Where will we get the payroll? I remember being confronted with this question countless times. Occasionally it would be when I was a store loss prevention manager and had to convince a store manager of the value of a program. There were times when I was a Logistics Manager and I asked the same question of the Store Manager when they wanted more from the logistics team. It is a legitimate question that has to be asked before embarking on any new program or policy. Someone reading this article may be considering a Checkpoint security system for their business and weighing the cost against the benefit. How will I benefit and where will I get the payroll for tagging product?
These are fair questions, but let me say this; I have spent many hours applying Checkpoint tags to merchandise and I am well aware of the time it can take to do so. I have placed hard tags on comforters and purses, and I have tagged thousands of cd’s, dvd’s and video games over the years. Sometimes I did it because I wanted to assist our Merchandise Protection Team Member, and sometimes I did it to protect a new shipment of merchandise. Regardless of the reason for doing so at the time, I believe it was worth the effort, our shortage results spoke for themselves, regularly coming in well below 1%. A comprehensive theft prevention program which included a Checkpoint security system made these results possible. I understand how payroll is a factor when looking at product security, and I know the dollars that can be recouped when a store uses electronic article surveillance.
You may be that business owner who would like to install an anti-shoplifting system, but you are concerned about the investment you will have to make in having someone tag merchandise. Perhaps your concern involves branding of your merchandise, will Checkpoint tags or labels stand out like a sore thumb? Checkpoint security system has the answers to your questions and can allay your concerns. Much of the tagging process does not have to be done in the store any longer. Working with vendors, Checkpoint has the ability to have your merchandise shipped to your store pre-tagged and ready to go to the floor. No payroll time is added to protect the product, because it’s been done for you. Whether your need is an alarmed hard tag on a jacket or an EAS label on a bottle, Checkpoint has a solution that will meet your business needs.
Checkpoint also offers tags and labels that can be branded with your logo or design on a number of different materials. These tags can include your company brand or logo giving you that quality look, while affording you the protection of an EAS system. Sewn into product these tags won’t diminish the appearance of the clothing. They add deterrence value since thieves don’t know where to look for tags and will shy away from shoplifting in your store if they can’t find Checkpoint tags quickly. One of the signs I used to look for when I was in the business of catching shoplifters was to watch for someone examining the tags on a piece of clothing. It was fairly easy to distinguish the shopper looking for a price and the shoplifter looking for security tags. If a shoplifter knows a store has a Checkpoint security system, but cannot locate the tags or labels, they tend to leave product alone. Most shoplifters want to avoid being detected, making it easier to return and continue to steal from a merchant.
Before writing off installing a Checkpoint Security System due to concerns of payroll expense, look into the options they can offer to your business. Vendor source tagging may be a cost effective means to protect your product from thieves. Checkpoint labels and tags can be creatively designed to complement your style and brand and appeal to your clients. Product security may be more affordable than you think.
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