I worked with a store manager that didn’t see the need for security tags on clothes. He was pretty certain he could stop theft simply by controlling the amounts of merchandise on the salesfloor. By his thought process, all he had to do was limit the high dollar merchandise on the sales floor, and theft would be stopped altogether. True to some extent, limiting stock on the sales floor does help; however, the merchandise is still out there and even less available to paying customers. Clothing security tags would help, but without the dedicated efforts of the manager, no program would be successful.
During my visits, I encourage all members of management and employees to execute the clothing security tags program available to them and follow through with any clothing security efforts. Security tags on clothes offer the ability to maximize merchandise exposure, yet reduce the risk of theft. Security tags on clothes, as part of a clothing security program will positively impact sales and reduce shrink. In a world where customer theft is on the rise, security tags on clothes are a vital part of the business.
Had my partner manager been receptive to security tags on clothes, he might not have had such a poor inventory nor had a shrink rate greater than 3%. Clothing security certainly would have made a dent in that shrink number but he was stubborn and determined not to have any clothing security. Ultimately, his way of thinking hurt his career.
As a recommendation to any clothing retailer, clothing security is the most effective way to protect you merchandise and boosts your profits. Don’t be like this store manager, take clothing security serious, protect your assets, increase your sales and be a responsible retailer.
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