5 ways to securely validate Mobile Coupons

5 ways to securely validate mobile coupons

It’s often that we come across clients that have a lot of questions about the validation process of Mobile Coupons and Loyalty Cards. Another prominent question is: is your system as secure as you claim? Coupontools offers 5 different Validation Methods. Four of these methods you’ll have to set up yourself with our user-friendly Platform. You can chose to combine multiple validation methods or just select the one you prefer/trust most. Here's the summary of 5 different ways to securely validate Mobile Coupons.

  1. Validation widget/app
    The most convenient way to validate mobile coupons and loyalty cards is by using the Validation App. The Validation App is available in the App Store and Google Play Store. A merch has to log in on the application in order to validate the coupons. They log in with the login credentials you’ve set up while you created the Mobile Coupon. When logged in, the Merchant is able to securely validate the Mobile Coupon by scanning its QR code.
     
  2. QR code Validation
    Another validation method Coupontools provides is the QR code validation. It’s rather easy. It’s possible with any QR code scanning device. How can it be safe then? Well, the Merch first scans the QR code which is displayed on the customer’s Mobile Coupon or Loyalty Card. After the code is scanned, the Merchant has to enter the predetermined validation password in order to securely validate the Coupon. It’s very important to keep your code secret to avoid abuse.
     
  3. On mobile device
    Validation on the customer’s mobile device is another possibility. A customer shows up at the checkout with the Mobile Coupon displayed on its phone. For this method you have set up a predetermined validation code/password which the Merchant has to enter on the Customer’s phone in order to correctly validate the Mobile Coupon.
     
  4. Use your own validation codes / barcodes
    With Coupontools, the Merchant is also able to choose whether he wants to implement its own Bar Codes. If you import your barcodes, our system will automatically assign your barcodes for every distributed Mobile Coupon. Note that a normal ‘3D’ Bar code scanner won’t work on Mobile Devices. You have to make sure you have a 2D Barcode scanner to be able to scan a code from any Mobile Device.
     
  5. Physical stamps
    The last Validation Method Coupontools provides is the Validation by Physical Stamp. It’s quite easy but you can’t set it up yourself. You have to reach out to Coupontools to order the Validation Stamps. Coupontools will deliver them to you and link them with your account for a secure and smooth validation flow. The Customer only has to show the Mobile Coupon on its phone at the checkout and the Mobile Coupon will be validated with a secure stamp on the customer’s phone. You want to see a Physical Stamp validation? Click here to watch the video! If you're interested in the validation stamps, get in touch!

This is an overview of the 5 different validation methods. The Validation Methods have a slightly different application but they aim for the same goal: Secure Validation.

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5 ways to securely validate Mobile Coupons
5 ways to securely validate Mobile Coupons
5 ways to securely validate Mobile Coupons
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