Transforming Returns into Opportunities: 5 Steps to Implementing a Dynamic Retail Incentive Program

If you still consider returns simply a cost of doing business, it's time to rethink your strategy—particularly for returns from your ecommerce sales. Returns that don't offer a retail incentive beyond a refund are a forgotten consumer convenience that does...

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Navigating 'Good' vs. 'Bad' Customers for Returns Fraud Prevention in Retail

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Supercharging Organized Retail Crime Cases for Stronger Law Enforcement Collaboration

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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 employees.....

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Do Mobile Wallets Cause More Risk?

Technological advancements are usually regarded as triumphs that make our everyday lives easier. Whether it’s being able to order a pizza for your hungry family with the click of a button or setting your home thermostat remotely to save energy and money while....

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Retail Returns: Who’s in Charge of the Experience?

Executive Overview If your company doesn’t already have an executive with overarching power to be in charge of the entire returns experience, you’re not alone. Very few do despite the important role the return experience plays in the consumer journey,....

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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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What Is Your Real Retail Return Rate?

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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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 year....

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Summer Jobs – More Than Just a Temporary Position

For the retail and staffing industry, warm weather heralds a heightened focus on temporary hires and rolling out a slew of part-time roles. With an abundance of the younger demographic available for temp positions over the summer break, several industries....

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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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5 Ways to Improve Associate Training & Customer Service

Improve store employee training and deliver more value to the business. Has associate training taken a back seat to “more important” tasks? Consider that front-line employees create the last and most important impression on consumers. This reason alone should....

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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) services....

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

View part two of the blog here. 5 Things Every Retailer Should Consider 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, up....

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