5 Things To Protect With Clothing Security Tools
I have a friend that works at a discount clothing retailer and her daily job is to attach security tags on clothes. She opens the deliveries, organizes everything by size, and gets busy figuring out the best places for the tags. I think this particular retailer has figured out that just because they sell designer clothing at discounted prices, they still have to take clothing security seriously. If a criminal will steal the stuff from their higher priced competitors, there is no reason they won’t come there too in order to get what they want. I asked her to give me some specifics on what items she was required to tag and here is what she told me:
Bottom line, denim is the most commonly stolen clothing item. People will come in wearing baggy sweat pants and then go in the fitting room, put on the jeans, and then put the baggy pants back on over top of them. If there is no fitting room attendant, they could do this over and over until they have a closet full. Jeans are actually pretty easy to protect though. They have seams and pockets where you can hide Checkpoint Tags instead of relying on adhering them to the price tag only. And the uncertainty of where to find the tag is a great theft deterrent.
2. Bathing Suits
Bikinis and other items are really easy to conceal so adding some clothing security tools to these is important. I would suggest using the hard Checkpoint Tags with pins on these.This will deter the thief from attempting to just rip out the tag. Without the right tool to properly remove the tag, they know they will hurt the garment. Whether they were stealing the bathing suit for their own personal use or even to resell it for the money, it could be rendered useless depending on the damage they inflicted.
Unfortunately there are some women that have a hot date tonight or a job interview coming up and they just have nothing to wear. So they come to your store and they may even plan to pay for the item. Then they notice that your store does not put security tags on clothes and they decide the risk is worth the reward. As with the swimwear, using the right tag can make the biggest difference.
4. Socks and Underwear
Have you ever went to this section of a department store and not found an open package of socks or underwear. You may assume someone wanted to just “try on” a pair of the socks to make sure they fit, but how do you explain a six pack of underwear being opened? My friend says they get stolen a lot more often than you may think. You can’t just put security tags on clothes you assume people steal on a regular basis. Think outside the box.
Have you ever opened a box and found an old pair of shoes inside instead? I have. One time I found a super icky pair of old sandals in what was supposed to be a box containing tennis shoes. Someone walked in with those nasty things on and walked out the store with a really nice pair of name brand kicks. If you are going to chance putting both shoes in the boxes on the sales floor, you really need to consider your options with Checkpoint Tags.
You and your staff can’t take clothing security lightly. There is a big profit margin in the soft lines and they have to be protected just like you would if you ran an electronics store.
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