Temporary Store Closing Checklist

COVID-19 is causing many retail stores to temporarily close their doors to the public. With the situation changing so quickly, it can be easy to overlook important details while you rush to respond. To help you make the closing process safe and orderly, here is a sample Temporary Store Closing Checklist to go through the … Continue reading Temporary Store Closing Checklist

Store Reopening Checklist

After a temporary closure, there is a lot to do to get your stores up and running and ready to welcome your customers back. Use this sample Store Reopening Checklist to make certain you don’t miss essential details. Employees Confirm employee health and readiness to return to work. Communicate reopening schedule as soon as possible … Continue reading Store Reopening Checklist

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Checklist for Retail and Hospitality

Customer facing industries the world over are grappling with the effects of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Implementing a Coronavirus (COVID-19) Checklist helps front-line associates have up to date information about COVID-19 and follow proper procedures to prevent the spread of the disease. IMPORTANT NOTE TO READERS: This checklist was compiled by non-medical personnel, to the best … Continue reading Coronavirus (COVID-19) Checklist for Retail and Hospitality

Visual Merchandising Checklist

To assist multi-unit retailers starting or improving their retail audit program, Compliant IA regularly publishes how-to guides, best practices and checklists. Eighty-six percent of retailers agree there is a correlation between well-executed visual merchandising and conversion rates. Using a Visual Merchandising Checklist in-store helps ensure your programs are executed on time and across all locations. Use … Continue reading Visual Merchandising Checklist

How to Build a Retail Audit Checklist

Retail audits, also called Store Visits or Store Inspections, drive higher compliance with brand standards at store level. They increase sales and profit margins, boost customer satisfaction and cut business risks. So what should you in your retail audit checklist? What you include in your retail audit checklist depends on the program you want to … Continue reading How to Build a Retail Audit Checklist

Accessibility Checklist for Retailers

To assist multi-unit retailers starting or improving their retail audit program, Compliant IA regularly publishes how-to guides, best practices, and checklists.  An estimated 61 million Americans deal with some type of disability. It's critical to ensure your stores are accessible to all individuals. Using an accessibility checklist is a great place to start to see what efforts … Continue reading Accessibility Checklist for Retailers

Store Operations Checklist

To assist multi-unit retailers starting or improving their retail audit program, Compliant IA regularly publishes how-to guides, best practices, and checklists. Using a store operations checklist to regularly inspect your locations ensures brand standards are upheld and stores are running well. Use this sample Store Operations Checklist to create or update store standards or operations programs … Continue reading Store Operations Checklist

KPI Checklist

Key Performance Indicators are performance measurements that help you know if your business is reaching its goals and operating optimally. Use a KPI checklist to help you measure, detect and respond to dips in sales and margins and other strategic facets of your business. Below, some sample Key Performance Indicators to include on your KPI … Continue reading KPI Checklist

Food Safety Checklist

Incorporating a food safety checklist into your health and safety program not only keeps you compliant and protects the brand from claims, lawsuits, and other headaches but also encourages staff to act appropriately. “The audit process itself becomes a driver for people to not only comply, but to actually have the right behaviors and be … Continue reading Food Safety Checklist

Checklist for Thrift Stores

Whether you are a thrift store, consignment store or vintage retailer, you have a wide range of duties across several departments. From receiving and approving donations, sorting, pricing and finally merchandising items, using a Checklist for Thrift Stores will improve the performance of your operations...and your bottom line. Use this sample Checklist for Thrift Stores … Continue reading Checklist for Thrift Stores

Exterior Area Checklist

The exterior areas around your stores are critically important to first impressions! Use an Exterior Area Checklist to ensure the area around your stores is clean, safe and invites customers to come into your stores. This sample Exterior Area Checklist comes from the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety and is included here in case … Continue reading Exterior Area Checklist

Health and Safety Checklist

To assist multi-unit retailers beginning a new audit or compliance program, Compliant IA regularly publishes how-to guides, best practice content, and advice from retail experts. Use this sample checklist as a guide to add to your own checklist, or jumpstart a new health and safety program for your locations. Entrances and exits No cracks, damage or … Continue reading Health and Safety Checklist

Loss Prevention Checklist

Loss prevention is a very real challenge for retailers. Shrinkage is a problem that costs retailers billions of dollars every year due to external theft, internal theft, and administrative errors. Regularly using a Loss Prevention Checklist across your locations ensures compliance with policy, reinforces training, and demonstrates loss prevention is a priority for your business.    … Continue reading Loss Prevention Checklist

Merchandising Checklist

To assist multi-unit retailers starting or improving their retail audit program, Compliant IA regularly publishes how-to guides, best practices and checklists. Eighty-six percent of retailers agree there is a direct correlation between well-executed merchandising displays and conversation rates. However, 60% of promotional display fail to be executed properly. Use this sample Merchandising Checklist for 2020 … Continue reading Merchandising Checklist

Marijuana Retail Checklist

A marijuana dispensary compliance checklist ensures that your dispensaries have the right processes and systems in place to meet regulatory, community and health and safety standards. With the legalization of Marijuana in Canada potentially creating a $23 billion business opportunity, retailers looking to join the legal cannabis market will face a myriad of regulations in … Continue reading Marijuana Retail Checklist

Loss Prevention Checklist for Parking Operators

Loss prevention is a set of policies and procedures designed to minimize theft, fraud, vandalism and waste. Use this sample Loss Prevention Checklist for Parking Operators to create or update your loss prevention program across your parking lots and sites. General Record date of the last LP Audit Location has a key control log for … Continue reading Loss Prevention Checklist for Parking Operators

Parking Lot Inspection Checklist

The parking industry is largely divided into two types: on-street parking and off-street parking. On-street parking is predominantly owned by municipalities while off-street parking is privately owned. Both types need to ensure lots are in good repair and compliant with regulations and customer expectations. Here is a sample Parking Lot Inspection Checklist to help you … Continue reading Parking Lot Inspection Checklist

Pharmacy Inspection Checklist

To assist multi-unit retailers starting or improving their retail audit program, Compliant IA regularly publishes how-to guides, best practices and checklists. A Pharmacy Inspection Checklist helps ensure stores have the right systems in place to comply with regulations and health and safety standards. Combined with this sample Pharmacy Inspection Checklist with the Merchandising Checklist and Loss … Continue reading Pharmacy Inspection Checklist

CPG Merchandising Checklist

To assist CPGs starting or improving their retail audit program, Compliant IA regularly publishes how-to guides, best practices and checklists. Use this sample CPG Merchandising Checklist to create or update your visual merchandising program across your retail partner locations. Also see: How to Build a CPG Merchandising Checklist The purpose, scope and methods of merchandising … Continue reading CPG Merchandising Checklist

Sexual Harassment Checklist

To assist multi-unit retailers starting or improving their retail audit program, Compliant IA regularly publishes how-to guides, best practices and checklists. Use this sample Sexual Harassment Checklist to create or update your sexual harassment prevention program across your locations. Developing a comprehensive sexual harassment policy is only the first step to preventing and stopping harassment … Continue reading Sexual Harassment Checklist