Getting sued is a retailer's worst nightmare. Lawsuits aren’t just stressful and time consuming, they’re notoriously expensive. With average attorney rates ranging from $250 to $550 an hour, businesses can expect to shell out hundreds of thousands dollars (likely more) in the event of a lawsuit. Then there are the hard-to-quantify costs that come with … Continue reading 6 Reasons Retailers Get Sued — and How to Avoid Them
Consistency is the bedrock of any successful franchise business. Customers expect the same experience from your brand no matter where they’re shopping, eating or staying, which is why it’s important to keep your franchisees in check and ensure they stay consistent with brand standards, corporate guidelines and policies. A good starting point to achieving this … Continue reading 7 Ways to Deal with Rogue Franchisees
A site inspection keeps your business, employees and customers safe by identifying potential hazards and risks. Here are some tips on using site inspections to reduce commercial insurance premiums. While an insurance company will often send an inspector to survey the site when you insure a new property and business, taking a preemptive approach can … Continue reading How to Use Site Inspections to Reduce Commercial Insurance Premiums
Inventory may be retail’s bread and butter, but it’s still very much a people-centric business. From stock managers keeping products in check to associates assisting shoppers on the sales floor, retail businesses are run for people by people. As such, the more engaged your employees are, the more likely your company will thrive. For this … Continue reading How to Bring Out the Best in Your Retail Employees
No retailer likes to think about injured employees and customers, but it’s something that you need to consider and prepare for. Workplace injuries cost business owners and at least 1 billion a week — not to mention the tremendous hassle that comes with such incidents. Simply put, accidents and injuries can land your business in … Continue reading How to Minimize Injuries and Liabilities in Retail: 9 Tips
Everyone makes mistakes, and in retail, those errors can be costly. We've caught up with experts for tips to prevent human errors in retail.
It’s the busiest time of the year for retailers. Because of all that happened since the pandemic began, most of the challenges that you’ll face this year will likely take place behind-the-scenes instead of behind the counter or on the sales floor. Online sales will surge this year due to continued social distancing and health … Continue reading Timely Order Fulfillment – How to Tips for Retailers
So how do you grow a retail concept from 5 stores to double digits? We caught up with retail experts to share their insights.
To help you figure out how to grow your retail business, we’ve put together some key steps and considerations to think about.
Promotions during COVID-19 can be a tricky. Here are 8 tips to show you how to hold a sale and maximize opportunities for customers to spend.
A comprehensive guide to help District Managers, Regional Managers, Directors, and VPs manage store operations remotely.
Effective retail merchandise planning helps you cut down on excess inventory and a build a great reputation with customers who know you’ll have what they want.
Diversity and inclusion should be at the forefront of conversations around hiring. Here's how to hire for diversity in your retail stores.
Publishing standards does not guarantee execution in-store. Here are 5 reasons why you should measure compliance in your stores as well as how to do so.
A list of features and considerations for choosing your warehouse inspection software so that your compliance inspections are more efficient and actionable.
Here’s how a business can quickly communicate and implement policy changes and best practice updates across all locations in a time of crisis.
Is your store bogged down by slow and inefficient processes? Are you always having to put out fires or correct mistakes? Or maybe you have customers who aren’t too happy with the in-store experience. If you can relate to any of the above, chances are your store can use a technology upgrade and it's time … Continue reading How to Implement New Technologies in Your Retail Business
You need to ensure that your sales associates bring their A-game at every turn. Here are 7 tips to turn underperforming retail associates into A players.
If you’re reading this, chances are you’re interested in becoming a retail district manager. Maybe you want to be in a management position that involves overseeing different teams and moving parts. Perhaps you’re passionate about the retail industry, and you’re eager to play a role in helping stores grow and succeed. If that sounds like … Continue reading How to Become a District Manager — and What You Need to Succeed in the Role
Effective communication is one of the pillars of a well-managed retail organization. Open communication builds trust between managers and employees and creates a better store environment. Not only that, but team members need honest feedback from their leaders to be able to do their jobs well and execute retail programs properly. As such, improving store … Continue reading Effective Communication – How to Better Communicate with Store Teams