ConsignPro and Liberty are incompatible with Gmail or any secure email service.
Although Liberty made attempts to partially support it, it is not compatible with secure connections to Gmail today.
Why is it that free software has had built-in SSL/TLS support for years, but consignment software vendors who sell their software for $1,000 on up, haven’t added this most-basic of features? It truly is a few lines of code, literally. We’ve seen a lot of crappy “workarounds” which only break systems.
ConsignmentTill offers support for SSL, but in our testing the application locked-up when attempting to Test settings. We’ll follow-up again with additional details.
ConsignmentTill supports TLS on port 587…
SBS’ The Consignment Shop supports SSL…
There’s just no excuse for not supporting secure email connections and we’d like to see the consignment software vendors step up to the plate here and address this issue. Too busy? Too many other features to add?
By all means, if you’re a software vendor and have any feedback as to why this hasn’t been added or available for years, feel free to post your comment below.
Updated 2/18/2013 @ 3:11 PM EST – Added SBS SSL info.
Updated 2/18/2013 @ 5:35 PM EST – Added ConsignmentTill TLS info.
Consignment stores, are you looking for a way to let your consignors book a consignment appointment online? Google recently added an Appointments feature to Google Calendar. When you go to create a new Event, you will now see an Appointment slots option:
You can then publish this calendar online for free and consignors can schedule appointments online:
You can block-out appointment times and specify the length of each consignment appointment:
Once the appointment has been booked, the appointment time shows as booked online…
If you have a website, you can easily embed this calendar into a web page, or, just post a link to it on your Facebook page.
Google’s Appointment Scheduler offers consignment stores the following features:
- Set specific time frames when consignment appointments are available.
- Publish your calendar online for free, so consignors can schedule appointments online.
- Set specific days and times when consignments are accepted.
- Receive a notification when a consignor books an appointment.
Your consignors will have to have a Gmail account, which is free and many already utilize Gmail.
Edit [12/4/2012 @ 2:19PM]: Added additional screenshots.
According to a Google+ post from Google Product Manager, Saurabh Sharma, Google will begin rolling-out vanity URLs for Google+ profiles and pages over the next couple of days.
Users should be prompted when they visit their profiles and it appears as though it will be rolling-out in selective groups. URLs will not be case-sensitive – e.g. google.com/+Chrome, google.com/+chrome, and google.com/+ChRoMe all point to the same page.
[info_box style=”notice”]For a business, Google+ is a key resource in improving your SEO results.[/info_box]
Business information is now being displayed in search results as a Google+ page, so if you’re a brick and mortar store – e.g. a consignment or resale store – you should search Google for your store and make sure you claim your Google+ page for your business.
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