We are an eBay consignment operation in the midwest. We looked at about 30 different management programs. Reviewing the 30 we narrowed it down to 15 that we downloaded and installed. We didn't install anything that required up front payment. Of those that we took for a test drive none of them had the features or ease of use that "Meridian" had. It was download, setup and bang we were off to the auctions. There are truly only a few "consignment management" programs out there. One offers a school to learn their program - that's way to much time and effort. Meridian really had a short learning curve and that is a BIG Plus. Another feature that blew me away was the fact that all the information is on Meridian's server so we can have as many employee's access information or upload auctions as we need. Started out using their stock templates and switched to our own custom template after a couple of auctions. We emailed our newly created template to them and their "guru" Don installed it as our default. Don is who we interact with either by phone or email. He seems to always be there - they might have him chained to the desk. Images are hosted from Meridian's server so there's not any extra cost for that. The fact that they are also eBay sellers spoke highly for them. It's a new venture for them but we think they're off to a great start and we're along for the ride.