Too many data and poor-quality data quality are seen to pollute the My Coupon Manager solution, thereby blocking its wide-scale roll-out and the implementation of My Coupon Manager by new retailers.
Against this background, in the spring of 2023 GS1 Belgilux invited the various market players to get together as part of a series of meetings. The conclusions of the working group underscored the fact that it is perfectly realistic to have a very substantial positive impact on the quality as well as on the quantity of the data supplied to the retailers by establishing a few simple and flexible rules.
As a result, the joint and concerted decision was adopted to establish new rules which are set to take effect from 1 January 2024.
These new rules are:
A discount coupon (GCN) will no longer be able to be linked to more than 100 products (GTIN).
My Product Manager becomes the sole source to manage the link between the GCN and the GTIN.
A coupon will no longer be allowed to have a validity period of more than 12 months.
The shops will have just 1 month to send in their vouchers to HighCo DATA Benelux to be checked and to obtain reimbursement.
There will be just 2 types of special offers for a couponing campaign:
Promo type S1: Discount coupon to be tendered when purchasing one or several products.
Yes, all existing coupons that have been created before 01/01/2024 and that are still valid and active will remain valid until their respective validity end date.
Please note that:
- Existing 'Draft' coupons that are approved after 01/01/2024 will have to follow the new rules.
- Any existing coupon that is updated after 01/01/2024 will have to follow the new rules.
Yes, this number has been defined to be the most efficient based on the actual current coupon use. It affects less than 20% of the coupons and aims at reducing the number of potential combinations.
If you require more than 100 GTINs to be linked to 1 coupon, then you will have to contact your system administrator (HighCo or GS1 depending on the platform used to create coupon) to initiate a special request and justify your requirement.
HighCo will receive product data directly from My Product Manager.
It will remain the only source of data for HighCo Data.
You will not be able to upload product information on the HighCo Extranet platform anymore. You need to publish your product information in My Product Manager and once properly published ('Public' or to the HighCo GLN 5425003940002), this data will be automatically shared with HighCo Data.
I am already using My Product Manager
If you already use My Product Manager to share product information with retailers, your product should have a 'Public' status to be shared with HighCo Data or it should be published to HighCo's GLN 5425003940002).
I am not publishing in My Product Manager yet. What do I have to do before 01/01/2024?
If you are not publishing in My Product Manager yet, you will need to do it as soon as possible.
You can contact GS1 support team via firstname.lastname@example.org to explain you the procedure.
When creating a coupon, you are only able to select products defined as a 'consumer unit' that have a 'Valid' status in My Product Manager (this means they are still active). All other products including inactive products are not displayed nor can be selected.