Behind The Looking Glass Case- Bookstore Security
All school bookstores are faced with trying to figure out how to handle bookstore security. While not all authors are going to have the same penchant for being stolen, school bookstores all have their own list of titles and authors that are more popular than others, when comes to being shoplifted.
The most popular method of bookstore security to combat these shoplifting losses is to keep the books locked behind the sales counter. Being out of the reach of shoplifters helps keep the books safe to be sold to actual customers.
Can simply keeping books locked up in cases or on shelves behind the counter positively impact sales?
If you are loosing more books than you are selling, then the answer might be yes, but only in the short term. Eventually, these books will not sell because they are locked up, and the lack of sales floor exposure will reduce the sales volume of these titles.
Down the road, these titles will not drive the same sales numbers that they once did when merchandised in a prominent sales location.
Bookstore security is about how to mitigate the losses from shoplifting while continuing to maintain appropriate sales of all frequently stolen books.
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