December 23, 2018 10 min read

Leveraging Barcode Scanning for Effective Validation of Coupons, Event Tickets, and Vouchers

Scan Barcodes to Validate Count, Date, and Duration


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Mobile Commerce

Mobile Coupons

Mobile Ticketing



Enhance Your Business with Advanced Barcode Validation Techniques for Tickets, Coupons, Vouchers, and More

Modern businesses and service providers can significantly benefit from our customizable validation app, which supports barcode scanning on both iOS and Android devices. This app is perfect for integrating into various e-commerce platforms such as WordPress, WooCommerce, Shopify, and Squarespace Online Stores, catering specifically to event management and marketing automation needs.

Why Opt for Advanced Validation Methods?

Validating Event Tickets

Standard event tickets are typically valid for a single entry. However, scenarios like multi-day festivals, VIP area access, or combined parking and event admissions demand a robust validation system. Advanced barcode scanning solutions ensure each ticket is used as intended without any misuse or duplication.

Validating Transportation Tickets or Passes

While some tickets are one-time use, many are designed for multiple uses—such as round-trips or multi-day passes. Our technology ensures these passes are validated accurately for each trip or day, enhancing customer satisfaction and operational efficiency.

Validating Coupons for Retail and Services

Most are for single-use discounts or some other value given. However, there are also very effective campaigns for counting up or counting down to reach a threshold for receiving the intended value. For instance, think of “Buy 5 and the next one is free” type promotions.

Validating Vouchers for Items or Services

Coupons often offer one-time discounts, but innovative campaigns might involve cumulative benefits (e.g., “Buy 5, get 1 free”). Effective barcode scanning and validation are crucial for tracking these promotions accurately and ensuring customers receive their deserved benefits.

Validating Vouchers for Retail and Services

Vouchers may represent a single service or a declining balance of a prepaid account. Multi-use vouchers require reliable validation technology to adjust and track the remaining balance correctly until depleted.

Implementing Advanced Validation Technology

Understanding the validation ecosystem is critical:

  • Issuer: Generates and manages the IDs for tickets, coupons, and vouchers.
  • Recipient: The customer who utilizes these assets.
  • Merchant: Validates the assets to provide services or products.

At CodeREADr, we focus on empowering issuers with the tools necessary for implementing these advanced validation methods:

  • Single-Use Validation: Quickly set up a “Validate Scans” service with a backend database.
  • Standard Multi-Use Validation: Implement “Conditional Validations” to manage assets by count, time, date, and duration.
  • Custom Multi-Use Validation: Employ “Custom On-Device Validation” for bespoke needs using JavaScript.

Developers can also integrate our Postback URL and DSU tools for server-side validations.

The Added Value for Service Providers Using CodeREADr

Over the past decade, CodeREADr has refined its validation technologies, achieving high accuracy and scalability. Our platform allows service providers to pre-configure validation services, simplifying the process for merchants who need only minimal credentials to operate the app. Moreover, our mobile app can be installed on standard smartphones and high-grade barcode scanners from brands like Honeywell and Zebra, which can be pre-configured for immediate use, offering a seamless experience for both providers and their clients.

Service providers can also take advantage of our white-labeling options, allowing them to brand the sophisticated technology as their own, enhancing their market presence with minimal effort and cost.

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