QR Codes: The Future of Shareable Data

QR Codes: The Future of Shareable Data

QR Codes: The Future of Shareable Data

QR Codes are shareable links that pack a powerful punch when it comes to customer engagement and lead generation

The use of QR Codes have increased by 152% in 2022.

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 in order 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 the instant access to the information hidden in the Code.

Since the pandemic, we all 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:

  • static QR Codes; or 
  • dynamic QR Codes 

When a static QR Code has been generated, it can not be overwritten and can store information that is uneditable. 

A dynamic QR Code, on the other hand, has no limitation, up to the point where you can edit it as much as you like without having it reprinted. It also allows you to update minor details and avoid errors.

QR Codes can have so many benefits to your business. 

Let’s have a look at 7 of them:

  1. Engagement and lead generation

QR Codes can help you engage with your customers and attract new leads by connecting them not only from offline to online platforms but also between online sources.

  • Boost customer engagement 
  • Increase social media followers
  • Broaden brand awareness
  • Market your skills to the right people
  • Generate high volume leads


  1. (Dynamic) QR Codes are editable 

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 from eliminating the need to replace their QR Codes on existing marketing material.

  1. Scans of your QR Code can be tracked

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 to understand their target market, which in turn provides powerful data to continuously improve on marketing campaigns.

  1. QR Code campaigns can host multimedia content

QR Codes use four standardised encoding types, namely: numeric, alphanumeric, byte/binary, and kanji. This is to store data in a much more effective way whereby extensions can also be used. 

  1. Less limitations on the amount of information that can be stored

Barcodes can not be used for the applications that QR Codes are currently exceeding excellently at. Barcodes store only 25 characters, whereas QR Codes store up to more than 2 500 characters. 

  1. Sizes may vary

Barcodes have a minimum scannable size that is much bigger compared to the required size of a QR Code to be scanned. As for QR Codes, they can be sized really small, which means it can be applied in various formats and locations.  

  1. QR Codes are easily accessible on mobile devices

Barcodes require much more effort to scan because they can only be ‘read’ using one method. QR Codes can be read in multiple methods (just 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 are able to add editable and trackable QR Codes on anything you want with full branding and customisation features.

GET IN TOUCH with us if you’d like to learn more about how QR Code campaigns can benefit your business.

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