Organized Retail Crime can be prevented by using retail anti theft devices. Is your company safe???

For those of you who don’t know, Organized Retail Crime (ORC) has become a multi-billion dollar a year industry.  Many business, large and small, have been destroyed by this type of shoplifting.  In order to prevent shoplifting it is important to have the right tools.  There are a variety of retail anti theft devices that can help in this area.  One of the available retail anti theft devices is an EAS tag.

EAS stands for Electronic Article Surveillance.  There are the basic sensor tags that you see on all types of merchandise that make the door alarms go off if the item passes the pedestals without being removed or deactivated.  These tags should be strategically placed on high dollar / high theft merchandise.  I recommend hard tags for clothes, handbags and footwear.  Soft tags are great for boxed or packaged product.

A few basics about tag placement.  Put hard tags in the seams of product so that they go through an existing hole.  This will prevent damaging the product and leaving a hole in the middle of a shirt that you customer will then not want to buy.  If possible, hide soft tags under the box lid or inside the product if possible so that a thief can’t easily tear it off.

The real way to prevent shoplifting is the deterrent effect that comes in customer service.  Thieves watch to see if employees are responding to the EAS alarms.  If they are, then the ORC thieves are likely to go to a store not using retail anti theft devices because it is just easier and less risky.  This protects your profits and hurts the competition.  Now “beep, beep” sounds like a win-win, don’t you think?


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