I had a recent discussion with a small business that did not know how to look for clothing losses since they did not conduct an inventory. They guessed that they were being targeted by shoplifters, partly due to the frequency of people entering their store and not buying anything, and partly because they did not use any electronic article surveillance systems either.
We knew that in order to solve the problem, we needed to have some ways to identify what kinds of thefts were taking place, and what kinds of clothing protection would be effective to stop the inventory losses for happening.
We started by taking a look at the store’s sales reports. We broke the sales down by departments and compared them to last month’s sales and last year’s. We noticed which departments were behind on their sales goals for the year, and which ones did not increase compared to last year. I explained that if they did not have the right products to sell, then they would not have a chance at meeting or exceeding their sales goals.
Next we looked for signs of theft- specifically for torn of clothing tags. We found several caches of them behind the mirrors in the fitting rooms. We also found them under some shelves in an unattended corner of the store.
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