As small business owners, the cost of high tech cameras, door scanners or facial-recognition software is just not in the budget as in the big box stores. So in order to curb shoplifting, here are five helpful tactics that are cost-effective, low-tech and can be implemented right away.
Make use of the store’s design and layout for prevention of theft by locating your checkout counters so that customers need to pass one of them to exit the store. Installing mirrors to cover corners or blind spots will help spot customers in those areas as well as adequate lighting throughout the store. Keep shelving low to see into the aisles and keep small or expensive items near the front or in locked cabinets.