Health and Beauty product sales have become a high priced business. Manufacturers appeal to all age groups, from teenagers looking for quick acting acne medicines to women wishing to do away with signs of aging. The market has exploded and with it the prices of these products, which can range from $10 to over $50 or more. Consequently, the promise of miraculous results in shorter and shorter amounts of time make these items extremely sought after, but the prices may make some feel they are out of their price range. Others see an opportunity to steal and resell the merchandise, lining their pockets at the expense of the stores they have victimized. Alpha Keepers has a number of solutions available that can keep the thieves from targeting your store.
Alpha Keepers are security boxes that allow products to remain on the shelf for customers to view and read manufacturer information yet they discourage shoplifting due to the locking design and interaction with electronic article surveillance systems. Alpha products include boxes designed specifically to protect health and beauty products, deodorants, razors even shampoos. They have also created a collapsible keeper that protects products but can adjust to fit different box sizes, giving a retailer the ability to purchase fewer assorted keepers for various products. These retail anti-theft devices will deter both the opportunistic shoplifter and the professional booster and aid you in keeping your merchandise in-stock.
Organized theft rings are very real threats to retailers. In August of this year Tallahassee, Florida police arrested a shoplifting ring that had stolen more than $50,000 worth of healthcare, beauty and medicine products from grocery stores. After stealing the merchandise the shoplifters then reportedly sold the products on eBay. And least you think this is an isolated incident, in 2014 Detroit police recovered more than $3 million dollars in stolen merchandise from a shoplifting ring that targeted several major drug stores. The stolen items were again, being sold over the internet to unwary buyers. Businesses may not be able to prevent all theft, but a significant amount of it can be deterred with the use of Alpha Keepers to protect health and beauty products.
By using security boxes to protect health and beauty products, as well as other items, the professional booster will be deterred from stealing because their goal is to load a lot of product quickly and discreetly. Retail anti-theft devices, such as Alpha Keepers boxes, make the products a bit bulkier and take up more room in a bag or purse. The alarm will attract unwanted attention if someone attempts to exit through an EAS system with a box(es) in their possession. Professional shoplifters prefer to be able to target a store more than once. Becoming the center of attention makes it more difficult for the booster to return to that location and forces them to locate new stores to hit. It also requires more work on the part of the professional shoplifter to remove items from boxes if they do get them out of a store.
From a customer service standpoint, these losses don’t just affect the profitability of the stores being ripped off, the honest consumer is impacted as well. Stores have to mark- up product prices to compensate for the shortage they are incurring from theft. Any theft also empties shelves and results in a negative experience for the shopper looking to purchase that item that is out of stock. Booster activity hits even harder because rather than taking simply one or two of a certain product, they clear the shelf of an item they are wanting. Boosters see retail anti-theft devices in use and tend to move to another business that is not as diligent in using merchandise protection strategies.
Regardless of the size of your store, Alpha Keepers offer affordable solutions to protect health and beauty products, as well as a wide variety of other merchandise. Keep your business in stock so you can sell product. You don’t have to be that business where everyone else is sending their shoplifters to go to.
For more information on Alpha Keepers contact us or call 1.770.426.0547