On Santa’s Naughty List: 6 Common Forms of Fraudulent Holiday Returns

For the last several weeks, retailers have been hard at work planning for the upcoming holiday shopping season. From November through December, retailers face a huge opportunity to increase sales and profits, but this season also comes with challenges,....

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Claims and Appeasements Abuse/Fraud: Bigger than Chargebacks?

The uptick in ecommerce has inspired many trends for businesses of all sizes and stripes —and not all of them are positive. While most omnichannel and ecommerce retailers have historically been concerned with chargeback fraud, some now recognize a type of....

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Returnless Refunds: 4 Risks and How to Mitigate Them

A returnless refund—the practice of refunding or replacing a consumer’s purchase without requiring that the item itself be returned—has been an unpublished option that retailers have used at their discretion for many years. The decision is gaining popularity....

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Return Rates Affects Everyone, Not Just Retailers

As a retailer, you know that the cost of returns is much more than the loss of a sale. Returns and return fraud have a cascading effect on your business’ revenue and profit. The National Retail Federation has compiled returns data for 2022 in a comprehensive....

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The Results Are In: 2021 Holiday Sales and Returns Were Like No Other

The 2021 holiday shopping season was like no other, and it surprised us all. Retail sales from November 1st to December 31st grew 14.1% over the 2020 sales numbers, despite the challenges facing shoppers and retailers. And this rise in sales (especially....

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Video: Omnichannel Risk: Fraud, Abuse, Returns, and More

Now that many more consumers are exhibiting true omnichannel behavior—starting the shopper’s journey in one channel and completing it in another—the risk control teams are faced with unfamiliar situations. The zigging and zagging between different transaction....

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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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14 Things the Pandemic Taught Us to Prepare for Holiday 2020 Success

Holiday 2020 shopping will bring big crowds, short tempers, and long retail hours. What have we learned about store operations and loss prevention in the past nine months to help keep spirits and revenues high? Here is a list of 14 things the pandemic taught....

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#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.

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#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.

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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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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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