Alcohol and tobacco products can generate significant profit, but with their earning potential can come significant risk. If your employees and/or business operations do not align with government compliance regulations, you can be held accountable and face a severe financial reprimand.
You can train your employees to do their job effectively, but sometimes even small slip-ups can have major consequences. Mystery shopping services are an investment in your business’ future. Protect yourself and your reputation with a compliance audit conducted by a professional mystery shopping company that will put your best interests first.
How Government Regulation Audits can Affect Your Business
Governments have tightened their alcohol and tobacco regulations to ensure underage customers are not being sold regulated goods. The due diligence is placed upon businesses, employers and employees, so you need to ensure your business is meeting government standards – not just “most of the time,” but every single day and at every single transaction.
Should your business be subjected to a government audit where your employees fail to properly ID a potential customer, you may be subjected to harsh financial penalties. Worse still, your business may be placed under public and government scrutiny, which can threaten future transactions and profit.
A Mystery Shopper can Help You Address Compliance Gaps
Shoppers Confidential can offer you experienced mystery shoppers who will visit your place of business and request to purchase a regulated good. The shopper will then provide a report of whether proper identification was requested.
These mystery shoppers are of legal age, but they are under 25. The government expects businesses to ID anyone they suspect may be under 25, so we leverage this approach to ensure your employees are not being too lax when discerning who should be asked for identification.
Why is Shoppers Confidential the Right Choice for Your Compliance Audit?
Shoppers Confidential only employs the most reliable mystery shoppers in your area. You can trust our mystery shoppers will act in a discreet and professional manner. Their audit report will clearly and accurately indicate if there any gaps that may be exposing you and your business to compliance audit repercussions.
With Shoppers Confidential, you will get the best possible mystery shopping service at a competitive price. Protect yourself, your business and your reputation. Book a compliance audit with Shoppers Confidential today.