EASy Bottle (Alpha Security bottle locks) is an effective deterrent against product sampling and shoplifting. If those are the only two ways your store is incurring inventory losses, you are probably covered by your liquor bottle security.
If you are having other unexplained shortages and you are sure that your liquor bottle security has the front of the house covered, then maybe you should start to investigate losses from the receiving end of things.
While shoplifters are always the first thought when it comes to how inventory shrink occurs, it is by far not the only way. In fact, it is easier and more common that vendors and employees will cause the biggest financial losses your liquor store will incur.
One of the easiest ways a vendor can steal from you is by overstating the quantities of product they are delivering. This can happen by taking a real invoice, and shorting the actual shipment that is delivered to your store.
If they leave a few cases of product on their deliver truck (and none of your employees verifies the physical received quantity) the vendor now has extra product on their truck. You will be left with an unexplained inventory shortage and they have cases of merchandise they can do with as they please.
Since they used a real invoice, their employer’s will be none the wiser since they did not leave the warehouse with extra product. It is up to you and your employees to physically verify the shipment’s invoice to the actual product delivered to your store.
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