Clothing security has been the topic of discussion by many softline retailers over the past years. How can we better protect our merchandise, how can we better provide clothing security?
Over the years theft trends have increased, demanding more of a dedicated need for clothing security. Merchandising high theft clothing items without any form of clothing security is a dangerous move.
Several years ago, I was working a large department store as loss prevention manager. I had a staff of loss prevention agents that helped me provide security tags on clothes. Yet even with loss prevention agents working for me, we still had a leak of merchandise. We had to identify what was being lost and what we could better do to prevent future occurrences. Our solution… increase security tags on clothes. Until then, we had only been putting security tags on clothes that were over a certain dollar limit. This was a good practice but ineffective are truly controlling a larger portion of the stores losses. We identified which types and brands of merchandise were being mostly taken. We lowered the price point for the security tags on clothes and we followed up with the execution of the clothing security program.
As we monitored the results over the next few months, we could really see the impact clothing security tags had on preventing and deterring potential theft and loss. Not to mention, we were able to explain to the store manager the benefits of clothing security tags and how effective beneficial clothing security tags were to his store and the business. Although he knew of clothing security tags, he saw no benefit earlier with clothing security tags only on high ticket items. Now, with security tags on clothes, our jobs became much easier.
For more information about a clothing alarm contact us at clothing security or call 1.866.914.2567