In the past decade or so, Organized Retail Crime (ORC) has seen a dramatic rise, affecting retailers of all sizes. ORC consists of “professional” groups of shoplifters who target specific items that are carried by retailers, to then re-sell online, at flea markets or on the Black Market. Many retailers are left scratching their heads on how to mitigate their risk of becoming victim to this seemingly never-ending cycle of theft. Retailers understand that they must keep good merchandising standards in place to improve sales, but also know they need to protect their merchandise to prevent shoplifting. This is where the Alpha Spider Wrap comes into play. Alpha Spider Wraps are a top of the line merchandise protection product, while leaving the items to have excellent shelf placement for consumers.
The product comes in various sizes, has a very loud audible alarm and secures around a product. The device cannot be removed without the alarm sounding unless a store employee removes it with a special Alpha Key, designed specifically for the device. One might now ask, “Won’t the shoplifter just walk out with the device on the product,” or “How does this prevent shoplifting?” After spending numerous years in Retail Loss Prevention, I can attest that this is a very uncommon practice as the device also works in conjunction with EAS towers, setting off their audible alarm upon as exit as well. What if the shoplifter cuts the device to remove it? This would be a very bold move on the part of the shoplifter. By doing so, the device starts its audible alarm, causing the subject in question to immediately discard the merchandise and exit the store embarrassed, and most likely knowing they should think twice about coming back.
Whether a merchant wants to protect large, high value power tools or a smaller high value fragrance set, Alpha Spider Wraps will get the job done. Employees are easily able to attach the devices to the product without doing any harm to the packaging, along with the aesthetics of the merchandise. As stated above, the product comes in numerous sizes, and it is adjustable making it suitable for most applications. When it comes time to remove the device from the merchandise, this is easily done in a matter of seconds by the cashier with the Alpha Key. If retailers are looking at cost, it is noteworthy that the Alpha Spider Wraps can be used countless times over, reducing the expenditures that come with constantly having to order other merchandise protection equipment.
While at work, it’s a huge relief when I see a would-be shoplifter select an item that has an Alpha Spider Wrap placed on it. Gone are the days where I would run out to the floor to prepare for an apprehension. Now, all I essentially have to do is let the device prevent shoplifting! On the off chance that the shoplifter actually exits with the merchandise and the device, the EAS towers sound, and store associates are there to greet the suspected shoplifter- thus deterring the theft once again. Sometimes it can get quite comical watching shoplifters attempting to remove the devices, most of the time being unsuccessful. The device fits securely on the items so that it cannot be simply pulled off and discarded- but boy do people try their hardest! These devices certainly give store owners and employees less anxiety when it comes to protecting their merchandise, preventing shoplifting and losing profit, all while lowering costs of the merchandise protection plans.
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