The Best Cash Handling Procedures Retail Stores Perform Include Cash Bags

When it comes to loss prevention, having the right retail cash bags in your money-handling process will improve revenue management and save your company a great degree of time and money. In the retail industry “cash handling” is a common item that’s always being talked about. All levels of the business, from the individual store employee all the way up to corporate C-suite members, everyone knows the value of efficient and effective money management and cash handling.

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In the world of retail, it is easier for money handling to slip through the cracks, compared to other industries such as banking. CONTROLTEK understands the needs that concise with retail cash handling, and for more than 40 years we have been helping our clients understand the biggest challenges in the world of retail, and have responded as the leading company designing the best cash bags for retailers that enable retail brands to streamline their internal processes, better secure cash, allow quicker processing for your bank, and prevent internal or external tampering.

Tamper Evident Bags Used in Cash Handling Procedures Prevent Theft, and Should Be Easy for Employees to Use

According to statistics, 95% of retail businesses experience small cash theft and the average business loses thousands of dollars every year. In fact, three out of four retail employees admitted to stealing cash from their employer, and 30% of these cases carry on for more than five years. Tamper evident bags for retail stores help detour would-be thieves, and play a huge impact on improving cash handling procedures and improving revenue loss prevention.

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CONTROLTEK has designed a number of tamper evident cash bags for retail stores. To date, the most popular retail cash bags would be the SafeLOK cash bag, which provides an ideal balance between ease of use and security–two critical things to have when employees are still in the training process. The technology behind this bag makes it easy for new employees to use while offering our patented security features that alert to a theft attempt. The SafeLOK retail cash bag has our own Press2Lok technology that makes the bag easy for employees to open and close, once they are taught how to handle the product.

What Features Should Retailers Look for in Tamper Evident Bags for Cash?

There are several features retailers must demand in a cash bag, and CONTROLTEK included them all when they designed the SafeLOK cash bag. First of all, retail cash bags should have a simple press-to-seal closure system that makes cash handling a cinch for store employees.

As for alerting team members to tampering, the best retail cash bags use high-visibility void messaging alerts with cold temperature changes to the bag, or with chemicals. Bags should change colors when exposed to high heat. Thieves are able to open cash bags by exposing them to extreme heat, unless the bags are high-quality such as the ones produced by CONTROLTEK. For example, thermochromic ink in the bags turns red when exposed to heat.

Effective retail cash bags should also prevent thieves from cut-and-replace tampering. SafeLok offers printed line graphics on cash bags in a random printed pattern, making cut-and-replace tampering impossible not to notice by store employees. In addition, retail cash bags should have large barcodes and serial numbers for tracking efforts using CCTV, and have an anti-static liner that won’t cling to one’s hands or clothing, which speeds up internal efficiency with money handling. Finally, a good security border on retail cash bags will prevent cutting and resealing.

These are the features to look for in tamper evident bags for effective and efficient cash handling procedures retail managers and leadership teams should look for.

Cash Handling Procedures Retail Stores Should Incorporate Include Bags for Checks and Deposit Slips

One great way to speed up your bank’s processing pace and therefore making your finds available without a long wait is to invest in tamper evident cash bags that have separate pockets for deposit slips and checks. Human error by your make increases when cash is mixed in the checks and deposit slips. This is why CONTROLTEK designed the SafeLok VT (Vertical Twin)–a cash bag for retailers that has all of the same features as the SafeLok but with an added pocket for checks and deposit slips.

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Large Tamper Evident Bags for Retailers with Cash Bundle Transportation Needs

Some retailers, especially large retail chains, will use an armored service to transport cash. That’s why CONTROLTEK designed the PermaLOK bundle bag. This tamper evident bag is ideal to securely hold large amounts of cash that get transported. The robust, side-welded construction helps to ensure that the bags won’t rip in transport. Furthermore, the hot melt technology lends an adhesive that prevents one from tampering with the cash bag, and bags have an optional gusset feature. These bags are cost-effective and are ideal for drop safe applications.

Call CONTROLTEK for the Best Tamper Evident Cash Bags for Retailers

More people are getting vaccinated against COVID, and the average number of in-store customers has more than tripled in the last month. Now is the time to invest in high-quality tamper evident cash bags for retailers, given the new hires you are likely to bring on, and the increase in business that will come along with the rapid influx of shoppers. Call CONTROLTEK today, and learn about our various tamper evident bags for retailers. We have cash bags to meet all needs, from the PermaLok bag for cash bundles that require armored services, to the robust SafeLok bags that help reduce and stop small cash theft, CONTROLTEK has the right products for your retail needs.

SafeLOK™

The Cash Bag Retailers Love the Most.

Providing a perfect balance of security and ease of use, SafeLOK is the ideal cash bag for retailers where quick training of new employees is important. Our patented security features alert to attempted theft, while our Press2Lok technology makes using the bag easy for your associates.

  1. Press2Lok closure – simply press to seal
  2. High-visibility void message alerts you to tampering with cold or chemicals
  3. Special thermochromic ink turns red when subjected to heat
  4. Random printed line graphics prevent cut-and-replace tampering
  5. Anti-static liner does not cling to hands and clothes, speeding up processing
  6. Choice of high-performance white or clear film
  7. Large serial numbers and barcodes for easy tracking via CCTV
  8. Security border and micro printing prevent cutting and resealing

SafeLOK™ VT

Security of the SafeLOK With the Convenience of an Extra Pocket

SafeLOK VT (Vertical Twin) offers the same security and ease of use of our ever-popular SafeLOK while adding one more pocket for checks and deposit slips. Separating cash from checks can mean quicker processing by your bank, and quicker funds availability for you.

  1. Press2Lok closure – simply press to seal
  2. High-visibility void message alerts you to tampering with cold or chemicals
  3. Special thermochromic ink turns red when subjected to heat
  4. Random printed line graphics prevent cut-and-replace tampering
  5. Anti-static liner does not cling to hands and clothes, speeding up processing
  6. Extra pocket for checks and deposit slips
  7. Large serial numbers and barcodes for easy tracking via CCTV
  8. Security border and micro printing prevent cutting and resealing

PermaLOK™

The Easy-to-Use Bundle Bag

PermaLOK is a cost-effective solution for all your bundling needs. Designed to fit many different strapping configurations, PermaLOK can help improve the efficiency of your vault and keep your cash better organized for transport.

  1. Side-weld construction
  2. Hot melt technology
  3. Gusset or no gusset option
  4. Cost effective and easy to use
  5. Perfect for drop safe applications