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Peeps v2.08 Update!

Peeps' Consignment Software

We’ve just released the new v2.08 for Peeps’ Consignment & Resale Software!  We continue to enhance, update, and improve based on store owners’ feedback + our own over-attention-to detail.  🙂  We know we’re the only consignment software company that stays up late at night, thinking about how we can improve this, enhance that, make this easier, make that perfect for every store, etc.

Some notable highlights for the v2.08 update:

  • Point of Sale Refunds!
  • Gift Card balance on receipts!
  • Repeat items @ Point of Sale!
  • No Sale/Open Drawer!
  • Mailing Labels by Birthday!
  • BluePay credit card processing SecureDevice hardware updates!
  • Email consignor agreements!
  • ‘Refill’ sold-out multi-quantity items!
  • Updated ‘Store Stats’!
  • Sooooooooo much more!  🙂

Here’s the full list of what’s in v2.08…

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Click To View Release Notes

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Screenshots from v2.08…

Peeps v2.07 Update!

Peeps' Consignment Software

The new v2.07 update is here!  We’ve added a lot of new features, fixed some outstanding bugs, and all-in-all, v2.07 is a great update.

Some notable highlights:

  • Stats reports!  View stats for Departments, Categories, Brands, POS Misc. Items, Coupons, and more!
  • Search eBay completed listings on the Add Inventory screen!  Automatically lookup prices based on the Department > Category > Brand you’ve selected.
  • Move items from one account to another — we’re also the only software that automatically adds a note to each consignor’s account, showing which items were moved, when, and by which employee.  🙂
  • Print multiple tags for a single item.
  • Auto-detect if the NumLock key is off when in point of sale, or Add Inventory — we’re the only consignment software that proactively checks to make sure you’re able to type on your number  keypad in the places you most frequently use the number keypad.  🙂
  • Issue Payout Advances.
  • Choose whether your Date-In will ‘stick’ if you are future-dating inventory.
  • We’ve officially re-branded the software as simply, Peeps.  🙂  Consignment Anywhere was the original name and reflected that we’re the only multi-location consignment software that doesn’t require you to ‘move to the cloud’.  Everyone knows us as Peeps though — stores utilize Peeps’ services, Peeps’ support, Peeps’ computers, and now…Peeps’ software.  So it’s all Peeps!  We felt this was easier and clearer — stores use Peeps!

The full list of what’s in v2.07 can be viewed here…

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Click To View Release Notes

When ConsignPro Has No Ticket Printer Selected…

ConsignPro Not Responding

A client that utilizes ConsignPro, purchased a new HP printer.  I installed & networked it between her two systems.  I forgot the client utilizes a plain-paper printer to print tags/labels, as opposed to a tag printer — e.g. a Zebra thermal tag printer.

This morning, when she went to print tags, ConsignPro locked-up:

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The issue?  There was no printer selected for the My ticket printer is option:

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What ConsignPro was actually doing, was printing to the first printer enumerated in the combobox/dropdown — i.e. the Microsoft XPS Document Writer.  Hence why ConsignPro was Not Responding — the Save As dialog was open at the bottom/in the Taskbar and the Microsoft XPS Document writer doesn’t ‘steal focus’ from other applications and stays behind the currently-focused application.

It should’ve detected the setting string is Nothing and prompted.

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Note: The other issue here is, ConsignPro is still listing a printer that isn’t even installed in Windows (the Epson 545) as an available printer…because ConsignPro reads these from the Windows Registry and will continue to display and even attempt to utilize, printers that don’t even exist.

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After taking calls like that for nearly a decade, I decided to handle this different in Peeps’ Consignment Software:

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Programming isn’t always about extensible code, normalized database design, etc.  Simple decisions, based on user experience, can both create issues for the user, as well as increase support costs.

So to me, it behooves a developer to always think about a little ‘cul-de-sac’ like this and do your best to prevent issues — it only makes your application run better for the user, which improves the user experience.

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