ZipBooks Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives


Accounting & online invoicing software

4.54/5 (84 reviews)

ZipBooks overview

ZipBooks is a cloud-based accounting software which offers core accounting, financial reporting, budgeting and forecasting, online invoicing, expense tracking, credit card processing, and more. The platform aims to meet the accounting and bookkeeping needs of small and medium-sized businesses.

Designed to simplify accounting, ZipBooks provides users with a single transactions interface, intuitive reporting, and automatic categorization of transactions. US and Canadian bank accounts can be linked to the software, enabling the automatic import of transactions and reducing both users' workload and the potential for error. A default chart of accounts is generated automatically, and users can create additional custom accounts to suit their business. Project accounting tools allow users to tag payments, expenses, and other transactions with the related project name, and automatically import tracked time to designated project invoices.

ZipBooks's billing and invoicing systems allows users to create personalized emails and invoices with custom themes, logos and messages. Billable expenses can be marked for automatic addition to customer invoices, and time can be tracked for multiple team members. Payments can be processed directly from customer invoices through ZipBooks's integrated credit card processing, or through PayPal. Users can also create estimates and convert these into invoices once approved by customers. ZipBooks is compatible with multiple currencies, supports recurring billing, and can automatically remind customers that payments are due.


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United States, Canada

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ZipBooks reviews

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Ease of use
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Caitlin Jones

I'm a ZipBooks Fangirl! I've tried several accounting options & they provide the best value!

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-04-11
Review Source: Capterra

I've been able to spend less time on my accounting. I don't have to create reports, ZipBooks does it all based on my chart of accounts and other information. The customer service is super fantastic and supportive. The help files are well written, concise and easy to understand. The cost is low and the tiered pricing system is really fair. I can connect multiple accounts and add staff to my account. I can use time tracking, set up automatic invoices, pre-set items and tasks, add documents, just to name a few! My personal account is turned into a profile which is hosted on their system. My clients can leave reviews and potential clients can find and contact me.

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CJ South

Not perfect, but constantly improving and Customer Support is the best with super fast replys!

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2017-10-09
Review Source: Capterra

I run a photography+subcontractor business. I've been with Zipbooks since before they started charging a fee (switched from freshbooks) and let me tell you, there were definitely some major growing pains. The good new is that they listened to the customers and would always solve problems quickly. The gap between Zipbooks and Quickbooks/Freshbooks/etc.. used to be cavernous, but that gap is almost unnoticeable now. The interface is ridiculously easy to understand and flows really well. It's the best user interface experience I've had for accounting software. Costumer service has been nothing short of impressive. I'm an accounting/bookkeeping newb and the customer support has basically trained me how to do my own accounting. They have this great chat button that's always in the bottom right corner so you can easily ask questions and get answers like if you were chatting with a friend on facebook messenger. The company has a long way to go to being the best, but they certainly have the chops for it! I would high

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Andrea Maniaci-Hart

Simple bookkeeping for businesses

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2017-10-05
Review Source: Software Advice

I've been using this for about the last year and started when it was free to use. For what it was then and for as simple as it is, it serves my needs at the moment but it's a little difficult to use with my workflow so I feel like I'll probably outgrow it at some point. I do primarily project based work, tracking time and billing hourly. I don't sell anything through an inventory but will add expenses to an invoice. This software works great for that though it would probably work for something with a light inventory or commonly used services as well. Overall, it's a good value and worth testing out but it may not work as well for every business model.

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Diego Lucero

I love ZipBooks! Easy to use, beautiful invoices, and a solid time tracker

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2017-08-14
Review Source: Capterra

Saved time, beautiful invoices, reliable and integrated time tracker

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Jack Dorney

A great invoicing and accounting solution for small agencies and freelancers

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-03-16
Review Source: Capterra

A highly functional and easy-to-use platform for client invoicing and accounting.

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ZipBooks pricing

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30-day free trial, no credit card required.
Starter: free
Smarter: $15/month
Sophisticated: $35/month
Services: $125/month

ZipBooks features

Accounting Management
Activity Dashboard
Billing & Invoicing
Customizable Reporting
Data Import/Export
Expense Tracking
Invoice Management
Reporting & Statistics

Accounting Integration (132 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (118 other apps)
Compliance Management (98 other apps)
Electronic Payments (120 other apps)
Financial Analysis (90 other apps)
Invoice Processing (108 other apps)
Real Time Data (116 other apps)
Receiving (96 other apps)
Third Party Integration (121 other apps)
Workflow Management (94 other apps)

Additional information for ZipBooks

Key features of ZipBooks

  • Accounts payable
  • Accounts receivable
  • Billable & non-billable hours tracking
  • Billing & invoicing
  • Credit card processing
  • Customizable invoices
  • Expense capture
  • Financial dashboard
  • Financial reporting
  • Invoice status & history tracking
  • Mobile receipt capture
  • Notifications
  • Project billing
  • Recurring/subscription billing
  • Time tracking
  • Transaction tagging
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• ZipBooks lets users create tasks, assign them to team members, and track their performance using a real-time dashboard.

• User can keep exact and accurate records of working time and expenses so that everyone gets paid for every billable minute.

• Business rankings can be monitored across Google Search and Maps, Bing, Yelp, and more, and customers can be invited via email or SMS to leave reviews.

• The system automatically extracts transactions to generate real-time summaries of business expenses.

• ZipBooks enables the personalization of emails and invoices with themes, logos and messages.