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Mobile POS Will Surpass $2 Billion in 2013, iPad As Cash Register
Overall, mobile in retail is now a $5.7 Billion business worldwide and continues to grow rapidly. It is the single fastest moving trend in retail since Internet was added to the stores, according to IHL Group. According to a recent study from research firm IHL Group, 28 percent of North American retailers plan to adopt Mobile POS in some form by the end of 2013. The Mobile POS market will surpass $2 Billion in hardware/software sales in North America this year. (Source

Business Intelligence Shows its Smarts
Today's Business Intelligence (BI) tools provide a new way to think about data with self-service capabilities and user-friendly analytics that can be used by nearly everyone. This white paper offers a primer on BI, from understanding how it compares to analytics and the tools required for effective BI, to overcoming common barriers to success. May require registration. (Source (Source

Black Ops IT Spend: When IT Spend Starts Being Paid Outside of the CIO
Gartner has forecasted that the IT Budget of the Chief Marketing Officer will be higher than that of the CIO by 2017. Does that hold in retail or hospitality? In fact in 2013 the CMO and other business unit heads generated over $11.6 Billion additional IT Spend. This represents nearly 35% of the total spend for Software, SaaS, and Services in North America. This study looks at the phenomenon of IT spending outside of the CIO budget and quantifies that opportunity for vendors and provides best practices for retailers as well as pitfalls to avoid. Finally this study recommends tactics and go-to-market strategies for vendors to consider if they have a solution targets towards the CMO. Study for purchase at $1,995.00 and represents the North American region. (Source

Apple's search for a retail head runs into headwinds - rare inside look at a search effort  Since Ron Johnson left, they've been through two, with the last one absolutely ran cross-grained to the culture there. Now entering it's tenth month, the current search has run into headwinds with some retail chiefs wary about taking charge of Apple stores because they say the top brass hasn't been clear about plans, said one tech-industry recruiter who knows Apple well. Among those interviewed but rejected as a poor fit, were wireless and telecommunications-industry executives, one such person said. A CEO of a privately held retailer in France spurned Apple's overtures, believing it would be hard to change Apple's culture as an outsider, another person said. Apple doesn't consider internal candidates to be an option, according to a third person familiar with the matter. Troubles in paradise. (Source

Harris Teeter Using Big Data to Enhance Mobile, Social
Harris Teeter plans to deploy new next-generation predictive analytics software to better serve its customers through improved functionality of its mobile application (htmobile), its e-VIC program, as well as the newly launched Facebook application. Harris Teeter expects Tresata's analytics software to enable the grocer to analyze growing volumes of customer data -- including a customer’s purchasing history -- to offer more personalized services like e-VIC promotional offers. (Source

NRF expects the economy to pick up in the third and fourth quarters. The employment trend is positive, yet lackluster  Retailers added 37,000 jobs in July. (Source

FBI announces cyberattack-reporting portal for private sector companies
The US FBI has launched iGuardian, an online portal for private sector companies that allows them to easily and consistently report to the Bureau any cyber threat or attack they are targeted with. The pilot program, whose creation was announced at the AFCEA International Global Intelligence Forum by Richard McFeely, the FBI's assistant director of the Criminal, Cyber, Response Services Branch, will initially be available only to the 58,000 companies that are part of the FBI's InfraGuard network. (Source

British retailers caught up in an international ‘trojan horse’ invoice scam
Where criminals replicate purchase orders and get vendors to ship product to other bogus addresses and billing the retailer. The scammers work by forging or replicating purchase orders from some of the UK’s biggest brands using convincing logo and letter-heads and even the names and email details of senior named personnel to smooth the passage of the paperwork to a number of international suppliers. To the untrained eye, the orders look genuine and suppliers are shipping the goods to addresses in the UK. Many British retailers have been targeted for payment for goods not received. Editor's note: If it's happening in the UK you can safely assume it's happening in North America. (Source

Black market rate for American stolen credit cards is about $10, and European cards about $50  Why is a stolen European credit card worth 5 times American cards? The first is the difference between card technology here and in Europe. In Europe, cards carry a chip with a function similar to our magnetic strip, but with added security measures, the Post says. After the European card is swiped, the user has to enter a PIN, as we would for a debit card. The second reason hacked or stolen American cards are worth less is that they’re easier to come by. They can suck out a whole database of credit card credentials, and don’t always dump them onto the black market right away. There’s already an overwhelming amount of stolen card numbers for sale, a security expert told the Post. (Source

Security increased after Wednesday's shooting at Arden Fair Mall in Sacramento, Calif.  Arden Fair Mall security says that anybody that comes and goes through its doors will feel safe because of the police presence that will be very noticeable. Mall security, along with the Sacramento Police Department, is patrolling the property Thursday. Suspects are still on the loose just a day after at least five shots were fired. Crime tape lined the parking lot and left bullet holes in cars Wednesday afternoon. However, people still showed up to shop Thursday. Mall security tells CBS13 that the Arden Fair Mall is one of the safest malls in the country. The suspects are still on the loose. (Source

Hotter Temperatures Lead to More Violent Crime, Study Says
Experiments also showed police more likely to fire weapons in warmer temperatures. A massive new study finds that aggressive acts like committing violent crimes and waging war become more likely with each added degree. Researchers analyzed 60 studies and found a common thread over centuries: Extreme weather — very hot or dry — means more violence. (Source

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Publix Q2 up 2.1% with sales up 3.8%
Ingles Markets Q2 grocery up 1.4% with net sales up 1.5%
Harris Teeter Q3 up 1.29% with sales up 2.9%







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eBay Investigative Support Leads To Arrest In Million Dollar Swiss Army Theft Case

A Stratford woman is the fourth — and police say the last — arrest to be made connection with a theft of over $1 million worth of watches from Victorinox Swiss Army reported in October 2011. The suspect was charged by Monroe police last week with conspiracy to commit first-degree larceny for her alleged role in the theft.

Police said she was involved in selling and shipping merchandise that her husband, who has previously been arrested in connection with the case, purchased in bulk from an employee, who was also arrested.

“Her husband was selling the watches on eBay to multiple parties throughout the country,” wrote Monroe Police Lt. Keith White in an email to The Courier Friday. “Based upon the fact that communication with buyers was done through her personal email, that packages that were sent had a return address in her name [and] the eBay account used to sell the watches was registered to her she was arrested.”

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Public's help sought in identifying credit card fraud suspect in multiple cases in James City, VA.  Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a woman suspected in multiple credit card fraud cases. The unknown female pictured used cloned credit cards to purchase other credit and gift cards, with other small items, in multiple Food Lion stores through the area during July. (Source

Deputies search for armed man who robbed Orange jewelry store inside Burlington Coat in Orlando, FL.  The man walked into the store at 8204 S. Orange Blossom Trail on Wednesday about 11:10 a.m. and pretended to be a customer at Ultra Diamonds, deputies said. About 10 minutes later, he lifted his shirt to show a clerk two semiautomatic handguns in his waistband, investigators said. (Source

Roof Top burglars hit Burlington Jewelry Store.  Police are looking for three people involved in a jewelry store break-in that occurred earlier this week. According to Burlington police, around 9:30 Wednesday morning, officers were called to Eden Jewelry in reference to a breaking and entering and larceny. Through an investigation, police determined that three robbers entered the business from the roof and disabled the alarm system. Once inside, the three stole an undetermined amount of jewelry and fled from the business. Video footage from an adjacent business provided a description of three robbers. (Source

Armed robbery caught on surveillance cameras in Orlando restaurant
In the video one man holds the door open pointing the gun at the store manager while the other robber takes the money. (Source

Two shoplifters die in crash after stealing beer from a convenience store in Tacoma, Wash.  The two were confronted by a clerk as they tried to take some beer without paying. They then punched the clerk and ran out the door with the beer, but left much of it in the parking lot as they jumped into a car. As the car sped away, apparently driven by a third man they lost control of the vehicle and veered off the roadway. Two men were ejected from the car and died at the scene. (Source

Robbers 'takeover' Zales jewelry store in Vacaville Premium Outlets.  Employees and customers of a Vacaville jewelry store were held at gunpoint while four individuals smashed jewelry cases and took merchandise Thursday morning. Vacaville police Sgt. Jeff King said the robbery took place at Zales at about 11:24 a.m. With their faces covered and wearing dark clothing, the four robbers entered the store. One held what appeared to be an assault rifle on victims while witnesses said two others used hammers to break glass cases and grab jewelry. The fourth robber held a bag for the valuables. No one was hurt. Witnesses told responding officers the foursome left in a cream-colored, mid-size SUV. (Source

Marsh Grocery store robbers arrested after early morning Police chase in Indiana.  Lawrence Police have apprehended one suspect in connection to an early morning robbery at the Marsh Grocery store. The suspect that was apprehended was the driver of the get-a-way car, a second suspect is still at large. Lawrence Police K-9 units have been called to the scene. (Source

Suspect in Big 5 Sporting Goods store standoff ordered to stand trial.
Juan Carlos Alvarez was deemed competent to stand trial in October after a psychological evaluation, now he may face more than 25 years in prison. Alvarez was arrested after a botched robbery attempt end with a kidnapping / hostage situation at the Big 5 Sporting Goods store in Yuba City last year. Alvarez was armed and fired one round into the ceiling of the store. The situation ended without injury, but police believe it was Alvarez’s state of mind; he was going to commit “suicide by cop”. (Source

Third suspect arrested in Sherwin-Williams paint store burglary in Batavia.
A man was arrested on Thursday in connection with a burglary in Genesee County back in June. Police in Batavia say Nicholas Adkins Jr., 22, burglarized a Sherwin-Williams paint store on Liberty Street on June 1. They say Adkins was already in the Genesee County Jail for a parole violation and is now in jail with no bail. He's charged with burglary in the third degree. An employee of the store was charged with burglary earlier in July. Rebecca G. Morse, 21, is accused of providing a key to others and of receiving some stolen money. (Source

Rosenberg, Texas Police launch “Most Unwanted Shoplifters” Social Media pages.  Pictures of local shoplifters are now featured on the Rosenberg Police, ‘Most Unwanted Shoplifters’ Facebook and Twitter sites. Lt. Aaron Slater stated the strategy of posting the photos of shoplifter has a dual purpose; “One says it's going to inform the public about who is in our backyard. And number two, it sends a message to the criminal element. If you're going to commit crimes, people are going to know about it.” (Source

Bear accused of stealing a dumpster in Colorado, no arrests.  An unidentified Bear is being sought for the theft of an entire dumpster from behind Edleweiss Restaurant in Colorado Spring. No word on the whereabouts of the bear or the dumpster. (Source



The Retail Council of Canada's Retail Loss Prevention Conference is right around the corner  DON'T MISS CANADA'S LEADING RETAIL LOSS PREVENTION EVENT!
The event, which will take place on September 10-11 at Toronto Congress Centre, South Building in Toronto, ON, will bring together the industry's top achievers and leading exhibitors to discuss key issues that impact the loss prevention industry in retail and the strategies needed to face these issues head-on. Gain knowledge about practices, innovative products and services designed to maximize profitability, and connect with the LP retail community. Become a sponsor and help enhance your company's presence in the Canadian retail industry. Become an exhibitor and meet other retail LP professionals from all over the country. Over 300 individuals from all across Canada attended this event last year. Register for the event here.

First upscale outlet shopping center opens in Toronto - well the ORC won't be far behind - Welcome to the outlet world Canadian LP Exec's Canada has long been wanting to get into the Outlet business and for years their consumers have been flooding the U.S. specifically to go to outlet centers. Well now they have one in Toronto called Toronto Premium Outlets serving the greater Toronto area - also called the GTA. Well it won't be long before we start hearing about more ORC there. With 85 stores and developed by Simon Property Group. (Source

Famous Footwear opens first Canadian store in Toronto Premium Outlets in Halton Hills, Ontario,  Joining 84 other designer and name brand retailers. (Source

Here comes the Outlet stores to Canada - a first for them - with ORC right behind it Saks - Off Fifth outlet stores, Nordstrom Rack stores, Holt Renfrew's outlet stores, and others. They'll be competing with the new Target stores, Marshall's, Winners, and all the rest. Even Canadian Tire is trying a new Express Outlet concept. It's going to be a changing landscape more than ever before in Canada. (Source

Hudson's Bay opens first outlet store in Canada
The new 25,000 sq. ft. Hudson's Bay Outlet will anchor the new Premium Outlet mall. Hudson's Bay, Canada's largest national branded department store with 90 locations. HBC also operates Home Outfitters, a kitchen, bed and bath superstore with 69 locations. With approximately 29,000 associates in Canada and the U.S., Hudson's Bay Company. (Source

Hudson's Bay to open 6 full-line Saks stores in Canada and up to 25 Saks Off Fifth outlet stores Analysts say the increase in competition will result in not only greater selection for consumers, but also more competitive prices. The new store openings - “We’re going to move as quickly as we can,” Baker told analysts on a conference call. Attention shoppers: Get ready for a price war on clothing, housewares and other goods as Saks joins a growing wave of U.S. retailers heading north of the border. (Source

Home decor retail heating up as well with Zara opening home decor stores called Zara Home in Canada in August For years Hudson's Bay's division Home Outfitters had the market pretty much to themselves until Bed Bath & Beyond started popping up a couple of years ago. And with their continued expansion north and now Zara entering the market with two of theirs, this field is starting to get crowded. (Source

Owner of Mall that roof collapsed killing 2 on June 27th, 2012 may be charged criminally in Ontario  A former manager of the ill-fated Algo Centre Mall accused its owner of being an unethical, slave-driving employer and sleazy landlord, a public inquiry heard Friday. Nazarian, 68, of Richmond Hill, Ont., played fast and loose with safety rules, she said. A structural engineering report from May 1999 done for Retirement Living that noted "corrosion of steel beams" was never given to Nazarian, he said, nor was the recommended remedial work done. In earlier testimony, Nazarian made the startling admission he did have money to fix the roof, but opted to buy another property because the mall was a financial "black hole" that was "doomed" from the outset. The public inquiry continues. (Source

Companies are racing to buy hacking insurance - data breaches are concerning everyone - the fastest growing area of commercial insurance in the world right now!  When Brian Rosebaum started pitching cyber insurance to companies in 2006, he was met with blank stares from risk managers and resistance from information technology experts, who insisted their networks were impenetrable. All of that has changed in the past year and a half said Rosebaum, who heads the cyber insurance division of Aon Corp.'s Canadian brokerage arm. Insurance brokers say the frequency of high-profile data breaches is causing a surge in demand for insurance products that protect against losses stemming from cyber attacks. "This is the fastest growing area of commercial insurance in the world right now," said Michael Peterson, a managing director at Marsh Canada Limited. (Source

Nearly 70% of Canadian businesses hit by cyber attacks, says year-long survey
Over a one-year period, 69 per cent of Canadian businesses said they experienced some type of cyber attack, ranging from malware and computer viruses to phishing and "social engineering" attacks, a new survey has found. Of businesses that said they were affected by cyber crime, the average financial loss was approximately $14,844, for a total of $5,328,916 in average losses across all the businesses. "Total cost due to cyber crime attacks increases with revenues: on average, an incident costs large organizations $1,181, compared to $991 in medium, and $741 in small ones," the report stated. To deal with those threats, 44 per cent of the businesses surveyed said they contacted an external agency for help -- typically a private agency as opposed to a government agency. (Source

Retail Fast Facts

Total monthly retail sales changed by 4.3 per cent over the comparable month last year.
Total sales excluding food, automotive and gasoline changed by 4.1 per cent over the comparable month last year. (Source



RILA continues their ongoing efforts to help retailers combat ORC.  Yesterday, RILA hosted two successful events focused on industry-wide collaboration to combat ORC. Over two hundred retail executives attended a RILA public webinar entitled, “ORC – Investigating & Prosecuting a Criminal Enterprise”. The webinar featured Ben Dugan, Regional Investigations Supervisor at Walgreens and Bruce Nelson, Loss Prevention Specialist at Publix Super Markets who shared leading investigatory practices and tips for ensuring aggressive and successful prosecution. Following the webinar, RILA’s Crimes Against Business Committee convened to learn more about the Cook County Regional Organized Crime (CCROC) Strategic Operations Training Center, which was featured in a recent edition of the D&D. David Williams, Cook County Assistant State’s Attorney and Kevin DeSpain, Motorola’s Real Time Crime Center Lead, shared how retailers can leverage the CCROC to proactively identify and arrest ORC offenders. “The CCROC Strategic Operations Training Center demonstrates the importance of collaboration across the retail loss prevention industry and with our law enforcement partners in order to stay out in front of the ORC epidemic. RILA appreciates the opportunity to get key external stakeholders like those in Cook County in front of our membership,” said Garth Gasse, Director of Asset Protection at RILA. These initiatives demonstrate RILA’s great leadership in their ORC efforts on behalf of the industry.



"Operation Booster Buster" in Sarasota County, FL., cracks down on ORC with 59 arrests  Partnering with local retailers, Sarasota County sheriff's deputies say they arrested 59 shoplifters during an eight-day crackdown on retail theft by organized crime rings. At a news conference Thursday, Sheriff Tom Knight said the suspects were not children pilfering candy or toys, but “boosters” — professional shoplifters tied to an organized crime ring that stole merchandise from local retailers and sold it to pawn shops. Together, the 59 suspects had a total of 407 previous felony charges and 565 misdemeanor charges. "Operation Booster Buster” led to a total of 41 felonies and 58 misdemeanor charges being filed against the suspects. Loss prevention officers from Walmart, Home Depot, Bealls, Bealls Outlet, Burlington Coat Factory, Target and Sports Authority reported thefts directly to a sheriff's sergeant, who alerted deputies. (Source

Leader of extensive criminal enterprise & two accomplices in Downtown Crossing, Mass., indicted- arraigned for counterfeit money, credit card fraud, and drug offenses  Shahab "David" Yousheei, 36, of Brighton, was arraigned Tuesday in Suffolk Superior Court on charges of possession of counterfeit notes, possession of counterfeit merchandise, attempted possession of fraudulent credit cards, possession of credit card encoder, conspiracy to traffic in cocaine, two counts each of attempted use of fraudulent credit card, attempted receipt of a stolen credit card and attempted receipt of goods purchased with a fraudulent credit card. Yousheei's brother and another individual were also charged with their involvement in the scheme. Yousheei led a large group of "runners" that carried out an elaborate operation to open new fraudulent mobile phone accounts. They used the fraudulent accounts to obtain high-end electronics and smart phones. Using the fraudulent accounts, the group purchased high-end smart phones at discounted prices made available for new customers. When contacted by law enforcement, those victims whose identities were stolen had no knowledge of either the new accounts or the smart phones being purchased under their name. Yousheei also allegedly provided an illegal credit card encoder to his associates who in turn used fake identities to make credit cards. The associates then used the fraudulent credit cards to allegedly buy thousands of dollars of electronic merchandise of mostly Apple products, including iPads and laptop computers as well as gift cards. Authorities allege that most of these products had counterfeit safety and certification stamps. Investigators believe that the merchandise and cell phones may have been sold at Yousheei's booth or overseas. (Source

Hardcore shoplifters in UK with 10 or more convictions responsible for 66% of all thefts & are up 10%

72,180 people were convicted of shoplifting last year, figures show
44,224 offenders had at least 10 previous convictions
Ministers admit there is a need for 'more effective rehabilitation'
Fewer than half of offences are even reported to police by retailers

While the overall number of thefts from shops has risen by just two per cent in the last five years, the number caught for at least the 11th time has soared by 10 per cent. The government is planning to introduce tougher sentences in an attempt to get a grip on the mini crime wave sweeping stores and shopping centres. (Source

ORC - Online seller - shoplifting to meet demand in Ogden, Utah 
Amanda Barnes accrued tens of thousands of dollars by posting new items on online classified sites at half the price of retail. Once a person showed interest in an item, Barnes would supposedly go shoplift the item. "If somebody stopped her, she would say she didn't have her receipt because she hadn't paid for it yet, she was just going out to get her purse," said Odgen police deputy John Harvey. Detectives arrested Barnes after finding her in possession of the grill. Barnes is accused of stealing top-of-the-line items such as grills and tools from big retail stores like Home Depot and Lowes. "She was taking orders and then filling them as she got them," said Harvey. (Source (Source

ORC male suspect arrested running an "elaborate retail theft scheme" out of his house in Glendora, Calif.  Glendora police arrested a man Wednesday on suspicion of running an elaborate retail theft scheme and seized more than $16,000 worth of allegedly stolen merchandise from his Mentone home. The massive collection of goods recovered from his garage included electronics, toys, tools and other miscellaneous items. "Detectives allege that Fauria has been orchestrating an elaborate retail theft scheme that primarily targeted Kohl's, Home Depot and Target department stores in Los Angeles County and the Inland Empire," Glendora police officials said in a written statement. With help from accomplices, Fauria is accused of manipulating the stores' return policies to buy items, then obtain store credit for them without returning the items, or returning them only in part, Glendora police Lt. Brian Summers said. the investigation is ongoing. (Source

ORC Trio? - Shoplifter uses stun-gun on Target Asset Protection officer and causes "significant injuries" to another Target employee in Nashville, Tenn.  The suspect and her two young female accomplices are being sought by investigators following the incident at the Rivergate Target store last Sunday evening. While being questioned by Target security, police say one of the female suspects "in pink lipstick, with a pink ribbon in her hair," pulled "a pink-colored stun gun, out of a pink bag," and used the weapon on the officer. Metro police said a store worker different from the security officer was the one who had been "significantly injured" as the suspect fled by individuals in the Target store. Madison precinct Lt. Curtis Watkins told News 2 the female suspect who was briefly detained could face "charges for felony aggravated assault and shoplifting." The two other suspects both fled the scene before they could be detained, but Lt. Watkins indicated the pair could also face shoplifting charges. Lt. Watkins said the trio "had a plan and were working in concert." (Source

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American Dynamics Adds Industry’s Fastest PTZ to HD Camera Line

High-Speed Illustra 625 HD PTZ ideal for accurately tracking criminal activity in retail environments

WESTFORD, MA. August 1, 2013 –– American Dynamics, part of the Security Products business unit of Tyco (NYSE: TYC), has introduced the Illustra 625 PTZ High-Definition (Full HD) IP camera, designed for retail applications where locating, tracking and zooming in on subject details are critical. The high-performance Illustra 625 is the fastest HD PTZ on the market, delivering crystal clear images quickly, whether used in live monitoring or in forensic investigations.

Based on latency testing standards used by the U.S. Air Force and NASA, the Illustra 625 PTZ camera delivers analog-like precision without compromising megapixel resolution. The Illustra 625 PTZ sets a new standard for low latency response. It has tested 20%-30% faster than the major competition and represents a quantum leap in bridging the performance of analog PTZ with 1080p megapixel resolution. This helps loss prevention professionals precisely follow subjects through a store, warehouse or loading dock and apprehend them before they remove merchandise from the premises, falsify trip and slip claims, or participate in other criminal activities. Fast and accurate tracking can mean the difference between making a handsome profit and losing hundreds of thousands of dollars each year through theft.

The Illustra 625 HD PTZ camera actively modulates the pan and tilt speed in proportion to the amount of zoom used and surpasses the maximum speed and return-to-position accuracy of competitive HD PTZ cameras.

“The exceptionally low latency for controlling an analog PTZ camera that retailers have grown accustomed to was our benchmark in developing the Illustra 625 HD PTZ camera”, said Joel White, senior product manager for American Dynamics. “With the new Illustra PTZ, retailers can more accurately track individuals to aid in the reduction of shrinkage and other criminal activity which will strengthen their bottom line and ultimately improve the overall customer experience.”

American Dynamics provides a superior end-to-end solution with Illustra IP cameras and the VideoEdge video management system, and is available through our worldwide channel of dealers and integrators.

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Some advice on making cold calls during your search efforts:

1. Never make them on Monday unless absolutely necessary.
2. Always do your homework on the company, position and executive before calling.
3. Have the room set up for an uninterrupted, focused and quiet conversation.
4. Always have your resume in front of you.
5. Have a legal pad to take notes.
6. Have a bottle of water ready.
7. Have the company website up in front of you.
8. If you know executives with the company, that's great, but be careful, it could be a double-edged sword.
9. Prepare some questions about the overall Loss Prevention program, not the monetary details or benefits. Do not go there in a cold call!
10. Ask if it's a good time to talk or should you call back at another time.
11. Thank the person for taking the time with you regardless of where it goes.
12. Always respond with an email within 24 hours.

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