Learn Comprehensive Ways To Calculate Retail Return Rates

Quantifying retail return rates may seem like simple math — add the number of return transactions and divide that negative number into net sales. But that method doesn’t factor in the impacts of exchanges, refunds, restocking fees, employee time, and...

Read More

How a Positive Customer Experience Leads to Loyal Shoppers

Read More

Keeping It Real With Keep-It Returns: How the Strategy Boosts Profits & Helps Loss Prevention

Read More

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 been....

Read More

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....

Read More

#RetailRecovery and Operational Issues

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.

Read More

#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.

Read More

#RetailRecovery and Inventory Integrity

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.

Read More

#RetailRecovery and Internal 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.

Read More

#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.

Read More

COVID-19, Unemployment, & Retail Risk

Executive Summary COVID-19 case counts are climbing in the US. Millions of people in the United States are, or were recently, under some form of stay home order. This has led to a dramatic rise in unemployment. Historically, the data science team at Appriss....

Read More

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 safe,....

Read More

Influence of Social Media on Retail Sales of Essential Items During the 2020 Pandemic

Executive Summary Retail supply chain analysts may want to consider Twitter traffic by geography to be one more signal to improve their demand-based decisions when distributing goods from distribution centers to stores.

Read More

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....

Read More

Back to LP Basics

As we begin this new year of 2020, let’s all make a commitment to keep shrinkage control a daily priority within our stores, warehouses, and distribution centers. While some losses do occur at the time of physical inventory taking (inaccurate counts,....

Read More