Open Display Jewelry Is Possible With An Alpha Jewel Lok

 

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Open Display Jewelry Is Possible With An Alpha Jewel Lok
     In order to help prevent shoplifting some manufactures assist stores by enhancing packaging of products. Sometimes large stores will work with manufacturers to protect merchandise. I know that when I worked for a national retail chain as a Loss Prevention Manager our company was working with a razor company to introduce electronic article surveillance (EAS) source tagging for products. This was a shortage reduction coup not only for our stores but for any other retailers that had an EAS system. The tags would work regardless of which company was selling the products that were tagged. I also know that our corporate Loss Prevention Department worked with a manufacturer to improve packaging of certain products to make them more secure against theft. These methods of shortage reduction worked well but not everything is source tagged or comes with hardened packaging and then other measures need to be used especially when I think about jewelry. Loose jewelry like bracelets and necklaces may be displayed on open T-fixtures but are difficult to protect short of locking them up. This is where the Alpha Jewel Lok can come in handy.
     The Alpha Jewel Lok is a small hook and clasping retail anti-theft device that provides the protection of EAS while allowing ease of access with open displays. The Lok will activate EAS towers if a shoplifter attempts to carry a protected item through them. They are also strong enough to prevent a thief from breaking it off of a piece of jewelry without damaging the merchandise. Remember that once damaged, the product is no longer useful to the criminal. It can’t be returned to the store or re-sold anywhere. It also renders the item useless to wear for the opportunist who is stealing for their own use. The open accessibility frees the store management from the necessity of having to spend payroll on an associate dedicated to one small area of the store, specifically the jewelry department. By the way, this particular retail anti-theft device can be used on other small items such as wallets making it extremely versatile in its application.
     You might be thinking that you would rather lock your jewelry up in a display case than take a risk of using a device you aren’t familiar with to prevent shoplifting. As a former Loss Prevention Manager I used to feel the same way about many retail anti-theft devices. I was all for keeping merchandise locked up and selling out of a stockroom or display case until I understood that sales are driven by access to products. You heard me right, a Loss Prevention Manager came around to the idea that merchandise can be protected and still made available to customers to handle and look at.
       I noticed that merchandise tagged to prevent shoplifting increased in sales as those items came out of display cases. While that may seem contradictory at first glance it isn’t so odd if you think about what happens when merchandise is taken out of showcases. Customers get irritated when they have to wait for help. If no one is at a display case to open it when a shopper walks up many of those shoppers won’t bother waiting for assistance. They walk out and shop elsewhere and that equates to lost sales. Protect products with retail anti-theft devices and remove them from a locking case and customers can select an item without someone hovering over them. They can shop at their leisure which also drives up sales since many people won’t find just one item and leave. The Alpha Jewel Lok allows you the flexibility to put more jewelry on an open display. This does not mean you should take all of your high end gold and silver out. That would be foolish, but you are sure to have lower end merchandise that could be tagged and displayed. That will mean bonus sales for you.
     Electronic Article Surveillance soft tagging can be a fantastic way to reduce shortage with minimal expense to your store. But while it is good for those items that can be EAS soft tagged not everything can be. Don’t get frustrated when soft tags can’t work on your jewelry. Use the Alpha Jewel Lok to keep merchandise out of lock up and then be prepared for higher sales and lower shortage.
Alpha Jewel Lok is important and we can help you with it. Call 1.866.914.2567 and let’s talk.
     

In order to help prevent shoplifting some manufactures assist stores by enhancing packaging of products. Sometimes large stores will work with manufacturers to protect merchandise. I know that when I worked for a national retail chain as a Loss Prevention Manager our company was working with a razor company to introduce electronic article surveillance (EAS) source tagging for products. This was a shortage reduction coup not only for our stores but for any other retailers that had an EAS system. The tags would work regardless of which company was selling the products that were tagged. I also know that our corporate Loss Prevention Department worked with a manufacturer to improve packaging of certain products to make them more secure against theft. These methods of shortage reduction worked well but not everything is source tagged or comes with hardened packaging and then other measures need to be used especially when I think about jewelry. Loose jewelry like bracelets and necklaces may be displayed on open T-fixtures but are difficult to protect short of locking them up. This is where the Alpha Jewel Lok can come in handy.

The Alpha Jewel Lok is a small hook and clasping retail anti-theft device that provides the protection of EAS while allowing ease of access with open displays. The Lok will activate EAS towers if a shoplifter attempts to carry a protected item through them. They are also strong enough to prevent a thief from breaking it off of a piece of jewelry without damaging the merchandise. Remember that once damaged, the product is no longer useful to the criminal. It can’t be returned to the store or re-sold anywhere. It also renders the item useless to wear for the opportunist who is stealing for their own use. The open accessibility frees the store management from the necessity of having to spend payroll on an associate dedicated to one small area of the store, specifically the jewelry department. By the way, this particular retail anti-theft device can be used on other small items such as wallets making it extremely versatile in its application.

You might be thinking that you would rather lock your jewelry up in a display case than take a risk of using a device you aren’t familiar with to prevent shoplifting. As a former Loss Prevention Manager I used to feel the same way about many retail anti-theft devices. I was all for keeping merchandise locked up and selling out of a stockroom or display case until I understood that sales are driven by access to products. You heard me right, a Loss Prevention Manager came around to the idea that merchandise can be protected and still made available to customers to handle and look at.

I noticed that merchandise tagged to prevent shoplifting increased in sales as those items came out of display cases. While that may seem contradictory at first glance it isn’t so odd if you think about what happens when merchandise is taken out of showcases. Customers get irritated when they have to wait for help. If no one is at a display case to open it when a shopper walks up many of those shoppers won’t bother waiting for assistance. They walk out and shop elsewhere and that equates to lost sales. Protect products with retail anti-theft devices and remove them from a locking case and customers can select an item without someone hovering over them. They can shop at their leisure which also drives up sales since many people won’t find just one item and leave. The Alpha Jewel Lok allows you the flexibility to put more jewelry on an open display. This does not mean you should take all of your high end gold and silver out. That would be foolish, but you are sure to have lower end merchandise that could be tagged and displayed. That will mean bonus sales for you.

Electronic Article Surveillance soft tagging can be a fantastic way to reduce shortage with minimal expense to your store. But while it is good for those items that can be EAS soft tagged not everything can be. Don’t get frustrated when soft tags can’t work on your jewelry. Use the Alpha Jewel Lok to keep merchandise out of lock up and then be prepared for higher sales and lower shortage.

 

Alpha Jewel Lok is important and we can help you with it. Call 1.866.914.2567 and let’s talk.     

 

 

10 OF THE BEST USES FOR ALPHA SPIDER WRAPS

 

10 OF THE BEST USES FOR ALPHA SPIDER WRAPS 
Here’s my conclusion for the 10 best uses for the Alpha Spider Wrap that I can think of. While my list is certainly not all-inclusive, I think it represents a good cross-section of the retail industry. Some of you reading may not carry every single item that I have listed, but instead of taking this line by line, perhaps think of the often-overlooked items in your store that could use a little theft prevention love. 
Electric Razors / Trimmers 
As a guy with a beard, I know just how expensive a good trimmer can be. I’d love to pay half that price, and that’s exactly what boosters rely on. As long as there are people who want to pay less than retail for an expensive item, there will be a market to steal it. Most come in a box-shaped package, making them perfect shape for an Alpha Spider Wrap. 
Game / Trail cameras
If you’re a hunter, you know how pricey a good trail camera can be. As a merchant, you have to Prevent Shoplifting in this category, as the losses can quickly add up. These cameras can either be re-sold on online marketplaces, or even worse, can be fraudulently returned back to you and the thief can get a great gift card on your dime. 
Activity trackers
              These are the hot product this year, and sales for these items have really taken off in my stores. Think Up, or Fitbit. Due to the high sales volume these tend to have, it’s difficult to keep them under lock and key, but the price-points are high enough to warrant some additional security. The Alpha Spider Wrap is the perfect tool to use, since packages are mostly uniformly shaped. 
Cookware
Bet you never thought about pots and pan, did ya’? I recently went out with my girlfriend to purchase some new pots, and holy cow! There were some cookware sets that were nearly $500! I couldn’t believe that. For that price, they better cook my food for me. Bottom line, you need to Prevent Shoplifting of these items, and an Alpha Spider Wrap is the way to do it. 
Drones
Drones are another one of those items that have just exploded in sales recently. Funny how 5 years ago, no one was thinking about how to Prevent Shoplifting of a drone. Personally, I own a higher end model, but you can get a basic drone for a few bucks and just about any retail store. I mean, they’re easy to fly, cameras get better each month and they’re just plain fun. They’re also a strong target for thieves, since you can resell them basically anywhere and make a quick buck. 
Get more information on Alpha Spider Wrap, contact us or call 1.866.914.2567 today.

Here’s my conclusion for the 10 best uses for the Alpha Spider Wrap that I can think of. While my list is certainly not all-inclusive, I think it represents a good cross-section of the retail industry. Some of you reading may not carry every single item that I have listed, but instead of taking this line by line, perhaps think of the often-overlooked items in your store that could use a little theft prevention love. 

 

Electric Razors / Trimmers 

 As a guy with a beard, I know just how expensive a good trimmer can be. I’d love to pay half that price, and that’s exactly what boosters rely on. As long as there are people who want to pay less than retail for an expensive item, there will be a market to steal it. Most come in a box-shaped package, making them perfect shape for an Alpha Spider Wrap. 

 

Game / Trail Cameras

 If you’re a hunter, you know how pricey a good trail camera can be. As a merchant, you have to Prevent Shoplifting in this category, as the losses can quickly add up. These cameras can either be re-sold on online marketplaces, or even worse, can be fraudulently returned back to you and the thief can get a great gift card on your dime. 

 

Activity trackers             

These are the hot product this year, and sales for these items have really taken off in my stores. Think Up, or Fitbit. Due to the high sales volume these tend to have, it’s difficult to keep them under lock and key, but the price-points are high enough to warrant some additional security. The Alpha Spider Wrap is the perfect tool to use, since packages are mostly uniformly shaped. 

 

Cookware

 Bet you never thought about pots and pan, did ya’? I recently went out with my girlfriend to purchase some new pots, and holy cow! There were some cookware sets that were nearly $500! I couldn’t believe that. For that price, they better cook my food for me. Bottom line, you need to Prevent Shoplifting of these items, and an Alpha Spider Wrap is the way to do it. 

 

Drones

 Drones are another one of those items that have just exploded in sales recently. Funny how 5 years ago, no one was thinking about how to Prevent Shoplifting of a drone. Personally, I own a higher end model, but you can get a basic drone for a few bucks and just about any retail store. I mean, they’re easy to fly, cameras get better each month and they’re just plain fun. They’re also a strong target for thieves, since you can resell them basically anywhere and make a quick buck. 

 

Get more information on Alpha Spider Wrap, contact us or call 1.866.914.2567 today.

 

 

Promote Safety And Security With A Checkpoint Overhead System

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Promote Safety And Security With A Checkpoint Overhead System

     What is one big advantage of an overhead EAS System versus a traditional EAS system? You will not walk into the towers! I guess this may sound a little silly to some of you but I point this out for a couple of reasons. First, I have walked into them absentmindedly! I have been walking with my wife and talking with her and I have walked smack dab into a tower. Aside from the embarrassment I was fine but I have seen some other people walk into them and smack their faces. This leads to my second point, I work in a college library and we have two sets of sliding doors that limit the number of people that can enter or exit at the same time to one. Considering the large number of students and professors that come and go at any given time and many of them are focused more on their cell phone than their surroundings, this leads to a lot of “tower bumps”. So aside from my own clumsiness my concern is also for the safety of others, especially in this age of cell phone absorption. A Checkpoint Overhead System can help prevent accidents in your retail business and potentially save you an injury lawsuit.

     Before continuing I do need to tell you what an overhead EAS system is, especially if you are not sure what a standard Checkpoint System is. An EAS system is a retail anti-theft system that deters theft through its presence in a store. A system consists of towers that receive radio waves that are sent out by EAS tags and labels. The other parts of a system are the actual tags and labels, deactivation pads and detachment keys. EAS (electronic article surveillance) tags and labels come in a variety of forms but each type is attached directly to merchandise or to packaging depending on the merchandise itself. The way a system operates to stop theft is when tagged merchandise is carried into the area of a tower. Alarms in the tower blast out a loud alert and trained employees immediately react and determine the cause of the alarm. In the majority of cases it is the result of someone attempting to take unpaid merchandise out of the store. A well trained responder can conduct a receipt check, recover merchandise and/or get the person to pay for the item with little distraction. Over time the savings from recovered merchandise and the resulting shortage reduction pays for the system. The Checkpoint Overhead System operates in the same manner as the traditional system with one stark difference, there is no tower on the floor to walk into (or, as a concern for some store owners, present a visual distraction). All of the equipment is overhead mounted to the ceiling and out of sight for the customers.

     The question some may be raising is whether safety is the only reason I would recommend investing in a Checkpoint Overhead System? No, it is simply one reason that a store owner or manager should consider purchasing an overhead EAS system. The primary objective of Loss Prevention Systems Inc. as well as my own is to assist retail owners and managers in theft prevention and shortage reduction. We want to see stores be successful and grow profits. If theft is left unaddressed it will grow and it can get to the point where it causes irreparable damage that could end up forcing a store to close. Bill Bregar, CEO of Loss Prevention Systems Inc., has an extensive background in retail Loss Prevention having served as the Director of Loss Prevention for national retail chains. Mr. Bregar has drawn upon the knowledge he gained preventing shoplifting and employee theft to assist stores that don’t have the resources for a Loss Prevention department of their own. He recognized the benefits that EAS systems offer in theft prevention and with the introduction of the overhead EAS system he recognizes the benefit to smaller stores that struggle with limited floor space. The Checkpoint Overhead System eliminates the pedestals at the front doors that take up floor space and prevent tagged merchandise from being stocked too close to the entrance/exit doors. EVERYONE can now enjoy the benefits of merchandise protection and maximization of floor space. More products on the floor means more potential sales.

      Safety may not have crossed your mind when you were thinking of reasons not to purchase a theft prevention system but selling floor space may have been. Now you can cross both excuses off your list by installing a Checkpoint Overhead System. Prevent shoplifting and bumps and bruises to customers who aren’t paying attention to their surroundings. You can save money in BOTH instances.
A Checkpoint Overhead System is important and we can help you with it. Call 1.866.914.2567 and let’s talk.

What is one big advantage of an overhead EAS System versus a traditional EAS system? You will not walk into the towers! I guess this may sound a little silly to some of you but I point this out for a couple of reasons. First, I have walked into them absentmindedly! I have been walking with my wife and talking with her and I have walked smack dab into a tower. Aside from the embarrassment I was fine but I have seen some other people walk into them and smack their faces. This leads to my second point, I work in a college library and we have two sets of sliding doors that limit the number of people that can enter or exit at the same time to one. Considering the large number of students and professors that come and go at any given time and many of them are focused more on their cell phone than their surroundings, this leads to a lot of “tower bumps”. So aside from my own clumsiness my concern is also for the safety of others, especially in this age of cell phone absorption. A Checkpoint Overhead System can help prevent accidents in your retail business and potentially save you an injury lawsuit.
     

Before continuing I do need to tell you what an overhead EAS system is, especially if you are not sure what a standard Checkpoint System is. An EAS system is a retail anti-theft system that deters theft through its presence in a store. A system consists of towers that receive radio waves that are sent out by EAS tags and labels. The other parts of a system are the actual tags and labels, deactivation pads and detachment keys. EAS (electronic article surveillance) tags and labels come in a variety of forms but each type is attached directly to merchandise or to packaging depending on the merchandise itself. The way a system operates to stop theft is when tagged merchandise is carried into the area of a tower. Alarms in the tower blast out a loud alert and trained employees immediately react and determine the cause of the alarm. In the majority of cases it is the result of someone attempting to take unpaid merchandise out of the store. A well trained responder can conduct a receipt check, recover merchandise and/or get the person to pay for the item with little distraction. Over time the savings from recovered merchandise and the resulting shortage reduction pays for the system. The Checkpoint Overhead System operates in the same manner as the traditional system with one stark difference, there is no tower on the floor to walk into (or, as a concern for some store owners, present a visual distraction). All of the equipment is overhead mounted to the ceiling and out of sight for the customers.
     

The question some may be raising is whether safety is the only reason I would recommend investing in a Checkpoint Overhead System? No, it is simply one reason that a store owner or manager should consider purchasing an overhead EAS system. The primary objective of Loss Prevention Systems Inc. as well as my own is to assist retail owners and managers in theft prevention and shortage reduction. We want to see stores be successful and grow profits. If theft is left unaddressed it will grow and it can get to the point where it causes irreparable damage that could end up forcing a store to close. Bill Bregar, CEO of Loss Prevention Systems Inc., has an extensive background in retail Loss Prevention having served as the Director of Loss Prevention for national retail chains. Mr. Bregar has drawn upon the knowledge he gained preventing shoplifting and employee theft to assist stores that don’t have the resources for a Loss Prevention department of their own. He recognized the benefits that EAS systems offer in theft prevention and with the introduction of the overhead EAS system he recognizes the benefit to smaller stores that struggle with limited floor space. The Checkpoint Overhead System eliminates the pedestals at the front doors that take up floor space and prevent tagged merchandise from being stocked too close to the entrance/exit doors. EVERYONE can now enjoy the benefits of merchandise protection and maximization of floor space. More products on the floor means more potential sales.
     

Safety may not have crossed your mind when you were thinking of reasons not to purchase a theft prevention system but selling floor space may have been. Now you can cross both excuses off your list by installing a Checkpoint Overhead System. Prevent shoplifting and bumps and bruises to customers who aren’t paying attention to their surroundings. You can save money in BOTH instances.

 

A Checkpoint Overhead System is important and we can help you with it. Call 1.866.914.2567 and let’s talk.