50 PRODUCTS THAT SHOULD BE PROTECTED WITH CHECKPOINT LABELS-PT5
I’ve been compiling a list of every item that I can think of that could benefit from the use of Checkpoint Labels. Can you believe we’ve been through so many already? As we go through even more items, remember that no list can be all-inclusive. This should serve as a guide to help you identify high loss/ high risk items in your store.
Ever shopped for a nice set of drinking glasses, or baking pans? If you carry this product, you already know the retail costs of some sets, depending on the quality and brand, can be quite high. This, of course, makes the merchandise very appealing to a shoplifter. While it can be difficult to conceal large packages, these items are often the victim of price-change schemes, where a lifter will affix a barcode for a cheaper set, onto the more expensive set. Unsuspecting and/or inattentive cashiers can further this problem. Having an EAS label affixed to the box can help your cashiers identify the high end product, all while discouraging the shoplifter to try in the first place.
18. Ceramic Plates
Going off the dinnerware theme, a good looking kitchen isn’t complete with quality ceramic plates. A few years ago, I bought a replacement set for my grandmother. As I was shopping around, I noticed that the high quality, name brands were merchandised on the same aisle as the lesser priced sets. Looking at them in the box, it was hard to tell a difference. Imagine how easy it would be for a dishonest person to remove the pricing indicator from a cheap set and place it over the barcode of a set that costs around $1,000. Without an EAS label and a product protection strategy, this is more than likely already happening to you with frequency.
19. Picture Frames
I was in a department store last weekend and saw a few Michael Kors brand picture frames. They didn’t look to special to me, but 5×7 frames was retailing for over $100. That’s nuts. Even more surprising is that the store had no product protection to keep that item in the store. A good quality Checkpoint Label would be a great solution to what I’m sure is a shrink problem.
20. Wall Art
My girlfriend and I recently moved in together and one of the first things she told me was my walls were too plain. So of course that meant we had to go shopping for some decorations. Or should I say, she went shopping for decorations and I was forced to go along? She’ll never read this, so I can get away with that. We started looking at some canvas art at a home décor store and I quickly learned that this would be an expensive outing. One thing I noticed was that the more expensive prints were not protected in any way. If you really wanted to, you could just simply switch the tags to a lesser value item and the cashiers would be none the wiser. If you dabble in the business, and shrink seems to be a problem, Checkpoint Labels can be a masterpiece of shrink solution.
I know a few small business owners who derive the majority of their sales from T-shirts. They are inexpensive to manufacture and you can generally make a decent margin on them, depending on your market. One thing I hear the most is how many they get lifted from them each month. The other common theme; no one is using EAS Labels. Why spend the money on hard tags, when you can get the same result, for less, with Checkpoint Labels. Heck, you could even get the sewn-in tags for better protection. It only makes sense.
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