Basic Tip: Have a designated area in the back room that is only meant to Receive/check in merchandise from vendors.
Advanced Tip: Having a robust audit/check in procedure for receiving freight will not only lower operational shrink but act as a deterrent to “Vendor Fraud.”
Basic Tip: Receiving of shipment should occur through the same door no matter the vendor.
Advanced Tip: Require receiving doors to be closed immediately following a deliver, or pull a wire mesh gate across the opening if the door must be left open for ventilation. Keep the Gate padlocked or alarmed.