Do they just happen to “need” this item or that item? Did the shoplifter run short or just didn’t have the money to purchase today? Maybe; this is probably the case every now and then. But more and more we are seeing a new age of shoplifters entering our stores. They’re not wheeling out flat screen televisions out the front of the store in large quantities. These thieves are taking your expensive pegged items. Those easy to pocket in a hurry items. Stop letting these items walk out the door with the iS Auto Peg Tag.
As discussed before, shoplifting is a crime of opportunity. Thieves will go after the easiest target in the store. Maybe that is a TV that is sitting on display right near the exit door without any other security items in place. But generally this is going to be the expensive easy target in your store. The type of shoplifters I’m talking about are not the teen or juvenile taking a candy bar. I’m talking about the thieves that are taking your items and reselling them for profit. They sell on auction sites, Craigslist, or out of the back of their vehicle.
So what items are the big target and how do we stop them? While your larger items such as a flat screen TV would seem like the ultimate score for these types of thieves, think again. These thieves are skilled in what they do. They’re not going to walk in the store on a hot day in a long trench coat fitting the “shoplifter stereotype.” They may even be very well dressed (probably stolen too). They don’t want to draw attention to themselves. The items they are going for are your expensive pegged items. Razor cartridges, ink cartridges, and batteries are just a few of the most common items taken. All these items are small, easy to pocket, and generate a lot of money for them. These items sell for upwards of $60 dollars each depending on the item. Now multiply that by 10, 20, or 50. That’s a lot of profit that just went out your door and now being sold for 100% profit to them.
The first rule in any type of crime prevention is a deterrent. If you think of the police just their car or the uniform they wear acts as a deterrent. How many times were you driving down a road and looked in the mirror and saw a police car behind you? You instantly start looking at your speed, and even get a little nervous. The last thing you’re going to do is break a law with the police right there. This is an example of a deterrent and it works. The Auto Peg Tag acts instantly as a deterrent to shoplifters but it’s much more than that.
The Auto Peg Tag is specially designed for your expensive pegged items. It goes right over the packaging in a one piece design and doesn’t require any special peg; in fact it can be used in a single or double peg hooks. They are reusable and easily taken off by your staff, yet very tough to defeat by a shoplifter. They are available in RF, AM, and RFID formats.Shoplifters don’t like to draw attention or spend much time on any one item. They will go after the easiest but most profitable item. Don’t keep letting your expensive pegged merchandise walk out the door. The iS Auto Peg Tag is your solution to keeping those profits in your pocket.
For more information on the iS Auto Peg Tag contact us or call 1-770-426-0547