Furniture Consignment Software No Support Fee Prepayments

Consignment software plus resale and retail. Vary consignor % by item, client or category. Print professional hang tags with barcodes and scan at POS. Pay consignors with store credit. Add cleaning-repair-delivery charges. Organize inventory with categories for detailed reports. Discount unsold items automatically.

The software can be used to record information about individuals and suppliers, and the merchandise purchased from them for resale. The program will computer profit/loss for each piece, each category, each time period, etc.

Retail is the purchase of merchandise for resale from suppliers, wholesalers, importers, etc. The program provides the same functions and reports as for consignments and resales.

New consignment and resale inventory encourages repeat business so efficient turnover is a must. Since 2002 store owners by the thousands have relied upon Best Consignment Shop Software for optimizing inventory control, sales processing and client relations.

Furniture Inventory Management

Best Consignment Shop Software processes consigning, reselling (buy outright) and retailing inventory.

Each consignor, consigned item and inventory category can have its own split percentage. For example:

  • Regular customers might be paid 50% of sales proceeds while friends and relatives might be paid 80% and store owners are paid 100%.
  • Most items might have a 50-50 split but consignors might be paid more for collectibles and expensive pieces.
  • Items can be organized and grouped using categories and each category can be assigned its own %.

Sales Processing

Price labels and hang tags may be printed on sheets of labels using an ink printer. More professional-looking thermal labels and tags can be printed with Diamond or Virtual.

Barcodes can be printing on labels and tags and scanned at checkout for fast POS processing. Receipts can be printed on plain paper or on 3" receipt paper using a thermal printer. Discounts can be granted at POS per item, per category, per invoice or store wide.

More than one invoice may be open at a time, allowing checkout of the next person in line in the event the current purchaser wishes to look for something else. A sale can be put on hold and reopened later.

Settlement of sold items can be in batch or per individual. For credit-card sales a % can be auto deducted from settlements to help defray credit-card cost. Other additions or deductions can be entered at settlement and the transactions can be printed.

Customer Relations

Client data (consignors, sellers, suppliers, buyers) can be recorded and exported in .csv (comma-separated value) format to be used in free email programs (like MailChimp) for customer communications about account information and promotions.

With Virtual consignors can view account info online and add items remotely (which can be downloaded at the store for editing and label printing).

It's preferred practice to conduct a live demo on shop computers prior to purchase to assure that the program runs as expected and includes all necessary features so please go through the free live demo before purchasing it.

Furniture Consignment

Furniture consignment is the placing of furnishings by a consignor with a consignee for sale or delivery with stipulations of responsibilities and duties of all parties.

'Furnishings' can include furniture, accessories, curtains, carpets and appointments for decorating a living or work space.

The Consignor

The owner of the merchandise is the 'consignor' and is obliged to represent that items placed on consignment are legally owned or possessed.

Consignors are usually tasked with delivery and transfer custody and care of possessions upon delivery to the consignee.

The Consignee

The person or entity which takes delivery of consignments and assumes responsibility for delivery or sale of consigned items is the 'consignee'.

In furniture consignment the entity is often a consignment shop with a physical location. Sales are to local markets which don't involve shipment of large pieces. Of course items can be shipped where shipping costs aren't prohibitive.

Consignment Agreement

The parties, terms of their relationship and particulars of the arrangement are commonly written in a document (consignment agreement) and signed by all involved.

The contract is dated and defines the duration of the relationship.

It spells out what has been consigned and what is to do with unsold or undelivered consignments.

It also places the burdens of risk and custody to cover loss, damage or theft during the consignment period.

Consignment Software

Some computer programs are specifically designed for furniture consignment.

They track consignors and their inventory. Most have 'discount schedules' that are used to automatically and systematically mark down the prices of items as items remain unsold (to encourage purchase and keep inventory 'fresh').

Most software includes POS (point-of-sale) capabilities for the processing of purchases.

Software Caveats

Software for a one-time price is fading. Software vendors are happily turning to 'software as a service' so they can charge never-ending fees for the 'service'.

Nonsense. Software is a commodity just like a piece of furniture. Yes you can also rent furniture, but crunch the numbers before entering into a program that requires endless payments.

And check out Best Consignment Shop Software's one-off pricing before making a decision.

Software for Furniture Consignment

Click on the image to the right (or below) for a video overview of Best Consignment Shop Software - an ideal solution for managing a consignment-furniture business. (Remember to click the play button on the video to run it.)

Beyond features the main appeal is a 1-time payment for lifetime use with no prepayments for customers support and software updates are free.

A demo of the software can be downloaded and installed using this link: .

Take advantage of the free live demo prior to purchase to assure your satisfaction with the program. Call the number below, click the chat button or send an email.