Consignment Shops Don't Need Receipts
Patrons of consignment stores know they are purchasing used goods. They have the opportunity to inspect items prior to purchase. If it has been adequately disclosed that 'all sales are final', buyers may be satisfied with the credit-card transaction receipt or no receipt at all, since merchandise cannot be returned.
Successful shops address the issue of disallowing returns first by accepting consignments that have good resale value - good color, condition, style, demand, etc. This practice of course increases the probability of customer satisfaction which in turn reduces the likelihood of demands for refunds.
Those who frequent consignment stores are accustomed to 'no-return policies' and shop accordingly by closely inspecting articles prior to purchase, and accepting the risk that an item might break or tear once it's out the door (because it's used!). They may be largely willing to accept such terms in exchange for big dollar savings.
Not allowing returns simplifies operations for the store owner and each proprietor of course can determine how strict they will be. 'No returns' though avoids the additional work of processing and accounting for refunds which in turn reduces the possibility of errors.
Moreover shoppers may be satisfied with credit-card transaction receipts (or hand-written receipts) which also give the clerk something to 'hand' to buyers as a way of satisfying the desire for written proof of purchase.
With Best Consignment Shop Software when a receipt is required, one may be printed on a full sheet of paper using a standard laser-style (ink) printer. Such a receipt will include the same information as the 3" thermal receipt (store name, address, phone, date, invoice #, buyer's information (optional), items purchased, quantity, prices, tax, total, pay method (credit card, cash, check, etc.), amount paid, change due (if any) and slogans (like "Thank you for shopping with us!".)
After all is said and done, it may not be necessary for a store to spend upwards of $300+ for a dedicated thermal receipt printer, and to pay for rolls and rolls of receipt paper over time - if patrons will be content with no receipt or the options mentioned herein.
Of course establishments selling a mix of new and used goods may wish to have a receipt printer.
Typically a cash drawer is connected to the receipt printer and opens when a receipt is printed. In the absence of a receipt printer, with BCSS, the cash drawer can be connected directly to the computer and opened with the press of a keyboard key.
A Step Above
Your conversation with a sales rep at Best Consignment Shop Software will be decidedly different in that he or she will ask questions first, then help you decide the minimum needed to get started.
BCSS is tiered in price and features, and moving up from one edition to the next only requires payment of the difference in prices.
Honesty and fairness are hallmark qualities that have helped BCSS help new store owners hit the ground running with the best chance at success. Talk to everyone else, then come home - to us.
Hardware used with Best Consignment Software