I’m sure you are wondering which program really is the best consignment software? The Computer Peeps know how confusing it can be to make sure you purchase the right consignment software that matches your needs.
One thing to pay close attention to when purchasing consignment software, is that most of the major consignment vendors claim to be the best consignment shop software on the market. What you read isn’t always true, and what your friend says is the best consignment software, might not be the best consignment software for you.
It’s true, most of the consignment software programs offer similar features, but what you should keep in mind is how the consignment program feels when you are using it. You wouldn’t buy a car just because your friend said it drives nice! More importantly, you wouldn’t buy a car just because it’s pretty! My point is before you buy software you need to demo, demo, and do more demoing!
Also, specific features. Make sure you verify if the software handles any unique needs for your consignment store – e.g. flat rate buyer/item fees vs. percentage buyer fees, etc.
Make sure you really kick the tires @ adding items, ringing up sales, and paying out consignors. You want to have practiced the actual processes you go through on a daily basis, within the software you’re about to invest in. Don’t add items and practice paying out consignors on the day you actually need add inventory or pay consignors. You get a free trial with each of these programs and you can take a consigned item all the way through the complete consignment life cycle, before you decide to purchase your consignment software.
So no, there is not “one” best consignment shop software. It truly all comes down to which program offers you the specific features you need, and which program feels the most usable!
The Computer Peeps would love to answer any additional questions you might have about the various consignment software programs on the market. We are experts in the industry and no one knows consignment software and consignment hardware the way we do!