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Top 10 Most Shoplifted Items

If you lose your product through shoplifting or employee theft or a combination of the two having your merchandise stolen will sharply cut into your profit and not make your day. American Retail Supply is dedicated to helping you to Sell more, lose less, and protect your investment.

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Choosing an EAS system

Loss Prevention, like most challenges in running your store, is a constant battle.   Keep this in mind when choosing an EAS system for your store. The two major brands in EAS are Sensormatic for AM and Checkpoint for RF. Checkpoint and Sensormatic both invest in research and development (R & D) to help fight things like shoplifting bags, "front carry" (a way to defeat many EAS systems) and other methods that shoplifters are using to get around EAS systems. The majority of the off-brand systems do not make these investments, so they are more easily defeated.  Another problem with off-brand systems is they tend to go off without cause, and this can be insulting to good paying customers and frustrating for your employees. Too many false alarms and the system will either be turned off or ignored, neither of which is good for business.

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Purchasing an EAS System

Over the next several Loss Prevention Newsletters I will discuss Electronic Article Surveillance aka EAS. EAS is a highly effective method of reducing shoplifting and increasing profit. EAS is a technological method for preventing shoplifting from retail stores. Special tags are fixed to commonly stolen items. These tags are removed or deactivated by the clerks when the products are purchased.

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Purchasing an EAS System II

DIY = Bad Outcome

With the advent of YouTube, many people are attempting to do all sorts of things. A YouTube search of “DIY tooth removal” came up with over 900,000 hits, YIKES! Sure money could be saved pulling my teeth, but something tells me that is not a wise way to save money. While DIY EAS may not be as physically painful as tooth extraction, it could be excruciating if decreasing theft and increasing customer satisfaction is your goal. Having highly trained EAS technicians in your store makes it easy for you to maintain installs, updates and even training your staff which is all a key point to a functional and effective system that will reduce theft.

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Purchasing an EAS System III

Loss Prevention, like most challenges in running your store, is a constant battle. In other words, the fun never ends. Keep this in mind when choosing an EAS system for your store. The two major brands in EAS are Sensormatic for AM and Checkpoint for RF. Checkpoint and Sensormatic both invest in research and development (R & D) to help fight things like shoplifting bags, "front carry" (a way to defeat many EAS systems) and other methods that shoplifters are using to get around EAS. The majority of the off-brand systems do not make these investments, so they are more easily defeated. Another problem with these off-brand systems is they tend to alarm when they should not be alarming, and this can be insulting to good paying customers and frustrating for your employees.

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EAS Buying Tip- Hire A Pro

Hire A Pro

With the advent of YouTube, many people are attempting to do all sorts of things. A YouTube search of “DIY tooth removal” came up with over 900,000 hits, YIKES! Sure money could be saved pulling my teeth, but something tells me that is not a wise way to save money.  

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What to Do When the Loss Prevention Alarms Sound

Investing in checkpoint tags for loss prevention is a wise thing for any company. Security tags help ensure that customers are paying for your products, not just walking out the door with them. Once you install surveillance antennas and place the security tags on all the merchandise you need to take  time to educate and train your staff on how they should deal with an attemped theft situation. 

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