Liberty's new Send Mail "feature" does not work unless you install and/or configure additional software.
Today, Google officially released Google Drive. Google drive is a file-sync/online backup solution from Google. It’s completely free and includes 5 GB of storage right out of the box. Additional storage can be purchased, if needed.
Thus far, Google Drive installed and synced very quickly. Google Drive functions much like Dropbox, in that only a specific folder on your computer will be synced by Google Drive. This means, you have to put your important files or files you want to have access to from multiple computers, within one specific folder. While this keeps Google Drive simple and straight-forward, we like the ability of programs such as SugarSync and Mozy, which let you select specific folders on your computer to include in your backup + file-sync.
Google Drive does however add Google Docs synchronization + offline functionality. This means you can work on documents and spread sheets while you’re offline (e.g. while traveling) and your documents will sync with Google Docs as soon as your Internet connection is restored.
Google Drive would also be a great solution for consignment store owners who wish to have a redundant + off-site backup. Just point your consignment software’s backup setting to your Google Drive folder – e.g. C:\Users\Dean\Documents\Google Drive – and your daily backups will be safely and securely backed-up to your Google account.
When helping our clients that run Liberty4 Consignment in their consignment/resale business, something we're commonly asked is, "Why are Liberty's version numbers different?"
This how-to discusses exporting email addresses from Consignment Success, for use with Constant Contact, MailChimp, etc.
From time to time, you might need to discount an item – e.g. a friend that helped you out with your new store opening – but you don’t want the discount to impact the consignor. This isn’t a general sale or something that’s part of your consignor agreement. It’s a friendly discount, so you want the store to eat the loss, so to speak.
First, here’s the quick version:
- Click Sale (F4)
- Enter the discount percent – e.g. 50%
- Check the box next to Calculate Net on Original Price
- Click OK
- Ring up your items as usual
The result is, no matter what you discount the price by, the consignor’s net will be based on the original price.
Here’s a more detailed walk-through with screen shots…
- In Point of Sale, click the Sale (F4) button…
- You will be prompted to enter a Discount Percent. This is where you need to select Calculate Net on Original Price…
- Once you click OK, it will put POS into the Sale Posting Mode (at the defined Discount Percent)…
- Scan or enter your items as usual. You’ll notice the Selling Price vs. the Orig. Price reflects our 50% discount
Our consignment split was 50/50, so in this example, the store ate the entire thing. Our consignor is still owed their $25 for each item…
Use the Calculate Net on Original Price option carefully. The majority of the time, you do not want to do this. Normal sales are typically part of the consignor agreement, so as the item’s price is discounted, the consignor’s net due is as well.