When It Comes To Protecting Your Large Bulky Items, The Alpha Spider Wrap Is The Best On The Market
Working in retail is not always fun, customer service and dealing with issues, are often very frustrating. I am sure everyone who has ever worked in retail has their fair share of stories, me included. I have found it very interesting to see how blatant people have become when it comes to shoplifting. It seems as though people who are caught shoplifting respond differently than they did when I was younger, or least that is my perception. When I was younger it seemed as though shoplifting was such a negative thing, and people were ashamed and embarrassed when they would get caught stealing. Today, rather than feeling remorseful, shoplifters are brasher about it, and tend to get angry at store employees when they are caught. I have had shoplifters throw stolen items at me, fight me, and even admonish me for catching them. They tend to be less inconspicuous about their thievery as well, which is sometimes good for us, but also poses problems when it comes to properly securing merchandise. It seems it is easier for people to steal from us when they act impulsively, because we are not expecting the behavior, which makes it hard to mitigate our risk. For example, we had some televisions on display in our store, which were rather large and difficult to manage without assistance. Because of this we decided not to place any additional security on these items, as we felt taking them would be rather obvious. That was until we had two guys come in the store and steal two of them in a matter of minutes. These guys simply grabbed one TV each, and walked right out the door. They simply placed the items into a waiting car out front and were in and out in about 2 minutes. By the time anyone knew what was happening they were already gone. We learned our lesson the hard way that day, now we prevent shoplifting by securing all of our items, even the large bulky items, with Alpha Spider Wraps.
Alpha Spider Wraps provide a means to protect those large or oddly shaped items that may be of higher value like televisions, tools, shoes, video consoles, computer equipment and various other items. These can be applied in store and provide a snug fit to prevent tampering. The Alpha Spider Wraps are equipped with an audible EAS alarm and an LED visual deterrent in the event someone tries to remove the item from the store. An alarm will sound in the event that someone tampers or removes the device in store as well. This can help alert store personnel to these types of brazen attempts to take your merchandise and prevent shoplifting. Even if you can’t stop them at least you are alerted to the theft so you can attempt to get some description of the suspects or the vehicle before they leave the property. This can help law enforcement in their subsequent investigation and ultimately lead to a recovery. Following the incident at my store, we started securing the majority of our high priced items, even if they are bulky, so we don’t have a similar situation occur. We lost $2400 in merchandise that day and had no leads to help investigate the theft.
Many stores become complacent because they think that store associates are the first line of defense to prevent shoplifting, but in reality that is not the case. Store associates are a valuable part of any loss prevention program, but they are not always available to detect criminal activity. That is why it is imperative that you protect your property with the Alpha Spider Wrap. It provides a method to alert store personnel in the event of a theft and provides a visual deterrent at a reasonable price.
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