I enjoy cooking and grilling out. When cooking I can experiment with seasonings, add the ingredients I want to add or change things up a little bit. I have a favorite dirty rice dish I have adapted from one that I tried in a local fast-food restaurant. I sometimes make it with smoked sausage and hot and mild sausage from a tube. Sometimes I use just one type of sausage. I have mixed in corn, black beans and pinto beans and on other occasions I have varied the combination. I also add banana peppers and the liquid from the jar. How much depends on how I am feeling that night. On the flip side of that I detest baking. I try to wing it and don’t use precise measures as I simply make a mess of my wife’s kitchen. She shakes her head and usually ends up taking over if I try to bake, that’s just how it is. The thing about it is I like cooking but probably because I don’t have to calculate or measure anything. Baking takes way too much effort and I anticipate how bad it will turn out before I start. I could calculate but I don’t enjoy it. Sometimes I think store owners operate in a similar manner. They open a store and sell things because they like being independent, they enjoy customer service and they have flexibility to operate as they want (as long as they seem to make a profit). When it comes to the not-so-fun things they try to ignore it and avoid dealing with it like stock shortage. Who wants to think about the theft that is probably taking place and not having any idea how to deal with it? Mention a Loss Prevention System and all they can hear is that they will spend more money while failing to consider what the theft is costing them. They would have to calculate how much they are losing, the cost of a system, the maintenance of it, support and service, etc. it becomes overwhelming. It is possible they could have a change of heart if they asked the question, “Can Loss Prevention Be Free?” and then heard the answer.
I am proposing to all those small and medium size store owners and managers that perhaps your concerns about the cost to address stock shortage might not be as horrible as you think. I challenge you to ask the question, “Can Loss Prevention Be Free?” You will find the answer is yes! To determine how it can be you will use the Free Loss Prevention Calculator available on the Loss Prevention Systems Inc. (LPSI) website. The Free Loss Prevention Calculator is easy to use and only requires the input of annual store sales and how much you would consider spending on a Checkpoint System. The calculator assumes a conservative reduction in shortage from 1.2% to .65% and then provides the user with the number of months it would take for a system to pay for itself in shortage reduction savings. Reducing shortage eventually pays for the system that will help prevent theft in the first place.
No, this isn’t some “half-baked” idea. The reality is that a Checkpoint System can pay for itself. I have worked in retail for over 27 years and almost 20 of those years were in Loss Prevention. I have seen the impact a retail anti-theft system can have on deterring theft. Another feature of the Free Loss Prevention Calculator you may appreciate is that absolutely none of the information you enter in it is saved, sent anywhere or requires some type of registration. No strings attached, free means free. Change your numbers, play around with different amounts you might consider investing now that you know it will pay for itself over time and see what happens. Should you decide you would like to talk to someone a little more about a system a representative would be more than happy to answer your questions but YOU have to call them. After all, they don’t have any idea you were checking out their website.
Can Loss Prevention Be Free? Yes, and so are the resources to verify it. Check it out for yourself. Stock shortage certainly isn’t free and the longer you avoid addressing it the more money thieves are costing you. Don’t put this on the back burner any longer check out the Free Loss Prevention Calculator then give LPSI a call to see what you need to do to get YOUR Loss Prevention System.
For more information about the Free Loss Prevention Calculator contact us or call 1.866.914.2567