If you own a liquor store you know all about shoplifting. But you may not know about all the prevention techniques and bottle lock items available. During good times or bad shoplifters will steal from you. Liquor stores also have another problem related to shoplifting. There are individuals that will enter the store, open a bottle of your best, drink some then put it back on the shelf. This issue is really no better than when a thief removes the merchandise from the store.
There are several things you should consider to combat these thefts. This is a multi stage solution.
First is greeting the customers when they enter the store. Why do you think that major retailers have a “greeter”? Well-established studies have shown that if impulse and some amateur shoplifters are greeted when they enter the store that they will not shoplift during that visit. This is because that in their mind they have been seen and no longer blend into the crowd. I like to stress that this should go beyond the “Hi, welcome to ___” statement. I believe that if possible they should be asked if you could assist them in finding something. This adds more interaction and clearly establishes that they have been noticed. Of course this is also very good customer service for your good customers. Remember, customers love attention shoplifters hate it.
Next we all know that you can be routinely in situations where you do not have a good employee to customer ratio. What can you do? There is other customer service and anti shoplifting techniques however, they all rely on employee actions. In this case you need items that physically secure your product. If you have a Checkpoint system at your customer doors then you have most of the problem solved. However, this may not be the best environment for just using Checkpoint labels on your bottles.
Two other Alpha High Theft Solutions products will take care of this. If you do not seem to be having issues with consumption in the store then use an Alpha Steel Grip. This bottle lock comes in several sizes and wraps around the neck of the bottle. The new Steel Grip has a redesigned coated plastic steel band that locks into a redesigned hard tag. The Steel Grip will trip the Checkpoint system at the doors.
The second is an even hotter product called EASy Guarde. This is merchandise denial product. It is a bottle lock that fits over the cap of the bottle and locks it down. There is a Checkpoint Tag built in. The bottle cannot be opened with this bottle lock on it. The EASy Guarde is clear acrylic and black.
The Steel Grip and the EASy Guarde can only be removed by store employees with the special S3 key. You can learn more about these Bottle Locks at www.LossPreventionSystems.com
Be proactive and sell more, loose less and make more margin!
For more information about Alpha Security or bottle locks or bottle security or easy bottle or liquor bottle security contact us at bottle lock or call 1.866.914.2567. You can also visit the Retail Loss Prevention Store to purchase bottle locks