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Business card with a QR Code: What does it mean?

A business card—either digital or physical—with a QR Code simply refers to a contact information card that has a QR embedded on it. Upon scanning, the QR Code redirects users to details of a person, including name, phone number, address, email, website, social media handle, or a customized landing/campaign page.

There are 2 ways to use a QR Code on business cards:

  1. Create a QR Code for your contact information and embed it on a business card, or
  2. Directly share the QR Code via emails, social media, OOH ads, flyers, etc.

A business card with a QR Code is easily the most convenient way to share your personal or company’s contact information. All users have to do is scan the QR Code, view contact details, and save them on their smartphones within a few minutes.

A business card with a QR Code

This is made possible by VCF (​​virtual contact file)—an online format used to store contact details and multimedia content across devices.

Why QR Codes on business cards are needed

For convenient and easy information sharing

Traditionally, professionals shared their physical business cards with clients to follow up and stay connected. This meant the receiver would have to manually type and save contact details on their mobile devices, which can be time-consuming and inconvenient.

But with a QR Code on a business card, the receiver can simply scan the code, view the information, and save these details with a few clicks. This allows for easy, convenient, and instant information sharing.

For sharing more than just your contact details

Since traditional business cards have limited space, they can only feature a person’s name, phone number, company, and/or designation. However, a QR-based business card can let you share much more information—social media links, business location, website address, and mobile-friendly campaign pages.

A QR Code business card lets you share more than just your contact details

For anyone to customize business cards without hiring a professional designer

To design a traditional business card as per your company branding guidelines, people usually hire a designer to get the job done. The next step is to get the desired number of cards printed. These two processes can involve a lot of expenses and resources.

However, when you opt for a QR-based digital card, anyone can easily design the card as per their company guidelines. QR solutions, such as Beaconstac, offer comprehensive QR customization options to let you design your business cards in alignment with your company branding.

Moreover, Beaconstac lets you save your QR Code’s design as a template, which can further be reused by your teammates to quickly create a new card with the same design.

For ascertaining interest and tracking customer engagement

When you share traditional business cards, there is no way to establish your prospect’s interest and track whether they engaged with your card. They might have either disposed of the card or tried calling you but couldn’t get through. You wouldn’t know for sure!

But with a dynamic QR Code on business cards, you can track the following metrics via QR scan tracking:

  1. Total number of QR Code scans: Helps you track how many people actually interacted with your card.
  2. Top-performing QR campaigns: Suppose you are trying multiple QR-based business cards to A/B test your networking efforts. With Beaconstac’s QR Code analytics module, you can track performance by campaign to double down on the ones working and discontinue/optimize underperforming ones.
  3. Total number of unique users: Lets you find out how many unique prospects showed interest in your services.
  4. Scans by location, time of the day, devices: Helps you figure out client interest from different locations, time zones, and mobile devices.
A QR Code business card lets you track customer engagement

Moreover, you can integrate Google Analytics with Beaconstac to unlock deeper customer insights such as user behavior, demographics, in-depth device details, and more.

For editing information even after distributing business cards

Suppose you shipped 5,000 business cards to various prospects and clients with the wrong email address. Will you have to create new cards with the correct information and print and distribute them again? Not if you use dynamic QR Codes on business cards.

A dynamic QR Code lets you change the QR Code’s destination or content without recreating and reprinting the code. This simply means you can rectify any mistake in your card content at the backend while your users continue to access the latest information upon scanning the QR Code.

Now, let’s learn how to make a QR Code for business cards with Beaconstac.

Create a QR Code for business cards in 5 simple steps

Step 1: Log in to Beaconstac’s dashboard

Click on ‘QR Codes’ from the left panel. (Note: To create dynamic QR Codes, you can sign-up for a 14-day free trial)

Log in to Beaconstac’s dashboard

Step 2: Click on ‘+Create QR Code’

Click on ‘+Create QR Code’

Step 3: Select the ‘Digital business card (vCard)’ campaign type

Select the ‘Digital business card (vCard)’ campaign type

Step 4: Enter all your profile details that you wish to share via the card

Enter all your profile details that you wish to share via the card

Step 5: Customize and design your QR Code

Design the QR Code as per your company branding guidelines by trying out various customization options.

Avoid over customization and ensure ‘EXCELLENT’ scannability.

Customize and design your QR Code

That’s it. Your business card QR Code is now ready to be deployed.

You can download it in the required formats—PNG, JPG, SVG, PDF, EPS, or a custom format. There’s also an option to directly share the QR Code on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Download the QR Code in the required format

How to create 2,000 QR Codes for business cards in <5 minutes

Suppose your teams require hundreds or thousands of QR Codes for business cards. Do you need to set up every single QR manually? Not if you use Beaconstac’s bulk QR Code generator.

Here’s how you can create up to 2,000 QR Codes in less than 5 minutes:

Step 1: Log in to Beaconstac’s dashboard and click on ‘QR Codes’

Log in to Beaconstac’s dashboard and click on ‘QR Codes’

Step 2: Click on ‘Bulk Upload’ to get started

Click on ‘Bulk Upload’ to get started

Step 3: Choose the ‘Digital business card (vCard)’ campaign

Choose the ‘Digital business card (vCard)’ campaign

Step 4: Fill in the required information for all business cards

Download our template and fill all the rows and columns with the necessary details.

Fill in the required information for all business cards

You can use this spreadsheet to enter details such as card name, person’s name, company, designation, frame text (CTA), image URLs, and so on.

Use our spreadsheet to enter your details

Pro Tip: You can also remove columns as per your requirements. However, ensure that the data is consistent, so there are no errors while generating the QR Code batch.

Step 5: Upload the spreadsheet to generate the QR batch

NOTE: Make sure the spreadsheet is in .csv or .xlsx format.

Upload the spreadsheet to generate the QR batch

After you upload the spreadsheet, you’ll be taken to the ‘Customize’ tab if there are no errors.

Step 6: Design your QR Code batch

We recommend customizing your QR Codes to attract more scans by using various templates, eye-shapes, logos, frame text, and more. These updates will automatically apply to the entire QR batch.

Design your QR Code batch

Step 7: Label this batch of QR Codes

We highly recommend using a label name to ensure easy management of multiple QR batches for future use.

Enter your desired label name, and click on ‘Apply’.

Label your QR Code batch

That’s it! Your batch of business card QR Codes will now be generated and emailed to you. Following that, you can go to Beaconstac’s dashboard to access the generated batch.

Depending on the size of your QR Code batch, the bulk creation process can take anywhere between 1-5 minutes.

If you wish to learn more about our bulk QR generation feature, connect with our experts by scheduling a free demo.

Creative QR Code business card ideas for professionals

Realtors

In the real estate industry, buyers heavily rely on realtors and agents to purchase a property. Here are some stats for you to ponder:

  1. Almost 9 out of 10 clients buy homes through a real estate agent.
  2. Buyers typically search for 8 weeks before finalizing their purchase.

Source: National Association of REALTORS®

What does this mean?

Real estate agents must stay at the top of their clients’ minds as they navigate the property-hunting process.

How can realtors achieve so?

By sharing QR Code-powered business cards with buyers.

This form of contact sharing allows for convenient and quick networking. During an in-person property demo, realtors can share their cards with a QR Code. Users just need to scan it and save the agent’s details on their smartphones (it takes <2 minutes).

QR Code on Business Cards for Realtors

As buyers take time to finalize their purchase—which can take a few months—you can retarget them on Google and Facebook with a dynamic QR Code.

Furthermore, realtors can take client networking to the next level by embedding a business card QR on real estate signs. Suppose a client passes through an available property and notices a QR Code on a board outside the property.

Upon scanning, the user can view the realtor’s contact information or a video tour of the property, for instance, a Youtube video linked to a QR Code. This helps realtors network with clients even when they are not physically present at the property.

Realtors can embed a business card QR on real estate signs

Business Consultants

Consultants tend to share traditional business cards with their clients that are often discarded within a week. Business professionals can avoid this by opting for a business card or name tag with a QR Code.

Once clients scan the QR, they can immediately save the consultant’s information on their smartphones. Therefore, if the card is misplaced or discarded in the future, the client still has the consultant’s details to stay connected.

QR Code on Business Cards for Business Consultants

During business conferences, consultants can also embed business card QR Codes on their booth stands. This helps interested clients contact business professionals at their convenience—even when a consultant is not physically present at the booth.

Business Consultants can embed a business card QR on their booth stands

Sales Professionals

Sales professionals across industries can use QR-based business cards to network in a smart and quick manner.

This is how Abby Hafenbredl, Vice President of Sales at Sage Freight, used a business card with a QR Code:

Here’s another use-case for sales professionals to leverage a business card QR Code:

Consider WeWork’s Community Managers.

One of their key responsibilities is to upsell to existing clients. These professionals can install their business cards with QR Codes across the WeWork establishment. This way, companies operating from that specific WeWork can scan the QR at their convenience and get in touch with a Community Manager for any requirement they may have.

WeWork professionals can install their business cards with QR Codes across the establishment

The convenience, speed, and benefits of using QR Codes on business cards help boost their adoption among professionals across industries. Check out some more creative QR business card designs:

QR Code on Business Cards for Pharma Professionals QR Code on Business Cards for Healthcare Professionals

Case Study: How PatientPoint—a healthcare marketing company—leverages Beaconstac for business cards with QR Codes.

Things to keep in mind when using QR Codes on business cards

Avoid over customization of QR Codes

When designing your business card QR Code, make sure to avoid over customization. This is because heavily a customized QR can lead to erroneous scans. Remember, the goal is to reflect your brand identity and not lose revenue-generating scans by over-customizing your QR Code.

Added Tips:

  1. We recommend using a different color scheme for the QR Code and its background—in contrast with each other.
  2. Scan and test the QR Code before deploying to ensure it leads to the correct information.

Here’s how Beaconstac reports the scannability of a poorly customized QR Code:

Avoid over customization of QR Codes with Beaconstac

Ideally size and print your QR Codes

If you are planning to print QR Codes and embed them on business cards, it is crucial to get their sizing right. If the QR size is too small or too big, it can result in a loss of scans.

Here’s a rule you can follow for an optimal QR Code size:

QR Size (width*length) = Scanning Distance/10

For example, if the scanning distance between a smartphone and a business card is 10 cm, then the QR Code has to be at least 1 cm x 1 cm.

Next, choose a high-quality image format for QR Codes, such as PNG, to embed on business cards. Moreover, use scalable vector formats such as SVG and EPS as they help you avoid pixelation when resizing the QR Code.

Check out our complete QR Code printing guidelines.

Link to multimedia content

Gone are the days when you could share only your phone number, email address, company name, and designation via your business card. By embedding a QR Code on it, you can link the card to various types of multimedia content—user image, Google Maps location, mobile-friendly landing page, website address, and social media channels.

BONUS: Through a recent product update, Beaconstac’s QR Codes let you link your business card to more than 20+ social media platforms.

Beaconstac lets you link your business card to more than 20+ social media platforms

What is the cost of QR Codes for business cards?

With Beaconstac’s QR Code solution, you can choose from a wide range of pricing plans—suitable for individuals and businesses of all sizes.

Check out our full list of QR Code pricing plans.

We also offer custom Enterprise plans for large companies that come with tiered pricing based on your requirements. The highlights of these plans include white-labeling of the QR platform, custom domain & SSL, a dedicated Customer Success Manager, and much more.

Get in touch with our experts if you wish to learn more about our Enterprise QR Code pricing plans.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Embedding a QR Code on a business card is a good idea as it offers numerous benefits over using a physical business card. It provides you the convenience of sharing contact information with a single click, the flexibility to edit details without redistributing the card, QR scan tracking and analytics, and much more.

  1. Go to Beaconstac’s online QR Code generator. Sign-up for a 14-day free trial if you need to create dynamic QR Codes for business cards.
  2. Select the ‘vCard’ QR type. (You can also choose other QR types—app download, location, social media—if you wish to redirect users to information other than your contact details)
  3. Enter all required details.
  4. Customize and design the QR Code.
  5. Test and download your QR Code.
  6. Add the code to your business card’s design and print it.

QR-based business cards store contact information and multimedia content in a mobile-friendly online format—VCF (virtual contact file). Upon scanning, the QR Code opens encoded details on the smartphone that can further be saved with a few clicks.

Make sure the QR Code on a business card is at least 1 cm x 1 cm for it to be easily scannable by a smartphone.

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Pepsi showcases supply chain transparency with Beaconstac’s QR Codes
Revlon uses QR Codes to display multi-lingual product information and tutorial videos
Nestle uses dynamic QR Codes to boost DTC commerce and increase customer LTV
Nestle uses dynamic QR Codes to boost DTC commerce and increase customer LTV