I don’t know about you, but I really despise losing merchandise to thefts that could be easily preventable by using clothing security devices. If you want to stop clothing thefts from occurring in your store, you have to spend a little money on protecting your merchandise, but that investment will be returned to you in the form of less theft and more profit for you. In addition to security tags on clothes, you should also look into other methods of safeguarding your merchandise, such as purchasing video cameras and a DVR (digital video recorder). It’s no different than any other area of business you invest in, you put money in to get money out, and these are returns you will actually see happening.
You might think, why invest in this technology when I have employees that are looking out for shoplifters? Having your team trained on theft awareness is a great deterrent for shoplifting, and it could be cost effective depending on the situation. On the other hand, think about how much payroll goes into keeping all areas of the store constantly staffed. Would it be more cost effective to have another employee on the schedule to provide presence in the store for theft deterrence, or to put that payroll money toward Checkpoint Tags? Also consider that most of these clothing security tags can be reused over and over again. If you have a store that staffs only one or two workers in the store at a time, what happens when those employees are helping actual paying customers? They aren’t going to be paying much attention to the other areas of the store at that time.
Although investing in these items could get expensive if you get a little overly motivated and buy a ton of different stuff all at once, but you might be surprised at the selection of clothing security devices and components that are very affordable, especially when you look at what you could be saving on keeping merchandise inside the store. I know it’s a cliché to say, but these items will actually pay for themselves in the long run.
Anyone that manages or owns a clothing store should already know this, but for the best results, you should really have an EAS (Electronic Article Surveillance) system with antennas at all entrance and exit doors. The system works with Checkpoint tags and other devices that can be placed directly on the clothing items or other merchandise you have stocked in your store. You need to use both the Clothing Security Tags and EAS system together, because without each other, they would only serve as a deterrent. It would kind of be like having a beware of dog sign, without actually having the dog. Yes, that may scare some potential thieves off, but after a while when they realize there is no dog to bark or bite, word will spread and theft will increase.
Honestly, the best option is to use a combination of all of these measures to protect your clothing or other merchandise. You have to go over the numbers and come up with the best solution for your situation. Everyone’s needs are different, so what works great for one store may not be the best solution for the store next door.
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