50 PRODUCTS THAT SHOULD BE PROTECTED WITH CHECKPOINT LABELS – PT 8
Let’s take a stroll down to the sporting goods section for a minute. Whether you have just a sporting goods section in your store, or your entire footprint is in the game, you know just how many high priced, high theft items there are in this area. There are plenty of items where EAS labels can make the difference between profit and shrink. Here’s some often overlooked items that can benefit from a little extra protection.
31. Tool SetsFrom socket wrenches, to screwdriver sets and everything in between, tools are big business. They also attract shoplifters like a moth to a flame. Sometimes, it is difficult to secure bigger sets due the bulky nature of the packaging and retailers will often not secure the item at all because of it. Checkpoint Labels are a great solution for this problem. The label should be affixed to the inside of the tools set. This will let you know if someone walks out the doors without paying for those ratchets.
32. Fishing LineFishing line is always overlooked, even the ones that have price points over $50. Spools are incredibly easy to conceal and a thief can easily steal multiple units at once. Not only does the average shoplifter target this merchandise, I see this constantly in return fraud cases. Checkpoint Labels can make a direct impact. We tested this out recently and saw shrink and returns drop to almost nothing nearly overnight.
33. Camp StovesI’ll be honest. I’ve never had anyone conceal a camp stove on me. What I’ve had, with regularity, are price switching incidents. Quite often, I will see where a $150 stove was sold for $25. Customers want the best item, but often, they are not willing to pay for the best. Most thieves I’ve caught doing this don’t seem to consider price switching a form of theft; they are in fact paying for (at least partially) the item. Applying Checkpoint Labels can help educate your cashiers on the high priced items, in addition to helping catch the crook as they exit if it is not caught at the point of sale.
34. HammocksI love my hammock. I could easily spend my entire Sunday perched under my two palm trees with a cold beverage in my hand and steaks on the grill. Your everyday hammock isn’t that pricey, but there is a specialty niche for the more adventurous folks. These are designed for hanging from a cliff, or perched upon a mountain top. Obviously, you need a high quality material for the added safety, which of course will come with a much higher price tag. EAS labels can make a great deterrent to any would-be shoplifter. I’ve used them personally in my stores with great success.
35. Sleeping BagsWhat camping trip through the great outdoors wouldn’t be complete without a couple of sleeping bags? This is another category that is often overlooked in terms of EAS Labels and other product protection strategies. The mindset is always the same; “where can someone conceal a big sleeping bag?” I’ve heard that every time I bring this up within our department. Just like camp stoves, you can’t conceal these very easily, but you can price-switch the heck out of them. An in-attentive, or ill-trained cashier won’t know the difference between a $20 sleeping bag and the $120 model that will keep you warm through a blizzard. Using a Checkpoint Label can help reduce shrink by giving your cashier team a visual clue that the item in front of them should have a price-point over $100.
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