When it comes to merchandise protection, bigger isn’t always better. on’t get me wrong, for larger items, you need to use retail anti-theft devices that will be big enough for the merchandise packaging, but what about the smaller items? If you are a store that sells any kind of jewelry, watches or accessories, then the Alpha Jewel Lok may be just what you have been looking for in a merchandise protection device. It would be unrealistic to use bulky retail anti-theft devices for jewelry or watches, because these are the types of items that your customers want to handle and even try on while they are shopping in your store.
With the Alpha Jewel Lok, that’s exactly what they will be able to do with the merchandise. This is because the Alpha Jewel Lok is the smallest lightweight EAS based retail anti-theft device available for use today, and it’s a great solution to help you prevent shoplifting. The device itself is very small, and has a little hook on the end of it that locks it closed. I think of it as a miniature padlock with EAS capabilities, so it will set off the EAS towers at the exit if someone tries to leave the store with it attached to an item. The small size of the device makes it a perfect solution for jewelry, because you can attach the device directly to the product. For example, all you would have to do to secure a necklace or bracelet is to open the device, place the hook through one of the links on the necklace, and then close it. The same goes for a watch, you could attach the device to the item by clipping it onto the buckle, a hole in the wrist strap, or really anywhere that the hook will fit on the item.
It can sometimes be a real challenge when looking for ways to prevent shoplifting in your store, so when you find a solution that actually works, you need to take advantage of it. It’s not all about merchandise protection devices though, you also need to make sure that everyone that works for you is on the lookout for possible theft and suspicious activity. Train your team on what to look for, and to always offer assistance to customers that are anywhere in their areas. Not only will this keep your paying customers happy by having someone there to answer their questions, but it will also deter a significant amount of theft in your store. Shoplifters don’t like the extra attention, and will most likely leave the area if an employee is consistently asking customers if they need assistance.
What’s great about the Alpha Jewel Lok is that it can also be used in conjunction with a metal lanyard or cable if needed, which can open up many opportunities to use the devices on other types of merchandise as well. Like most other devices used to protect merchandise, you will need a special S3 key to open and close the device, or everyone would be able to get it open. There’s no need to worry though, because the key is easy to use, and convenient and small enough to carry around with them at all times so your customers won’t have to wait. Every different type of merchandise I’ve used these little devices on have shown as significant difference in the amount of loss that occurred. They are the real deal, and are just as reliable as any of the larger retail anti-theft devices I have ever used to prevent shoplifting.
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