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September 30, 2013

In This Issue:    Latest News,    Featured Products,    Management Tips

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From Market to Salesfloor

The time comes once, if not twice, a year when you return from your wholesaler or co-op’s market and you have a decision to make. To do or not to do? The pile of market materials has found its way back from the show floor and onto your desk. What do you do? co-founder Alex Smith shares three simple steps to help you and your team turn your market trip into profits when you return to the store.


Latest News
Featured Products

Circular Saw Kit

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Portable Door Security Device

is a simple way to prevent unwanted intrusions into any room. The DoorJammer can be fitted to most... More »

Laminated Padlocks

are virtually indestructible, with hardened, laminated steel bodies that resist cutting, sawing and... More »

Management Tips

Four Ways to Prevent Shoplifting

If you’ve been letting your loss prevention strategy slip throughout the year, now’s a good time to put it back into focus. Your theft-prevention strategy should include these four steps:

Have good customer service. This is the single most effective way to prevent shoplifting from happening in your store. Shoplifters want to be left alone, but showing you are a constant presence, ready to help when necessary, will discourage them.

Train your employees on how to spot shoplifters. Send them through NRHA’s Loss Prevention course in External Theft. This will alert them to the various ways shoplifters try to conceal products and will tell them what they should do to prevent theft before it happens.

Refine your store layout. As much as it is within your power, arrange store fixtures to prevent blind spots that are difficult for you to see as you walk down main aisles. Use bright lighting to maximize visibility. Place theft-prone merchandise, like power tools and accessories, near the front of the store.

Use deterrents. Have visible deterrents around the store that let customers know you take a proactive approach to shoplifting. Signs warning against shoplifting, cameras, mirrors and locked cases for theft-prone merchandise are all ways to send the message that you are watching.

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