Consumers’ Pandemic Shopping Trends

As the global population has endured the COVID-19 pandemic over the past 20 months, consumers have altered their daily lives and routines in many ways. From the abrupt shutdown of non-essential businesses, schools, and stores, consumers have had little....

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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....

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

Holiday shopping promotions began before Halloween as retailers invited consumers to begin searching for the perfect gifts for their loved ones. Concerns about supply chain issues and inventory availability piqued consumer interest, and retailers were....

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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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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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A Day in the Life of the Return Counter

The Return Counter is often the keystone to a consumer’s experience with your retail locations. It’s the proverbial fork in the road along the shopping journey, where one path leads to satisfaction and the other to frustration. It’s also where smart....

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Foiling Holiday Cash-Back Scams

How can a candy bar purchase cost a retailer hundreds? It could be happening in your stores right now if you offer cash back with a debit card purchase. A particular cash-back scam crops up this time of year as the holiday shopping frenzy kicks into high....

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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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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 Return Rate? Why Does It Matter?

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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