The barcode could not be scanned at the store. What is the problem?

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    Patrick Duchesneau

    Well, forget about your "old technology" excuse. "Beep'n go" works perfectly at all stores

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    Richard Stevens

    I have tried to use this app in several stores and the cashier cannot get it to work

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    Isabelle van Capelleveen

    Hi Patrick, thanks for your feedback! Beep'n'Go was able to avoid this issue with older scanning technologies by utilizing the so-called Samsung Beaming Service. This technology directly transferred the barcode from your phone to the scanning device, thus making it possible to use digital loyalty cards also with older scanners. Since we are aware that Beep'nGo discontinued their service last year we have already reached out to Samsung in order to make this technology available in Stocard instead. Unfortunately, Samsung currently restricts the usage of their Beaming Service. Therefore, we cannot offer you barcode beaming in Stocard at the moment. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience. 

    Best regards, Isabelle (Customer Support)

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    gummi

    used mainly in Coles. Use to work with my older phone...but since upgrading to a new phone it doesn't work at all through the self checkout but it works via the normal checkouts.

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    Isabelle van Capelleveen

    Thanks for your feedback! This is most likely because the self-service tills at Coles use laser scanners which frequently have difficulties reading phone displays in general. You can always try to move your phone slowly back and forth in front of the scanner until the barcode is picked up properly. If the scanner cannot pick it up at all, it might be best to ask the store staff to enter your card number manually instead. Hopefully most stores will switch to image-based scanners soon so that your barcodes in Stocard can be read in a matter of seconds in the future. 

    Best regards, Isabelle (Customer Support)

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    Bob McDevitt

    This app is a great idea in theory but it simply doesn’t work in enough places to make it worthwhile. I’ve started carrying my cards again as so many stores don’t have the ‘latest technology’ the future isn’t here yet!!

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    Isabelle van Capelleveen

    Hi Bob, we're very sorry about that! Another thing you could try is to ask the cashier to use the hand-held scanner instead, if they have one. Contrary to the scanner embedded into the till, most hand-held scanners already use a more recent scanning technology which can usually read phone displays in a matter of seconds. Hopefully this helps! 

    Best regards, Isabelle (Customer Support)

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    Jimmy Kee

    Stocard is good in a sense that added cards can be synced across multiple devices unlike beepNgo which seems you could sync but for unknown reasons, I'm not able to do that. I'm particularly excited about Stocard approaching Samsung to make the beaming tech available to Stocard. The cashier at supermarket tills are surprised that my old Samsung Galaxy S4 could "beam" loyalty barcode at the distance of greater than 30cm even without holding my phone still. Just wave my screen around their scanner top (or just direct my phone screen facing their countertop at distance around 50cm) and magically the barcode reader is able to pick up in less than a sec. Superior "old" tech.

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