Too often newsagent and convenience store owners start ringing up all sales as individual products on the Point of Sale software only after they have encountered an employee theft situation. I have no sympathy for them since its retail 101 to track all cash down to the last cent in your business.

The excuse of it takes too long is nonsense – it takes seconds and can save thousands.

The excuse of the counter is too busy to make this happen is nonsense – many, many retailers handle this without a problem today.

One way you will certainly reduce the opportunity of being a victim of theft is to ring up all your sales using your store software.