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Join the over 15,000 stores in North America using The Retail Equation.Predict and affect your consumer's behavior.Return fraud and abuse is estimated to be between $9 and $17 billion annually.
Return Dollars Saved

Cost SavingsThe Retail Equation saves retailers costs annually by preventing fraudulent and abusive returns.

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Why The Retail Equation

The Retail Equation (TRE) is the choice of leading retailers to help optimize transactions at the point-of-return and point-of-sale. In fact, 12 of the Top 50 retailers and 6 retailers in the Fortune 500 employ solutions from TRE.  With more than 34,000 stores contracted for our services, we have a presence in every mall in America. Learn more about why retailers choose The Retail Equation.

Real Time Transaction Optimization

  • Know and react to your best customers’ behaviors
  • Consumer friendly return policy enhancements, while mitigating your risk
  • Consumer behavior-based fraud prevention
  • Receipt and SKU-based fraud prevention
  • Employee-based fraud prevention
  • Real-time exceptions and predictive alerts
  • Analytics and industry benchmarking
  • Consumer behavior-based incentives to recover lost sales
  • Consumer behavior-based incentives to drive new and repeat sales

News & Events

NRF Big Show

Jan 17, 2016

The Retail Equation Prevents Fraud 6.5 Million Times

Oct 14, 2015

The Retail Equation Presents at ASIS: Learn How Strict Merchandise Return Rules Can Decrease Retail Revenue

Sep 22, 2015

Appriss® Acquires The Retail Equation® to Strengthen Efforts in Fighting Fraud and Mitigating Risk

Aug 18, 2015

Finish Line Is Winning Big with Big Data

Jul 20, 2015

Retail Equation's Return Warning System Boosts Sales While Stemming Fraud

Jul 16, 2015

Mother’s Day/Father’s Day Retail Trends Revealed: The Retail Equation Shares Insights on Top Gifts and Returns

Jun 17, 2015

Case Study: How Strict Return Rules Can Decrease Retail Revenue

Apr 14, 2015

The Retail Equation: Returns Offer New Sales Opportunity (subscription required)

Mar 9, 2015

A Not So Super Day: A Tale of Television Returns and the Big Game

Feb 26, 2015

The Retail Equation Unveils Monthly Return Index to Shed Light on U.S. Return Trends

Feb 16, 2015

Return Fraud's Growing Impact on Sales, Jobs and Shrink Highlighted in Tenth Annual Report from The Retail Equation

Jan 12, 2015

Holiday Return Rates Revealed: Nationwide Return Rates Peaked at 2:15 PM on December 26

Dec 26, 2014

The Retail Equation Unveils Identify Predictive Analytics Solution at NRF LP Show

Jun 11, 2014

LP Magazine - Big Data - Turning the Tide on Fraud and Shrink

May 21, 2014

Ninth Annual Report From The Retail Equation Sheds Light On Growth In Return Fraud; Impact On Sales, Jobs And Shrink

Jan 27, 2014

The Retail Equation Unveils Verify-3® Return Authorization

Jun 3, 2013

LP Magazine — Shrink Exposed: New Studies Show Return Rate Impacts Shrink

Nov 30, 2012

TIME — Why a Good Return Policy Is So Important for Retailers

Sep 4, 2012

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"[We saw] a significant reduction in both returns and return fraud. Based on the annual reductions in our return rates, we had no problem justifying our investment."

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