Bottle security was unheard of just a few years ago. The only tools that we had were cameras, keen eyes and good customer service. The problem is when you have a business that is as fast paced as a wine and liquor store you can’t have as much of a floor presence to deter shoplifters. Cameras are more for investigation after a loss has been incurred. As our first step for liquor bottle security we tried using lockable cases which was expensive and labor intensive since we would have to come away from the register every time a customer needed to select a product. Many times the customer was not sure of a selection asking many questions thus leaving the register area to clog up with customers. Bottle security was affecting our business by loss of sales as well as increased payroll to man the lockable cabinets. The frustration of watching our sales numbers plummet really caused us to scramble. I just wanted a bottle lock of some type, heck even a big padlock to secure the bottle!
It turns out our answer was easy, EASy bottle security bottle locks. A company called Alpha security had come up with a line of bottle locks called EASy bottle. These bottle locks were made specifically for liquor bottle security. The bottle lock slides over the top of the bottle and secures snugly. The bottle lock can not be removed unless you use the EASy bottle detacher which we keep at the point of sale. It is imperative to note that you must keep the detacher out of the reach of potential thieves. The EASy bottle lock is also alarmed so if tampered with will emit a loud alarm as well as making the contents of the bottle inconsumable. As a business owner I could not be happier with this investment in bottle security. It allowed us to get the cumbersome lockable cases off the sales floor, reduce payroll and improve the marketing of our merchandise. The sales results of the period of two months after the full implementation of the bottle locks were staggering. Sales went through the roof and the Alpha Security system immediately began paying for itself.
At first when presented with the solution of a bottle lock we thought there may be an issue with the bottle locks being to large to put on shelves or store on shelves in the stockroom. When we actually viewed the bottle lock I was happy to see a sleek lean but clearly marked product that worked efficiently within our business plan. Now as it should be liquor bottle security is an issue, though very important, dealt with as a sales supporter not a sales restrictor. Alpha Security offered a great product as well as all the training materials to ensure we implemented the product correctly.
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