As the owner or manager of a retail store, you know the inventory on your shelves is an investment. You buy the items, decide what margin of profit you need from them, and put them out for sale. If those items are stolen, you lose the inventory you paid for plus the profit you would have made. When this happens, it is a no-win situation for the store, and the business cannot survive with regularly scheduled theft occurring. Checkpoint Labels can be the difference in detecting, and even more important, deterring loss of product from your shelves.
If an item is likely to become, or has already been a target for theft, there is a solution already out there to help protect it. With their wide variety of designs, sizes, and shapes, there is a Checkpoint Label for nearly everything a store can choose to sell. There are clear round labels available for bottles, for example. They are great because they can be placed right over the package label, without defacing the brand name or confusing the customer. There is also the clear label that can be placed directly over the UPC of the bottle or box, that not only blends in with the package itself so a person contemplating theft may not even know it is there, but also allows it to still be scanned at the register without needing to be removed, so there is no slowing of the checkout process.
If a customer sees you have the Checkpoint System in place as soon as they enter your building, they are less likely to attempt to steal from you if they were the type that would steal on impulse. However, there are those that plan to steal from you, regardless of your product protection efforts, and you have to get one step ahead of them. Or five. With Checkpoint Labels, you get that advantage you need. Many times I find a way to insert the label inside the box, so it is unseen, and the shoplifter gets a not so nice surprise when the system alarms as they attempt to leave. Of course, they stop and stammer out some excuse for having the item, but the most important thing is they either give it back or pay for it.
As I was walking the aisles of my store this weekend, I noticed a small stash of name brand pain relievers sitting in the hair care section. I investigated a bit, checking the boxes for damage, and the only constants I saw was they were high retail, high demand, and they all had Checkpoint Labels adhered right over the brand name on the front of the boxes. It appeared the would-be thief had attempted to peel off one or two of them. That’s another benefit of these; they are designed to stick… and they do not come off easily. Think about it: if you are an honest, cash paying customer, do you really care if one of these is on your box that is just sitting in the medicine cabinet? You probably would not even notice it at all. You would just be grateful the store had the product you came in with the intent to buy. As far as the cache of boxes I found, they are back over on the shelf tonight, instead of on their way to the local flea market.
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