Look around you when you read magazines, order pizza from Papa Johns and surf the web. Chances are, you’ll spot a QR Code.
QR Code use has taken off with the advent of smartphones, especially those running Android. Most Android phones come with a barcode reader capable of decoding QR Codes as well as standard consumer UPC codes and others.
QR Codes are much more versatile than normal barcodes and can contain much more information. There are many ways to utilize them for personal or business use.
For example, you can label boxes while moving and more easily put much more information like: Contains PC accessories, cables, power plugs, software X, software Y, software Z, etc… Sometimes the unpacking process is slow and by having QRCodes on all your boxes, you can simply scan them to find the contents.
- Business Cards
There are many sites out there that’ll help you create codes for use on cards, some have direct integration with product creation and purchasing sites like Zazzle.
- Real Estate
Real estate agents can generate codes they can put on signs that will allow more savvy home seekers as they look around neighborhoods for homes. Most people who use QR Codes are pretty much guaranteed to scan them to see what they say. Those who aren’t as knowledgeable about them may become curious and can be directed to a website printed under the code to give further explanation. You can easily put a lot of information about the house such as the MLS number, square footage, # of bedrooms and baths, agent name, contact information and more.
- Inventory Management
Specialized apps can be utilized to allow businesses to manage inventory and assets.
- Product Discounts
Put a code on your flyers, emails, billboards and other advertising mediums to offer discounts and draw new customer in. Again, people who know about QR Codes are very likely to scan them and tell others about them.
There are many other uses, these are just a few. People are doing lots of things with them… T-Shirts, hats, sweaters, bumper stickers, scavenger hunts and much more. Please leave a message in the comments with unique uses you have seen.
We, of course, prefer to use our own QR Creator site (http://QRcreate.com). It contains a few form input styles for different uses and makes it fast and simple to generate downloadable and embeddable QR Code images.
We can help you integrate QR Codes into your business. Let us know how we can help you embrace this relatively new technology.