How to distribute unique codes for restaurants, physical stores, and events
Coupon Carrier is a service that helps you distribute unique codes and coupons to your customers. You can choose to import your own set of unique codes or generate new ones automatically depending on which services as systems you use today.
For restaurants and physical stores, it's common to use some kind of Point-of-Sales (POS) system at the register. Some of these systems allow you to generate lists of discount codes that can then either be manually entered or scanned as QR codes when a customer brings it into the store.
In cases where you can't generate your own set of codes, we can generate random codes for you. You can then use our scanner service for mobile devices to scan these codes on location or use our mark-as-used button that, when pressed, will mark the offer as used.
You can either use our Code Email (when Coupon Carrier sends the email) or Redeem Link to distribute your unique codes to your subscribers. Both of these features support showing the code as a QR code. The Mark-as-Used button is only available on our Redeem Link landing page. For restaurants, we recommend using the Redeem Link with the Mark-as-used button feature.
Below are three different scenarios and what we recommend for each of them:
a) You have a POS that can scan QR/Barcodes and you can generate a list of codes in your POS admin interface
Start by generating a large list of unique coupons in your Point-of-Sale (POS) admin, and this is where you'll specify the value of the discount. Export these codes and import them into a Coupon Carrier code list, as shown here. In our Code Email (when you send email using Coupon Carrier) and Redeem Link configurations, you can choose to display the code as a QR/Barcode in the type that your POS scanner supports.
b) You want to generate new QR/Barcodes codes automatically and then scan them using a mobile device in your restaurant/store
Using our built-in code generator, you can distribute QR codes to your customers. On location, you can then use our mobile scanner service to scan the codes. Read more about how to use our scanner service →
c) You want to distribute unique offers to your customer's mobile device that contain a button that you then press to mark the offer as used
The Mark-as-used button is available on our Redeem Link landing page, start by creating a Redeem Link configuration. We recommend that you use our Coupon Carrier Autogenerated code list as the code source and then enable the Mark-as-used button in the page settings: