Up till now EAN and perso barcodes were used on coupons but this will change as from 2013

WHY THIS CHANGE:

  • current coupon system = outdated
  • capacity limitations of the current structure
  • new business needs: e-m-d coupons
  • detection of GS1 fraud

SOLUTION:

  • GCN = global coupon number translated in a GS1 DatabarTM barcode
  • based on GS1 international company prefix
  • international solution
  • facilitating coupon clearing process (all info in one barcode so only one scan needed)

Currently:

Non-personalized coupons   Personalized coupon
Non-personalized coupons   Personalized coupon

New barcode :

new barcode

MIGRATION PERIOD:

USE of new barcode
Non-personalized coupons:

  • coupons created with first validity date 1st of April 2013
  • “old” coupons will be OK to use til 31st March 2014
  • 1st of April 2014: only “new” code
Personalized coupons:
  • coupons created with first validity date 1st of April 2013
  • “old” coupons still to use till 30th June 2013
  • 1st of July 2013: only new code