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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

“Returns authorization is a simple process for our employees that increases bottom line profits and limits our exposure to fraudulent returns.”

Regional Manager

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