1. Start Your Billing Subscription
(est. time: 2-3 minutes)
It's just that thing you have to do. Oh well. Once you enter your billing info, we can move on to the fun stuff. You can do that by logging in and going to "Settings" > "Billing Information".
2. Order Your Hardware
(est. time: 10-30 minutes)
Hardware doesn't have to be the most stressful part of your setup, if you order the hardware well in advance of when you need to start using it. You can get them through Amazon pretty cheaply.
What you’ll need:
- DYMO Thermal Turbo Label Writer
- DYMO compatible labels
You can also use Zebra LP 2824 and its tags if you prefer or already own Zebra.
What you may want:
- Star TSP100 Receipt Printer
- A USB or bluetooth scanner gun
- MagTech card swiper if you choose to go with our merchant processor.
5. Customize Your Account
(est. time: 10-20 minutes)
You can customize your store policies in "Settings" on the top right. What’s your tax rate? What’s your default consignor/store percent split? What kind of automated discounts will you use? Do you accept checks?
6. Train Your Employees
(est. time: 1-2 hours)
ConsignCloud’s an easy software to learn how to use, but don’t expect it to all come in a single day. Definitely don’t open your store doors until you’re sure your employees know how to do the basics: transact a sale with a discount, use consignor credit toward a purchase, pay out an account, look for an item whose tag fell off.
7. Set Up Your Hardware
(est. time: 30 minutes to an hour)
Remember that hardware you ordered? Once that's here, make sure to install it and set it up! Make sure to cut out a generous chunk of time to do this. Do a dry run of all your processes: print out a sale receipt, tag a few items with labels.
(est. time: forever)
Open your doors. Let those customers come in. Dare them to stress you out. You’ve got it well in hand, because your software works for you, and not the other way around.