It’s true; security tags on clothes do offer physical deterrence. It interesting to me when I see new retailers selling clothing, yet have no form of clothing security. I mean, really, security tags on clothes are cost effective, offer the visual deterrence needed to fend off the average thief and offer great protection against the pro’s with the tools. Why would you not use security tags on clothes?
The only rationale I can find is that some retailers are afraid of the initial cost of instituting a clothing security program. However, you have to look at the long term potential of a clothing security program. No one starts a clothing business expecting to close in just a few years. Just the same, you shouldn’t start a clothing business without clothing security.
In the many years I’ve worked loss prevention, I have seen only one business close. The closure was a direct result of merchandise loss. The owner ran a somewhat initially successful apparel retail chain of 4 stores. His model provided great merchandise and target low to moderate level incomes. In the areas he opened stores; crime rates were much higher than other areas. Yet, the owner felt it was unnecessary to implement clothing security. He felt a uniformed security guard would more benefit the store than security tags on clothes and a clothing alarm. Unfortunately, he could not see how security tags on clothes provide a visual and physical deterrence to thieves. Eventhough clothing security tags and a clothing alarm could offer a dramatic decrease in the amount of clothing loss he was experiencing, he refused to listen.
Had our efforts to provide his business with clothing security tags been successful, I’m certain his business would be thriving today. Now, understand, clothing security tags are not the “be all, end all”, but they do help prevent loss. In fact, one the biggest reasons, in my opinion, that large box clothing retailers have been successful in sales is a direct result of the merchandise protection they receive from clothing security tags.
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