Returns management is an important part of digital commerce. In the fashion industry, for example, returns are not uncommon. With a return rate of up to 50%*, this means that almost half of orders will be sent back in whole or in part. Even without knowing exact figures, we can still see that this results in huge costs. So it is no wonder that e-commerce managers go to great efforts to reduce the return rate. In this article, we show you how this can be done even before the purchase, as well as providing further useful information on this topic.
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