What is pqCode?
pqCode is a simple app that frees you from the hassle and waste of paper receipts and plastic loyalty cards.
It works by giving you a unique, personal QR code that you can scan at the till with our participating retailers to apply your relevant loyalty card and get your digital receipt in-store.
Your payment choice is not affected – it can be cash, card, or mobile payment - offering maximum convenience and flexibility.
pqCode is free to download and use.
How does pqCode work?
At our partnered retailers:
Scan your pqCode at the till like a barcode.
Your relevant loyalty card applied automatically.
Your digital receipt stored safely in the app.
Digital versions of all your cards
Store all your loyalty and membership cards digitally in one place.
Even at non-partnered retailers, you can still present a digital version of your original loyalty card on screen and scan it like normal.
Access all your cards quickly and easily, even if you're offline.
Why use pqCode?
No more cards, key fobs, or scrolling through apps. No more faffing at the checkout.
Just scan your pqCode to have your relevant loyalty card applied automatically, however you choose to pay.
No more pieces of paper. No more spelling out your email address.
Just scan your pqCode to have your receipts in one place, however you choose to pay.
Have your say with pqCode
The app also allows you as a customer to rate your experience and provide feedback to retailers and brands – to help them improve their customer service over time.
pqGo is an offline version of your pqCode to pop on the back of your payment cards or phone for extra convenience.
pqGo also makes sure you can use your pqCode if a retailer's scanners don't play nicely with phone screens.
We’ve already said goodbye to single use plastic bags, plastic straws, and disposable cups.
It’s time we did the same with single-use paper.
Did you know about the health and environmental consequences of paper receipts?
Did you know your paper receipts can't be recycled?
The retail sector has witnessed tremendous disruption in recent years, with at least 32 major retailers closing their doors in the UK since 2008. This downturn has taken place in the face of social and technological change that has seen a fundamental shift in the experiences demanded by consumers.
In order to gain a better understanding of this shifting landscape, in mid-2019 pqCode commissioned a Censuswide survey of 100 retail executives and 2,000 UK consumers to explore the changing attitudes of shoppers and the ways in which retailers are attempting to respond to new consumer behaviours.
Our report, Building up not knocking down: the importance of bricks and mortar in a digital age is now available for download here.