How to be Successful with Scan Data Programs

Scan data program details and set up

Written by Skupos Support
Updated over a week ago

What is a Scan Rebate Program?

Scan data programs enable you to receive rebate payments by scanning products you already sell and enable you to offer brand-funded discounts. Examples of these programs include but are not limited to the Altria Digital Trade Program, RMSC Retail Scan Data Program, and ITG Scan Data Reporting Program.

Please see tips on how to be successful with these programs below!

Tips for Success

Step 1: Confirm that you have all relevant products uploaded into your inventory.

  • This can be done directly in your point-of-sale (POS) system or through a back-office software (BOS) provider. Please contact your POS or BOS vendor for assistance.

  • For Verifone, Gilbarco, and NCR point-of-sale systems, UPCs need to uploaded into the “PLU” field.

  • For Clover point-of-sale systems, UPCs need to be uploaded into the “Product Code” field.

Step 2: Ensure products are uploaded in the UPC-A (12-digit) format and have a description that is relevant to the assigned UPC.

  • Scan Data reports are composed of products in the UPC-A (12-digit) format. Proper format is necessary for accurate payments and reimbursements.

    • Example:

      • UPC-A: 028200003683

      • Description: MARL RED LABEL BOX

  • Retailers using a Clover point-of-sale system should take extra note of this step because Clovers often utilize the UPC-E (8-digit) format.

Step 3: Ensure all non-fuel products are labeled with a Product Code between 400 and 599.

  • This step only applies to those using a Verifone, Gilbarco, or NCR point-of-sales (POS) system.

  • Engage discounts will not work if you do not have a Product Code within the 400-599 range.

Step 4: For Gilbarco sites, ensure the "Discountable" checkbox is checked in each item's PLU card.

  • This step only applies to those using a Gilbarco point-of-sale (POS) system.

  • Engage discounts will not work if the "Discountable" checkbox is not enabled.


Step 5: Train your cashiers on how to run a Skupos engage transaction and ensure they are prompting customers to enter their phone numbers on the PIN pad at checkout.

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