Every year during my annual eye exam I am told that I need to not only wear glasses or contacts but I also need to have a good pair of sunglasses to protect my eyes from the UV lights. I always wear sunglasses because if I don’t I get headaches really bad from squinting. Although, if you ask my husband he will tell you that when it comes to sunglasses, I am very irresponsible. I can’t even tell you how many pairs of sunglasses I have either broken, scratched or lost over the years. I always tried to keep them in my purse, but inevitably they would get broken to bent or scratched to the point that I couldn’t even wear them anymore. I also tend to leave them laying around, which results in me forgetting where I put them or leaving them somewhere. My husband knows not to buy me expensive sunglasses for this reason. I typically buy the $5-$10 pair so that when I break them or lose them I don’t feel too bad about it, but they are not the highest quality of glasses. They tend to not provide the level of UV protection I need and they tend to be uncomfortable and not that appealing to look at. This year I decided that I needed to actually spend the money and make the commitment to take care of a quality pair of sunglasses. So my husband and I went to the mall looking for sunglasses. What an adventure that was! The store we went to only sold sunglasses and accessories, which was really nice. There were a ton of options and frames to choose from, but I also learned really quickly how expensive sun glasses can be. Several hundred dollars for a pair of sunglasses seemed excessive to me, but I was determined to get a decent pair that I could hopefully keep long term. While trying them on, I did notice that the store had taken steps to prevent shoplifting by adding Multi Tags to their more expensive glasses. I was aware of these types of tags, but I hadn’t really been to a store that used them so predominantly.
The Multi Tag is designed like any other hard tag, while still allowing the customer the ability to try on the item, without detracting from the product. These tags are easily attached to the frame of the glasses so that the customer can still try them on and determine if they are a good fit and style. They are equipped with EAS technology that provides an audible alarm to prevent shoplifting. They are very small, lightweight tags, which provide the retailer with an added level of protection for a low cost. The Multi Tags are easily removed at point of sale, and are re-useable. They are made of a durable material that makes it difficult to remove without damaging the product or setting off the alarm. These can also be used by optometrist offices and other retailers who sell any type of glasses. As prices for these types of items continue to increase, it is imperative that we take adequate steps to protect our merchandise from theft.
Personally experiencing the process of shopping for expensive eyewear, I can say that the Multi Tag did not deter or detract from my shopping experience. I felt like they were an ideal product to mitigate the store’s risk without hindering my shopping experience. If I ever decide to sell any highline glasses in my stores, I will definitely consider these tags as a means to prevent shoplifting, and reduce my exposure to theft. For those of you in this particular industry I would suggest you look into these tags as a means to reduce loss and increase profit.
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