At the store where I work, we started using security tags on clothes slowly a few years ago after we noticed that the majority of our theft was in softlines merchandise. Not only was our merchandise coming up missing, it seemed as if every shoplifter we did apprehend was telling us it was easy to steal from our fitting rooms and take clothes because, as they put it, they didn’t “beep” going out the door through a clothing alarm like they did at many of the stores in the mall next store. After we began putting hard Checkpoint tags on our clothes to work with our existing EAS system, the results in our shrink have been incredible.
Because of the clothing security tags, our shrink was down in our juniors apparel in one year by almost 50%! As an LP associate my cases started to become more interesting and the police department also seemed to have more fun when people started coming in with tools to help them shoplift! Now they don’t tell me that we are easier to steal from than the mall as often as I am hearing that they couldn’t remove the Checkpoint tags without some kind of tool. Some of my shoplifters have even told me they changed their mind on stealing because we had security tags on clothes and would be ripped or destroyed if they tried to remove them.
I am so glad we took this easy step in increasing our clothing security. It has paid for itself over and over again because now we can sell the merchandise that was just being stolen before. I am really happy with the results and my police department is thankful for all the “silver bracelets” I’ve helped them hand out to criminals.
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