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Nine reasons Electronic Article Surveillance is on the rise

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Nine reasons Electronic Article Surveillance is on the rise

A recent US study has found more and more retailers are turning to electronic article surveillance in a bid to combat shoplifting, with the adoption of merchandise alarms and security tags increasing in the past year. The findings were noted in the US National Retail Federation’s annual security survey and support a further report that…

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Is the retail future checkout free?

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Is the retail future checkout free?

7-Eleven has become the latest Australian retailer looking to make the retail experience checkout free, with the trial of a new app that allows customers to go “cardless and cashless”. Announced last week, the trial follows in the footsteps of grocery retailer Woolworths and of course Amazon Go in the US. The 7-Eleven trial is…

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Augmented Reality – The new edge for bricks and mortar

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Augmented Reality, new edge for bricks and mortar

Augmented Reality is touted as one of the biggest tech trends for retail, with experts tipping it could just offer bricks and mortar the edge they need to thrive in an e-commerce era. Its potential is considered so important, in 2016 most speakers at the US National Retail Federation Conference in New York singled it…

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The ROI on your new EAS Security Tag system

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THE ROI ON YOUR NEW EAS SECURITY TAG SYSTEM

Like any business decision, installing a new Electronic Article Surveillance system should be carefully considered in a bid to maximise your return on investment. So how do you calculate that ROI and what should you consider? EAS lifespan Broadly speaking, a reputable EAS system have an expected lifespan of about 10-15 years. During that time,…

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A guide to selecting security labels

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A guide to selecting security labels

When it comes to securing a retail outlet against theft, security labels are considered the ideal way of protecting low value, high volume stock. Used by large and small retailers worldwide, they offer affordable product-based security that is easy to apply and quick to deactivate at the Point of Sale. This makes security labels specifically…

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Retail roundup February 2019

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Vitag Retail Round Up

The new year has kicked off with mixed news on the retail front, with two Australian retailers entering voluntary administration and December sales figures failing to live up to expectation. Meanwhile, technology continues to dominate the retail landscape as stores across the globe investigate the latest ways to offer an improved customer experience. Here’s the…

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What to look for in security tags

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Z50 Security Tag

When it comes to loss prevention, Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) remains the most popular and effective product-based anti-shoplifting strategy available to retailers. Comprising hard tags, labels and antenna, the system is used by an estimated 90 per cent of Australian retailers, reducing shoplifting by up to 80 per cent. However, when harnessing the power of…

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Top 10 tips to reduce false EAS Security Tag alarms

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10 Tips to reduce false alarming

Security tag or label based Electronic article surveillance remains one of the most effective ways of protecting individual retail products against theft and loss. But if your system is sounding false alarms, it not only desensitises staff to potential threats but also directly affects the customer experience in-store. Here are 10 tips to reduce false EAS alarms……

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Case in point – Shoplifting surges in Brisbane

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Shoplifting surges in Brisbane

A recent news article has illustrated just how vigilant retailers need to be during holiday periods and sales, with the Brisbane Times reporting a 40 per cent increase in shoplifting incidents in the Brisbane CBD throughout December last year. It comes in addition to more general statistics that indicate more than a third of Australia’s…

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Some pointers on security label positioning

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Security Labels

In retail there’s often talk about the consumer experience, with a wealth of discussion about displaying products, showcasing them and positioning them to make wares more appealing. But what about the practicalities, especially when it comes to security? And what about security that also factors in store efficiency? Here are some quick pointers on security…

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