Clothing retailers commonly use security tags on clothes to prevent shoplifting and there are a few benefits as well as some caution.
The caution to using security tags on clothes is to be sure you choose your clothing security tags wisely. There are different types and sizes of clothing security tags as well as different manufacturers and their effectiveness will vary. The clothing security tags that have long tabs on either side of the pin that holds it to the clothing are easier for thieves to remove. The professional shoplifters study how to do this. If you did a google search and found this article you undoubtedly saw several you tube listings in the search for how to remove security tags on clothes as well.
Tags that are hard to grab hold of, hard to get under etc are the most secure and tough to defeat. Checkpoint systems has several tags that are designed to foil the shoplifters plans. There are button shaped tags that have a lip on the bottom of them, so not only can you not grab any tabs on the tag, you can not get under the pin/ tag connection.
The benefit of using security tags on clothes is obviously it will reduce your inventory shrinkage. Most studies show at least a 50% reduction in losses, most are 60% to 75% and some realize even better results.
And having tough anti shoplifting measures in place means shoplifters will simply pass your store by and move on to an unprotected site.
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