When did everything become so expensive? I don’t get out much or shop for things that are a luxury, so to speak, as I am a pretty simple girl. I don’t typically buy high priced cosmetics, or perfume and my family isn’t much into video games or other expensive toys, so I am a little out of the loop when it comes to pricing. Seriously though, I was out shopping and couldn’t help but be set aback by some of the prices for these types of items. When I was a kid everything was so much simpler and much cheaper. I can remember going to the corner store with three quarters, I found in the couch, to buy some penny candy. Seventy-five pieces of candy later I was in sugar heaven. Everything back then was cheaper, but as time continues to age us, it also continues to weaken the good old American dollar. While shopping I began to realize how inflation has dramatically affected the way retailers do business. High priced items are now a high liability for store owners, because loss creates such a substantial impact on their profit margin. Because of my loss prevention background, and my ability to understand the impact shoplifting has on the economy as a whole, I am a strong proponent of utilizing Alpha Keepers to protect your high valued items from theft.
Alpha Keepers are used by businesses to protect cosmetics, electronics, videogames and other high priced items. Perfume for example, can run anywhere, between $60.00-$100.00, depending on the brand. Gaming Keepers secure video games, which on average are at least $60.00 or more, and the game stations run about $300.00. Heck, even razors these days are $30.00. If you figure a store owner makes on average 10% profit on sales, then losing a $300 Xbox, is a significant loss that will take $3000 in sales to make up for. Keepers are typically made of a clear hard plastic that is used to encase the item to prevent shoplifting. They are difficult to remove and will sound an alarm if someone tries to remove the merchandise from the store. They are designed so the product can be displayed while providing a visual deterrent. I am sure you have seen these at some point during your shopping experience. They can also be used to protect beauty products, such as anti-aging face creams and serums, cosmetics, and other beauty items. These types of products are so popular that they independently make up an entire market, in which a single lip stain can cost upwards of $28.00. Alpha Keepers are the best way to prevent shoplifting of these and other high priced items. The impact of shoplifting, not only hurts the business owner, but it also hurts the consumer when prices are increased to cover the cost of a loss prevention program and loss of inventory.
For me, raising prices is really not ideal, since costs are already high for some of my favorite items. As a consumer I actually appreciate the business owner’s desire to mitigate their risk and prevent shoplifting. Alpha Keepers are a great means to secure your property and do not create an inconvenience to the customer. They are user friendly and are easily removed at the time of purchase. They are cost efficient retail security devices that can serve multiple purposes when it comes to securing high valued items. They help to protect high valued items such as video games, DVDs, CDs, and beauty products. The multi-use keepers come in various shapes and sizes to prevent shoplifting in your business.
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