Liberty Consignment

RATING:

4.6

(146)

About Liberty Consignment

With the Liberty Consignment Software, your success is our mission. Resaleworld.com has been instrumental in the Resale industry for over 30 years, and continues to design and develop a comprehensive software product that has helped thousands of stores organize and manage their resale businesses. Liberty has eliminated the need for spreadsheets and complicated calculations that would typically take hours of work each day. Our dashboard layout makes it easy for you to multitask and get things done quickly and efficiently. Liberty gives you access to a powerful Inventory and Account Management software, along with a robust Point of Sale system that simplifies your operations and allows you to run a more accurate inventory. In addition, there are over 100 + detailed repo...

Liberty Consignment Pricing

Cloud based software with pricing that starts at $159.95 per month.

Starting price: 

$159.95 per month

Free trial: 

Available

Free version: 

Not Available

Point of Sale interface, available for touch screens also. Perform layaways, suspend sales, accept multiple payment types in a single sale, integrates with loyalty rewards program.

Liberty Consignment Reviews

Overall Rating

4.6

Ratings Breakdown

Secondary Ratings

Ease-of-use

4.5

Customer Support

4.5

Value for money

4

Functionality

4.5

Most Helpful Reviews for Liberty Consignment

1 - 5 of 146 Reviews

Rachel

Used free trial

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed 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for a new software system in 2010 because our home-grown software system from the 1990's was very inefficient and outdated.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!

Kasey

Apparel & Fashion, 2-10 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

OVERALL RATING:

4

EASE OF USE

3

VALUE FOR MONEY

4

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed 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.

Steven

Retail

Used more than 2 years

OVERALL RATING:

2

EASE OF USE

3

VALUE FOR MONEY

1

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

1

FUNCTIONALITY

2

Reviewed 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.

Vendor Response

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 system. I encourage you to upgrade in order to take advantage of all of the improvements that have been made over the past five years. You state in two different areas that there is no technical support on Saturdays. Resaleworld offers Technical Support on Saturdays from 10:00am through 2:00pm est. We have offered this service for nearly six years. While we do not have a full staff available on Saturdays, we’re certainly able to handle any sort of technical emergency that prevents our customers from conducting business normally. Saturday support calls pertaining to non-emergency issues that cannot be quickly resolved are rescheduled for the following week, in order to ensure that the limited staff on duty has the availability to handle emergency issues. We certainly do appreciate your business, and I wish that we could offer a solution that didn’t require an additional expenditure on your part. Keeping a comprehensive software package such as Liberty up-to-date is a significant undertaking, especially when it involves incorporating new technologies such as EMV card processing. Staying current does require a significant investment of resources on our part, which of course plays a major role in our upgrade pricing structure.

Replied September 2016

Jenna

Retail, 2-10 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed July 2022

Work Smarter not harder

PROS

I have used liberty4 consignment for the past 10 years. It is one of the best consignent tracking softwares I have used on the market. So many great features for pricing products, printing lables, offering payouts to consignors and keeping my reports up todate is priceless! The support team is hands down the best I've ever worked with. They are active in message boards and quick to help at all hours! They listen to our concerns and help develop solutions! This IS a software company built on basic needs but also a software that has adapted to the needs of its users!

CONS

I wish it had more online intigration options but it has come a long way. As well as more for actual retail purchases so i could intigrate with my full price store a little better. But i know they are working on it

Scott

Retail, 11-50 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

4

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed July 2022

Liberty Consignment Rocks!

Liberty was an undoubtable a leader in our success today. I frequently tell customers that I couldn't run this store without Liberty for Consignment. Liberty seemed expensive when we opened without any income, but immediately provede its worth. Remember you get what you pay for. Knock-offs are cheap for a reason.

PROS

Liberty is a complete package with add on modules available as you expand and grow or change processes for your store. It was more than I needed when I opened 15 years ago, but as we expanded 3 times over the years, Liberty was able to expand with us and actually helped lead us to the need to expand.

CONS

Really, nothing much to say here. All software has glitched that require work arounds, but the Liberty support team works diligently to correct and integrate the changes