Whether it is having your own store or managing the store for a much larger company, you will still have a number of issues which almost every store faces. Shop lifting or retail theft is something that is bound to happen or at least be attempted by customers who feel that areas in your store are left unattended. As disturbing as this is, there are a number of very effective methods which will make potential shop lifters turn around and change their mind.
Provide personal Customer Service to each customerOne of the most effective ways of ensuring that no one attempts to shoplift is by providing each individual that enters the store with a personal customer service agent or a shop employee. You will, however, need to make sure that the individual you are providing them with is able to answer any and all questions they may have about the products available on the shelves.
Make sure tagging is done carefullyThis will typically mean that you will need to look into the price tags as well as whether the tamper evident labels are placed on all electronic items in the right way. This is especially important if you provide a return or a repair policy. Not having the tamper evident labels placed properly will allow the potential buyer or the customer itself to tamper with the electronic device which will result in a loss on the product for you. There are a variety of labels available for printing and so it is important that if it is up to you to decide on the kind of sticker you want, you select the one that will clearly show that the item has in fact been messed about with.
Break down the entire floor area into zonesBy breaking the entire floor area into zones, you will be able to able to appoint an individual who will be able to overlook and provide constant supervision over those particular areas. This will in turn make sure that all areas of the store is in fact being looked over and this will discourage shoplifters from even entering the store.
Hire a security companyAnd finally, if it is still required, for instance if you are short staffed, you will still have the option of hiring a security company to look over the entire floor area and thereby reduce the number of these attacks on your store.Therefore, by implementing these steps, you will be able to ensure maximum security at your store.