Shoplifting Facts For Retailers

More than 60% of shoplifters steal from the same store because they got away with it and the store culture made them feel comfortable. It makes sense. If we create an environment that makes the shoplifter relaxed enough to continue they will also tell their friends. Your store is or will become a magnet to shoplifters.

Once caught, very few shoplifters will return to the same store to make another attempt. The key to prevent shoplifting is to first deter. If that does not work make them feel uncomfortable once they do pick up an item and attempt to conceal it or catch them. A Checkpoint anti shoplifting system covers that at all three levels, deterrence, attempt and catching the shoplifter.

Habitual shoplifters, after being apprehended, will return to the same store when no Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) system is in place because the chance of being caught a second time is only 2%.Shoplifters want your merchandise whether to keep or sell. The goal is to make them uncomfortable enough or shut them down completely. This will send them down the street to another retailer that is not proactive or even trying to prevent shoplifting. That reputation will also spread among shoplifters.

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