How a Positive Customer Experience Leads to Loyal Shoppers

When a shopper steps inside a store, their gaze fixed on the return counter while awkwardly carrying a crumpled box under their arm, the spotlight shifts to the retailer. This is their moment to shine or falter. The way a store handles this crucial....

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The Future of Retail: Unlocking Success with Artificial Intelligence

In today's rapidly evolving retail landscape, staying ahead of the competition requires embracing innovative technologies that can drive growth, enhance customer experiences, and optimize operations. One such technology that has captured the world’s attention....

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Mastering Retail Omnichannel Returns: Insights from Leading Experts

Are you ready to take on the challenge to improve your retail omnichannel returns? As more and more consumers expect seamless returns across all channels, the role of a returns leader has never been more crucial for omnichannel retailers. Returns are an ....

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5 Steps to Build a Customized Purchase-After-Return Incentive Program | AI-Driven Return Authorization

If you still consider returns simply as a cost of doing business, it’s time to rethink your strategy – particularly for returns from your ecommerce sales. The latest Consumer Returns in the Retail Industry Report published by NRF and Appriss® Retail shows....

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5 Tips for Coaching Front-Line Workers

You’ve noticed them while you’re shopping and even in your own company—associates who are uncertain and therefore work slowly and make errors. They get flustered and skip steps. Their confidence crumbles. Bad actors also see it, and they will target the....

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Sustaining Profitability and the Environment: A Retail Necessity

COVID-19 has had a substantial impact on all industries, and retailers, in particular, are still struggling to make sense of changing consumer dynamics and new shopping realities. This article is not about this societal crisis, but another more slow-moving....

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8 Thorns That May Be Harming Your Ecommerce Return Experience

In the fable “Androcles and the Lion,” a boy removes a thorn from a lion’s paw and gains the lion’s loyalty for life. Recently, our team of researchers vetted the ecommerce return process at 55 omnichannel retail chains in search of thorns. They found eight....

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What Does It Take to Be a Leader in Omnichannel Returns?

Many businesses have ecommerce capabilities, but most need to improve the consumer experience surrounding return transactions. This may be expected following the rapid growth of online sales and omnichannel returns during 2020 and 2021. Retailers often treat....

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Simplifying Holiday Ecommerce Returns

Ecommerce shoppers developed new habits over the last year – from curbside pickup, increased online shopping, virtual fitting rooms, in-store returns, and more. It is reasonable to expect consumers to employ these skills when gift shopping this holiday....

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Why Rising Returns Can Be Good for Your Business

For decades, returns have been considered a cost of doing business. As a retailer you sell a product. Consumers buy that product and some of them return it. And your business absorbs the cost. Over time, and across thousands of shoppers, those costs add up....

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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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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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