QR Codes are shareable links that pack a powerful punch when it comes to customer engagement and lead generation.
A QR Code is a two-dimensional version of the barcode, typically made up of black-and-white pixel patterns. Denso Wave, a Japanese subsidiary of the Toyota supplier Denso, developed them for marking components to accelerate logistics processes for their automobile production. Now, it has found its way into mobile marketing with the widespread adoption of smartphones. "QR" stands for "Quick Response", which refers to instant access to the information hidden in the Code.
Since the pandemic, we all have had to live in a somewhat fast-paced, evolving global community. QR Codes have become such an asset to the business marketing world. Nowadays, you see scannable menus, quicker payments and even virtual shopping.
Through these QR Codes, businesses have promoted themselves efficiently and this is successfully happening all because of the pandemic.
There are two types of QR Codes, namely:
When a static QR Code has been generated, it can not be overwritten and can store uneditable information.
On the other hand, a dynamic QR Code has no limitation, up to the point where you can edit it as much as you like without reprinting it. It also allows you to update minor details and avoid errors.
QR Codes can have so many benefits to your business.
QR Codes can help you engage with your customers and attract new leads by connecting them from offline to online platforms and between online sources.
Even after you’ve shared these QR Codes and printed them on multiple marketing materials, the link where it is hosted is still editable, which means businesses can save big amounts of their expenses by eliminating the need to replace their QR Codes on existing marketing material.
The number of times a QR Code is scanned can be tracked with analytics. This allows a business to develop and understand their QR Code marketing campaign and their target market, which in turn provides powerful data to continuously improve marketing campaigns.
QR Codes use four standardised encoding types, namely: numeric, alphanumeric, byte/binary, and kanji. This is to store data much more effectively, whereby extensions can also be used.
Barcodes can not be used for the applications that QR Codes currently excel at. Barcodes store only 25 characters, whereas QR Codes store over 2 500 characters.
Barcodes have a minimum scannable size that is much bigger than the required QR Code size to be scanned. As for QR Codes, they can be sized really small, which means they can be applied in various formats and locations.
Barcodes require much more effort to scan because they can only be ‘read’ using one method. QR Codes can be read in multiple methods (click on the little camera icon in your Google search bar on your cell phone to activate your QR Code reader).
With our QR Code tool, you can add editable and trackable QR Codes on anything you want with full branding and customisation features.
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