ScanTag is Monotote’s newest feature, specifically built for publishers.

If you already have the unique Monotote code installed on your website, ScanTag is capable of automagically adding real-time buy buttons on all relevant photos on your website. Publishers keep full control over what’s made shoppable. ScanTag will only pick up images/photos that aren't already in your account.

Disclaimer: ScanTag only works on pages that have the Monotote plugin installed, we don’t scrape your website via external tools.

Let’s get you set up.

Activate ScanTag

First, make sure the plugin is installed.

Watch this tutorial on how to install your plugin.

Second, turn on ScanTag. You can do this via your plugin settings.


As of this moment, ScanTag will be active when someone visits your website.

Optionally configure ScanTag


By default, we will automatically scan photos bigger than 400px width or 400px height.

However, you as the publisher have full control over what images you would like to be scanned. For example by adding a special CSS class to the image, by only using images hosted on a special domain/CDN or by image size.



Whenever our AI technology detects a potential product (we check against a database of in-stock products from retailers that are currently connected to your account), we calculate a “score”, also referred to as a “threshold”, between 0 and 100.

By default, we automatically add real-time buy buttons to your website when the threshold is 90 or higher. If the threshold is lower than 90 and higher than 75, we generate a concept which means the buy-button is tagged in your dashboard ( but not yet activated. You can then choose to activate these images if you feel the match is good enough.

These are just defaults. You’re free to change these values, though we do recommend using high thresholds to prevent unrelated products from being added.


That’s it!

It is that easy to automagically add buy-buttons throughout your website with Monotote’s ScanTag technology.

If you would rather add buy-buttons manually, you can follow this tutorial.

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