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IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 22, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Appriss Retail, a division of Appriss, Inc., the industry leader in retail performance improvement solutions, today released its 2018 holiday returns statistics. With return authorization solutions deployed in more than 34,000 stores across the country, Appriss Retail annually reports on the state of post-holiday returns in the United States. The company’s breadth of retail clients and deep analytical expertise uniquely position it to draw an accurate portrayal of this shopping activity during the seven days after Christmas.
“These statistics provide a snapshot of the state of post-holiday returns and are intended to offer retailers insights on return behaviors and the opportunities they provide for re-capturing return dollars,” said David Speights, chief data scientist at Appriss Retail. “Foot traffic in stores is very high on the days before and after Christmas. Our goal is to help retailers optimize their return processes and offer a positive shopping experience for their consumers.”
FOUR FACTS ABOUT 2018 HOLIDAY RETURNS
Finally, now that holidays have concluded, retail executives can again focus on a wider set of business metrics, including shrink and margin. Appriss Retail’s multi-year analysis indicates that while convenient returns please consumers, poorly managed return processes and outdated policies can contribute significantly to shrink by permitting fraudulent and abusive returns. This can be especially true for Buy-Online-Return-In-Store (BORIS) returns. As companies look to improve their performance and profitability, eliminating friction at the return counter can help attract and retain best customers and increase their long-term value, while still reducing the risk of margin-eroding loss.
ABOUT APPRISS RETAIL
Appriss Retail, a division of Appriss Inc., provides artificial intelligence-based solutions to help retailers protect margin, unlock sales, and cut shrink. With more than 20 years of retail data science expertise, the company’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform generates advanced analytical insights and real-time decisions that drive action throughout the organization, including operations, finance, marketing, and loss prevention. Its performance-improvement solutions yield measurable results with significant return on investment among retail store, ecommerce, and inventory functions. Appriss Retail serves a global base of leading specialty, apparel, department store, hard goods, big box, grocery, pharmacy, and hospitality businesses in more than 100,000 locations (brick and mortar and online) in 45 countries across six continents. For more information about Appriss Retail, visit https://apprissretail.com.
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