In the convenience store business there is generally only one clerk on duty at most times, day or night. This gives shoplifters the advantage because the employee is confined to the area behind the counter in order to keep an eye on the register. It is time to give some inventory control back to these employees, and your business can do that with the help of the new Checkpoint N10. This new model is perfect for the compact sales floor and valuable space in a convenience store.
Whether it is a planned theft or an impulse idea, there is a definite need for theft deterrence in this business. In today’s world there is little profit in the selling of gasoline. The real money is made when customers come inside and buy food, sodas, beer, and gadgets. Unfortunately, when you have a lot of customers in the store at once, the clerk is preoccupied at the counter, and there is no one to oversee the sales floor or the walk-in cooler. That is where the Checkpoint N10 can help out. It is a visible and recognizable system, designed smaller, but still as powerful for theft detection.
I know a lot of people that have either worked orhave been supervisors in this businesses. My assistant manager, my current boss, and my cousin all responded to my questions of what are the actual targets for theft in this environment. All three gave me the exact same answers! Obviously, beer is the number one problem. Especially in locations with walk-in coolers, there is rampant beer theft, mostly people stealing single bottles by concealing them in their clothing. Beef jerky is also a huge problem. I work for a small retail pharmacy and we have a lot of beef jerky theft too. It sounds crazy, but it is an expensive snack. The good news is these items can be tagged so the Checkpoint N10 can detect if someone gets too close to the door with unpaid merchandise.
The other top items on the list was medications and condoms. Many stores choose to keep these behind the counter. Studies show, however, that customers do not like to have to ask for items; they would rather be able to look at them, pick them up, and choose what they want. The store will ultimately lose sales in either situation, if the items are left out unprotected or if they are kept behind the checkout. Gadgets, like phone chargers and cases, are now popular items for thieves as well. Again, these items can be easily tagged with Checkpoint Labels.
The labels and the system serve as excellent deterrents for impulse theft. Most people don’t come in with the intent to steal. They see a line of people waiting, they see the opportunity, and they make the split second decision to give it a try. Checkpoint N10 can help change their minds and stop the thefts.
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