As stated in Part I of our blog series entitled, Extending Your Staff at No Cost, there are more duties for Loss Prevention/Asset Protection (LP/AP) professionals than there are people to get the tasks done. That is why partnering with the right solutions providers to implement the right solutions is paramount to the success of any LP/AP department. A closer look at a couple of trending solutions reveals some interesting information.
Preventing Theft, Technologically
Gatekeeper Systems’ Purchek® solution apprehends merchandise, not shoplifters. With the Purchek® system, pushout thefts are thwarted because the wheels on the shopping carts lock up whenever they exit without passing through a working checkout lane.
In the current world of violent shoplifters, recovering merchandise without the need for potentially life-threatening confrontations has become increasingly attractive to LP/AP executives.
Essentially, Purchek® lets the technology do the dangerous work for the LP/AP professionals, thereby extending their staff without adding headcount.
Reducing Liability Claims, Technologically
Employee injury is a costly expense for retailers, and one of the most common injuries sustained at work are called Musculoskeletal Disorders, or MSDs. MSDs are those that affect the movement of the human body when muscles, ligaments, tendons, discs, nerves, etc., are injured. For example, improper retrieval of shopping carts from parking lots causes back injuries, wrist injuries, and all sorts of other soft tissue MSDs.
Gatekeeper Systems’ CartManager® solution is used by many retailers to retrieve mass quantities of shopping carts simultaneously, alleviating the need for employees to wrestle lines of carts back into the stores. When employees wrestle shopping carts through parking lots, a great deal of strain on the employees’ joints takes place. Add in the risk of those rogue shopping carts that slip away from the employee during the retrieval process that end up damaging customer vehicles, and suddenly the benefits of this solution far outweigh the costs.
For LP/AP teams charged with protecting profits while keeping employees and customers safe, these two affordable solutions are key.
Gatekeeper Systems’ expanded product suite of intelligent cart solutions offers solutions for EVERY retailer’s needs to minimize merchandise loss and reduce asset and labor expenditures.
Gatekeeper’s loss prevention, retail analytics, and cart containment solutions utilize patented locking wheel technology to put an end to cart-based shoplifting, shopping cart loss, and uninformed decision-making. Cart management solutions increase safety and reduce labor costs by maximizing productivity while simultaneously resulting in a positive store image.
Intelligent pushout theft prevention solutions stop thieves and their cart full of unpaid merchandise from leaving the store. Customizable wheel technology allows retailers to defend their entire store or just a high loss department based on the store’s unique layout.
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Find out why 19 of the top 20 retailers that use shopping carts rely on Gatekeeper solutions.
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