SimpleConsign Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

SimpleConsign

Consignment Made Easy

4.77/5 (298 reviews)

SimpleConsign overview

What is SimpleConsign?

SimpleConsign is a cloud-based management system for consignment stores, which includes a point of sale (POS) system, consignor access portal, and inventory management, credit card processing, customer history tracking, eCommerce integration, and consignor management capabilities.

SimpleConsign’s POS can process sales, purchases, and consignments in a single transaction, as well as supporting voids, returns, partial payments, and credit card processing for online purchases, and the ability to apply discounts to single items or whole transactions. Items can be searched for by name, ISBN, SKU, or entered manually at time of sale, and transactions can be saved and resumed later on. The system also allows users to put items on layaway, with the option to set minimum down payments and layaway expiry dates, which are tracked by SimpleConsign.

SimpleConsign allows users to manage consignors in a single screen, with inventories, account activity, payout histories, and account balances all presented in one view. Consignors can be paid individually or in batches, with QuickBooks integration allowing for check payments to consignors. Donated items can also be marked directly from the consignor view. Items can be added to consignor inventories individually or in batches, with drop-down menus for entering brands, colors, and sizes. Consignor inventories and store inventories can be tracked separately, and searched using keywords including item names, brands, categories, and colors.

SimpleConsign offers a consignor portal, through which consignors can access their accounts in real time, and view their recent items, expiring items, donations, and returned items. Users can create and store multiple contracts and assign different contracts to consignors, who can view and print these through the portal. Users can customize the consignor portal with their own logo and URL, and can also charge a monthly fee to consignors for portal access.

Pricing

Starting from
$129/month
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Devices

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Markets

United States, Australia, Canada

Supported languages

English
SimpleConsign screenshot: SimpleConsign includes a point of sale (POS) system, which can process buying, selling, and consignment of items in a single transactionSimpleConsign Consignment SoftwareSimpleConsign screenshot: Users can view consignor account balances, payout histories, inventories, and account activity in a single screen in SimpleConsignSimpleConsign screenshot: SimpleConsign allows users to search inventories using keywords including name, brand, category, color, and moreSimpleConsign screenshot: Customer transactions are automatically stored in SimpleConsign, with customer details including name, email address, and notesSimpleConsign screenshot: SimpleConsign can be used for layaways, with the option to take minimum payments and set expiry datesSimpleConsign screenshot: Consignors can be offered access to their accounts online, with users able to charge a fee for this serviceSimpleConsign screenshot: SimpleConsign also includes integrated credit card processing capabilitiesSimpleConsign screenshot: Customers can be given reward points, based on their spending, and users can set reward tiers to define the worth of points

SimpleConsign reviews

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Eric Jackson Smythers

Early Adopter Here

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-08-13
Review Source: Capterra

We've been very pleased with everything about this software. Most importantly (in my book) their customer service is VERY responsive and extremely helpful. Considering how much our operations rely upon their interface, any downtime would be catastrophic. The handful of times that we have had issues, they really have dropped everything to work with us to get it resolved in short order. That means pretty much everything for our store.

Pros
The software is very intuitive. We switched our software over from a piece-built Access system back in 2013, and there was a learning curve for staff, but it went very smoothly. For a high-volume consignment based store with over 7,000 consignors, I can't imagine using anything else. Additionally, being cloud-based means that when we have technological complications on one computer, we still have functionality.

Cons
There have been a few tweaks and customization changes that we have requested from the company that either haven't happened or have taken a long time to implement. Please understand, this is a minor issue, and they have become a very large company so we don't expect special treatment. The fact that this is the thing I like "least" is more testament to how great the bulk of our experience has been.

Response from Traxia


Thanks so much Eric. What a terrific review! We really appreciate you taking the time. We tweak and make changes to the system based on the number of requests we receive for a particular feature. We truly want SimpleConsign to be a customer-driven system. Believe me, we're listening to all of your suggestions. Thanks again.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Scott Barman

Much better than expected!

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-07-25
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, I would give SimpleConsign an A- grade. It loses points on many of the printing issues. Its documentation is not the greatest. However, they are responsive when you contact them for help. Not only are they responsive but the CSR people I have worked with are very knowledgable about the product. They act like humans, not a programmed robot going through a script.

Pros
The overall record-keeping​ of consigned items is excellent. Tracking inventory is very simple. With the ability to print labels with barcodes, it makes it easier to track inventory and prices. The flexibility of the reporting system is excellent. A helpful feature is the ability to download the report as a CSV file. Having that data as a CSV allows me to upload it to another software package that we use for e-commerce. If you have reporting to do to comply with local second-hand property laws, SimpleConsign can download a CSV file that can be uploaded to Leads Online. The company should add this to their feature list because it is a​ crucial business feature!

Cons
Many of the printing issues are a bit of a pain in the behind. No matter how much I try to adjust the labels, I cannot get them to print precisely right on the page. I finally figured out how to deal with product/price labels by cutting off only a little in the middle column. SimpleConsign doesn't adjust the print widths. It's one width fits all receipt printers. Since I have a wide format receipt printer, the receipt does not fill the entire width. By not allowing the width to be user-configurable​, SimpleConsign does not allow us to save money by buying printers on the used market. For formatting output, they are relying on Chrome's layout capabilities. However, if you are not using Chrome (because Google cannot be trusted), then you cannot finely tune margins and other layout issues.

Response from Traxia


Thanks Scott for taking time to leave a review. We really appreciate it! Glad you recognized we don't have chatbots. When you call SimpleConsign, you'll talk to a human!

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Jo Sinclair

Best consignment software

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-04-21
Review Source: Capterra

I am way over the other side of the world from Traxias home base, yet when I needed support, they were available to help instantly. Super friendly too.

Pros
Simple Consign is easy to use and gives me peace of mind that I always know what stock I have at anytime, accessible anywhere. Trustworthy, reliable processing and top notch support. Life changing software for my business.

Cons
There is no con, other than price, which is very good, so it is a shadow con really, who doesn’t want something for cheaper than it is.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Mara Evenstar

Simple Consign has all the core elements we need to power our new business.

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2017-12-11
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
We are a combination of consignment, resale and retail. I love that SimpleConsign supports all of these types in both POS and overall inventory management. It is also fairly easy to train our new staff on POS components of the system. Also I'm very happy with the level of customer support from the Traxia team.

Cons
Because I have a software design and development background, I am perhaps more critical than most. I find many of the workflows very clunky and some of the interfaces do not follow UX best practices -- resulting in user errors that shouldn't happen. It doesn't feel like user-centered design. Many times when I'm trying to figure out how to get the system to support the tasks I want to do, I long for a peek at your schema and object model. The data relationships aren't always clear and results are often not what I would expect. I would love for the software to work better with and on multiple devices.

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Deanna Reney

Love it!!!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-02-18
Review Source: Capterra

I have used them since I opened up my consignment shop over 7 years ago and they have helped from day one! Their customer service is A++! Nice guys that don’t laugh at my techy questions. It is nice to not have to worry about all of that information. You know it’s going to work every time!

Pros
It’s Cloud Based. It keeps track of pretty much everything! Helps build email list. Ease of processing.

Cons
The term “expires” as they use it. My items that are expiring are good for another 9 days. The term itself is confusing for my consignors when they are looking in their end.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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SimpleConsign pricing

Starting from
$129/month
Pricing options
Free trial
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15-day free trial, no credit card required.

SimpleConsign Basic: $129 per location per month

SimpleConsign Standard: $179 per location per month

SimpleConsign Professional: $279 per location per month

SimpleConsign features

API
Inventory Tracking

Accounting Integration (98 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (163 other apps)
Activity Tracking (100 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (124 other apps)
Billing & Invoicing (142 other apps)
Calendar Management (105 other apps)
Customer Database (94 other apps)
Customizable Reporting (114 other apps)
Data Import/Export (110 other apps)
Document Management (96 other apps)
Electronic Payments (114 other apps)
Inventory Management (131 other apps)
Invoice Management (131 other apps)
Quote Management (88 other apps)
Reminders (103 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (196 other apps)
Search Functionality (108 other apps)
Third Party Integration (126 other apps)

Security and privacy

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options
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Additional information for SimpleConsign

Key features of SimpleConsign

  • Multi-location support
  • Consignor management
  • Individual and batch consignor payments
  • Inventory management
  • Inventory keyword search
  • Custom URL
  • Contract management
  • Dealer Remote Item Entry
  • Customer Notes
  • eCommerce Options
  • Automatic data backups
  • Consignor access portal
  • Integrated credit card processing
  • Stores customer transactions
  • API for eCommerce integration
  • Layaways
  • Point of sale (POS) system
  • QuickBooks integration
  • Customer buying habit tracking
  • Saved transactions
  • Discount management
  • Reward points system
  • Open API available in our Standard and Professional Plans
  • Individual and batch inventory entry
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Benefits

The point of sale allows users to buy, sell, and consign items in a single transaction, with options for split payments, voids, returns, and single item or whole transaction discounts.

View consignor account balances, payout histories, inventories, and account activity in a single screen, with the ability to add inventory items and pay consignors individually or in batches.

Inventories can be searched using name, brand, category, color, and other keywords, with the ability to track store and consignment inventories separately.

Track and store customer transactions, including customer names, email addresses, mailing addresses, and any notes or special instructions.

Items can be put on layaway, with the option to set minimum down payment percentages and standard layaway lengths, with SimpleConsign tracking expiration dates.

Loyalty system offers reward points based on dollars spent, with the ability to specify reward tiers.

Consignor credit and store credit can be used across multiple store locations.