WHAT CAN I USE QR CODES FOR?
QR codes were invented in Japan and are a part of everyday life there. In recent years, the QR code has become a very effective promotional marketing tool, becoming more and more popular in The United States and most recently in the UK and Europe. Once you know what a QR code is, and you have easily obtained a free scanning App, you will start to use them too. The main reason is that there is something in it for the user.
There are so many promotional ideas in which to use QR codes effectively. Their use eliminates the need to print tickets for example, or vouchers and other items one would traditionally print.
A QR code is like a barcode on steroids! once you have downloaded a very simple App for your smartphone you are set to go. There are many Apps available for all smartphones including Apple, Android and Windows systems. They all work very well. I personally use 'QR READER' on my iPhone, not a scanner. The difference is one just reads the code when you point your phone at it, the scanner however is slower.
Like I say, these are available for all smartphones and they are FREE, so download one and if you don't like it try another, it's very easy and quick to do.
The App uses the camera in your smartphone and makes it a scanner. Simply point your phone at the QR code. The camera locks onto the QR code, processes the information and takes you to your Digital Biz Card..
Unlike most QR codes which are black & white and just a series of dots in a square, (like the one shown below for the Fitness Gym on this page) our QR codes are more visual and more fun and engaging and you can use your logo or a photo as the QR code. When they see your QR Code they know INSTANTLY what it's for.
You can see examples of our Digital Biz Style QR codes on this page. Imagine your name or logo on one. You may chose how your QR code looks when your Digital Biz Card is being designed.
WHAT ARE QR CODES?
SCAN OR CLICK ON CODES BELOW
TO VIEW THE DIGITAL BIZ CARDS
SCAN OR CLICK ON
CODES TO VIEW THE PAGES
Apart from using QR codes to go to your Digital Biz Card, you can also use them to point to your website, Facebook or Twitter (we will make all of these accessible from your Digital Biz Card. You can create special offers available only when the customer scans a code, which can give them a discount voucher, entry ticket or coupon etc.
This is a great way to build a database or simply to monitor who is looking at your business and what interests them most.
Codes can be printed and put in a shop window, on a counter top or on stickers.
Scan the codes on this page to see some examples. The 'Gym Time Fitness' QR code is an example of the traditional plain QR code you may have seen before. The other examples are different ways that we can use colour and logos etc.
If you are reading this on your mobile phone, please have a look on a computer, iPad or LapTop and scan the examples, or click on the codes here to see the pages.