Thinking back to my days a store detective there are many things that bring a smile to my face as well as a few things that really frustrated me. One of those frustrations was the feeling you got when you were the only detective in a store and multiple thefts were happening all around you. I really hated that awful feeling in your stomach when you missed the concealment of merchandise by mere seconds only to turn around and miss another theft in another part of the store. The only clothing security in the store was the floor walking you did as a store detective. Days like that never truly leave a loss prevention employee. The worst part is the disappointment from the sales employees on the floor when they see you have dropped the ball. That is why I will never forget when the company finally gave us a weapon to help us when we are outnumbered, the best clothing alarm out there.
My staff and I were so excited when the first box of clothing security tags showed up at the store. When we found out from training that the entire store staff would be working together to put the security tags on clothes we were ecstatic. The fact that everyone knew how and where to attach the checkpoint tags made it easier on the sales team at the registers to remove the checkpoint tags quickly so as not to slow down sales at the POS (point of sale). Now the entire staff had a vested interest in protecting the product in the store. Everyone had invested time and effort into the clothing security system and did not want to see their hard work fail. I was amazed at how quickly the known shoplifters in the store realized there were security tags on clothes. The confused looks on their faces, the testing of the checkpoint tags and ultimately the defeated looks on their faces turned my frown upside down!
Clothing security had a new face in our store and it covered all the products. Was the system infallible, of course not, but it helped bring down the shrink in our store significantly. The first inventory count amazed everyone and grabbed the attention of the higher executives. Apparently as a store we worked together very well to implement the system and though we were in a busy urban market were able to post very impressive shrink percentages. I never felt alone again in that store, the checkpoint system silently had my back.
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