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Digital Offers Community Group

The mission of the Digital Offers Community Group is to improve E-Commerce on the Web by making it easier and more secure for all actors in the ecosystem to manage, distribute, use, and settle digital offers, including coupons, vouchers, rewards, and loyalty programs.

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Welcome to the Digital Offers Community Group

Welcome to the Digital Offers Community Group, whose mission is to improve E-Commerce on the Web by making it easier and more secure for all actors in the ecosystem to manage, distribute, use, and settle digital offers, including coupons, vouchers, rewards, and loyalty programs. This Community Group grew out of the Digital Offers Task Force of the Web Payments Interest Group.

Who Should Join this Group

We welcome all participants and seek participation specifically from these stakeholders:

  • Merchants and merchant associations
  • Consumer packaged goods (CPGs) companies that distribute coupons
  • Coupon aggregators
  • Digital wallet / payment app developers
  • Payment solution providers (e.g., POS vendors, shopping cart providers)
  • Standards bodies involved in digital offers (e.g., ARTS, Conexxus, GS1, JICC)

What the Group Will Do Initially

A draft charter describes the initial expectations about the group’s scope of work and deliverables. In the first weeks of the group, participants will review, amend, and support their charter.

In addition, the Digital Offers Task Force drafted initial discussion topics.

Previous Teleconferences:

The Community Group held its first teleconference on 4 November 2016 at 11am ET. During the meeting the participants reviewed the draft charter and the initial discussion topics.  Subsequent teleconferences were held in November and December.

The minutes for all meetings are posted to the mailing list for this group.

Next Teleconference: 13 March 2017

The Community Group will next meet again on 13 March 2017 at 12pm ET. During the meeting the participants will continue to review the initial discussion topics. Clarifying use cases and approving them is the main topic for the meeting.  We will also discuss logistics for the session at the Web Payments Interest Group Meeting in Chicago, where we will have an afternoon session on Digital Offers.

The minutes below give further details.