- One Payment
- Lifetime Use
- No Ongoing Fees
- Free Software Updates
- Buy Outright (Resale)
- Retail and Layaways
These are the best four inventory-accounting-POS (point of sale) management software programs, complete systems and solutions for Canadian (CA) consignment shops, resale-thrift stores and retail sales businesses selling used goods, crafts, books (by ISBN), art, antiques, designer handbags and even RVs. QuickBooks compatibility is included. There are options for mall floor-space rental, secondhand services and auctions. The programs receive top reviews and are priced way under web-based (cloud, online) products with no monthly or annual support fees.
Best Consignment Shop Software has 2 tax fields for the various tax possibilities in Canada.
Some provinces add 13% to 15% for HST (Harmonized Sales Tax) and can report the total tax to the CRA.
Other areas of Canada don't add a local sales tax so the sales-tax rate is just 5%.
The software itself is available in 4 levels of ascending features and price. Stores just starting out and small shops often find the basic version (Intro, $295 USD) to be adequate for the basic tasks of processing consignment sales and producing reports. Inventory is entered at the time it is sold so there are no reports on in-store merchandise.
The Deluxe edition is the next step up ($395) and adds support for the use of barcodes, cash drawers and receipt printers. The Deluxe software/hardware package ($879) includes the software, drawer and printer. Data can be exported to .csv and QuickBooks formats.
The Diamond edition ($595) adds networking capability (connecting multiple computers at the same location to share the BCSS database), thermal label printing, employee management and mall floor-space rental.
Virtual makes it possible for clients to view their account information online and add inventory (which can be downloaded at the shop). The monthly server rental is $25. QuickBooks is also directly integrated with Best Consignment Shop Software so data export is not necessary.
All payments for the software and hardware are one-time payments for lifetime use. No forever payments. The prices are lower because there is no prepayment for support. There is also no payment for the work done by the software provider for keeping the software current (software updates). Neither are they monthly or annual fees for support.
Instead, a free live demo is included with purchase as well as a detailed illustrated user's guide and training videos. Help beyond the live demo is available at rates well below those charged by most local IT stores. That way, if you never need help you will not have paid money to a software vendor for 'nothing' and when you do need help, it will be readily available and affordable.
Click on the button below to download the free 2-week demo for Canada Thrift Software. We won't accept payment for the software until you're satisfied that the edition you've chosen does all that is needed and works properly on your computer.