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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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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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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#RetailRecovery and External Loss

As retailers begin to re-open stores during the COVID-19 pandemic, every aspect of brick-and-mortar retail will need to be re-examined. By knowing what to expect, you can jump into #RetailRecovery assured that your stores, and profits, are protected.

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#RetailRecovery and Consumer Returns

As retailers begin to re-open stores during the COVID-19 pandemic, every aspect of brick-and-mortar retail will need to be re-examined. By knowing what to expect, you can jump into #RetailRecovery assured that your stores, and profits, are protected.

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On Santa’s Naughty List: The 6 Forms of Fraudulent Holiday Returns

The holiday season is a profitable time for retailers, with plenty of well-intentioned consumers scouring shelves in-store, or scrolling through product pages online, to find the perfect gifts for their loved ones. Returns are to be expected: A recent....

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Is Your BORIS/BOPIS a Win-Win? | Part Two

5 Things Every Store Should Consider View part one of the blog here. In the first part of this series, we covered the many options there are when it comes to deciding how your Buy-Online-Pickup-In-Store (BOPIS) and Buy-Online-Return-In-Store (BORIS)....

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Is Your BORIS/BOPIS a Win-Win? | Part One

5 Things Every Store Should Consider View part two of the blog here.   The new frontier of omnichannel retail has proved to be an exciting and challenging time. Instead of brick-and-mortar stores only serving their original purpose of selling goods or....

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ORC at All-Time High, and Return Fraud Adds to It

A loss prevention professional’s personal experience in the dramatic increase in ORC activity Organized retail crime (ORC) is at its highest level of all time, and return fraud plays a big part. ORC losses averaged $777,877 per $1 billion in sales in 2018,....

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