Best digital checkout features, BCBG files for chapter 11 and more in today's wrap-up

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Online and mobile checkout features can convert shoppers into buyers.

The best online and mobile checkout features

According to Forrester Research, mobile compatibility is one of the best opportunities to convert shoppers into buyers. Responsive web design is key, versus mobile websites that are just a smaller version of the desktop site, said Forrester Principal Analyst Brendan Miller. NRF News post

BCBG Max Azria Group files for bankruptcy protection

BCBG Max Azria Group had announced that it would close 120 stores and lay off 123 employees, but the company took things one step further late last week filing for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Multichannel Merchant article

Employee monitoring tech may reduce thefts and improve staff behavior

Some employee monitoring technology attempts to alert managers when an employee pockets a portion of a cash payment or other egregious acts. But does monitoring actually help curb such behavior. One study found a 22% decrease in identifiable theft after the implementation of IT monitoring. Loss Prevention Magazine article