There are many ways retailers can help themselves prevent shoplifting on a daily basis. One of the best ways is to choose your location wisely. Have you ever wondered why some retailers don’t do well even though the store concept is great? Sometimes it’s all about location; well it’s the same with shoplifting prevention. Here are some location ideas that can help keep shoplifting to a minimum in your retail areas.
If you have a choice, choose a store front that is located inside a mall versus on the outside street. If a thief wants to have a quick exit, it will be harder for them to lift merchandise and escape through a mall than directly into a vehicle waiting on the street corner.
Choosing a store front a bit of a distance away from a city center will also help keep prevent shoplifting and keep theft to a minimum. Stores located right in the city center are higher crime areas than the suburbs. This increases not only the criminal activity in the area, but shoplifting in particular.
Location of items inside your store can also help you as a retailer prevent shoplifting, but the location of your check out register in the store will also be a deterrent if placed in the right location. Ever wonder why retail outlets always have their checkout stands at the front of the store? It is a proven fact that stores where individuals must pass the register to exit have a lower shoplifting rate than stores with registers located in another area.
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