Don’t Let Shoplifters Run Your Business Into The Ground, Get Checkpoint Tags And Shoplifters Will Run To Your Competitors
When it comes to shoplifting loss prevention employees have some of the craziest stories. It continues to amaze me that there are so many people out there that not only shoplift, but do it on a regular basis, and have for many years. It almost becomes a sport for them. I have found that many of them have no remorse at all for stealing and do not see it as a negative thing. They are only disappointed when they get caught. I imagine there are plenty out there that never do get caught. Some of them are professionals who really educate themselves on retail theft prevention and what methods work best to avoid detection. They learn how particular stores operate and respond to shoplifting, so they can hone their skills, and remain undetected. Although, the majority of shoplifters, are typically normal people some of which have no intent to steal when they enter the store. They come from all different demographics and vary in age, shape and size. Even the rich, like Wynona Ryder or Lindsey Lohan, among others, have been caught shoplifting. This implies that money and necessity are not always the driving factor in these cases. Some shoplifters are less proficient than others and some use their age to their advantage. I have seen people try and conceal products such as large DVD players or other electronic devices in their clothes, as if the square shape of their body is normal. I have seen older people try and walk out with cases of beer, thinking that their age would deter employees from contacting them or trying to prevent them from leaving. I have also seen skilled shoplifters specifically go for items that were not tagged because they knew they could avoid detection. When it comes to shoplifting there is no perfect equation, no specific formula, we can use to identify shoplifters and or stop theft entirely. That is why it is so important for us in the retail theft prevention business to take action to protect our merchandise by using Checkpoint tags and labels.
Checkpoint tags are versatile, in that they provide security for many different products within the industry. They are a leader in retail theft prevention because they not only provide a physical deterrent they are also equipped with EAS technology. The EAS technology is coupled with EAS antennas to allow signaling and detection when they attempt to remove the merchandise from the store. They are easily deactivated at the time of sale, allowing for a smooth transaction and pleasant shopping experience. Checkpoint tags come in various sizes and types to include: hard tags, shackle tags and the auto peg tags. These tags can be attached to any product whether it is clothing, purses and bags, electronics, sporting goods and other household items. The auto peg hook protects peg hook merchandise such as razors, cosmetics or other display type items. These tags are made of a high quality and durable plastic that is difficult to damage or remove without being detected. So regardless of where the person is trying to conceal the product or even if they just try and walk out with it, the tags will alert loss prevention or other employees of the theft.
Checkpoint tags will deter and prevent shoplifting without the added cost of additional loss prevention manpower, video surveillance, or other equipment. These tags are reusable and easy to attach, resulting in a low cost means to improve security and increase profit. Every time someone manages to shoplift from you they are not only hurting your bottom line they are subsequently hurting your customers and the economy through price increases, unpaid taxes, and product availability. That’s why it is important to take the proper steps to protect yourself and ensure your customers are receiving the best products at the lowest prices.
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