While walking a shoplifter back to the office the other day I asked her why she hadn’t taken the other pair of jeans she had taken into the fitting room with her. Her response “It’s kinda hard to take them when you put a clothing security tags on them”. Of course I had to be smart with her and reply “If it weren’t for people like you we wouldn’t have to put security tags on clothes”.
What is it with kids thinking that the security tags on clothes “inconvenience” them? Clothing security tags are there to keep the clothing inside the store. Retailers spend thousands of dollars each year to ensure clothing security is in place to keep their losses down and prices down. The more money retailers lose to theft the higher their prices end up getting to compensate for their losses. Applying security tags on clothes helps to keep their prices down and helps ensure they have merchandise to sell to their customers. Clothing security tags are a great return on investment (ROI) for retailers. The company I work for has always only tagged a minimal amount of clothing. Once shrink hit an all time high their priorties changed and we started putting a clothing alarm on more and more products. Within the first year of doing so shrink went down drastically.
If you think about it, retailers are taking clothing security to the same level that people secure their cars. Cars have car alarms and clothes have a clothing alarm to draw attention to them when they are being stolen. No one wants something stolen from them so we go to extremes to ensure they are protected. We all work hard for what we have. Retailers all started somewhere. They have associates to pay, profits to be made and customers to make happy. Clothing security tags don’t inconvenience the consumers they stop or slow theft. Clothing security helps keep the sizes and styles consumers want on the shelves and the shoplifters at bay.
To purchase clothing security tags or a clothing alarm please visit the loss prevention store.
For more information on clothing security, clothing alarm or security tags on clothes contact us or call 1.866.914.2567