It’s the day after your inventory and you are going through the final numbers. The final numbers, which you all worked so hard all year to see. You put in strenuous hours and effort for this. You get the numbers back and feel a little uneasy. You knew theft was happening at your store, but you had no idea it was this massive. Now you have to cut hours and make adjustments due to the amount of shrink that you have. You look back and wonder where your anti-shoplifting plan went wrong, as the numbers show a clear increase in loss. Now it’s time to make a change, to protect your store’s assets by the proven method, Checkpoint labels.
Businesses can’t run anymore on shoplifter awareness and depending on associates to deter. Action Plans that stop shoplifting have to include the highest form of security protection. I’ve personally watched thieves walk out with over $200,000 in one year. Think about running a store that has 5 shoplifters a week, only boosting $100 each. Usually the amount is ALOT more but let’s underestimate for illustration purposes. Even with only 5 low value thefts per week, that’s almost $25,000 from those final numbers. Think of how much you could do for your business with $25,000. As an expert Loss Prevention Manager, I’ve seen it all. From the rookie thieves stealing a couple hundred bucks a time until they get caught, to the professional thieves running out the doors with 3,000 in ONE incident. The professionals know what security devices really stop shoplifting and which ones are just there to deter. I’ve had good luck at my stores utilizing Checkpoint Labels. They are extremely durable, which make them difficult for removal by shoplifters. The best part is how they alarm at the door, leaving the shoplifter panicked and inclined to drop the merchandise. A few weeks ago, I was watching a group of 3 subjects walk into my store, selecting high dollar men’s clothing items. I purposely had these items tagged, due to the dollar amount and being a high theft product. The thieves were not used to having this type of product tagged from other retailers. They go into the fitting room, and come out with all of the items in shopping bags! They came into the store with the empty shopping bags folded in their pockets, ready to go! If I wasn’t watching them on camera, associates would have thought they purchased the items. They would not think anything of the subjects walking around with the store’s shopping bags, since we have customers who sometimes still shop after realizing they can spend more money after their first purchase. The thieves were bolting for the door and were ready to exit. They had no idea we utilize the advanced security labels on our products. Before they exit, the alarm system starts alarming! They drop the items and run to their vehicle. A large recovery for us! This is just one example that happened recently. There have been numerous similar cases each month that I have investigated, in which the system alarming prevented high dollar merchandise from walking straight out of the door. This is exactly why, I continue to utilize Checkpoint Labels in every store I work with.
From petty thieves to professionals, Checkpoint Labels are the route to go to stop shoplifting. It’s hard to find anti-shoplifting devices that prevent all types of thefts. I feel so much more comfortable knowing that my stores use a high level of security devices that help my shrink numbers one day at a time.
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