Friday, July 20, 2018

Field Merchandising Software Eliminates Fraudulent Check-Ins

One of the main issues that merchandising team managers face is fraudulent check-ins. The traditional high turnover rates of merchandisers – which undermine trust among work relationships – along with the fact that virtually 100% of their work is done without any supervision, builds the perfect scenario that leads to merchandisers reporting on activities at a certain location when they are actually somewhere else.

With the advent of mobile technologies, merchandisers have recently been able to fill in forms and checklists through an app on their smartphones and tablets. However, this still did not address the issue of fraudulent check-ins.

Recently, though, several complete field merchandising software solutions were developed, allowing merchandisers not only to fill forms electronically but also to be tracked via GPS on their daily routes.

Field merchandising software allows for a streamlined store audit process, from form creation and visit scheduling and planning, all the way to reporting. With field merchandising software, every in-store activity is GPS and time stamped, what gives managers the certainty that there were no fraudulent check-ins within their teams.

VisitBasis is a field merchandising software solution that provides all of the above tools in an easy-to-use package. The VisitBasis mobile merchandiser app is available for free at Apple’s App Store and Google Play, and managers can access the VisitBasis Office interface from any desktop or laptop browser.

Book your VisitBasis online demo today or sign up for a free field merchandising software trial!