Tagging Shop Inventory

    • 2-part tear-off tags
    • Assorted adhesive labels
    • With or without barcodes
    • Variable label information
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Tagging with Thermal Printers

Hang tags and price labels can be printed from rolls of stock using a thermal label printer.

The tags and labels can have colored borders or backgrounds making them useful in consignment operations for know the month items came into inventory. Inventory tagged in May, for example, might be printed on green stock. Shoppers and clerks will know from the color how long items have been in inventory and how much they should be marked down. (This is an 'older method' that was employed prior to more sophisticated software that discounts aged inventory automatically and applies discounted prices at POS.)

Advanced software programs like Best Consignment Shop Software support various makes and models of printers as well as different sizes and styles of tags and labels, like perforated 2-part hang tags and barbell jewelry labels.

Stores that tag hundreds or thousands of inventory items are best served in convenience and cost with thermal printing.

The Diamond and Virtual editions of BCSS support thermal-label printing.

Tagging with Sheet Labels and Hang Tags

Adhesive price labels and non-adhesive hang tags can be printer from letter-sized (8.5 x 11) sheets of labels and tags using any black/white or color ink printer.

Medium price labels measure 2 5/8 x 1 with 30 labels per sheet - 3 across and 10 down. The small label is 1 3/4 x 1/2 - 4 across and 20 down or 80 labels per sheet.

Each hang tag is 4 x 1 with 2 across and 10 down per sheet or 20 tags.

To avoid the cost of sheet tags and labels, it is possible to print on slightly-heavier paper and cut labels out.

Best Consignment Shop Software includes settings for print adjustment allowing any make or model of ink printer to be used with the program. The settings adjust top and left margins to move print position up/down and left/right. Horizontal row spacing can also be adjusted.

Sheet labels are ok for shops not printing a multitude of labels.

All levels of BCSS print on sheet stock.

Tagging Guns

A tagging gun can be used to attach non-adhesive tags to items. They presumably save time and present a more professional image. Of course any attaching method will suffice: loops, strings, pins, etc.

Inventory Software

A program like Best Consignment Shop Software is repleat with client and inventory management, auto discounting (for consignments), POS (point of sale), settlements (for consignments), disbursements/check writing and extensive reporting.

The Intro edition of BCSS only tracks inventory that has been sold. Price labels and tags can be printed but the information entered for printing is not retained.

The Deluxe, Diamond and Virtual editions of BCSS record unsold inventory and provide for automated discounting of aging inventory as well as options for returning items that don't sell during the holding period: return, donate, destroy, transfer to shop ownership.

POS Software

With Best Consignment Shop Software there are several options at POS for customizing each sale for each customer:

  1. Sales tax and discounts can be applied by category or per item.
  2. Each item can be discounted by dollar amount or percentage.
  3. An entire invoice can be discounted by $ or % or can be made tax free.
  4. Any sale can be converted into a layaway with a proposed payment schedule.
  5. Clerks can be prevented from discounting or voiding sales.
  6. Each clerk can have a cash drawer till that can be audited in real time.
  7. Customer information can be entered on the invoice and saved in the program for future contact.
  8. Receipts can be printed on plain paper with an ink print or on 3" thermal paper using a receipt printer.
  9. Any credit-card processor can be used.

Pricing for BCSS is well out weighed by program features and benefits. There's just one payment for lifetime use and there are no prepayments for support.

Get the free live demo by calling 888-427-5779.