How to Turn Returns into a Rewarding Consumer Experience

The bond between retailers and their “best” consumers has been put to the test over the past few years. As the COVID-19 pandemic shifted shopping online and shuffled behaviors, it brought forth new demands on retailers to maintain existing relationships,....

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4 Ways Inventory Visibility Delights Consumers

Consumers have opinions on which retailers (and which of their store locations) are their go-to stops. These are the ones that have the freshest produce, the best variety of clothing or shoe sizes, the most organized shelves, or the most reliable....

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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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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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Recognizing Retail Heroes

Retailers Lift Up Communities During the COVID-19 Crisis The COVID-19 pandemic has affected our way of life around the globe. In this section, we will be recognizing many of the retailers that are doing their part to keep their employees and customers....

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Risks Caused by Seasonal Workers

A retailer’s success during peak shopping seasons depends on hiring temporary workers. The seasonal work attracts many types, including college students, retirees, individuals who have been out of the workforce, and even full-time workers looking for some....

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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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Infographic: 5 Ways to Improve Cashier Training & Customer Service

Has cashier coaching taken a back seat to “more important” tasks? Consider that cashiers create the last and most important impression on consumers. This reason alone should make it a priority.

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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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