Theft is a blight on retail businesses big and small. Utilizing technology and training your employees is your best defense against theft from the inside and outside.
Signs of a Suspicious Person
As an employee, do not confront the person you believe is stealing, call your security or manager. Making accusations or attempting to physically stop the shoplifter might end in them fleeing with your merchandise. Give them the chance to pay for the items. Keep a close eye on their actions in case an arrest is made and a court appearance is needed.
Watch Your Employees
It isn’t just about outside threats to your business. Every year millions of dollars of merchandise and cash are stolen from businesses by employees. Train your employees to really understand what theft does to your business, as well as their paychecks, and the severe consequences that can happen to them if they are caught. If you have reason to suspect an employee ask their supervisor to keep close tabs on the employee.
Use the Available Technology