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Total online holiday sales are forecast to jump by 40% this year to $234.9 billion. Of those holiday purchases, as much as $70.5 billion are expected to be returned, according to CBRE. That could create challenges for retailers as a surge of products are pushed back into the supply chain—a process commonly known as reverse logistics.

Unfortunately, for retailers returns are not the most cost-effective of processes. Reverse logistics costs amount to 59% of the original sales price of the item, CBRE says. 

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