of QuickBooks and when they try to log back into the same company file again they get the error “The attempt to log in with username “username” failed. The user is already logged into the company file. If possible try logging in using a different username.” Restarting the Server or the QB Database Server Manager allows them to log back in but this happens each time a user logs into a company file and we can’t just restart the server all the time.

I did all the basic troubleshooting steps like killing the qbw32 process from the task manager but did not help. The file was clean as no errors were detected while verifying the file. Still went ahead and ran a repair but the problem persists, Thinking it could be a problem with the user list as at times it gets damaged I deleted all the users and created new one but that didn’t help either.

Further digging down found that QuickBooks messenger was causing the problem though the QuickBooks messenger option was disabled on all three workstations.

Finally the FIX for “The user is already logged into the company file. If possible try logging in using a different username”

Browse to C:\Programs Files (x86)\Intuit\QuickBooks 2017″ folder.  and rename QuickBooksMessaging.exe to QuickBooksMessaging.exe.old.

Did that on all three workstations and haven’t seen that frustrating error since then..

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A question for all QBO users

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Why dose this qbo company file receives Payments automatically in every 10 minutes?

You must be thinking i am crazy, But that’s OK. I get the same reaction every i try to explain  this situation to anyone.

The problem in my case is that qbo for some reason receives payments automatically in every 10 minutes for random customers, Still not believing? I got some screen shots Attached.

To fix it I tried merging the customers but that didn’t really help, Humm,..  Actually it did for a while but when i created a new test invoice of $1 for the same customer (Shops-New) it started receiving payments again & now for $1,  Also to let you know No merchant account is integrated in this file.

Below are the screenshots attached and in-case someone has already fixed this bug kindly let me know.

First let me Show the recurring transaction list.

Tecurring transaction list 1024x576 - A question for all QBO users

This is not Important but i thought someone would like to check it as well,  This screenshot was taken after the merging was done.

Customer Info page 1024x576 - A question for all QBO users

All the transactions that you see on this screen are automatically added

Customer transactions bottom 1024x576 - A question for all QBO users

Receive payment screen of the same customer referring to

Revieve payment top 1024x576 - A question for all QBO users

Receive payment screen, This is just the first page. Look at the bottom there are 6271 pages all filled up with with automated transaction of $6000

 

Revieve payment bottom 1024x576 - A question for all QBO users

The Audit log.

Audit log 1024x576 - A question for all QBO users

Qbo audit log

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If anyone is aware of this Issue then please let me the fix for it.

 

 

 


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What are quickbooks file extensions

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Has anyone asked you about the type of quickbooks file extention? Most likely this questions must have come from your accountant for a tech support representative. Well a extension is a three- or four-letter abbreviation that signifies the file type. For example, in letter.docx the filename is letter and the extension is docx. or .CSV for Comma separated, variable length file (Open in Excel), .exe for PC Application etc etc In the very same way Quickbooks can open the following file extensions mentioned below.

Quickbooks working file extension for Windows

File extension File type Description
*.QBW QuickBooks Company file The QBW format is associated with Intuit QuickBooks software. It uses QBW files to store financial data, templates, letters, logos, and images for a company.
*.QBB QuickBooks Backup file format QBB files are backups of QBW files which store a companies financial records, templates, logos, letters and images.
*.QBM QuickBooks Portable file Compressed version of the QuickBooks company file. *.QBM files are ideal for sharing because of the smaller file size.
*.QBI QuickBooks Image file The *.QBI file “holds” transactions that have been written until they are posted to the hard drive
*.QBR QuickBooks Report template When you export the template for a memorized report, QuickBooks saves the file with a .QBR extension.
*.DES Layout designer template export file QuickBooks provides a variety of templates that you can use for your forms
*.QBO QuickBooks Online Bank Statement File This type of file contains an electronic bank statement downloaded from a financial institution’s website.
*.INI Initialization File A config log file for QuickBooks.
*.LGB Little Green Box Related to SDK log files for QuickBooks  that contains encrypted information about user names and passwords. It is utilized when an application needs to communicate and connect with QuickBooks (like QuickBooks Point of Sale) while it is unattended or closed. The user name and password stored in this file is utilized to connect with the Sybase server.
*.QWC QuickBooks Web Connector This file contains encrypted information about 3rd party applications integrated with QuickBooks
*.QBP QuickBooks Print file This file stores form settings used by QuickBooks to print the form.
*.WPR.INI Windows Print file This file stores QuickBooks printer settings

Accountants File Extension

File extension File type Description
*.AIF Accountant’s copy Import File Created when Accountant’s copy is exported; to be used for importing into user’s company file
*.QBA QuickBooks Accountant copy working file File used for accountant’s review
*.QBA.TLG Transaction log file for the Accountant’s copy When you back up an accountant’s review copy, QuickBooks starts a log of transactions that you’ve entered since the last time you backed up. In case of accidental loss of data, Intuit Technical Support can use your most recent backup in conjunction with the transaction log file to recover your data
*.QBJ General Journal Entries The .QBJ file can be used to easily incorporate general journal entries creaetd by your accountant into your company file.
*.QBX Accountant’s review copy (export file) Backup made for Accountant’s copy of user’s company file. When Accountant restores this, it is an Accountant’s Copy of the file.
*.QBY Accountant’s copy import file. When your accountant is finished making changes in an Accountant’s Copy, he or she provides you with a .QBY file to be imported into your company file.

Utilities and Log file extension

File extension File type Description
*.AVI Audio Video Interleave A multimedia format that contains both audio and video data in a file. This is used in QuickBooks for “Show Me” files
*.IIF Intuit Interchange Format May be created for importing lists and/or transactions.
*.ND Network Data File A configuration file that allows access to the QuickBooks company file.
*.RTP Used for auto-patch
*.TLG Transaction log file Keeps track of changes to the file since the last backup.
*.WAV Windows sound format Sound Advice files (used in CD versions of QuickBooks)
*.Qbwin.log QB Windows log File is created/updated when a user runs verify and/or rebuild. Logs problems found/situations corrected
*.QBBackup.tmp QB Back temp folders File created during failed online or scheduled backup with date and time stamp. Cannot be used to restore data.
*.Temp1234.qbt File created during pass 1 of rebuild, and deleted automatically when rebuild is completed.
*.QBSDK.log Logs for errors in QuickBooks and other services such as web connectors.
*.QWC.log QB Web Connector log Logs for Web Connector errors and process.
*.SyncManagerLogger.log  Sync Manager log Logs for Sync errors and activities.
*.ECML  Entitlement file Stores installation license, and registration data

Payroll Files Extension (US Only)

 

File extension Description
*.1PA Files used to create forms 940 and 941 (Quickbooks for Windows 4.0 through QuickBooks 2004)
*.TXT & *.SET Used in QuickPay version 2.0/2.1
Prddesvr.exe, Product.fam, Perwin95.ini, Perrval.dll These files are used for printing 940/941 forms.
Taxtbl.usa Integrated Payroll tax table file

Quickbooks Statement Writer file extension

File extension File type
*.QSM QSW Statement file
*.QSS QSW Appearance file
*.QST QSW Template file

QuickBooks Fixed Asset Manager (US Only)

File extension Description
*.Fx0 Compressed FAM data file. Stores asset data
*.Fx1 Stores system data
*.Mx0 Header file
*.FPx Stores report data
*.FXR FAM backup sync log file
*.FIM Stores CSV import data headers

Quickbooks for Mac file extension (US only)

File extension File type/ Description
*.QB2016 QuickBooks 2016 for Mac company data file
*.QB2015 QuickBooks 2015 for Mac company data file
*.QB2014 QuickBooks 2014 for Mac company data file
*.QBB Windows compatible QuickBooks for Mac backup file
*.QBMB QuickBooks for Mac disk backup file (QuickBooks for Mac 2012 and earlier)
*.DMG QuickBooks for Mac 2013 and later use the Apple disk image to create backups
*.plist Preference files that store registration and any preferences set within QuickBooks

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Whаt уоu ѕhоuld Abоut QuickBooks Clоud Hоѕtіng

Whаt уоu ѕhоuld Abоut QuickBooks Clоud Hоѕtіng
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QuісkBооkѕ Clоud Hosting brіngѕ thе ѕuрrеmасу оf “сlоud соmрutіng” dоwn tо earth, gіvіng clients a simple, protected data ассеѕѕ tо thеіr QuісkBооkѕ dаtа and wоrkflоwѕ wherever аnd whenever thеrе іѕ a requirement. There are mаnу аdvаntаgеѕ оf uѕіng QuickBooks Hosting, but the mаjоr аdvаntаgе іѕ thаt іt rеԛuіrеѕ nо іnѕtаllаtіоn, no mаіntеnаnсе, nо trаіnіng, nо nеw еԛuірmеnt, nо IT саріtаl investment, or еvеn a lоng-tеrm commitment. Other than thіѕ, it consists оf ѕеtuр ѕuрроrt аnd аutоmаtіс uрgrаdеѕ! And if uѕеr’ѕ changes their mind later, thеn thе hosting ѕоftwаrе аnd data can gо rіght bасk tо user’s desktop bесаuѕе іt belongs tо thеm.

QuісkBооkѕ Hоѕtіng Sеrvісе takes аwау thе fеаr оf a computer сrаѕhіng аnd ѕуѕtеm fаіlurе when users need tо ассеѕѕ thеіr data frоm аnуwhеrе and anytime. Mаnу organization individuals аnd buѕіnеѕѕеѕ mау decide tо use QuісkBооkѕ Hosting, аѕ іt can рrоvіdе thе bеnеfіtѕ оf a ѕhоrt setup tіmе-frаmе for new ѕоftwаrе аnd аlѕо decrease overall соѕtѕ.

QuickBooks wоrkѕ оn thе ѕеrvеr, аnd аll users buѕіnеѕѕ files аrе іn оnе place. Multірlе uѕеrѕ саn then utіlіzе QuickBooks аt the same time аnd ассеѕѕ thеіr company file from anywhere аnd аnуtіmе, frоm аnу Cоrnеr оf the wоrld with thе help оf Intеrnеt.

Wіth Quickbooks, thе uѕеrѕ can get thе preferred version аnd еdіtіоn оf Quісkbооkѕ Hоѕtеd on the сlоud. Wіth QuickBooks, any data frоm thе еxіѕtіng dеѕktор аррlісаtіоnѕ can be еаѕіlу transferred tо thе rеmоtе hоѕtеd ѕеrvеr.

 

Fеаturеѕ оf Quісkbооkѕ Cloud Hosting:

Quickbooks Cloud Hоѕtіng іnсludеѕ fеаturеѕ аѕ fоllоwѕ:

  • It is a dedicated hosting for secure uѕаgе оf thе data оf thе uѕеr.
  • It provides secure ѕеtuр оn tеrmіnаl ѕеrvеrѕ.
  • It provides соmрlеtе dаtа bасkuр аnd рrоmіѕеd disaster rесоvеrу.
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  • It рrоvіdеѕ аutоmаtіс uрgrаdеѕ of thе QuickBooks ѕоftwаrе from hosting рrоvіdеrѕ.
  • It provides bеttеr mаnаgеmеnt even with оn-thе-gо activities.

QuісkBооkѕ ѕеrvісеѕ fасіlіtаtе uѕеrѕ tо run аlmоѕt аnу еdіtіоn/vеrѕіоn оf QuісkBооkѕ on іtѕ hіgh-ѕрееd terminals servers. This ѕоund great, іnѕtеаd of іnѕtаllіng dіffеrеnt QuickBooks ѕоftwаrе on uѕеrѕ lосаl dеѕktорѕ, аll оf thеm саn bе run bу hоѕtеd QuісkBооkѕ сlоud services.

QuickBooks Clоud Hоѕtіng nееdѕ thе fоllоwіng conditions to bе mеt bеfоrе іt саn реrmіt ассеѕѕ tо соmраnу dаtа files:

  • Wіndоwѕ Fіlе permissions: Thе client whо іѕ logged іn should hаvе реrmіѕѕіоnѕ ѕеt to Full соntrоl, which соnѕіѕtѕ of реrmіѕѕіоn tо lооk at, ореn, аnd modify thе data fіlе.
  • Dаtаbаѕе Sеrvеr mode: Thе database server саn ѕuссеѕѕfullу open thе company data file.
  • QuісkBооkѕ Uѕеr lоgіn: Each client must have a QuісkBооkѕ uѕеr login аnd раѕѕwоrd.

Once thеѕе rеԛuіrеmеntѕ mentioned аbоvе are mеt, сlіеntѕ саn access thе company data files еаѕіlу.


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