Now there is a better way to expedite secure merchandise to the
sales floor – EAS Tag Recirculation™. Based upon the model successfully
implemented for clothes hangers, apparel manufactures can also affix reusable plastic
EAS tags, and ship the merchandise source tagged, secure and floor ready.
Tags are removed at the point-of-sale, collected and recovered.
Cash rebates are paid for the recoveries. The tags are sent to a processing
center where they are inspected, repackaged and recirculated to the apparel
Since Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) was invented in the late 1960’s,
apparel retailers have spent millions of dollars buying plastic tags, and millions
more in labor costs to affix them on garments the “old fashion” way
– piece by piece – using labor supplied by store associates.
>>>VERY EXPENSIVE – according
to salary.com, the median total compensation
(salary plus benefits) of a full time retail stock clerk in the U.S. is almost $30,000
per year, or about $14.70 per hour. Time and motion studies confirm that about 125
EAS tags can be affixed in one hour. At that tagging rate, with a wage rate of $14.70,
it costs about 12 cents to tag a garment (median).
>>>HIGHLY INEFFICIENT –
there is a lag time for tagged merchandise to reach the selling floor. The longer
the lag, the more potential sales could be lost!