On a big name website that prides itself for having the answers to everyday problems, there is one short article that could provide a manager or owner of a small store selling liquor and wine the best solution to stop thefts. The question posed is how to remove a Bottle Lock from a liquor bottle. The site’s answer is a simple one. You must have the key. It gives the instructions for removal with this key, and follows up with a warning to not attempt to remove a Bottle Lok with any other tool because the glass will likely break or shatter and there is great risk of injury.
Since many states have privatized sales of these products, retailers should look at what measures they need to take in order to protect their valuable inventory. Before I tell you the benefits of Alpha Bottle Loks, let’s take a look at some other choices used in various stores. 1. There is the option to just put everything out on the shelves. This allows for a larger selection for the consumer and gives them completely open access to look at all the bottles and make their choices freely. This also opens up a big opportunity for organized theft rings to come and wipe out your shelves, or even worse, it provides much too easy access to minors. 2. Stores may choose to secure only certain brands and price points behind counters or cases. This may discourage the theft rings from targeting your store, but it does nothing to deter theft by those that are underage, or impulse petty thefts. Many times these people will just take whatever they can get anyway. 3. Other stores may decide to lock it all up. They have glass cases constructed down the aisle, and the shopper asks the clerk for what they want. This eliminates theft, but it also has a lot of negative effects like higher costs passed on to the consumer and less selection. This could be a viable option for a big box store, with all of it’s employees and almost limitless cash flow, but in the small business world, this probably could not work.
For the managers and owners of small independent stores that have decided to venture into the world of selling liquor and wine, one of the best theft deterrents is Alpha Bottle Loks. There is no need for additional clerks or the use of valuable labor hours running back and forth to open locked cases. These tools fit right over the tops of almost any size bottle, securing them shut, and like mentioned above, they can only be removed with the proper key. Otherwise, the crook is only going to have a big mess, and possibly a few nasty cuts. Bottle Loks are completely reusable, and they require little storage space. They are designed to be easily and quickly removed at the time of checkout, so there are no long waits for the customer.
In the retail world and all the stiff competition, help your store stand out by offering what the customers want without any added hassle. Make the right investment for product protection in your store, and see what Alpha Bottle Loks can do for you.
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