CHECKPOINT LABELS SCARE BOOSTERS FROM WALKING OUT THE DOOR WITH OVER $4K WORTH OF PRODUCT!

CHECKPOINT LABELS SCARE BOOSTERS FROM WALKING OUT THE DOOR WITH OVER $4K WORTH OF PRODUCT!


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       When working in retail, you put in strenuous hours to make sales and protect your bottom line. Each day you check sales and track how your location is doing. You do so much to get customers into your store daily, but what are you doing to stop the theft from happening? A lot of retailers do not realize how much theft is taking place, until their inventory numbers come out with an increase in shrink. Why not be proactive, and KNOW that you are doing everything you can to keep your merchandise on the shelf.  With an increase in shrink, you have to cut hours and make adjustments due to the amount of loss that you have. This should not have to take place, after your entire year’s worth of hard work put in. A thief can wipe out a shelf within minutes, and you lose massive amounts of money. Stop waiting till the numbers show a clear increase in shrink, before doing something about it!  You can easily stop shoplifting and protect your store’s assets by utilizing Checkpoint labels, on virtually any product you sell.

       Whether you are trying to protect high dollar clothing or even food products, Checkpoint Labels put a stop to theft. As a Senior Loss Prevention Manger, I investigate several different types of thefts. A majority of my focus is specifically on high dollar thefts and organized retail criminals. Last month, I busted a group of 3 subjects, who tried to steal $4,352 worth of merchandise! This included expensive jackets, hoodies, and sportswear. The 3 boosters walk into my store, selecting the items quickly without any regard for the prices. One of the subjects did not even TRY to act like he was shopping. He pulled 7 of the coats right off the rack within seconds. I knew right then, it was going down! I purposely had these items tagged, due to the dollar amount and being a trending high theft product. These thieves were not use to having this type of product tagged from other retailers. They each select a backpack from one of our fixtures, after making all of their selections. They go into the fitting room, and come out with all of the items now concealed into the backpacks!  If I wasn’t watching them on camera, associates would have never known they just concealed that much product. They were busy helping another customer, and never saw them even enter the fitting room. The 3 subjects now are finished and start heading for the exit. They had no idea we utilize Checkpoint Labels on our products! They concealed so fast in the fitting room, they didn’t take the labels off!  As they exit, the alarm system starts sounding extremely loud! They drop the backpacks and go into panic mode! Then run into the parking lot very quickly. I then get their license plate and quickly grab all of the dumped backpacks for recovery. I came back into the store and we totaled up the merchandise they attempted to steal. We could not believe they almost got away with over 4k worth of merchandise in once instance. What if they hit us 4 times in a year? That would be on the low end of attempts. Think of how much you could do for your store with $20,000 dollars? Boosters normally target a location 4 times in a MONTH. If they target us that much, we would shrink out a massive amount just from 1 group when totaling the numbers.  I am glad we use advanced merchandise protection to help keep our high dollar merchandise out from the hands of thieves. My store really likes that they can be used for a large variety of products. They are also extremely durable to stop shoplifting. I have investigated numerous amounts of cases just like this one. With the system alarming, it deters high dollar merchandise from walking straight out of the door. This is why, every retailer should invest in these products. 

       From petty thieves to organized retail criminals, Checkpoint Labels are an advanced form of security devices to stop shoplifting. After all of your hard work to make sales, you should not have to worry about thieves. Give yourself peace of mind, and put a stop to shrink in your store.

For more information about Checkpoint Labels, contact us or call 1.866.914.2567.









When working in retail, you put in strenuous hours to make sales and protect your bottom line. Each day you check sales and track how your location is doing. You do so much to get customers into your store daily, but what are you doing to stop the theft from happening? A lot of retailers do not realize how much theft is taking place, until their inventory numbers come out with an increase in shrink. Why not be proactive, and KNOW that you are doing everything you can to keep your merchandise on the shelf.  With an increase in shrink, you have to cut hours and make adjustments due to the amount of loss that you have. This should not have to take place, after your entire year’s worth of hard work put in. A thief can wipe out a shelf within minutes, and you lose massive amounts of money. Stop waiting till the numbers show a clear increase in shrink, before doing something about it!  You can easily stop shoplifting and protect your store’s assets by utilizing Checkpoint labels, on virtually any product you sell.
       

Whether you are trying to protect high dollar clothing or even food products, Checkpoint Labels put a stop to theft. As a Senior Loss Prevention Manger, I investigate several different types of thefts. A majority of my focus is specifically on high dollar thefts and organized retail criminals. Last month, I busted a group of 3 subjects, who tried to steal $4,352 worth of merchandise! This included expensive jackets, hoodies, and sportswear. The 3 boosters walk into my store, selecting the items quickly without any regard for the prices. One of the subjects did not even TRY to act like he was shopping. He pulled 7 of the coats right off the rack within seconds. I knew right then, it was going down! I purposely had these items tagged, due to the dollar amount and being a trending high theft product. These thieves were not use to having this type of product tagged from other retailers. They each select a backpack from one of our fixtures, after making all of their selections. They go into the fitting room, and come out with all of the items now concealed into the backpacks!  If I wasn’t watching them on camera, associates would have never known they just concealed that much product. They were busy helping another customer, and never saw them even enter the fitting room. The 3 subjects now are finished and start heading for the exit. They had no idea we utilize Checkpoint Labels on our products! They concealed so fast in the fitting room, they didn’t take the labels off!  As they exit, the alarm system starts sounding extremely loud! They drop the backpacks and go into panic mode! Then run into the parking lot very quickly. I then get their license plate and quickly grab all of the dumped backpacks for recovery. I came back into the store and we totaled up the merchandise they attempted to steal. We could not believe they almost got away with over 4k worth of merchandise in once instance. What if they hit us 4 times in a year? That would be on the low end of attempts. Think of how much you could do for your store with $20,000 dollars? Boosters normally target a location 4 times in a MONTH. If they target us that much, we would shrink out a massive amount just from 1 group when totaling the numbers.  I am glad we use advanced merchandise protection to help keep our high dollar merchandise out from the hands of thieves. My store really likes that they can be used for a large variety of products. They are also extremely durable to stop shoplifting. I have investigated numerous amounts of cases just like this one. With the system alarming, it deters high dollar merchandise from walking straight out of the door. This is why, every retailer should invest in these products. 
       

From petty thieves to organized retail criminals, Checkpoint Labels are an advanced form of security devices to stop shoplifting. After all of your hard work to make sales, you should not have to worry about thieves. Give yourself peace of mind, and put a stop to shrink in your store.

 

For more information about Checkpoint Labels, contact us or call 1.866.914.2567.









 

Double Trouble For Employees Trying To Bypass Retail Theft Prevention Devices Part 1

 

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Double Trouble For Employees Trying To Bypass Retail Theft Prevention Devices Part 1
     Dishonest employees are not always the smartest bunch of people. They get caught stealing from their employer, go to jail, get a criminal record and then return to the same criminal lifestyle. As much as I dislike shoplifters, I really despise employees who steal from their employer. I had my share of dishonest employees that I caught during my tenure as a Loss Prevention Manager and I don’t mind sharing that I had a lot of satisfaction in catching them stealing then prosecuting them. The only thing that would have been better would have been to catch them a second time but that isn’t likely. The next best thing is if you can almost catch them again. I had not just one but two incidents that were similar to that scenario and quite satisfying. In the first situation the employee had been a cashier, he and several other employees were passing and under ringing merchandise to each other. Since they were passing merchandise through the point of sale (not scanning them over the bar code reader) they were still able to detune any Checkpoint labels that were on merchandise used for retail theft prevention.
     Checkpoint labels are electronic article surveillance soft tags that can be applied to many different surfaces. They can be placed on plastic or cardboard hang tags. Labels may also be placed on cardboard boxes and plastic shrink wraps often found on CD’s, video games and DVD’s. Labels have also grown to include specialized versions for cosmetics, shoes and meats. How do they work? The tags send out a radio frequency wave and if the wave is picked up by Checkpoint electronic article surveillance pedestal an alarm is activated. A pedestal alarm is very loud and is combined with flashing LED lights. These alerts let employees know that someone is attempting to steal and they respond to the alert and determine what the criminal is trying to sneak out the doors. Another advantage of using Checkpoint labels is that they can be concealed in merchandise such as purses, wallets, jacket pockets and under meat soaker pads if a retailer is concerned that a thief would try to remove the tags or what they are attached to. Knowing merchandise is protected but being unable to see the labels, makes the labels an ideal retail theft prevention tool. Shoplifters don’t want to have to hunt to find a tag or label, they want to grab merchandise and get out of the store without concern for an alarm sounding.
     So my dishonest employee and friends were committing all of this theft and fraud and nullifying the retail theft prevention devices in the process. I eventually gathered enough evidence on all of them to conduct separate dishonest employee interviews and put them in jail. A few months later my wife and I were walking through a local mall and when we entered one of the clothing stores. I looked at the register stand and what to my wondering eyes did appear? My little thief friend looking like a deer staring at the headlights of an oncoming car. I couldn’t believe he was working retail again so I assumed they had not done a background check on him. I could only assume he was up to his old tricks again if he was in a retail shop. I looked at him and shook my head without saying a word. He left the counter, did not reappear and I never saw him in there again.  No, I didn’t catch him again but I got close enough to scare him from ripping off that store.
     In part two, I will talk about another employee theft case that almost turned into a double whammy. Employee theft cases can be more costly because employees have access to the tools that can remove or deactivate Checkpoint labels. By being careful in your hiring practices you can avoid the problems that they create, like lost profits. By being observant of employees you can prevent these thefts before they become too big.
Checkpoint labels are important and we can help you with it. Call 1.866.914.2567 and let’s talk.

Dishonest employees are not always the smartest bunch of people. They get caught stealing from their employer, go to jail, get a criminal record and then return to the same criminal lifestyle. As much as I dislike shoplifters, I really despise employees who steal from their employer. I had my share of dishonest employees that I caught during my tenure as a Loss Prevention Manager and I don’t mind sharing that I had a lot of satisfaction in catching them stealing then prosecuting them. The only thing that would have been better would have been to catch them a second time but that isn’t likely. The next best thing is if you can almost catch them again. I had not just one but two incidents that were similar to that scenario and quite satisfying. In the first situation the employee had been a cashier, he and several other employees were passing and under ringing merchandise to each other. Since they were passing merchandise through the point of sale (not scanning them over the bar code reader) they were still able to detune any Checkpoint labels that were on merchandise used for retail theft prevention.

Checkpoint labels are electronic article surveillance soft tags that can be applied to many different surfaces. They can be placed on plastic or cardboard hang tags. Labels may also be placed on cardboard boxes and plastic shrink wraps often found on CD’s, video games and DVD’s. Labels have also grown to include specialized versions for cosmetics, shoes and meats. How do they work? The tags send out a radio frequency wave and if the wave is picked up by Checkpoint electronic article surveillance pedestal an alarm is activated. A pedestal alarm is very loud and is combined with flashing LED lights. These alerts let employees know that someone is attempting to steal and they respond to the alert and determine what the criminal is trying to sneak out the doors. Another advantage of using Checkpoint labels is that they can be concealed in merchandise such as purses, wallets, jacket pockets and under meat soaker pads if a retailer is concerned that a thief would try to remove the tags or what they are attached to. Knowing merchandise is protected but being unable to see the labels, makes the labels an ideal retail theft prevention tool. Shoplifters don’t want to have to hunt to find a tag or label, they want to grab merchandise and get out of the store without concern for an alarm sounding.

So my dishonest employee and friends were committing all of this theft and fraud and nullifying the retail theft prevention devices in the process. I eventually gathered enough evidence on all of them to conduct separate dishonest employee interviews and put them in jail. A few months later my wife and I were walking through a local mall and when we entered one of the clothing stores. I looked at the register stand and what to my wondering eyes did appear? My little thief friend looking like a deer staring at the headlights of an oncoming car. I couldn’t believe he was working retail again so I assumed they had not done a background check on him. I could only assume he was up to his old tricks again if he was in a retail shop. I looked at him and shook my head without saying a word. He left the counter, did not reappear and I never saw him in there again.  No, I didn’t catch him again but I got close enough to scare him from ripping off that store.

In part two, I will talk about another employee theft case that almost turned into a double whammy. Employee theft cases can be more costly because employees have access to the tools that can remove or deactivate Checkpoint labels. By being careful in your hiring practices you can avoid the problems that they create, like lost profits. By being observant of employees you can prevent these thefts before they become too big.

 

Checkpoint labels are important and we can help you with it. Call 1.866.914.2567 and let’s talk.

 

 

Protect YOUR House; Checkpoint Labels Can Protect Your Store From Thieves Who Would Come In And Steal Your Profits

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Protect YOUR House; Checkpoint Labels Can Protect Your Store From Thieves Who Would Come In And Steal Your Profits
     Like many people I enjoy watching sports and especially my two favorites, baseball and football. We have our favorite teams and root for them during their good seasons and their bad. We stick with them and support them buying sports gear, jerseys, hats, stickers for our cars and some even fly their team’s flag outside their home. There is a motto among teams now, picked up from the active wear company Under Armour, “Protect This House”. The motto, according to the website reference .com, “…is a call to all competitors who use their products to stand firm in their resolve to win.” Our teams are challenged to protect their home stadium, don’t allow ANY competitor to come into OUR stadium and think they can beat us. We fans go to the stadium and yell, scream and stomp our feet to motivate our players. When our team isn’t playing we often cheer on the underdog, we love to see the little guy, the not-so-well known team seemingly defeat all odds to take home the championship. I think of the 2016 College World Series when the relatively unknown Coastal Carolina Chanticleers took on the University of Florida, TCU, Texas Tech, and finally the University of Arizona to take home the NCAA Championship. New fans started rooting for the little school who took on all of the traditional powerhouse schools. It was said the vendors couldn’t keep Chanticleer merchandise in stock. If an active wear company recognizes the impact of the statement, “Protect This House”, you should recognize it for your store. Loss Prevention Systems, Inc. roots for the little guy too, the small stores fighting to be successful. They recognize that little stores don’t have the resources of the big box retailers to stop shoplifting, like a dedicated Loss Prevention department. They offer the best alternative to a dedicated L.P. department for those who can’t afford one.
     From Electronic Article Surveillance towers to Checkpoint labels, LPSI has the tools that are proven to stop shoplifting and improve profits for stores. The tools work in two ways, first when thieves walk into a store and spot electronic article surveillance towers at the front doors they know that merchandise in the store is going to be protected. This tends to make the criminals nervous about trying to steal from the store, especially if they step in and see employees greeting customers and providing excellent customer service. The Checkpoint labels on merchandise deter theft as criminals are looking for tags to see how serious the store is about their anti-theft strategy. They don’t like to risk trying to steal merchandise that may set off the towers at the doors.  The second way the electronic article surveillance tools stop shoplifting is when tagged merchandise is carried too close to the towers and the alarms in the tower are set off. Store staff immediately answers the alarm and conduct receipt checks. Is merchandise hidden in a purse? It doesn’t matter, Checkpoint labels can be detected through purses, in bags or even if merchandise is hidden in a pocket or under the clothes a criminal is wearing. Recovered merchandise stays in the store and shortage is prevented. Eventually the professional shoplifters stay away from stores that have towers and labels and superior service. Even the casual shoplifter gets the message after setting off an alarm once and being stopped while trying to steal.
     It sounds good but you still aren’t sure you would know how to respond to alarms, place Checkpoint labels on merchandise or even identify who may try to steal? LPSI can provide training to store management teams and owners on how to stop shoplifting, recognize signs someone may be a shoplifter or even a dishonest employee. They can teach about anti-theft tools such as electronic article surveillance towers and how to maximize the effectiveness of them in a store. The folks at LPSI want to help you protect YOUR house by lowering your merchandise shrinkage and improving your bottom line. They are rooting for the underdog and have the knowledge and tools to help your business soar to new heights.
Checkpoint labels are important and we can help you with it. Call 1.866.914.2567 and let’s talk.
 

Like many people I enjoy watching sports and especially my two favorites, baseball and football. We have our favorite teams and root for them during their good seasons and their bad. We stick with them and support them buying sports gear, jerseys, hats, stickers for our cars and some even fly their team’s flag outside their home. There is a motto among teams now, picked up from the active wear company Under Armour, “Protect This House”. The motto, according to the website reference .com, “…is a call to all competitors who use their products to stand firm in their resolve to win.” Our teams are challenged to protect their home stadium, don’t allow ANY competitor to come into OUR stadium and think they can beat us. We fans go to the stadium and yell, scream and stomp our feet to motivate our players. When our team isn’t playing we often cheer on the underdog, we love to see the little guy, the not-so-well known team seemingly defeat all odds to take home the championship. I think of the 2016 College World Series when the relatively unknown Coastal Carolina Chanticleers took on the University of Florida, TCU, Texas Tech, and finally the University of Arizona to take home the NCAA Championship. New fans started rooting for the little school who took on all of the traditional powerhouse schools. It was said the vendors couldn’t keep Chanticleer merchandise in stock. If an active wear company recognizes the impact of the statement, “Protect This House”, you should recognize it for your store. Loss Prevention Systems, Inc. roots for the little guy too, the small stores fighting to be successful. They recognize that little stores don’t have the resources of the big box retailers to stop shoplifting, like a dedicated Loss Prevention department. They offer the best alternative to a dedicated L.P. department for those who can’t afford one.
     

From Electronic Article Surveillance towers to Checkpoint labels, LPSI has the tools that are proven to stop shoplifting and improve profits for stores. The tools work in two ways, first when thieves walk into a store and spot electronic article surveillance towers at the front doors they know that merchandise in the store is going to be protected. This tends to make the criminals nervous about trying to steal from the store, especially if they step in and see employees greeting customers and providing excellent customer service. The Checkpoint labels on merchandise deter theft as criminals are looking for tags to see how serious the store is about their anti-theft strategy. They don’t like to risk trying to steal merchandise that may set off the towers at the doors.  The second way the electronic article surveillance tools stop shoplifting is when tagged merchandise is carried too close to the towers and the alarms in the tower are set off. Store staff immediately answers the alarm and conduct receipt checks. Is merchandise hidden in a purse? It doesn’t matter, Checkpoint labels can be detected through purses, in bags or even if merchandise is hidden in a pocket or under the clothes a criminal is wearing. Recovered merchandise stays in the store and shortage is prevented. Eventually the professional shoplifters stay away from stores that have towers and labels and superior service. Even the casual shoplifter gets the message after setting off an alarm once and being stopped while trying to steal.
     

It sounds good but you still aren’t sure you would know how to respond to alarms, place Checkpoint labels on merchandise or even identify who may try to steal? LPSI can provide training to store management teams and owners on how to stop shoplifting, recognize signs someone may be a shoplifter or even a dishonest employee. They can teach about anti-theft tools such as electronic article surveillance towers and how to maximize the effectiveness of them in a store. The folks at LPSI want to help you protect YOUR house by lowering your merchandise shrinkage and improving your bottom line. They are rooting for the underdog and have the knowledge and tools to help your business soar to new heights.

 

Checkpoint labels are important and we can help you with it. Call 1.866.914.2567 and let’s talk.