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by Gatekeeper Systems
External retail theft stands as an estimated $18 billion drain on the economy
This attack on retailer’s revenue and margins is fueled by
Organized Retail Crime (ORC) and opportunistic shoplifters.
Pushout Theft is the technique of choice for Organized Retail Crime (ORC) rings and everyday thieves. Pushout theft allows thieves to clear out shelves, freezers and cabinets, walking out with a shopping cart filled with stolen merchandise. It is Gatekeeper System’s estimate that most pushout theft is never recorded, with multiple unnoticed smaller thefts for every major ORC pushout theft.
Savvy ORC thieves commit pushout theft, using your shopping cart to clear out shelves and boost expensive merchandise.
$561 - 2016 average pushout theft (Pushout Theft.com), $798 - 2017 average shoplifting (NRF)
Retailers routinely experiencing thefts over $1000 (NRF-20% of retail theft $1K).
Safety for your customers and staff is paramount. Confrontation between shoplifters and loss prevention professionals is unpredictable and unproductive.
One in ten pushout thefts involves violence, with most violence arising from confrontation between a shoplifter and loss prevention.
It’s estimated that 52% of merchandise is never recovered.
Tom Meehan, director of technology and investigations, asset protection for Bloomingdale’s, says violent crime and organized retail crime are both on the rise (Sec Mag)
Even if a stop is successful, stores can still face litigation risks. The average cost of liability litigation alone is 89x the cost of an average pushout theft.
Liability and litigation costs arising from confrontation cost $50,000 (Sec Info Watch) in litigation with settlements costing hundreds of thousands (Need some Sources).
LP budgets must be used judiciously, as of 2017 56% of LP budgets are slated to stay the same or decrease. (NRF)
Any LP systems must provide 24/7 security, ongoing ROI, and lower risk of confrontation, to address the spectrum of LP risks.
A cart based pushout prevention system thwarts ORC and shoplifters at the moment a theft occurs. As a thief attempts to leave, the pushout prevention system locks the cart in place keeping your merchandise in the store, with most thieves walking away empty handed. As shoplifters experience less success, professional thieves will be driven to easier targets.
This presents a number of advantages for LP professionals and store managers:
APPREHEND MERCHANDISE With automatic locking wheels your merchandise never leaves the store, making recovery quick and keeping your shelfs full.
SAFER STOPS With an automated pushout prevention system confrontation free stops are the norm reducing the opportunities for violence lowering liability and litigation costs.
UNCOVERING THE REAL PROBLEM Gain insight to the real scope and frequency of pushout theft both high and low value theft.
MORE SALES Removing carts from ORC’s tool set stops shelf clearing thefts, making more merchandise available for your paying customers.
An automated pushout prevention system is your key to lowering shrink, increasing sales and improving safety at your stores.