Scanning Code of Practice (SCOP) In Canada…Did You Know?

  Keep An Eye On Scanned Prices    Scanning Code of Practice, if it sounds like legal jargon to you don’t worry that’s far from the truth. What is your reaction when something rings in more expensive than advertised on the shelf at check out? My reaction is to jump up and down in excitement! Huh?!?! Yes, you heard me. I look forward to being overcharged on a product. Now I am really confusing you aren’t I. Now that I have your full attention, I can explain myself.   Scanning Practice (SCOP)   What is the Scanning Code of Practice? (SCOP) A little secret that a lot of shoppers do not know about is something called “SCOP”. The Scanning Code of Practice (SCOP) is a promise from the retailer to their customers that there will be accurate scanning at the register on all Universal Product Codes (UPCs) and Price Look Up (PLU). The Scanning Code of Practice was implemented back in 2002 to support customers and retailers to make sure pricing accuracy was top-notch. The system is voluntary so not all shops apply it but Canada now has over 7000 stores that do offer SCOP. SCOP is a scanning code that almost every major […]

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