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Learn more about the latest mobile marketing and trends for big data technology in the retail industry.

Fire up your Direct Mailer with Digital Technology

by Christine@scanbuy.com

Are you launching a direct mail campaign? Maybe a back to school promotion or a piece for the holidays to promote your website. Did you know that millennials who cannot live without technology like to look over their mail?  That’s right, 84% of millennials take the time to look through their mail and 64% would rather scan for useful information in the mail than email. Direct mail reaches everyone, young and old… While mail has the potential to serve as an invaluable conduit to a shopping…

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Proximity Marketing: The New “P” in Marketing Today

by Irene George

    For the longest time, it’s always been just the 4 P’s in Marketing: product, placement, promotion, and price.  But these days, with all the advancements and integration of technology in marketing messages, it now includes the 5th P, proximity.  It’s a way marketers can deliver messages to consumers in real time.  For example, let’s take a look at the current app market and the way social media has had a major influence on the way apps are created. Check-in apps like…

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Get Lucky With ScanLife Contest

by Nick Ponesse

As St. Patrick's Day approaches, ScanLife wants to reward app users with awesome prizes. On St. Patrick's Day (March 17, 2016), we are going to give away prizes to the contest's top scanners. Entering the contest is this easy: 1) Get the latest version of the ScanLife app for iOS or Android. 2) Connect your ScanLife app with your Facebook account by clicking on the icon on the top left corner of your app. 3) Scan as many product barcodes or QR codes as possible until St.…

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ScanLife 30 Day Contest: How to Play

by Ben B.

How to play the ScanLife 30 Day Contest

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Reward Yourself for Scanning

by david

We’re thrilled to announce the release of ScanLife Rewards for Android (US only). This feature was made available in iPhone app a few months ago, but now Android users can get in on the action.

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Win with ScanLife Over the Holidays

by david

The holidays are upon us again, and what do you need when you battle door-buster sales and crowded malls? How about an app that can scan any barcode or QR Code to help you find the very best prices, deals, and local prices? And what if you could win free stuff just by using that app just as an extra perk? Now you can with the ScanLife Rewards Sweepstakes which allows anyone with the Android or iOS app to win an iPad Mini with Retina! We know they are tough to find, and you probably have a better chance of winning one from us, than getting it from your weird uncle.

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The Value of a Barcode Scanner

by david

For the longest time, the Internet has held the unique advantage of allowing users to participate in something simply by having them click on a button. It's fast, easy and takes only a fraction of the effort that dialing a phone number or filling out a reply postcard would.

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Scan & Send, or Scan & Go?

by david

To give our users and customers more options, we have launched a new feature called Scan & Send which allows someone without the ScanLife app to get the same information from any barcode - QR, Datamatrix, EZcode and even a UPC code if the camera has auto-focus!!

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You Think Mobile Barcode Scanning is Getting Popular?

by david

Anyone who's not sure whether people want to convert their camera phone into a barcode scanner should take a look at this latest report from Mplayit, a smartphone app store specialist.  They looked at the most downloaded apps from the top three app stores - Android Market, Apple App Store, and BlackBerry App World. There were a couple overall findings and one of the big ones is that people love their barcode scanners.  On each OS, there was one popular app which scanned barcodes and…

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ScanLife Learns a New Trick - UPC Codes!!

by david

Three years ago, we had an app here called Scanbuy Shopper which scanned UPC codes from products to show comparison product information.  The only problem was that the technology in camera phones was no where near read to read them, so we put it on the "shelf." Fast forward to 2009, enter the auto-focus camera!! Anyone who has purchased a new smartphone lately probably has seen that their camera now has auto-focus which allows you to take better, clearer pictures.  That little…

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