Thieves target just about every item there is out there. Seriously, nothing is safe anymore. When I saw a few years back that detergent and soap were some of the heaviest shoplifted items, I wanted to just give up. It’s hard to run a store when that shoplifter is trying to find every imaginable way to take your hard earned money. It’s the same whether you work in a large national retailer, or a hometown, around the corner home improvement store. The only difference in the two is the big retailer can absorb thousands of dollars in shrink. Can you?
If your little store could take $100k in shrink, then it’s probably not just a little store. A thief will not target one store. From my years of work in this field, I’ve learned that, depending on the individual booster, they target a certain type of merchandise. They will then steal that item from whomever has it on their shelves. I worked a lot with other retailers investigating criminal rings, and it’s all too common to see the same shoplifter targeting multiple stores all for the same item. Typically, they go for merchandise that cannot be easily secured and target stores that have little, or no control measures in place.
Take for example, saws and drills. Aside from locking them in a store room, the security is limited. Thankfully, the Alpha O-Tag solves this problem. Power tools are a very commonly targeted item for a couple of reasons. They are hard to secure, home improvement stores are always busy and they can be easily sold at a pawnshop, or even right in your own parking lot!
Alpha O-Tags can save you thousands of dollars in lost product. The tags can be simply attached to the electrical cords of the tools and it makes it almost impossible for a thief to steal it. You don’t need to be a national retailer to think about theft prevention. Shoplifters hurt us all and they don’t care that each time they steal, they are taking money out of your pockets. Take control of your profits and see what the Alpha O-Tags can do for you.
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