People will steal anything. That is a terrible thing to say, but after being in retail for over 14 years, I have seen some crazy thefts. When I first started with my current company, all we had was the big mirrors in the four corners. A few lucky stores in the city got the video systems that required the employees to change video tapes daily. But those all helped after the fact. Sometimes that is all a business has to go on though. The key is after the problem is identified, the solution has to be found. That is where employing Checkpoint Tags comes in to save the day.
They come in different shapes, sizes, and can be attached in various ways. Pegged items can be tagged with special pins that fit right through the holes they hang from. These work great on those expensive toothbrush refill heads. For clothing, they come in several colors, and their smooth edges never damage even the most delicate of items. They are definitely perfect for stores that carry high end purses and luggage. If you have issues with people simply stealing bags, or even possibly stuffing them with other merchandise and running out the door, Checkpoint Tags can be the deterrent you have been looking for. I can’t keep up with all the readers and sunglasses UPCs I find discarded in my store. People pick up the glasses, try them on, pop off the string around the nose piece, and toss it somewhere. Glasses go on the top of their head or in the bag, and out the door they go. And don’t get me started on watches and earrings. Even worse, I am referring to watches and earrings that retail for about $5.00. Thankfully we don’t sell the good stuff. But for those of you that do, there are Checkpoint Tags for eyewear and jewelry.
In some of our stores, we had major issues with people stealing large bottles of laundry detergent. They would pull up to the front doors and park. Then they would come in, usually in groups, and load up carts full of the bottles. One or more people would distract the staff while another would roll the cart out and fill the car’s back seat and trunk full of the stolen detergents. Other times the people would simply hold up a receipt as they walked out the door, hoping to not get stopped by an aware associate. This happened repeatedly because these products had become a popular commodity in the local illicit drug trade. Liquid laundry soap was just as good as cash. Finally our company invested in Checkpoint Tags that can be attached via lanyard. We just looped those lanyards right through the handles and the problem basically solved itself. The thieves could no longer get out the door unnoticed or get away with parading out the door with a receipt they found in the garbage.
Tags can be attached and detached easily, with very little training required for store staff. They are durable, and a major solution to shrink.
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