Welcoming Back the Window Shopper: 5 Ways to Delight Brick-and-Mortar Consumers

Get in and out of the store as quickly as possible. Don’t touch anything on the shelves unless you intend on buying it. Don’t try on clothes. Sanitize yourself and your cart. Avoid aisles you don’t need to go down. And, above all, don’t forget to wear your...

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What Is Your Real Return Rate? Why Does It Matter?

Executive Overview Many retailers may never know their real return or exchange rates from store, ecommerce, or omnichannel transactions. Are you one of them?

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[Infographic] 2020 US Retail Returns

While 2020 was a year unlike any other, it didn't stop consumers from making returns. In fact, despite store closures and unpredictable times, retail returns increased compared to 2019.  Store closings and re-openings, along with concerns for safety during....

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How Can I Forecast the Future After a Year Like 2020?

Executive Summary Revenue forecasting is an essential part of any retail business, and the difference between success and failure often means having a good idea of where sales will be a year down the road: Staffing, inventory, promotional planning, and the....

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Cracking the Holiday Cash-Back Scam with Analytics

How does a soft drink purchase cost a retailer hundreds? It could be happening in your stores right now if you offer cash back with a debit card purchase. We are seeing a particular cash-back scam circulate, and it is something that crops up this time of....

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2020: The Year Ecommerce Saved Retail Operations

As the U.S. economy heads into a second wave of COVID-19, retail operations professionals are bracing for what might come next. Thus, in an effort to understand changes in retail technology and where retail might be headed, we briefly examined this....

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Build an Ironclad ORC Case and Gain Law Enforcement Support

Executive Summary Organized retail crime case preparation and presentation are essential to building trust and partnership with all levels of law enforcement.

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14 Things the Pandemic Taught Us to Prepare for Holiday 2020 Success

Holiday 2020 shopping will bring big crowds, short tempers, and long retail hours. What have we learned about store operations and loss prevention in the past nine months to help keep spirits and revenues high? Here is a list of 14 things the pandemic....

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COVID and Employee Fraud: What to Expect for the Remainder of 2020

2020 has brought about many changes to retail. From sneeze guards at the register to one-way aisles and floor stickers to promote distancing, stores are operating very differently than they have in the past. Employee fraud, however, is something that has....

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The Rise in Contactless Payments During COVID-19

Executive Summary • The COVID-19 pandemic significantly increased the already growing adoption trajectory for contactless payments. • Contactless payments are safer, faster, and carry less risk than cash payments – in line with for today’s retail....

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