50 PRODUCTS THAT SHOULD BE PROTECTED WITH CHECKPOINT LABELS – PT 4
You know, I’m really enjoying this series. I wish when I first started in the retail Management and LP business, someone would have put together a list like this for me. I still find items almost weekly that should be secured with Checkpoint Labels, or other security measures, and I’m sure that’s the case with most in my position. We all want to be as proactive to loss reduction as possible, so we’ll continue the series with some more commonly stolen; and even more commonly not-protected items.
If you recall in part 3 of the series, we talked a lot about those home care product and how they are just so appealing to boosters. Toothpaste ranks as one of the top 10 commonly stolen personal use products and again it’s due to the easy of concealment and the large market that exists for the stolen goods. That couple with a lack of EAS labels on most brands, you have a perfect storm brewing for massive losses. You can deter this type of theft with a simple Checkpoint Label. I would suggest placing the label directly on the tube of toothpaste, in lieu of the box, as thieves have gotten pretty wise and I’ve seen an increase in cases where they meticulously remove the tubes from boxes to avoid detection going out the door.
From teens, to the elderly that are going play a round of bingo, lipstick is a very popular cosmetic. It’s also incredibly easy to steal, due to the size. Did you know that Checkpoint Labels come in a variety of sizes that can fit just about every need? There are some simple EAS Labels that can be applied to these items to discourage anyone from slipping a tube in their pocket.
Headphones come in so many shapes and sizes. Whether you carry the large, over the ear line, or the slim in-ear buds, these are popular amongst a wide variety of demographics. They are even more popular amongst the thieves. Fear not, Checkpoint Labels make a great physical deterrence to any would be thief.
Not too long ago, my girlfriend and I walked into a speciality cookware store, looking for some inexpensive dinnerware. I enjoy cooking, and most of my meals during the week are home cooked, so I don’t mind spending a bit of money on an item that I know will last me several years. If you’ve ever found yourself in the same store, you already know just how expensive some cookware can be! $150 for on pan! That’s a bit much and for that price, it better cook my egg for me… As with any retailer that sells high end items, the risk for shoplifting incidents is always higher, just due to the value of the product. If you sell cookware that is commonly stolen, try using Checkpoint Label to help deter the thieves. Knowing that they will set off the alarm at the exit will usually deter most opportunistic thieves.
20. Thermos Mugs
Yes, believe it or not, I see these get stolen from my stores quite a few times a week. I think mainly the cause is they are not protected in any way shape or form. My particular company doesn’t see the need to use an EAS Label here, so I have to battle the thieves pretty often. You, however, most likely own your store, or at least are a decision maker when it comes to product protection. If you’re struggling with missing inventory, it could be a theft problem. A simple label to the bottom of the mug will prevent most theft.
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