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.
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