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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...

What Is the Optimal Retail Return Rate?

Accepting retail returns began as a marketing technique. The objective, then and now, is to give the consumer the confidence to trade that hard-earned paycheck for something new. A trustworthy retailer, the reasoning goes, stands behind the quality of its merchandise. By building the confidence to...

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...

What Kinds of Employee Fraud Does AI Catch?

Employee theft and fraud in the retail industry has been well-documented for decades. The most recent National Retail Security Survey (NRSS) from the National Retail Federation places the 2018 cost employee fraud at $1,203.16 on average with a median of $700.  Technology solutions make it easier...