Prevent shoplifting in your business: Watching profit loss.

I have employees that watch and catch shoplifters; their job is solely to prevent shoplifting. One day they spotted an individual who concealed an electronic item between two pairs of pants, then entered the fitting room of the business.  The fitting room attendant did not handle or touch the clothing against protocol and did not notice the electronic item.  The item was then stolen while the shoplifter was inside of the fitting room.

This is a common occurrence among our employees – a simple act such as handling the items going into the fitting room could have be enough to help prevent shoplifting. Training our employees to be aware of the techniques shoplifters use can really help prevent shoplifting in your business.

Having strong loss prevention programs in place is beneficial in protecting the assets of a business.  Having the expertise of a loss prevention consultant can make this daunting task a reality for businesses that may not know where to start in creating a program.

Once there are guidelines in place, employees can be trained to effectively prevent shoplifting through their everyday work.  Some basic guidelines are to teach employees to pay attention to the shoppers in their area, and to provide good customer service.  A potential shoplifter does not want attention, so if attention is provided to every customer in your business, the shoplifter knows he or she has been noticed.  This is exactly what a shoplifter does not want.

Additional loss prevention ideas are to have controls in place in areas like your fitting room.  Fitting room attendants should handle the clothing that goes into the fitting room to make sure that merchandise is not concealed within it.  The attendant should also count and limit the number of garments going in, and then make sure that is the number that comes back out.

When you help prevent shoplifting in your business, you decrease your shrink and increase your profits – common business sense.

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