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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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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Implementing a Continuous Arrest Monitoring Program in Your Workplace

INDUSTRY BEST PRACTICES The growing popularity of at-home grocery and meal delivery services, as well as in-store consumer perks, such as play areas for children, have left customers interacting with retail employees in a new and vulnerable way. Sending....

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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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Appriss Acquires Verisk’s Retail Loss Prevention Solutions

Adding product lines and client bases increases Appriss’ retail performance improvement leadership Appriss, a leading provider of data analytics solutions in safety, health, and retail, today announced the acquisition of the retail loss prevention....

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Ways to Protect Profits—and the Customer Experience—with AI

Consumer spending drives 70 percent of the U. S. economic growth according to a recent article in The Balance, making every fluctuation in retail sales important to a myriad of businesses. Manufacturers, suppliers and logistics companies, as well as all....

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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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How Retailers Moved from Rules to Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a broad category that includes several different types of analysis or methods of creating a system in which the program makes a decision based on the available information. Self-driving cars are a glamorous example of a....

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What Is the Optimal Retail Return Rate?

Accepting retail returns began as a marketing technique. The objective, then and now, is to give the consumer the confidence to trade that hard-earned paycheck for something new. A trustworthy retailer, the reasoning goes, stands behind the quality of its....

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5 Ways a Return Authorization Solution with AI Can Improve the Return Experience 

Consumers have more options than ever when it comes to making purchases. Their decisions are based on a combination of many things, including convenience, price, efficiency, as well as how they’re treated the moment they step into a store or start browsing....

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