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Get Organized For The Holidays

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Get Organized For The Holidays 

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It’s never too late to get what you need at Store Supply Warehouse. This time of the year, staying organized is key. Here are a few suggestions to make this last week of holiday shopping keep you ahead of the game.

1. Hangers- This is something you must have on hand and never seem to have enough of. If you find yourself restocking your racks with more merchandise, make sure you pick up some extra cases of hangers. We have all sorts of styles and options that will work with any budget.

2. Counterfeit Pin-We have two different types of counterfeit pins. We have a basic pen that leaves a dark mark if the bill is counterfeit. Our other pin the Sure ‘N Fast detector is the ONLY pen that detects bills printed on a variety of different paper types including recycled and newspaper. It works on domestic and foreign currency.

3. Shopping Basket Set- A shopping basket is always a good idea to have for customers. Customers love the convenience of having something to place their merchandise into and typically if they have a basket they tend to purchase more. We have two different options. Our plastic set has 12 baskets ,a metal stand and sign card available in red or blue. Our metal basket set is available in a black finish with rubberized handles, metal stand and sign card.

4. Gift Certificate Kits- Gift Certificates are a great alternative for people who aren’t sure what to get that special someone on their list. A gift certificate is the perfect way to  let the person receiving it pick what they like. Our certificate kits include 100 gift certificates and 100 envelopes for. $17.95.

Updating Your Password

Monday, April 11th, 2011

Updating Your Password

I am posting a hyperlink to our login page on our website. Many of you were sent two e-mails over the weekend regarding this and I wanted to assure you that they were not spam.

https://www.storesupply.com/login.aspx?returnurl=/default.aspx

We have made some improvements to our website and as a result of this we will need you to login and change your password. Just follow the link and it will prompt you to put in your user name (which is your e-mail address and the password that you have been using for our website.  After this you will be sent a temporary password. This may go into your Junk mail box so check there if you do not see it in your main Inbox.

From here you will be asked to change your password again. It can be the same as before as long as your previous one had alpha and numeric characters.  After your password is reestablished, you will not have to change it again unless you choose to on your own. If you have any questions, please let me know. We want this to be as simple as possible for you.

Our Latest Catalog 65 Is Now Available

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Catalog 65 Is Now Available

Our newest catalog 65 is now available. We have included a new section in the catalog devoted to web order packaging. We are excited to make some of these popular items available to businesses that serve their customers primarily on the internet.

We also have all new holiday paper bags for Christmas. We have lots styles of wrapping paper. Make sure you get some before we run out. If you do not currently receive our catalog, it is available for you free of charge. Click here to take you to the catalog request section of our website.

Friday Featured Product: Security Cameras

Friday, July 24th, 2009

When you suspect an employee of stealing, sometimes it can be hard to gather enough evidence to fire or prosecute them. Stopping theft before it starts is always the ideal situation, but what do you do when you know it is occurring? Speculating and firing someone without proof could be unfounded and you could potentially lose a good employee. Sometimes you need to install security cameras in order to stop a thief in their tracks.

Sometimes employees just need a little reminder that you can always be watching. If you just want cameras as a reminder to be honest, you can install simulated security cameras. These cameras look exactly like functioning security cameras, they just don’t actually record. Many of these models even have function blinking red light. They even can work off of standard AA batteries so you do not need wiring. Simulated cameras come in a variety of models including dome cameras, mini cameras and weather resistant outdoor cameras.

If you need a working system, new cameras work off a DVR system, allowing you to keep footage electronically. You can automatically set these systems to record at certain times. They can be backed up on USB and connect to any computer. Plus you can even monitor the footage from any smart phone, allowing you to literally be in your store at any time.

Hopefully you will never need to use this footage. But just in case, having a surveillance system will help keep your store safe and may help reduce theft.

Tuesday Tip: Employee Theft Prevention

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

Last week’s tips will help keep customers from stealing, but a trickier situation is how to cut back on employee theft without openly distrusting your employees. Discouraging employee theft takes some finesse, but can be accomplished by employing a couple of techniques.

  • Prior to hiring any employee, check their references completely. And make sure to ask for legitimate professional references. If you see any red flags, follow your gut and move on to the next potential employee.
  • Institute regular cash register policies. Count down drawers at the end of every employee’s shift, don’t share cash drawers and do standard mid shift audits. If you make these techniques policies, they will keep your employees honest because they know they can be caught. At the same time, make sure you keep the rules standard for all employees so it doesn’t seem like you are playing favorites.
  • Rotate schedules. Work with every employee at different times. And make sure employees work with all different employees. Many times, employees steal in teams, so by breaking up routine, it is harder to establish these bad habits.
  • Have employees step up as part of customer theft prevention. If your employees know that you are serious about preventing customer theft, they will know that you are serious about any type of theft.
  • Compare sales receipts to inventory often to discover any shortages.
  • Have employees use the front door. Items are more likely to sneak out the back. By having employees exit through the front exit, they will pass sensors and your watchful eyes.

By employing consistent policies and keeping an eye on your employees, you can help keep your merchandise and money from leaving in your employees’ bags.

How do you prevent employee theft in your store?