It’s not hard to figure out if you keep some anti shoplifting basics in mind:

· Early in the morning, just after opening because what are you focused on? Opening the store, getting the cash into the drawer, dealing with problems from the day before and most important that first cup of coffee.

· On busy days because shoplifters like to blend into a crowd. They do not want to stand out. They will dress and act like your average customer.

· When a sales floor is unattended. What else can you say to this except “duh” do not leave the sales floor unattended. Any anti shoplifting methods stop with out employees.

· At closing time. Like at opening we are focused on wrapping up the day, counting the drawers, straightening up for tomorrow, securing the store and of course going home.

In other words shoplifters steal anytime WE give them the opportunity. Any anti shoplifting program will not work without a little planning and common sense.