Thursday, December 5, 2019

Optimizing Store Checklists with Retail Inspection Software

VisitBasis retail inspection software
Store checklists are notorious for being difficult to plan, implement and report on, especially when the retail inspection encompasses several SKUs across multiple categories. Not only it is time and labor-intensive, but the data processing as a whole - from collection to transcription - is extremely prone to human error.

The best way to optimize store checklists is with retail inspection software, which solves several issues in the checklist process:

1. Tailoring checklists by product category
While management might want tailored information for each product category, checklists tend to be condensed in order to reduce human error in filling them in. With retail inspection software, it is easy to create and report on category-specific tasks with tailored checklists.

2. Tailoring product distribution lists by chain, group, or individual stores
This is another area where human errors are common: Due to the different product selections at each store, reps or inspectors normally receive checklists showing the whole range of SKUs. A retail inspection software allows creating product distribution lists by store or group of stores and then cross-references tasks with these lists, displaying for the rep only the products that should be on the shelves in the first place and removing cluttered information.

3. Excessive paperwork
This comes as no surprise: The virtual elimination of paperwork is one of the biggest advantages of retail inspection software.

4. Time-consuming data transcription
Data transcription not only is time-consuming but also error-prone. It delays reporting and can affect time-sensitive decision-making. Retail inspection software eliminates data transcription from the process and makes data available for reporting as soon as store visits are closed.

Do you want to learn more about how retail inspection software can help you optimize your store checklists? Sign up today for a free trial of VisitBasis at or schedule an online demo at

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