When you work in soft line retail, shrink used to not be a huge concern in children’s clothing. Focus was on products like jewelry or leather coats, jeans and athletic shoes. Children’s clothes were never on any big watch list. Recently this is starting to change.
I don’t know if it is because more people are out of work, or because kids clothes are getting more expensive, but I am seeing a rise in the shrink dollars. If you haven’t already, I would suggest starting to use clothing security tags on children’s clothes.
For the baby and toddler clothes, it would be easy to use checkpoint tags for clothing security. Since these items typically are not tried on in the store (like adult’s clothing) a hard tag would not impede the shopping experience.
For bigger kid’s clothes, clothing security would be easy with a soft tag. The non-adhesive tags could be slid into a pocket. Soft tags can also be attached as a price tag or barcode.
Just about every kid I know likes stickers, so I would steer away from any sort of sticky soft tag that could be discovered by a child trying on an outfit. It is discouraging enough to suffer losses in the hands of a shoplifter. It would be even worse to have your security measures defeated by a 5 year old.
There are multiple Checkpoint tags to choose from to facilitate proper tagging based on the type of clothing.
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