Leslie Nienaber, Digital Marketing Specialist, Appriss Retail 

COVID and Employee Fraud: What to Expect for the Remainder of 2020

Internal loss numbers have remained steady the past few years, according to findings from the 2020 National Retail Security Survey. However, due to many factors brought on by COVID-19, all signs point toward an increase in employee fraud for the rest of the year. Here is what you can expect to see...

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Recognizing Retail Heroes

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, as well as those helping communities, hospitals, and other essential organizations.

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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 extra money. Unfortunately, it may also...

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

The holiday season is a profitable time for retailers, with plenty of well-intentioned consumers scouring shelves in-store, or scrolling through product pages online, to find the perfect gifts for their loved ones. Returns are to be expected: A recent report found that 20 percent of all returns take...

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Is Your BORIS/BOPIS a Win-Win? | Part Two

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 will take place. Additionally, we explored how BORIS transactions can be handled, as well as the store and...

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Is Your BORIS/BOPIS a Win-Win? | Part One

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 offering services, they have expanded into much more: a hub for online pickups and returns, a place for consumers to...

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Why SaaS is the Answer for Omnichannel Returns 

In the midst of major online retail competitors such as Amazon, brick-and-mortar stores are learning to stay competitive by offering buy-online-pickup-in-store, or BOPIS. Its popularity particularly skyrocketed around the 2018 holiday season, with a 47% increase from the beginning of November...

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