SPAR Rewards

SPAR is one of the largest retailers in South Africa with over 1000 retail stores and turnover in excess of 75 billion Rand per annum

Codeo was engaged to work with SPAR to introduce a real-time electronic coupon system to power the new SPAR Rewards programme. The system entailed building integrated management systems, consumer web and mobile applications as well as USSD/SMS applications.

Deliverables / Responsibilities

  • Analysis and implementation of integration to third party systems dealing with POS integration as well as USSD/SMS channels.
  • Analysis and design of native applications (Android and iOS) with an integrated shopping list and ability to receive push notifications for new campaigns.
  • Analysis, design and implementation of a consumer facing web application. Responsive design was used for smart phones, tablets and desktop computers.
  • Development of a USSD application to facilitate registration and account management for lower LSM consumers.
  • Development of a generic bulk SMS system capable of handling millions of SMS messages per month.
  • Analysis, design and implementation of a CRM system and API's to manage customer data, facilitate campaign creation / management and real-time reporting.
  • Testing and maintenance of all systems introduced into the SPAR business.
  • Hosting and infrastructure management of live and fail over systems.


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