What kind of store needs a Checkpoint System? In my opinion, any type of business can benefit and exceed their shrink and budget expectations if they make the investment. With it’s recognizable design, and industry leading product protection capabilities, there is no better choice. Considering all the different tools that are compatible with this system, the possibilities for stopping losses are almost endless. There are the Checkpoint Labels that adhere to almost any packaging. These can even have your store’s name and address printed on them. If your store sells clothing or accessories, Checkpoint Hard Tags are what you need. They can be attached as a pin or via lanyard, and their level of inventory control is unmatched. Those are just two examples; there are many more.
In any case, the reality of the impact to your business’ bottom line cannot be ignored. Small businesses are the backbone of many communities. Their contributions are undeniable, and when a business thrives that success spreads to the surrounding area and attracts more stores. When a local store becomes a destination for loyal shoppers, it can attract shoplifters as well. When you sell hot items that people want, you are almost certainly going to have external theft.
Checkpoint Systems can be the deterrence you need. The pedestals alone tell a would-be thief that their chances of getting out the door without detection are slim. Add the labels or tags, in visible locations on the products you sell, and you have the right equation to solve a big problem before it happens.
I was in a local gift shop recently and the only loss prevention measure they had in place was a sign that read “smile, you are on camera”. I was not convinced of this nor was I impressed in the least. This little place sells trendy purses that are very popular in our area. They also sell expensive collectible items that are usually only available to people in our small town from mail order catalogs or from an all day trip to a much bigger city. I was amazed at how little concern they seemed to have for all this high retail inventory just sitting there. My own store is less than a mile down the street, so I know the issues they must face, but seem to be ignoring. We may be in a small town, but the theft problem is really big. In my store it can range from petty thefts of packs of beef jerky to high dollar hair straighteners. It is a daily battle just to keep the boosters at bay, so to me, it is unbelievable to have one person behind the counter, alone in a store, with nothing more than a sign to ward of theft. We have a Checkpoint System at our location, and it’s value to us is immeasurable. The thing is, when we identify products that we know will likely be targeted for theft, we take the steps to protect them immediately. If we miss the opportunity and discover the loss after the fact, we chalk it up as a lesson learned, and we attach Checkpoint Labels or Checkpoint Tags, depending on the merchandise, so it does not happen again.
Signs may help stuff sell, but as far as loss prevention, they miss the mark. Don’t depend on a sign to change the mind of a thief. Depend on a Checkpoint System.
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