Checkpoint has introduced a new Antishoplifting tool, and when I first saw it, I could imagine an immediate benefit for independent local sporting goods stores. Where the big boxes may have a loss prevention detective and employees assigned throughout the store at all times, the small business has to contend with security on a smaller scale. There is less staff available to monitor the sales floor, and with all the high retail items, there is a greater potential for big losses.
The new Shackle Tag can be a huge asset to secure some of the most targeted pieces of equipment. Die hard sports enthusiasts want the best and most current tools, but there is the expense of carrying this high dollar inventory and the risk of it walking out the door. There are big name brand golf clubs and accessories that avid golfers will expect your store to stock. With the huge rise in popularity for travel softball and baseball teams for kids there is a big demand for the latest and greatest bats every year. The new Shackle Tag may be the Antishoplifting tool to keep these particular items safe and secure. This tag closes right around the handle of a club or bat and cannot be removed until purchased at the checkout.
I know from personal experience about the expense of the new bat. My daughter has played travel softball for several years and with every season comes the pleading for the most current one. We go to look and it is inevitable that the bat we are there to look at is going to be locked up tight. The only Antishoplifting answer for years has been the locking bat rack. Someone has to go find an employee to come unlock the rack. In a small sporting goods store, this can be a significant wait for help. Once they come and unlock it, they are usually required to stand there and wait until we decide whether or not to purchase a bat. I know they need to get back to work, but my daughter also has to take time to find the right one for her. She has to have time to swing the bat and get a good feel for it. It really gets time consuming when there are multiple people there to check out the new models. But when these things average $300 or more, the store cannot afford to simply leave them unattended or unsecured. Now with the new Shackle Tag, there is a new option that allows the shopper to pick up the item, look it over, and take some practice swings. This could all be done without having to tie up your valuable time. The staff can still monitor the equipment without having to hover there and stand guard the entire time.
This would also apply to those super expensive big name brand golf clubs. Golfers need to be able to swing the clubs and choose the right ones for them. The Shackle Tag could make that process a lot easier. There is still and Antishoplifting tool in place, so there is a clear visible deterrent to anyone thinking of a theft attempt.
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