SEEING IS BELIEVING WITH ALPHA SPIDER WRAPS
I was in my store the other day when I noticed some new products being unboxed by the store team members. It was a line of binoculars and the corresponding PDQ display. It was an entire line from this vendor, so the prices ranged from about $20 all the way up to $350. The only problem was that no one in the buying office thought about how we would prevent shoplifting here. Pretty much par for the course.
The store gets the fixture set up and it is abundantly clear that these high end items are going to be a target for thieves. There’s no peg on the fixture, so I can’t use a peg-lock. A hard pencil tag wouldn’t be very effective and a soft tag just wouldn’t do much in this particular situation. I start rummaging through the warehouse trying to find something to protect my profits with. There, in a corner, I see a box. “Alpha Spider Wraps’ on the side. I think I found what will work.
I’m a huge fan of the Alpha Spider Wraps; I just forgot I had a box in the warehouse. If there is one tag that can prevent shoplifting, it’s this one. The tags are perfect for awkwardly shaped packaging, like binoculars. The ones I had were three alarm, but if you can also go with a 2 alarm to save a little on the cost. So that means they will sound the EAS podium if taken out, alarm if someone tampers with them on the floor, and emit an audible alert once taken past the EAS pedestal.
I was able to tag every item I had over $99 with what I had on hand. My other store down the road didn’t react to the direction I sent and shoplifters targeted the product almost immediately, whereas, we didn’t lose a single unit that was secured with an Alpha Spider Wrap. Could that be fluke? Absolutely not! Shoplifters are like water, where they will take the path of least resistance. If they are targeting a specific item and it’s secured with an EAS device, chances are, they will continue “shopping” until they find a place where those items are unsecured and free for the taking. I’ve personally watched as shoplifters will systematically go through racks and racks of clothing, looking for that one item that was looked over and isn’t secured with an EAS device. Don’t let it happen to you!
While not everyone can prevent shoplifting completely, and not every EAS device is completely impervious to defeat, Alpha Spider Wraps are my go-to tag whenever I need to be confident that a high dollar item won’t grow legs!
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