Operations

Higher sales with better customer service

Are these expectations beyond your reach?

Improving each store’s year-over-year performance is challenging. Shrink and high return rates are cutting into profits just as consumer expectations are increasing. You may feel that you have tried everything.

Consumer expectations continue to rise—new paths to purchase, new expectations for the store experience, simpler returns from any channel–meanwhile, stores are staffed with fewer people. You cannot afford to have a manager hovering over clerks all day, the software you deploy needs to allow associates function independently while still allowing insight into their activities and performance. Managers need systems to help them be proactive and remediate sales reducing activities before they become habits.

Inventory shrinkage is about 1.38 percent in the US according to the National Retail Federation’s NRSS report, and about 1.42 percent worldwide as reported in the Checkpoint Global Retail Theft Barometer. With shrink on the rise, all departments need to take steps to keep bring it back under control. For Operations, this often means changing some established processes that inadvertently cause loss. The problem is, without the right software, the causes of shrink remain a mystery.

Achieve sales goals, improve the customer experience, and create a positive work environment

With our help, the pleasant store environment you create through merchandising and décor is supported by an environment that welcomes customer interactions and provides a collaborative atmosphere for employees.

Your store environment can put consumers at ease whether they are asking for help finding merchandise, making a purchase, or requesting a refund. While most of the store experience centers on stimulating the first purchase, with the right approach consumers can be persuaded to increase basket size that day or to turn a trip to the store for a refund into a new shopping experience.

One of the signals consumers look for to decide if you really care about them is your return policy. If the policy is generous, then consumers spend freely. When the procedure is fast and fair, consumers will remember the positive experience. You can ensure that your stores meet or exceed their expectations.

Outstanding Results, Fast

There are three ways to lift store performance: sell more, cut costs, and stop loss. Our solutions can help you with all three. You can offer targeted incentives to increase attachment sales (complementary items) and replacement sales after a return.

You can offer friendlier return policies and simultaneously process fewer returns. You can identify operational and employee sources of loss and take steps to solve those problems. Our solutions are easier to implement than projects of similar size, and they reach full ROI in six months or less.

operations solutions

Higher profits and a positive customer experience

Our solutions help you attract and retain good customers while reducing the number of dishonest customers and employees acting against your company. We use data analytics not available through any other source (including your in-house team).

We have a team of PhD and MS degreed statisticians, a statistical criminologist, and a Certified Fraud Examiner on staff. They are dedicated to monitoring the billions of transactions we receive to from retailers around the world to create predictive models that uncover new up-sell opportunities and that keep fraud in check without harming good customers.

If you are looking for solutions that make an impact, then you have found your resource.

case studies

How we’ve helped, and how we continue to help

TUNING IN TO CUSTOMER SATISFACTION

A consumer electronics retailer wanted to please customers by eliminating most restocking fees, but the company needed to avoid excessive returns. The retailer called on us for help.

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RETAILER HITS A HOME RUN WITH RETURN SOLUTIONS

Read how this major footwear retailer increased sales and achieved high conversion rates from existing foot traffic by implementing our solutions.

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CHAIN DRIVES 725% ROI IN THE FIRST YEAR

One of the UK’s largest chains needed to tackle employee-related fraud, particularly at the point-of-sale. The retailer turned to us for help.

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