Homeworks academic service


A discussion on the issue of shoplifting

  1. If you suspect someone may be shoplifting, never accuse him, rather ask if you can help him or ring him up.
  2. Maintain a clean and organized store, including racks, shelves and dressing rooms. Lock dressing rooms, and require customers to see a salesperson before using the room.
  3. Greet customers as soon as they come into the store.
  4. Stagger lunch and break times among employees. Compare notes with your neighbors.
  5. Offer ongoing training for employees so they understand how to prevent shoplifting or how to handle a situation if it does occur.

Items most commonly stolen include clothing, books, music, jewelry, watches, tires and car parts. Greet customers as soon as they come into the store.

  • Place items that are often targeted in an area in the front of the store, near the cash register or another highly visible area;
  • Hire an adequate number of employees — enough to give customers personal attention;
  • If you suspect someone may be shoplifting, never accuse him, rather ask if you can help him or ring him up;
  • If you suspect someone may be shoplifting, never accuse him, rather ask if you can help him or ring him up;
  • If you suspect someone may be shoplifting, never accuse him, rather ask if you can help him or ring him up;
  • Keep shelves and displays low, and install adequate lighting to maintain visibility throughout the store.

Addressing customers removes their anonymity. Shoplifters are known to avoid stores with attentive salespeople. Watch for customers who avoid eye contact, seem nervous, wander the store, linger, constantly look at store employees or exhibit other suspicious behavior.

Maintain a clean and organized store, including racks, shelves and dressing rooms. A disorganized, dirty store tells a shoplifter the employees are not paying attention.

  • Lock dressing rooms, and require customers to see a salesperson before using the room;
  • Ask employees to keep logs of suspicious behaviors to share with each other as well as with other shop owners;
  • Lock dressing rooms, and require customers to see a salesperson before using the room;
  • Hire an adequate number of employees — enough to give customers personal attention.

Keep shelves and displays low, and install adequate lighting to maintain visibility throughout the store. Keep commonly stolen items in plain view to discourage shoplifters.

Place items that are often targeted in an area in the front of the store, near the cash register or another highly visible area. Compare notes with your neighbors. Talk with other shop owners about any suspicious behaviors they might have witnessed. Ask employees to keep logs of suspicious behaviors to share with each other as well as with other shop owners. Hire an adequate number of employees — enough to give customers personal attention. Stagger lunch and break times among employees.

Draft a shoplifting policy and enforce it. Post the policy so employees and customers are aware of it.

Offer ongoing training for employees so they understand how to prevent shoplifting or how to handle a situation if it does occur. Install anti-theft devices including security towers at entrances, security cameras throughout the store, convex mirrors in corners and anti-theft tags on merchandise.

  1. Maintain a clean and organized store, including racks, shelves and dressing rooms. Watch for customers who avoid eye contact, seem nervous, wander the store, linger, constantly look at store employees or exhibit other suspicious behavior.
  2. Compare notes with your neighbors. Addressing customers removes their anonymity.
  3. Talk with other shop owners about any suspicious behaviors they might have witnessed.
  4. Lock dressing rooms, and require customers to see a salesperson before using the room.
  5. If the shoplifter leaves the store, provide security with a detailed description of the person, including his vehicle, if possible.

Restrict the use of fitting rooms. Lock dressing rooms, and require customers to see a salesperson before using the room. Post signs in fitting rooms warning against shoplifting.

There was a problem providing the content you requested

If you suspect someone may be shoplifting, never accuse him, rather ask if you can help him or ring him up. Keep the person in your sight and contact security or a manager immediately. Never try to stop the shoplifter.

If the shoplifter leaves the store, provide security with a detailed description of the person, including his vehicle, if possible.