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Consignment Software Vendor Overview

This is a quick rundown of each of the consignment software vendors in the industry.  The aim of this article is to provide a concise list of the software programs available and what each vendor charges for software and support.

We strive to ensure each detail is accurate and current.  If you are a software vendor and find any of the information regarding your product or service to be inaccurate, please let us know.  We’ll correct it immediately!

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ConsignPro

Website: http://www.consignpro.com/

Consignment Software: ConsignPro ($1,295)

About: Founded in 1996.  Owned and operated by Brian Wilson.

Technical Notes: The software runs on Windows (32-bit or 64-bit) and has a Microsoft Access database type.

Features: “Home page” (Main Menu) feature with all tasks on one screen.  Consignment and Buy Outright capabilities.  Web and email features (including consignor logins).  Typically referred to as the “easiest to use consignment software” on the market.

Support: Support is free for one year with any new license purchase.  After that, support is $150 per year for 1 or 2 computer setups and only slightly more for 3+ computer setups.  Free updates with Support Plan.

Hardware Prices:
*Prices found @ http://www.consignpro.com/

– Scanner – $189.00
– Star TSP643 Receipt Printer – $339.00
– Cash Drawer – $189.00
– Zebra LP2824 – $395.00
– MagTek Card Swipe – $95.00

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Resaleworld

Website: http://www.resaleworld.com/

Consignment Software: Liberty4 Consignment ($995)

About: Resaleworld has been manufacturing consignment software for nearly 20 years.

Technical Notes: The software runs on Windows and has a Microsoft SQL Server database type.

Features: Inventory module and separate Point of Sale module.  Web and email features (including consignor logins and online appointment scheduling).  Consignment and Buy Outright capabilities.  Very comfortable Point of Sale.

Support: 30 days of free support, 1 year of support is $179.40 for a single-user license.  Free updates with support plan.

Hardware Prices:
*Prices found @ http://www.resaleworld.com/

– Metrologic MS9520 Voyager Handheld Scanner – $379.00
– Unitech Bar Code Reader – $349.00
– MMF Cash Drawer – $189.00
– Citizen CD-S500 Dot Matrix Receipt Printer – $379.00
– Citizen CT-S310 Thermal Printer – $399.00
– Epson TM-U220 POS Printer – $379.00
– Ithaca Thermal Receipt Printer – $399.00
– TSC TDP-245 Thermal Printer – $429.00
– Zebra 2844 Thermal Printer – $449.00
– Dell OptiPlex Computer – $1,749.00 (Compare to our IDENTICALLY SPEC’d BETTER SPEC’d Dell OptiPlex starting @ $935)

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Computer Consultants Exchange, Inc.

Website: http://www.consignmentshopsoftware.com/

Consignment Software: Consignment Ease formerly Best Consignment Software ($395), Consignment Success ($995)  *No longer in development.

About: Started by Bill Hawkins in the late 90s.  Sold to Tammy Ruddick and her husband, Kelly Ruddick, in 2009.  Sold again in 2012 and currently owned and operated by Tri-Tech.

Technical Notes: The software runs on Windows (32-bit or 64-bit) and has a dBase database type.

Features: Consignment and Buy Outright capabilities.  Web and email features (including consignor logins).  Very streamlined, easy to use interface.

Support: 60 days of free support, 1 year of support is $9.95 per month per store.  Free updates with support plan.

Additional Info: Make sure you don’t confuse Best Consignment Software and Best Consignment Shop Software.  For information on Best Consignment Shop Software, please read the following review.

Hardware Prices:
*Prices found @ http://www.consignmentshopsoftware.com/

– Metrologic barcode scanner – $180.00
– Star Receipt Printer – $285.00
– Zebra Tag printer – $375.00
– MMF’s Cash Drawer – $199.00
– Hardware package – $995.00

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RJFSoft

Website: http://www.rjfsoft.com/

Consignment Software: Consignment Till ($599)

Background: Owned and operated by Ron Funnell.

Technical Notes: The software runs on Windows (32-bit or 64-bit) and is only one of two consignment programs to utilize MS SQL Server.

Features: Design custom price tags/labels.  Consignment and Buy Outright capabilities.  Install Consignment Till on up to unlimited computers, in the same location, at no extra charge.  Very user-friendly interface.

Support: Free support!!!  Includes one free year of remote backup + web access ($100 value)

Hardware Prices:
*Prices found @ http://www.rjsoft.com/

– POSX Thermal Receipt Printer – $289.00
– POSX Bar Code Scanner (no stand) – $150.00
– POSX Bar Code Scanner (with stand) – $175.00
– Cash Drawer – $120.00
– Zebra LP2824 – $270.00
– Zebra LP2844 – $380.00

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SBS

Website: http://www.consignmentsoftware.biz/

Consignment Software: The Consignment Shop Software ($895)

Background: Manufacturing consignment software since 1999.

Technical Notes: The software runs on Windows and has a Microsoft Access database type.

Features: Very simple, easy to follow interface.  Consignment and Buy Outright capabilities.

Support: 30 days of free support, 1 year of support is $150 for a single workstation configuration.  Free updates with support plan.

Hardware Prices:
*Prices found @ http://www.consignmentsoftware.biz/

– HHP 3800G Linear Imager Scanner – $179.00
– HHP 3800G Scanner Hands Free Stand – $25.00
– MS 210 CCD USB Scanner – $135.00
– Thermal Receipt Printer with USB Cable – $299.00
– Cash Drawer- 16″ – $99.00
– Cash Drawer- 19″ – $119.00
– Cash Drawer Cable – $9.00
– Zebra LP2824 – $299.00
– Zebra LP2844 – $399.00

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Traxia

Website: http://traxia.com/

Consignment Software: SimpleConsign ($99/mo with no online consignor access, up to $149/mo with online consignor access)

Background: Relatively new on the consignment software vendor scene.  Company seems focused on developing good software and providing customer service.

Technical Notes: The software is web-based, which means an Internet connection is required in order to use it.

Features: See: Web-based.

Support: 15 day Free Trial, Free Customer Support.

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Resalebay

Website: http://www.resalebay.com/

Consignment Software: Consignor Connection ($595), Resale Connection ($995)

Background: Specialize in Buy Outright software.  Family owned and operated.

Technical Notes: The software runs on Windows and has a Clarion database type.

Features: Tailored to Buy Outright stores.

Support: 30 days of free support, 1 year of support is $150 for a single-user license.  Free updates with support plan.

Hardware Prices:
*Prices found @ http://www.resalebay.com/

– Star TSP100 Future Print – $250.00
– Media Cash Drawer – $125.00
– Honeywell 3800 Scanner – $195.00
– Zebra LP2824 – $275.00
– Credit Card Reader – $75.00
– EpsonTM88 – $375.00
– Star TSP700 – $350.00
– Zebra LP2844 – $350.00
– Dell OptiPlex Computer – $750.00

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Again, we will constantly check for changes to the specs/prices above.  If you have any questions about the information above, please call The Computer Peeps @ (888) 374-5422.

I've been helping consignment & resale store-owners since 2003. I started The Computer Peeps in February of 2010. After 15 years of working with consignment stores, I understand the unique challenges consignment & resale storeo-wners face. From electrical issues in old building or strip malls, to advocating for them when their consignment software keeps crashing. I now manage over 400 computer systems, servers & websites for store-owners all across North America and I am the developer/programmer of Peeps' Software -- the only software written FOR consignment & resale stores specifically.

10 thoughts on “Consignment Software Vendor Overview

  1. Kate

    Many thanks for this listing. Next, I would love to see actual contact info such as address and phone, which several vendors don’t have obviously available on their web sites. Some purchasers may prefer to shop local, and Canadians might wish to support the only Canadian vendor on your list, Ron Funnell @ Consignment Till.

    It would also be wonderful to see a comparison of the functions most resalers ask about. AND of course a bottom-line price: what specific hardware is imperative. Number of multiple users that can operate within the shop, how many consignment splits it can handle, can it do buyer’s fees and does it discount them along with the selling price…you know better than I what shopkeepers want. And we’d all like to see “drawbacks”…if you care to opinionate on that!

    I am SO thankful you’re helping our industry with this. Everyone asks me, but I am no computer expert!

  2. Dean

    ALL great ideas, Kate! I’ll add the contact information for each of the vendors above! We’re going to do a “review” of each app, showing how each program handles the core tasks – e.g. adding accounts, adding inventory, printing tags, POS, etc.

    When we get into the review, you’ll see positives and negatives mentioned. Of course, that can at times be subjective, but after doing this for so long (being an IT professional), I truly feel I bring a completely objective approach to the table.

    So all those nooks and crannies are coming soon!

    I like the idea of the “need” list as well! I think I’ll start a separate post just for that!

    Thank you SO MUCH for the feedback!!!

  3. Pamela

    thanks for the information. i am getting ready to purchase consignment software and was wondering when you were going to post additional information. lots of info to take in and it would greatly help in the decision making. i have search the internet and you hear good things and bad things which definately puts a damper on decision making. i know what i need. my concerns are reliability, dependability, and not getting ripped off with all of the additional fees and cost per year just to keep the software up and running. thanks pam

  4. Pamela

    is best consignment shop software owned by the same people as consignment shop software? it’s confusing because they are around the same price and consignment shop software sells a consignment shop software named best consignment shop software? pamela

  5. Dean

    Thanks SO MUCH for the all of responses! Our goal with this article was to put together a concise list of the various vendors, which products they offer, their prices, etc.

    I’ve noticed that when new resale store owners start looking into software, it can be daunting just to figure out who sells what!

    @Pamela ~ The original “Best” is developed by CCE. They’ve been in the business for quite sometime. Bill Hawkins was the original owner and you’ll find that the community has nothing but good things to say about him. Their software is referred to as “BCS” for short. Years ago, a company Bill was working with ventured out on their own and started selling “BCSS”. Confused? =) Brian Wilson (developer of ConsignPro) has the entire story on his site. Here’s a direct link…

    http://www.vhsoftware.com/compare.asp#Net_Money_Business

    I’ll email you directly and we can discuss your needs and see which product would be the best fit for your store!

    We’ve been quite busy over the last few weeks. We’ll get back in the saddle and start posting new articles! Kate suggested topics such as “recommended hardware” and we are also working on an in-depth review of each product (with screen shots, step-by-steps, etc.)

  6. DC

    I recently purchased a consignment shop that uses ConsignPro, and although the software itself is good, the customer service I received from the OWNER of the company was quite lacking. I would not recommend ConsignPro to anyone, based solely on the unprofessional manner in which they choose to serve their customers.

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