6 Trends for 2022

What are the big trends in retail? See six highlights in under six minutes. Retail Touchpoints magazine interviewed retail technology vendors at NRF Big Show 2022. They summarized powerful trends in the marketplace: the convergence of social commerce and....

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Retail Returns: Your Problem Isn’t Logistics

Overview “Sell to your consumers wherever they want to shop” was the philosophy behind much of the current expansion in retail. Store and ecommerce channels were designed to make buying easy. Receiving and processing returned merchandise, however, was a....

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Are Your Omnichannel Return Capabilities Falling Behind the Curve?

The past few years delivered unprecedented growth in online shopping and a corresponding explosion in return rates. Ecommerce returns are now two to three times greater than returns for brick-and-mortar purchases. In 2021, one out of five of online purchases....

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5 Ways Siloed Shopper Data Complicates Your Sales and Return Transactions

Shoppers typically think of a retailer’s ecommerce site and brick-and-mortar location as extensions of the same store. They may shop through a single channel or buy-online-pickup-in-store (BOPIS) or buy-online-return-in-store (BORIS). Regardless, they expect....

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How to Inspire Shopper Loyalty During the Returns Process

Think ahead to January. While the holiday decorations are still decking your store aisles, the post-holiday return scene at retail stores of all sizes can be even busier than the pre-holiday weeks. And the atmosphere is different as consumers are hyper....

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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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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....

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Infographic: 5 Ways to Improve Associate Training & Customer Service

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 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) 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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