Liberty4 Consignment Software

4.61 / 5 (135)

Our advisors have recommended this product 12 times in the last 30 days

About Liberty4 Consignment


With its flexible, simple solution, Liberty4 Consignment by Resaleworld.com offers retailers in the consignment, thrift and resale industries a comprehensive system to manage point of sale, inventory management, CRM and accounting. Liberty4 Consignment also includes e-commerce integration, an iPad item entry feature and credit card processing and can be scaled to support consignment or resale stores of any size, from a single to a hundred users.

Also available from Resaleworld is Liberty Cloud, an ideal solution for retailers seeking accessibility through the internet. This affordable option lets stores lease their software, lowering their operating costs while allowing anytime, anywhere access from a PC, Laptop, Mac, iPad, or Tablet. It's a great option for startups, seasonal sales, and consignment events. It also includes the Liberty Mobile License, allowing consignors to enter items directly into their accounts via their iPad/iPhone or iPod Touch.

The core of Liberty4 Consignment is its powerful account management, which allows retailers to access, view and edit a variety of customer and inventory information. Retailers can track unlimited contact information, view purchase history, enter notes, pay accounts and even customize account screens.

Liberty4 Consignment's inventory management includes the same flexibility, allowing retailers to purchase outright, customize item entry and more. The POS function can track layaways, rewards and create unique payment methods, including paying consignors from the POS itself. Users can analyze and report data with the system's 70 pre-built reports which can be exported. The system also allows retailers to email item lists and payout history and well as easily creating marketing materials like postcards.

For retailers in the thrift, consignment and resale industry, Liberty4 Consignment offers a complete, easy-to-use solution.



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Supported Operating System(s):

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Web browser (OS agnostic)

135 Reviews of Liberty4 Consignment

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4.61 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

3.5

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.5

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November 2016

Kasey from KC's Consignment

Company Size: 2-10 employees


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

November 2016

Lots of features, but a bit complicating to use.

I used Liberty4 Consignment for almost 3 months and was highly satisfied with its features and functions as well as it's customer service. The price was kind of high for me but I am a smaller clothing consignment boutique in a rural town. It was a little hard to use at first but after the tutorials, it was a bit easier to understand. However, even with that being said my employees could never get the hang of inputting the inventory so I went with another software choice. Before I changed software programs, though, Liberty worked diligently with me to try and help my employees better understand the program and its features which were really great especially the lengths they went to try and help. I probably talked with them every day for almost two weeks before choosing to go another way.

Pros

I absolutely loved the fact that Liberty4 Consignment has so many unique features. You can run almost any type of report you can think of. It makes it really easy when you need specific information on a single account or type of item. It even allows you to print checks from the software and give the consignor a percentage increase for using their earning as store credit. It has so many unique features it is hard for me to remember them all. It is a little on the expensive side but the product is well worth the price you will be paying for it and they have tons of payment options and also a cloud-based option for those who don't want to step off the ledge just yet and purchase the physical software.

Cons

Unfortunately, all of my employees had a hard time trying to learn how to use the software. They even had a hard time with checking people out before I purchased a handheld scanner to scan the items. They still had trouble inputting inventory and never figured out how to do reports of any kind or even look up accounts for consignors. In their defense, the software can be a bit confusing without having taken the training tutorials.

Also, the Liberty4 Consignment software seems geared more towards a larger consignment store rather than a small boutique such as i have.

August 2013

Jennifer from Worn with LUV, LLC


Ease-of-use

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

August 2013

Worn with LUV is a children’s consignment shop located in Finksburg, MD. Having been open for almost 4 years with the help of Liberty4 Consignment, we have grown slowly but steadily. We pride ourselves on the quality of our items and rely on our software to help us run an efficient business. When we first opened back in December 2009, we started with a different consignment software that claimed that it could do everything that we wanted it to do. In addition, this software boasted great support for the stores who have their software. Within 3 months of purchasing the software and opening my store, I ran into problems and the support staff was unavailable and unresponsive. This is when I called the sales team at Liberty. Within a week of phone calls and decision making, I took the plunge and made the switch to Liberty4 Consignment in April 2009. I spent the first week during the transition on the phone on a few occasions with the tech staff who did everything they could to make the conversion seamless. While there were challenges in starting all over after having started just a few short months before, after all the time and attention I received from the tech staff at Liberty, I knew I made the right choice. As weeks passed and my comfort level increased, I learned more and more pieces of the software and realized how multi-faceted the software really was. A novice can use it to do the basics. Each employee who has been trained on the system in our store has made a smooth transition and has learned the required functions quickly and seamlessly. I would be lying if I said that every day was perfect and there were no problems. One of the best parts of the Liberty4 Consignment system and the ResaleWorld “family” is the tech team. I have always gotten great help from Angel, Russ, Alex, Mahaswar and others who have come to my tech call aid. Instead of calling in and waiting on hold until you can be helped, ResaleWorld has you call in and be put into a tech queue. I have always been called back the same day, most of the time within the hour. Problems encountered have been fixed quickly too; in some cases a more lengthy discussion or research is needed and a follow up call has been made. I have come to know and respect the guys in the By April of 2011, with quite a bit of help again from the dedicated tech staff at ResaleWorld, Worn with LUV became an online presence by using ReCommerce. Again, without the tech staff, I would have been able to make the transition but they made the work appear to be seamless and effortless. I trusted that any bumps in the road would be handled professionally and with great care. It was in February of 2013 that Worn with LUV ventured onto eBay and we have grown by leaps and bounds since adding this simple feature. This transition was made easier because I knew we had the support team available if we needed it. Liberty4 Consignment is an integral part of Worn with LUV and it’s not just a software program. I refer to my “tech team” when I am questioned about how our software works or when there is a problem I can’t answer. I know that the support plan and the tech staff of Resale World are part of the “team” that helps to make Worn with LUV be as successful as it can be. If you are considering purchasing Liberty4 Consignment, you can’t just purchase the software, as you will be missing an integral part of what makes it work best. You really need to make sure that you also get the support plan because having the ability to have access to the best support team in the industry who is devoted to helping you grow your business to be the best it can be, is what made me know that I made the right decision with the software! Liberty4 Consignment and ResaleWorld's tech support team is the best decision a consignment store can make for their business and it's worth every penny!

July 2015

Nina from Then Again Consignments


Ease-of-use

5.0

Customer support

3.5

Functionality

5.0

July 2015

Good, not great.

Pros

Robust.
Dependable. Hasn't crashed yet.
User friendly. Screen displays are pretty customizable.
Tech staff is VERY knowledgeable. Pick their brain, they enjoy the challenge and are very willing to work with store owners who have a higher level of technical knowledge.
They offer online trainings - perfect for those of us who cannot fly to FL for 3 days!

Cons

Pricey, but worth it IMOP.
Reporting isn't as customizable as I would like but they will work with you on ad hocs - at a price.
POS features could be improved upon, such as individual coupons within a multi item receipt...
Tech support plan requires purchase of thermal tags = not cheap.
I never get a warm body when I call in - always have to leave a message, BUT calls are usually returned within same biz day.
Vendor's trainings are held quarterly and seem to be during busy industry times and will not held if it falls around holidays?
In 2013, I wanted to enroll in Liberty Cloud. Was reviewing web advertised pricing I was looking at with a salesperson, who stated the price I was quoting to her was not correct - I sent her a screen shot of what I saw. She saw it and said it was wrong.
Within minutes, the web page was updated to a different package and I was simply thanked for pointing out the mistake.
Just remember that this is a business, not a charity. Businesses don't make money giving stuff away. Right?

February 2013

Mark from Consignment Furniture Depot


Ease-of-use

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

February 2013

I cannot tell you enough how satisfied, impressed my wife and I are over the service and support we have received during the construction of our new ReCommerce website integrated with Liberty 4 Consignment. We have been using Liberty since we opened our store in early 2008 along with an independently hosted website that administered ourselves. Since store opening we already had a reference standard for software support in the form of Angel Vazquez. The rest of the support team has been great as well. We have found Liberty to be a robust and versatile and logical tool and the support staff flexible and eager to please in making adaptations based on our needs. It was only logical to integrate our website into it. After consulting with Angel this past summer about implementing Liberty's integrated ReCommerce web hosting it seemed a no-brainer to sign on, especially as he then had available time to work on our site. As I had a lot of travel and other distractions that made me slow to do the the work I needed to in moving all of the images from our existing website into Liberty to make ready for the conversion. By the time I was ready for him, Angel had a lot on his plate, but he went well above and beyond to get me up and running once I was ready, and antsy, to convert. Since that time he has been equally attentive to my continual requests as we continue to tweak the site. I cannot say enough about his proficiency, patience and cooperation in this project and in general. I also want to sing the praises of Mahashwar. I met him at the Resale World office for a brief seminar about ReCommerce shortly after Angel convinced me to sign on. Mahashwar gave me an excellent overview and from that day on has tirelessly fielded my continual questions as I continue to fine tune the website. Whether it is a ReCommerce or a general Liberty issue, I have sometimes felt guilty as we execute his instructions on our multiple computers and offered to "let him go" while I complete them but he always cheerfully stays with me until he knows all is good. While the one-two punch of Angel and Mahashwar are the Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris of software technical support, the rest of the team has been great to us as well. All are articulate and attentive and follow through. I am also impressed with ReCommerce tool itself. Especially after the software I had been using for our website it is a joy to use even aside from the integration with the latest version of Liberty 4 Consignment. The i-phone and i-pad app has been a joy to use, greatly simplifying getting items online quickly.

July 2017

Kerri from Dechoes Resale

Company Size: 11-50 employees


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

July 2017

This is the Best Investment to grow and Manage your Business

We've had Liberty for over 15 years now. We started with the dekstop version and moved over to the Cloud version as we added locations. The cloud makes it so easy to move items from one store to another. We also love the seperate and combined reporitng we can get. The software itself makes it easy to enter inventory that we purchase upfront. The staff and the techs are great to work with and truly care... which is so rare to see these days. Go with Liberty and you'll get top notch service, product and peace of mind!

Pros

Ease of use and features! The software is very flexible and enables us to run reports to help us know whats in inventory, what days are busiest so we know how to staff, what is selling the best and the worst and much more. The Resale Rewards program keeps our consignors coming back again and again. We use to use a punch card system which lost us money. Resale reward tracks everything for your customers on their mobile devices and they love it.

Cons

None really ...It is the best employee you'll ever have! The software works for you not the other way around.

September 2011

Rachel from Spanky's


Ease-of-use

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

September 2011

Spanky's consignment is located in Vancouver, WA. We are a large one-stop consignment shop with over 7,000 sq ft of consignment and up to 50,000 items in inventory at one time. We looked for a new software system in 2010 because our home-grown software system from the 1990's was very inefficient and outdated. We needed the flexibility of making changes to a customer's account, tracking data and a more user-friendly Point of Sale system. Spanky's purchased Liberty 4 Consignment in October of 2010 and went live with the system on December 15, 2010. The staff at Liberty helped us convert all of our data from our old system to Liberty; the process was surprisingly easy and quick. Training our staff internally was really very easy as well. If your staff knows Windows and how to manipulate a mouse they can quickly pick up Liberty. The technical support and customer service that Liberty provides is amazing! We are so pleased. I was a little hesitant because we are out on the west coast and Liberty support is on the east coast but this has not been an issue for us. Technical support is knowledgeable and always willing to help. The techs listen to any challenges and help come up with a solution for our business. The software development team takes into consideration any feedback we give them about the product when developing new software releases. Liberty has changed our business for the better. We are more efficient in ways I couldn't even imagine. Some of these efficiencies include: Point of Sale ease of entry, sale and discount overrides are easy, integration of credit card processing, the ability to set security levels for certain tasks, the ease of accessing a customers account and balance while in the sale screen and the benefit of collecting email addresses and customer info for marketing purposes. Benefits on the inventory side include the ability to search for an item in our inventory using multiple fields, tracking categories in our system for reporting purposes, quick customizable screen layout options for quick item entry, multiple price code options to manage consignment splits and markdowns, as well as the ability to charge an item fee to maximize profitability. We look forward to working with Liberty in the future as we grow and expand our business. We have not been down once while on Liberty which is quite a change for us!

October 2011

Gail from The Clothes Horse


Ease-of-use

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

October 2011

The Clothes Horse is a busy women's and children's shop, processing hundreds of items each day. Over the years, we have added and subtracted departments and categories. Our software has made each transition an easy one. We run the program on several dedicated stations: processing incoming, POS, account look up/payout, and my desk. This is a tremendous upgrade from the manual system they were using when I purchased my store 14 years ago. Within days of taking over, I realized we needed a computer program to help us work more efficiently and effectively. I researched software companies and tried several program demos. It was an easy decision to go with Liberty4Consignment, as the program was the most user friendly and gave me more access to info and reports than any other program. I have not regretted that decision at all. While the program is solid, what makes it even better for me is that Resaleworld is constantly looking for ways to improve it by taking into account the requests and insights from those of us in the trenches. Over the years I have enjoyed the changes and upgrades that have been made to the program. Each one makes my life and that of my employees easier. I have found the tech support department to be top notch. They are prompt in returning my calls, courteous, and above all, know what they are talking about. Recently, I switched over to a credit card processor that is integrated with the Liberty program. It has been wonderful. We have less employee errors, faster checkouts for customers, and spend less time reconciling the days activities. I also enjoy several other options offered, such as the Rewards Program to help increase sales. It was easy to set up and my customers love that they do not have to carry a special card in their wallet to earn their points. Resaleword has been responsive in requests for more reports to track customer purchases and these reports help me to track the success of my rewards program, coupons, sales events, as well as identifying my "best" customers. We also offer our customers an opportunity to monitor their accounts online, which they love. Without a doubt, Liberty4 Consignment is THE program you want to use in your business!

January 2018

Brett from yfficient | Freelance Graphic Art Services for Publishers

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

2.0

Value for money

2.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

4.0

January 2018

Good Software, with Strings Attached

We used Liberty4Consignment four years, and while the daily operation was generally good, we always knew that we were not able to benefit from what the software offered. Larger resale businesses, especially those with more than one location and a dedicated back-office staff may find this to be the right solution for their needs; smaller operations may find it daunting and more challenging than beneficial.

Pros

The Liberty4Consign software is likely the most fully-featured POS offering for Resale, Consignment, and Antique Mall retailers. Management of vendors, customers, inventory, purchases, reports allow you to do almost anything related to your resale business. The Cloud offering reduces risk of data loss and minimizes the time you might spend doing software updates. Support is responsive in general, but not all technicians were adept at resolving issues.

Cons

All the features come with a complexity 'hit', and training our staff beyond the basics proved to be near impossible. Because of this we were rarely ever able to make use of the features. The software is dated in its design and use, revealing in a not-so-graceful way that this is a monster database application.
The cloud hosting frequently froze, requiring a reset either by ResaleWorld Support or by me as the store's admin user.
More significant and annoying was the sales model where you must purchase one item/service to receive another. For example, with the Cloud subscription the free tech support was only available when subscribed to a tag purchase plan (and the tags were appropriately marked up to cover the cost.) Use of automated consignor emailing involved integration with ReCommerce, another paid service. If you want complete support, you must purchase your printer hardware through them, again at a significant cost.
Reports: While many usable reports are built in to the software, attempting to modify or creating custom reports could lead to unpredictable results. Exporting data into Excel ( which should be a common tool for managers wanting to analyze data) is daunting, with numerous export options and Liberty rounding dollar amounts or including/omitting random bits of data, and formatting the exports in a difficult-to-use format.

July 2016

Steven from A-Line Consignment Boutique


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

1.5

Customer support

1.0

Functionality

2.0

July 2016

Serviceable

Pros

The software works. Most of the time the behavior within the program is predictable and repeatable.

Cons

The software reporting features have never worked completely. Prices are unreasonable for what are termed upgrades, unless you get enrolled in a plan to buy things in such quantities that you don't need. Technical support is not available on Saturdays and many times you get the impression that you are burdening them when you have problems.

Response from Russell of Resaleworld.com, Inc.

Replied September 2016

Steven, I’m sorry to hear of your frustrations. My understanding is that you’re particularly unhappy regarding the transition to EMV credit card processing – specifically, the need to purchase an upgrade from the version you’re currently using. I would like to address the subject of transitioning to EMV processing and the need to upgrade in particular, as well as several inaccuracies contained in your review. Our customer base has come to expect us to release major upgrades, containing many new enhancements, at least once per year. We close off major branches of our software once they’ve been released for a sufficient period of time and only after we’ve made every effort to address any bugs/unintended behavior in that particular branch – this is a necessity in order to move forward. Continuing to develop for older versions of our software, as Microsoft does, would be a major undertaking for us – one that would require a much larger development staff, which would in turn drive up our pricing. The version of Liberty that you’re currently running was released in 2011. Payment processors only begun to support EMV transactions in 2015, and EMV standards & requirements continued to be revised and refined through last year. There was certainly no way to anticipate the requirements of EMV processing back in 2011, and we simply do not maintain source code for versions of the software that old. The changes that we did have to make on our end to earn EMV certification for the payment processor you use centered around card issuer requirements for receipts. We had to alter our database structure to store EMV data, and we had to alter our receipt printing logic to pull in and output this data. I personally lobbied that processor to certify older versions of Liberty for EMV processing on the grounds that they have their own internal transaction database, and their software is capable of printing/reprinting receipts without directly involving Liberty. I was unsuccessful in my attempts to persuade them, which is regrettable, as I feel that much of your angst towards us is centered around this particular issue. The list of compatible hardware for our payment processing integrations comes directly from the payment processors, not from Resaleworld. The nature of the transition to EMV has resulted in limited options – payment processors have had to focus their efforts on specific devices to achieve their own certification, and have at times run into bottlenecks outside of their own ability to control. When we first reached out to your payment processor about EMV Certification for their solution, we were informed that a specific would be the first device certified on their end. Several months later, we were informed that they were still waiting on firmware changes from that device’s manufacturer before they could certify it, but they had certified a completely different device in the meantime. Keep in mind that a lack of current options doesn’t mean that more won’t become available down the road. I also see where you’ve been made aware of other payment processors integrate with Liberty, which have different hardware to choose from – although an upgrade to a newer version of our software is still required for this option. Please understand that there’s nothing we can do on our end if the payment processors themselves don’t support other hardware. The transition to EMV processing is the single most significant change to the credit card processing industry in the past thirty years. Many in the industry share the opinion that last October’s liability shift came far too early, and the entire industry – from the hardware suppliers to the card processors to the software vendors all the way down to merchants – wasn’t adequately prepared. From my perspective, I can assure you though that the transition has been a frustrating period for all involved. I can also tell you that we at Resaleworld did everything we could to make EMV processing available to our customers in a timely fashion, and to make the transition as smooth as possible. I honestly feel that your review is unfairly lashing out at us over factors outside of our control, and when we’ve taken reasonable steps to meet our customers’ needs. I feel it is worth pointing out that your statement implying Liberty 4 doesn’t adhere to Federal Guidelines is incorrect. I can certainly understand your frustrations regarding the transition to EMV, however supporting EMV is not a mandate from either the federal government or from card issuers. Making the switch is generally accepted to be a good idea, and failure to support EMV does place you at a greater liability risk in the case of fraudulent transactions. That said, many national chains have elected not to make the transition as they feel the liability risk is outweighed by the cost of updating their software & hardware – and they’re well within their rights to do so. I feel that your comments on the reporting features of Liberty are very misrepresentative of this area of our software. Liberty 4’s reporting is far and away the best in the consignment industry, and is extremely comprehensive. The software includes over 120 unique reports, some of which have thirty of more filters to allow for our customers to drill down to the level of detail they need. In fairness, reporting is an area where we have focused a great deal of our attention over the past five years. Since the 2011 release of the version of Liberty that you’re using, we have added over 400 different enhancements to our reporting