Have you seen those funny square shaped black and white barcodes popping up everywhere? They’re called QR Codes (Quick Response Codes).
QR Codes are a quick and easy way to share a link, a video, or other information with your customers. All they have to do is scan it with their smartphone using one of the many free apps available. There are a myriad of different ways that QR Codes can be used. I’ve seen QR Codes on used on posters in business’ windows, at the International Auto Show, on a movie advertisement on a Netflix envelope, directing customers to store locations on a Hormel Foods coupon, and even on the tag of Just Add Ice Orchids leading to a quick video on how to care for the plant. An acquaintance also used them on their wedding invitations recently!
I’ve been contemplating other ways that QR Codes can be used for small businesses and came up with these:
- Real Estate – Place QR Codes on info sheets to direct buyers to the house on the web for more information or a virtual tour
- Restaurants – Take orders online? Place a code on your menu for instant access to your order form online
- Coupons – Link to a coupon only available to customers who scan your QR Code
- Maps – Link to your business on Google Maps
- Business Cards – link to your information in the form of a vCard or webpage such as on About.Me
- Newsletter signup – Link to your newsletter sign-up form on printed materials
- Product information – Link to information about a product in an ad or from the packaging itself
Examples of QR Codes and Gettag.mobi codes in use
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Contact Six Degrees Web Design today for ideas on how your business can use QR Codes!