Don't be Caught Empty Handed this Holiday Season - Improve your
the holiday shopping frenzy, retailers are faced with not only enticing
consumers to visit their stores, but ensuring that there is enough stock to meet
demand. Getting the balance right is paramount, consumers will go elsewhere if
the merchandise is not on the shelf, but retailers who hold too much inventory
risk overstocks and costly markdowns, presenting an even greater problem when
the cost of capital needed to fund inventory is high.
One of the big contributors to out-of-stock situations is shrink. Whatever the
cause of shrink – shoplifting, employee theft, organized retail crime, vendor
fraud or error or simply lost items somewhere in the store – it undoubtedly is a
major factor inhibiting the availability of merchandise during shopping and
Some of the most likely products to be stolen during the Christmas period
include; alcohol, toys, clothing, fashion accessories, perfume and health and
beauty gift packs. Solutions such as
EAS security labels offer securely
protected merchandise for these products and others can be openly displayed.
RF labels can protect virtually any type of
merchandise and include
Performance (EP) labels, Enhanced Performance Clear labels and Micro
labels. EP labels combine a smaller size with superior detection. Clear EP
labels can be placed over product barcodes, allowing data to be viewed and
scanned without interference. The Micro labels are among the smallest labels in
the product portfolio and are a natural fit for high profile and high risk
items. These soft labels protect smaller products such as cosmetics, fragrances
and jewelry, as well as high-value items such as apparel, electronics and health
and beauty items.
Tagging program, labels can be applied at the point of
manufacture, reducing labor costs by providing floor ready, secure merchandise
which ensures retailers’ can improve on-shelf availability, enhance the consumer
shopping experience and increase sales.
Checkpoint offers a full portfolio
of solutions to ensure items are on the shelf
for shoppers this holiday season and help improve merchandise availability for