8 Ways to Streamline Your Retail Store Operations

Are you feeling overwhelmed? Like you’re doing a million things but still not getting anything done? Does everything in your retail operation feel on the verge of chaos? You shouldn’t wait until you feel out of control to take control of your business. Running a retail store can be complex, and it might be difficult … Continue reading 8 Ways to Streamline Your Retail Store Operations

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. Use this sample checklist to create or update store standards or operations programs across your retail locations. First impressions On a scale of one to ten; how presentable is the store? Are carts or baskets … Continue reading Store Operations Checklist

The Value Proposition of Smart Checklists

Your retail business is inherently complex. It has many moving parts and a multi-faceted cost structure. Cost of goods sold, labor costs, leasing fees, hydro costs...these costs are real and have a direct effect on a store's bottom line. Control your costs and if you sell a product for which there is demand in the … Continue reading The Value Proposition of Smart Checklists

Your Piecemeal Retail Audit Solution is a Mess!

Many customers come to Compliant IA from a home-brewed retail audit piecemeal solution. This solution takes various forms but usually consists of Excel spreadsheets, free "surveys" and email. Combining disparate band-aid solutions together creates a big mess that is disruptive, expensive, and entirely avoidable. So how do you know your retail audit solution is a … Continue reading Your Piecemeal Retail Audit Solution is a Mess!

3 Ways to Save Money on Store Visits in 2019

Whether you are a district manager, regional, territory, sales or cluster manager, you regularly have to visit the stores you are responsible for. Here are three ways you and your organization can save money on collecting and actioning store visit data. Consolidate Visits From Multiple Departments The needs of the merchandising department, the operations department, … Continue reading 3 Ways to Save Money on Store Visits in 2019

What is a Retail Audit?

A retail audit is a smart checklist. It is based on a form, has points, best-practice pictures, supporting files, conditional items, critical items and action plan recommendations. It allows standards to be checked, deficiencies tracked, assigned and resolved when district or sales managers visit stores. An audit allows head office to guarantee company standards, programs … Continue reading What is a Retail Audit?

Retail Audit Software: Should you Buy or Build?

Multi-unit retailers, consumer packaged goods manufacturers, and distributors are all struggling to accomplish more with less (fewer people, less budget, less time). Automation is widely considered the best way to make the most of limited resources, but how do you decide for yourself? We've compiled an updated guide to analyzing your buy vs. build dilemma. … Continue reading Retail Audit Software: Should you Buy or Build?

Retail Audits – The Definitive Guide

Who is this Guide for? This comprehensive guide to retail audits is for multi-unit retailers in industries like restaurants, convenience stores, pharmacies, spas and clinics, telecommunications, and alcohol retailers. This guide also helps parking operators and manufacturers or distributors of consumer packaged goods. If you need to collect or validate data in stores/geographic locations, this … Continue reading Retail Audits – The Definitive Guide

Loss Prevention Challenges in 2019

In retail today, every dollar counts. Shrink has a significant effect on a retailer’s bottom line. A recent study by the National Retail Federation (NRF) found an average shrink rate of 1.44%, costing "the overall U.S. retail economy $48.9 billion.” Below a list of 4 loss prevention challenges retailers are facing in 2019, and how … Continue reading Loss Prevention Challenges in 2019

Case study: How a Risk Management Firm Used Location Audit Software for Safety Audits

Customer Privately owned UK insurance broker and their risk management partner specializing in safety analysis and legal compliance in construction and engineering sectors. Problem The customer required the flexibility to create and update numerous specialized forms based on client needs, record non-compliant safety issues in real time, track resolution and easily identify safety trends for … Continue reading Case study: How a Risk Management Firm Used Location Audit Software for Safety Audits