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Are You Ready for Black Friday?

Posted by Lauren Christin on Nov 25, 2015 6:00:00 AM

Tips to Prepare Your Retail Business For Black Friday Shoppers

Many bargain-loving shoppers are ready to hit the stores as soon as Thanksgiving dinner is over, making Black Friday the biggest shopping day of the year for retailers. From effectively advertising deals, stocking your shelves and preventing theft, what do you need to do to be prepared for the influx of customers when midnight strikes on November 27th?

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Topics: Retail

Which Gadgets Are Expected to Sell in 2015’s Holiday Season

Posted by Taylor Grassby on Nov 23, 2015 6:00:00 AM

2015’s Top Technology Gifts for Wireless Retailers

Tech products sell well throughout the holiday season and you’ll want to be sure that your shelves are stocked with the gadgets that customers crave the most. You likely already have your smartphone selection figured out, but what other tech gifts sell during the holidays? From smartwatches to tablets, keep reading to discover the items that are bound to fly off of your shelves this year.

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Topics: Wireless Retail

Preventing Gift Card Fraud in Retail Operations

Posted by Christie Acker on Nov 19, 2015 6:00:00 AM

Gift cards are popular presents among friends and family. When someone isn’t certain what to buy a friend or relative for their birthday or during the holidays, a gift card from their favorite retailer or web store can be a great choice. For retailers, a gift card gives back to their retail operations in many ways. They have already received the profit from the gift of the card. It’s also a driver to bring cardholders into their retail store to purchase merchandise which secures future sales. If the card is lost (which happens more often than you might think), it’s a net profit for the store because they’ve received the profit from the gift card sale without exchanging it for physical merchandise. This has produced a growing and thriving market in gift cards for retailers of all sorts of products.

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Topics: Retail

Employee Errors and Loss Prevention

Posted by Dawn Lampert on Nov 17, 2015 6:00:00 AM

Employee errors can be one of the most demanding challenges in creating a loss prevention strategy for a retail operation. Many loss prevention experts believe that the success or failure of a retail business comes down to the quality of their employees. What makes the difference between a successful wireless sales location and a failed one is often the quality of the staff and the integrity of your transactions.

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Topics: Retail, Wireless Retail

Preparing Your Wireless Retail Operation For the Holidays

Posted by Lauren Christin on Nov 12, 2015 6:00:00 AM

Brace yourselves: winter is coming.

No, not the one from HBO’s Game of Thrones but the much more frightening one between Black Friday and the post-Christmas return rush where your wireless retail store is overwhelmed with lucrative but slightly mad shoppers who are determined to overrun your employees, wipe out your inventory, and battle to the death over the last BB-8 remote control droid from Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

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Topics: Wireless Retail

Top 5 Reasons Your Customers Are Waiting Too Long to Order

Posted by Dawn Lampert on Nov 9, 2015 6:00:00 AM

Reduce Lines and Wait Times in Your Restaurant

Data shows that if a customer at a quick service restaurant has a wait time of three minutes or less they’re highly satisfied. That number isn’t so surprising —  from a customer prospective, waiting in line is the least enjoyable part of the quick service restaurant experience.

If your line is too long many would-be patrons may skip your restaurant altogether, opting for a shorter line elsewhere. Keep reading to learn more about what may be causing your long lines, and how you can fix them.

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Topics: restaurant

Shoplifting During the Holiday Season

Posted by Taylor Grassby on Nov 5, 2015 6:00:00 AM

Prevent Holiday Shoplifting in Your Wireless Store

Shoplifting is a year-round problem for any retailer, but the issue tends to be even more problematic during the holidays. More than $13 billion worth of goods are stolen from retailers every year, and most of that theft occurs during the holiday season. As stores get busier the temptation can be high for customers to shoplift gifts and save money.

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Topics: Wireless Retail

Evaluating and Preventing Loss in Restaurants

Posted by Charles Briggs on Nov 2, 2015 6:00:00 AM

As a restaurant owner or manager, protecting your employees and customers is one of the most important but very challenging security concerns. What signs should you look out for when evaluating and changing a loss prevention strategy for your restaurant?

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Topics: Loss Prevention, restaurant

How to Realize Positive Financial Impact from Loss Prevention in Retail

Posted by Dawn Lampert on Oct 13, 2015 7:00:00 AM

Believe it or not, it is possible to realize positive financial impact from loss prevention in retail. In fact, National Stores, one of the fastest growing off-price specialty retailers in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, has proven that with video analytics, it’s not only possible, it’s possible in a big way.

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Topics: Retail

Top 10 Areas Where Hotels are Losing Money

Posted by Dawn Lampert on Oct 7, 2015 7:00:00 AM

Is Your Hotel Losing Money in These Departments?

Vacant rooms are an obvious source of loss for a hotel, but what are other areas of operations that are causing hotels to lose money? From reducing utility and energy costs to marketing expenditures, managing a hotel is a costly endeavor. Keep reading to learn more about some of a hotel’s most common operating inefficiencies.

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Topics: Hospitality

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