04/27/2018 at 11:24 am #38483anniethriftsParticipant
Question, does anyone use SixBit? Someone told me I should check it out, but I don’t really know why it would benefit me. I sell mainly vintage, eclectic items.
Is it worth it?
04/27/2018 at 11:53 am #38485AdventureEParticipant
Sixbit has been spoken about in multiple threads. It may be of benefit to type Sixbit into the search bar under the heading Search the Blog.
04/27/2018 at 12:04 pm #38489
anniethrifts: We use SixBit and love it.
Whether it is for you or not will depend on your goals and where you are in your business.
We choose it for a lot of backend items (inventory management, COGS Reporting for Taxes and weekly reporting, data analysis, etc.). On the front end, we love the auto-relisting feature, the “List as New” feature, and the ability to quickly crosspost to Etsy.
Let me know more about your business and goals and I can probably help you decide if SixBit (or WonderLister, which Mike uses and is very knowledgeable about) would be for you.
04/27/2018 at 12:06 pm #38491
I used SixBit for about a year. Been using WonderLister for 3 or 4 years. Several members here on SL use either WonderLister or SixBit. Both have a trial period for you to get the feel.
Yes there has been a ton of discussion on both software programs. As Advent.E says, search on both app names and you will find a lot of threads. been discussed several times along with a long list of benefits several members have posted.
I also suggest you go to both web sites and view their tutorials. They last 2 to 3 minutes each and cover about a dozen topics on how they are of help.
Mike at MDC Galleries in Atlanta
04/27/2018 at 12:17 pm #38492
Yes, just as T-Satt says for sure.
If you think like an Operations Manager or Financial Officer of your company, these both are great tools to automate many process and for data analysis.
If you operate like many of our friends who operate antique booths, where all they know about their business is that their receivables is in their left pocket and their payables are in their right pocket and if at the end of the month they are happy to have money left in either pocket then these programs may not be for you.
And with all due respect to your background and experience level, both programs do require somewhat of a learning curve and to what degree will depend on how much you already know about operations, standard operating procedures [SOPs], Financials, [P&L, COGS, COA] and of course some knowledge about using and navigating a relational database. Very doable, but the more you know about these things the quicker [shorter] the learning curve.
But do check out the videos on both company’s web sites. Reveiwing these will be the key to answering your q1uestion as to what you should expect to gain from using either of these programs.
Good luck… mike
04/27/2018 at 12:21 pm #38494
Well said Mike. I run a lot of the backend for us, and I sometimes forget that what is easy to figure out and get to work in SixBit isn’t always easy for others.
Kind of like my spreadsheet work, I forget that I work in spreadsheets “like other artists work in oils or clay. It is my true medium.”
Bonus points for those that get the reference… 🙂
04/27/2018 at 12:31 pm #38495JayKeymaster
- Location: Virginia
04/27/2018 at 12:38 pm #38497
Well having a Masters Degree in Fine art and Majors in Contemporary Modern Art and Silkscreen Fine Art Printmaking, you pose a completely understandable reference.
All of my colleagues have said that I am the enigma in that I am both left and right brained. I can on one hand, create a large, free flowing, totaly abstract piece of art stemming from nothing more than a blank canvass starting point and at the same time was a professional operations VP and worked with doing motion and time studies on the mfg. floor and in and designed and formulated spread sheets my whole life. All the way back to VisiCal and Lotus 123. How is that for an old reference. 🙂 🙂 LOL
- This reply was modified 2 years, 7 months ago by MDC Galleries & Fine Art.
04/27/2018 at 12:40 pm #38499
You are a true Renaissance Man Mike.
Wow… I just remembered how exciting WYSIWYG was…
04/27/2018 at 12:56 pm #38500
Yeah.. try writing code – formulas using DOS 1 on a amber screen with only a flashing cursor showing.
How is this DOS! b Run.. <break>, “2”+”2″=<4> break line, line cell ref. “C3″, return.
Hows that to just typing in $C$3
Or =AVG(C1:C230) which will average all of the numbers found in the column C from cell 1 down through cell 230). Way easier now. LOL. Plus at 69-1/2” years old, I am way too old for all this stuff now. LOL 🙂
04/27/2018 at 12:57 pm #38501
04/27/2018 at 3:06 pm #38506apertureParticipant
- Location: ARVADA
I got dada, I mean nada…
04/27/2018 at 5:03 pm #38514
Duchamp is smiling in his grave. Here’s to the Armory Show.
04/28/2018 at 12:01 pm #38572So Cal JoeParticipant
Per the Sixbit site one of the requirements is a CPU with a Passmark score of 3500 or greater. There’s a link to the site with the scores of all the processors.
I’m running a $250 Celeron Laptop with Windows 8.1 and would need to upgrade, according to the list.
Is this a actually a requirement or more like a recommendation?
04/28/2018 at 6:03 pm #38599
So Cal Joe: not sure on that point. We are running SixBit off of our desktop. Would like to upgrade to full server.
04/28/2018 at 6:22 pm #38603AdventureEParticipant
So Cal Joe,
Basic specs are what will allow the software to run at optimal levels as well as allow for any updates/adjustments. While one can often run software without the exact specs, crashing, freezing, and/or having certain features not run or open correctly is highly likely if the CPU has specs below those identified as needed.
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