Theft of goods

Some genuine products may be put online as a result of theft. Theft represents a triple threat. First, a part of the production is lost which means a direct financial loss. Then, this production is sold via illegal channels that cannot be controlled, which weakens official distribution channels. At the end of the supply chain, the consumers who bought the product via an unauthorized channel will not need to buy other products via legal channels.

The theft of goods is even more threatening when it can be easily sold via parallel distribution channels. Webdrone protection involves monitoring of all distribution networks of a set of products in order to determine variances of distribution that could match a theft. Webdrone technology is able to deal with this watching and to detect sales channels of stolen goods.