In my position overseeing the safety and security of a large retail store, I have seen all types of shoplifters over the years. Most of the time, when clothing is stolen, the shoplifter places the clothing into a bag or a purse and then leaves the business. Sometimes, he or she will wear it under their own clothes, concealing it while in a fitting room. Or, sometimes he or she will just put on the clothing, like winter coats and jackets, and wear it out of the store.
Sometimes the shoplifter will remove the tags, which take just a quick second, and discard them before concealing the clothing. Clothing security tags, such as Checkpoint tags, are not as easy to manipulate in order to steal. Security tags on clothes are much different than breaking a plastic price tag. Clothing security tags have to be removed at the time of purchase by one of your employees, using a key at the registers. Removal of security tags on clothes with something other than a key at the registers can be time consuming, can ruin the clothing, and can draw attention to the shoplifter. These are all components that are not favorable to most shoplifters.
If you are reading this, and you are a business owner, you have probably suffered losses due to shoplifting. If you sell clothing, you have definitely seen your share of unaccounted for merchandise and wondered just what happened. Clothing security can be a great deterrent to shoplifters that just do not have the time to fight with the clothing security tags, or do not want to risk being detected. It is much easier to move on to the next business that sells clothing – the one that does not have security tags on clothes. Don’t be that business…the one shoplifters are out looking for that provides an easy steal.
Visit the Loss Prevention Store to purchase a clothing alarm and clothing security tags, Checkpoint tags and other clothing security to put security tags on clothes.
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