Security tags on clothes are an important part of the retail world. In a tough economy, shoplifting increases and so does the need for clothing security.
Clothing security has always been somewhat of a strategy used by many retail loss prevention and operations departments. Providing the necessary clothing security tools was another challenge. Many times, retailers failed to execute the necessary methods to ensure clothing security tags in their business remained effective. Today, the retailer is faced with the challenge of a lagging economy. Sales for many are not easy to come by. Protecting their assets has never been more important.
Security tags on clothes can seem like another item to worry about in the store. In reality, the focus of the management should be on clothing security tags and ensuring all necessary departments are outfitted with security tags on clothes.
Just the other day, I was visiting a store. The manager told me about the small clothing business next store frantically trying to recover merchandise from a shoplifter, with little luck. Apparently, the clothing store manager had witnessed a couple of thieves stuffing apparel into bags. After about 30 minutes, the thieves made their way to the front of the store where they exited. The manager followed. The thieves ran, and the manager gave chase, leaving his store unsupervised and putting himself in a dangerous situation.
This manager left his store to chase after a couple that had just demonstrated criminal activity. Earlier in the year, he refused to put security tags on clothes and felt that his store needed no clothing security. Upon his returning to the store, he was told by the lone cashier that another person had just run out of the store after they witnessed the manager leave.
Talk about chicken with their head cut off. A simple clothing security program involving putting security tags on clothes would have saved this manager a whole lot of frustration.
Remember a clothing alarm puts money on your bottom line not the shoplifters
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