EASy bottle locks are a great deterrence for the amateur shoplifter.
Recently, a loss prevention agent working at one of my stores shared with me a story of how EASy bottle locks help prevent and deter a couple of different shoplifters.
Working in high customer traffic store located opposite corner of a local High School, this loss prevention agent knew the peak hours of theft and also knew the hardest hit areas. Observing the liquor aisle, the loss prevention agent had found several missing bottles of liquor from the shelf. The store manager told the agent that he had just put 10 bottles out 2 days ago and did not put on any EASy bottle caps. The agent knew theft was the reason these bottle were missing. In his investigation, he discovered the manager had placed the bottles on the shelf at about noon on a Monday. Later that day, the manager noticed a couple of bottles missing but thought nothing of it. The next day, the manager again saw more bottles gone and assumed the items were sold. The loss prevention agent knew better and checked the sales on the items. Only one bottle of this liquor had been sold. The rest… just a guess, were stolen.
The loss prevention agent helped the manager cap a new supply of these liquor bottles with EASy bottle locks and merchandised them on the shelf. Over the next few shifts, the manager and loss prevention agent cycle counted and observed the items. At about 3pm on a Tuesday, the loss prevention agent witnessed a high school aged male enter the liquor dept with a backpack. The subject removed his backpack, looked around in all direction. He grabbed 2 bottles of liquor. He noticed something different. EASy bottle locks, he had not had to deal with before were now making his efforts difficult.
Remember, when you use a bottle lock in your bottle security program you will always frustrate the shoplifter. And your bottle lock is reusable over and over again. This keeps your costs down. A well established bottle security program will send the shoplifter packing…to your competitor.
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