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Cracking the Holiday Cash-Back Scam with Analytics

How does a soft drink purchase cost a retailer hundreds? It could be happening in your stores right now if you offer cash back with a debit card purchase. We are seeing a particular cash-back scam circulate, and it is something that crops up this time of year as the holiday shopping frenzy kicks...

#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. Know what to expect from consumer returns and how you can protect your stores and profit.

COVID-19, Unemployment, & Retail Risk

COVID-19 case counts are climbing in the US. Millions of people in the United States are, or were recently, under some form of stay home order. This has led to a dramatic rise in unemployment. Historically, the data science team at Appriss Retail observed a relationship between unemployment and...

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.

Summer Jobs – More Than Just a Temporary Position

For the retail and staffing industry, warm weather heralds a heightened focus on temporary hires and rolling out a slew of part-time roles. With an abundance of the younger demographic available for temp positions over the summer break, several industries (including retail, hospitality and...

Back to LP Basics

While some losses do occur at the time of physical inventory taking (inaccurate counts, misidentifying merchandise, etc.), the greater majority of our losses occur day-to-day throughout the year. From the moment product arrives at your location via the warehouse/DC, direct vendor shipment, company...

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...

Appriss Retail Named a Leader by RIS News

The RIS News LeaderBoard is one of the retail industry’s most prestigious benchmark reports – ranking retail technology companies on customer satisfaction, performance, and value. Appriss Retail ranked as one of the top solution providers in 22 of 51 categories.

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...