COVID-19

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...

2020: The Year Ecommerce Saved Retail Operations

As the U.S. economy heads into a second wave of COVID-19, retail operations professionals are bracing for what might come next. Thus, in an effort to understand changes in retail technology and where retail might be headed, we examined this sector’s performance thus far in 2020. Specifically, we...

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...

The Rise in Contactless Payments During COVID-19

In this article the Appriss Retail Data Science team is using data from the US Census Bureau, The COVID Tracking Project, and the aggregated and de-identified Appriss global retail transaction database to examine certain trends related to methods of payment, particularly in the area of mobile wallet...

#RetailRecovery and Operational Issues

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. Learn how to protect your stores and profits despite an expected increase in operational and training issues.

#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. Learn how to protect your stores and profits during the expected uptick in shoplifting and other external theft.

#RetailRecovery and Inventory Integrity

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. Learn how you can maintain inventory integrity during a time of expected inventory issues.

#RetailRecovery and Internal 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. Know what to expect when it comes to employee theft, fraud and internal errors and how you can protect your stores and profit.

#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.