Stores that sell liquor should be using some form of bottle security to protect their merchandise from theft. Liquor bottle security is hard because liquor is one of those tricky items to protect. It is very highly desirable and will be stolen by both employees and shoplifters. So what kind of liquor bottle security is available to you?
Traditionally, bottle security was locking up was alcohol in a cage on the salesfloor, behind the registers or stock was minimized on the salesfloor… plus a few other ways. However, these methods proved relatively ineffective because most cut into the sales of the department. Locking merchandise in a cage is a customer service nightmare, but leaving the merchandise on the shelf unprotected is dangerous. Well, with the creation of the EASy Bottle bottle lock by Alpha Security, alcohol can be left on the shelf with very minimal loss.
Recently, I had a store with a huge bottle security problem they had no form of bottle locks and were basically giving away the merchandise. The store was somewhat new, had only been through one inventory cycle, and really hadn’t experience liquor loss. However, taking a quick snap shot of the merchandise in stock, bottle security was clearly a problem. I spoke with the management and recommended some form of bottle locks. Their solution initially was to restrict the stock on the salesfloor and the put the overstock in the manager’s office. If customers wanted a bottle at a particular price point, they could simply ask the manager for it. Um, not the best idea, unless they had the manager available the entire time the store was open.
Liquor bottle security does not have to be complicated. Attach a simple EASy bottle bottle lock from Alpha Security to your merchandise and monitor what you have in stock. Look at your sales regularly and make sure you have the right employees working the liquor department. Let the bottle lock do what it was designed to do, boost your sales, a provide liquor bottle security.
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