I know several people that have worked in the convenience store business. One was a former regional manager, one a store manager, and a couple of clerks, and they’ve all had similar experiences with shoplifting in their stores. With minimal staff on hand, it can be difficult to stop shoplifting in this environment. In the drug store world I work in, we have a number of tools at hand that are specifically made for retail theft prevention. Many of these tools can be transferred over to the convenience store atmosphere, if they are modified to fit that type of business. Now Checkpoint Systems has come up with this new tool, the Classic N10. They have kept the same reliable theft deterrence capabilities, but made the standard antennas into a smaller size.
Space is a premium in convenience stores. Displays have to be appealing, and the product mix has to draw in customers that may have only planned to stop for gas. There are a lot of novelty items that are carried and placed throughout the store. Specialty lighters, key chains, energy supplements, and even condoms are just a few examples. These items typically have a very high margin. Some items may be there on consignment for pay on scan, but many have already been purchased and they are part of the store’s inventory. In either case, you can’t afford to have this stuff walking out the door unpaid. With the Classic N10 mounted at the entrance, you send the message that your inventory is protected. The flashing LED lights also provide additional deterrence. Thieves want to get in and out without being noticed. Your staff can adhere Checkpoint tags to items you know will be targeted.
When you generally have only one employee in the store at any given time, it is almost impossible for them to be aware of everyone in the building and everything going on in there. It only takes them dealing with one difficult or needy person to be too distracted to notice that someone is stuffing a bunch of high dollar lighters in a big bag, or a teenager is about to run out with a case of beer. Many times a group will come in with just that intention. With Checkpoint Systems, you don’t have to worry about your clerk not noticing a theft. If it does occur, they will be immediately alerted, and they can call the authorities as soon as it happens. Otherwise, it could be hours later when the theft is finally discovered and the person responsible is long gone. The police will put much more effort into finding a suspect that just committed a crime and is most likely still close by, than they will into just riding around waiting and hoping. And that’s only if your store is equipped with a camera system that provides clear footage of the crime in the first place. Without a Checkpoint Security System, your business is vulnerable to losing valuable merchandise.
Too many independent convenience stores end up going under and out of business because they incur too much loss to stay afloat. Protect your store with the investment into the new Checkpoint Systems Classic N10. You and your P&L won’t be disappointed.
For more information on the new Classic N10 by Checkpoint Systems, contact us or call 1.770.426.0547or Antishoplifting.net