If you are wondering who steals baby formula, and how can stop it from happening in your store, it’s time to pay attention and save yourself some money. To prevent shoplifting of baby formula or any other merchandise, you have to take steps to protect the items. This doesn’t always mean that you have to lock up or use some form of retail anti-theft device, but it is often the best option. In addition to using your staff to deter theft by offering customer service to patrons in high theft areas of your store, Alpha Keepers are a great option when deciding to protect your merchandise, and yes, there are even have keepers that will protect infant formula. Protecting merchandise is often a more cost-effective choice versus increasing staff in high theft areas, because the devices can be used over and over again.
So who is really stealing baby formula, and how can you stop it from happening? Although this would be incredibly interesting to see, your infant formula is probably not being stolen by an angry gang of hungry babies raiding your store. The truth is not that cute. Though there is some baby formula theft associated with personal use, but a good portion of the thefts also come from organized retail crime theft rings targeting the merchandise. Baby formula thefts are serious business. These thefts usually occur in large quantities of merchandise being taken at once, and the products are mostly resold for profit, or even used in the making of illegal drugs. To stop this from happening to you, you have to do everything possible to protect infant formula in your store.
If you run a small business, chances are that you don’t have a lot of extra money sitting around for payroll. That’s the beauty of using retail anti-theft devices to prevent shoplifting. You don’t have to have an employee sit there and constantly watch the merchandise. Save your payroll and invest in the merchandise protection devices instead. The sight of the Alpha Keepers on your merchandise will be enough to stop some shoplifters in their tracks. For those that aren’t deterred by the keepers will have a long, tough road ahead of them trying to remove them from the items. The keepers not only provide a protective housing for the merchandise that is very difficult to defeat, but they also alert you if someone passes through your existing EAS system with the protected items. You don’t have to worry about creating an inconvenience for your customers either, because the devices are quick and easy to remove for your staff. This is because they will be able to keep a special key on them or secured at a register, that easily removes the devices.
You should already be checking the dates on the formula regularly, so it shouldn’t take you long to notice if you have products missing from the shelf. The problem is the same as almost any other theft, that if you are not prepared by the time you notice the baby formula is missing, it’s too late. If you don’t already have a camera in the area, it’s a good idea to have one installed. The camera alone will help prevent shoplifting, but you should continue using Alpha Keepers and other retail anti-theft devices in order to make the most impact. This can also help you identify shoplifters that are taking the items, aid in prosecution, and prepare you for the next time they come into the store. This isn’t just to protect infant formula, but several other high theft items as well. The small initial investment will help you save money over time, and keep your stock available for your loyal customers.
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