Free QR Code Generator

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Generate appealing QR codes, create mobile landing pages & forms, manage & schedule campaigns linked to QR codes, track the campaign performance and retarget users who scan QR Codes - online

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Creating QR codes with Beaconstac is instant and straightforward. Go classic - black and white, or stand out with a customized QR code that aligns with your business or campaign colors. With Beaconstac’s QR code generator, you can customize the:

SCHEDULABLE | RE-USABLE | NO-REPRINTING

Create high converting dynamic QR codes

Schedule campaigns for time of the day

Schedule a set of campaigns to trigger at different times of the day. A breakfast campaign for 7.00 am to 10.00 am, a lunch campaign from 11.30 am to 3.00 pm and dinner campaign from 7.00pm to 11.00pm - all by scanning the same QR code.

Schedule campaigns for days of the week

Schedule different campaigns for weekdays and weekends or any other combination of days. Change campaigns based on the kind of footfalls you get to your business location. Or, you could just have different campaigns to promote different products everyday!

Schedule seasonal or festive campaigns

Make use of the same QR Code to target users across seasons and festivals. Send season’s special campaigns, quarterly product launch campaigns and festive offers - without re-distributing posters, labels, product covers or restaurant` menus.

Update information

Moving to a new website domain, changing your contact details or updating the resources linked from a QR Code - Dynamic QR Codes make all of these use cases easy! Update information without having to reprint and re-distribute printed marketing material or business cards.

Fine-tune campaigns on-the-go

Dynamically fine-tune campaigns based on analytics. Improvise on your offers and discounts based on changing customer requirements and shifting trends. Learn from the detailed analytics we provide and fine-tune to get the tone, placement, visualization right.

Retargeting on Facebook and Google

If you are a business that sells products offline, you know everybody who found your store for the first time, is not there to buy - but inclined to buying. Most of them are lost forever. Unless you re-engage with them - online. Here’s how QR code retargeting with Beaconstac works-

Let users scan QR codes at stores
1. Scan

Engage and get users to scan QR Codes at your business location

Retarget users on Facebook and Google
2. Retarget

Recapture their attention on Facebook and Google Ads, when they go online

Get more business from online channels that initiated from offline channels
3. Grow

Begin with offline channels and achieve business goals using online channels

Generate QR codes that retarget
QR code tracking and scans

Track scans and analytics

Monitor the QR code campaign, track scans and analyse them based on the date, time, location and device used. This helps in fine-tuning your multi campaign QR codes. You can also export the analytics in CSV format and integrate with Google Analytics.

Generate campaign landing pages

Get started with a campaign webpage without coding! We call these easy-to-create landing pages, markdown cards. These markdown cards are mobile-friendly pages. Modify an existing markdown card template or get started with a new one.

QR code for free landing pages
High resolution QR code generator

High-resolution print format

We make sure you do not have to compromise on the quality of the QR code. Download the QR code in multiple pixel sizes and format options, such as JPEG, PNG, EPS and SVG. All our QR codes are perfect for high-quality printing.

QR code types

Step 1: Choose the type of QR code

Beaconstac’s QR code generator currently supports website URLs, plain text, vCard, e-mail, SMS and other types of QR codes. We are adding more QR code types, really soon. However, with the given QR code options, you can create a QR code for almost all your business needs!

Step 2: Add the QR code content

For website QR codes, add a website link, a social media page, a Google My Business page or an app store URL. For an email/ SMS QR code, input the contact you want to send a message to and the email/SMS message. For a vCard QR code, fill in contact details like name, mobile number, email id, company, address, and website

Step 3: Make a choice: Static or Dynamic

If you are looking to use QR codes to deliver a single campaign throughout its lifetime, select “single campaign QR code”. But if are looking schedule,re-use and update campaigns linked to the QR code, without reprinting them, select dynamic QR code.

Step 4: Customize the QR code

Give your QR code a makeover with a host of formatting options available. With Beaconstac’s QR code generator, you can modify the background color, foreground color, and add a logo in the center that either indicates what happens when the QR code is scanned or a brand logo.

Step 5: Generate and download high-quality QR codes for print

Hit generate to get high-quality QR code images. In the free plan, you can download the QR code as a file. However, if you want the QR code in other formats such as JPEG, PNG, EPS, and SVG, you need to upgrade to higher plans. Check out our pricing plans.

Schedule campaigns | Update campaigns | No reprinting required

Do you need a dynamic QR Code generator?

Do you sell pancakes for breakfast, pizzas for lunch and salads for dinner?

Or, do you update the list of properties available for sale, every day?

Or, do you update the offers based on the day of the week or season of the year?

In any of the above cases, you obviously do not enjoy changing the display messages and signages so often. :(

Dynamic QR codes are the solution!

These QR codes point to different campaigns at different times of the day and days of the week, without reprinting or replacing a QR code. It’s like creating a Google calendar for QR codes.

So, with multi-campaign QR codes, you can -

Fine-tune campaigns on an on-going basis, based on customer response

Update the campaign with your latest offerings or promotions

Plan flexible campaigns

Generate Dynamic QR codes

Proven QR code use-cases and examples

SCAN - SAVE DETAILS - CONTACT

On business cards

Keep your contact details always up-to-date without reprinting and redistributing your business cards. QR codes on business cards make it seamless for your users to get in touch with you. It’s as easy as scan - save details - contact.

In addition to delivering your contact details, you can also use a QR code on your business card linking to

  • - Your business page or website
  • - Your Facebook or other social media pages
  • - A video content that can be bookmarked
  • - A lead generation form
QR codes on business cards
PROMOTE DIGITAL CAMPAIGNS USING PRINT MATERIAL

On print media

Adding QR codes to traditional marketing channels like flyers, brochures, posters etc, makes them interactive, impactful and fun.

Here are a few ideas on what you can put behind QR codes on print marketing material -

  • - Online menu
  • - Promotions and coupons
  • - App store/ Google Play
  • - Event details
  • - Social media links
  • - Online store
QR codes on flyers and posters
BRIDGE THE GAP BETWEEN DESKTOP AND MOBILE

On websites and emails

Connecting an experience from desktop/laptop to mobile and tablet should be seamless. Among other ways of achieving it - forwarding emails and sharing the link through SMS, using a QR code to connect is more streamlined and instant.

QR codes on websites and emails can be used to -

  • - Download an app instantly
  • - Save or play a podcast/video on a smartphone
  • - Save images on a smartphone gallery
QR codes on website and emails
SMOOTHEN POST PURCHASE EXPERIENCE

On interactive product packaging

Interactive product packaging by adding QR codes is an amazing way to make your product fun, memorable and helpful. Not just that, the best time of asking for feedback or product reviews is when the user is using the product.

Add QR codes on product packaging to -

  • - Get honest and accurate reviews
  • - Connect with users on social media channels
  • - Allow users to re-order
  • - Show them related products
  • - Deliver video tutorials or tips on making the best use of the product
QR codes on product packaging

On business cards

Keep your contact details always up-to-date without reprinting and redistributing your business cards.

On print media

Adding QR codes to traditional marketing channels like flyers makes them interactive, impactful and fun.

On websites and emails

Connecting an experience from desktop/laptop to mobile and tablet should be seamless.

On product packaging

Interactive product packaging by adding QR codes is an amazing way to make your product fun, memorable and helpful.

Q. What is a QR Code? How does it work?

QR Code stands for Quick Response Codes. QR codes are 2-dimensional barcodes that when scanned open up a link, add contacts, send SMSes, make calls among other things. The most popular QR code use case is that it can be scanned to learn about the product in detail. You will often find QR codes on product packaging, marketing material such as billboards, posters and signage or on direct emails and websites.

To understand how a QR code works, let’s take an example of a real-time bus schedule at a bus station.

1. A well-designed appealing poster at the bus station has a QR code.

2. Tourists waiting at the bus station, scan the QR code using their smartphones

3. A mobile friendly landing page with all the details load on their smartphone.

Q. What is a QR code used for?

QR codes were initially designed to track cars through the manufacturing process. But, with the growing popularity of QR Codes marketers and business owners are now using QR codes on almost everything - product packaging to billboards to business cards and more. Here are some of the most popular QR code use-cases to get inspired from -

  • 1. QR codes on business cards

    Save contact directly to mobile phones by using QR codes on business cards. It simplifies the process of getting in touch with a business.

  • 2. QR codes on print media

    Promote digital campaigns or material via print media. Beaconstac’s feature - dynamic QR codes, can be leveraged to run different campaigns at different times, which means you can always promote your latest products without the pain of redistributing print media.

  • 3. QR codes on business stationery and invoices

    Smoothen the post purchase experience by adding QR codes to invoices. Link directly to user guides, contact information, re-order options or return labels.

  • 4. QR codes on event material

    From promoting an event to making it successful, QR codes can be widely used at multiple touchpoints. Allow users to scan a QR code and add the event to their calendars. You can also link e-tickets, travel directions, event handouts and more to QR codes. This helps them keep digital versions of everything important.

Q. Are QR codes free?

Yes, absolutely! With Beaconstac’s QR Code generator, you can create and customize QR codes for free. Also, they are valid forever! :D

However, if you are looking to

  • - Create dynamic QR codes
  • - Create campaign web pages for mobile
  • - Download QR codes in EPS and SVG
  • - Manage and fine-tune campaigns
  • - Track performance

You can sign up for a 14-day trial period and upgrade to our starter plan post the trial period.

Q. What does Static and Dynamic QR Code mean?

There are two types of QR codes. Static and Dynamic. With Beaconstac’s QR code generator, the guide to creating QR codes is easier than ever!

1. Static - A type of QR code, which is recommended for a one time, limited interval usage. Once the information is embedded in the QR code, it cannot be changed post printing.

2. Dynamic - The second type of QR code, where the information can be changed, prior and post-printing. The same QR code can be used to share different information, at different time intervals, almost making it seem recyclable. Dynamic QR codes also give you information regarding the number of scans, location, time, analytics and allows you to fine tune and manage campaigns based on this information.

Try Static and Dynamic here!

Q. Can my smartphone scan QR codes?

The capability of a smartphone scanning a QR code is based on the system software. If the smartphone is an Android and has an Operating System of Android 8.0 and higher, QR codes can be natively scanned by the smartphone camera. If it is an iPhone with an Operating System of iOS 11 and higher, QR codes can be natively scanned with the camera app.

If the smartphone has an Operating system that is Android 7 and lower or iOS 10 and lower, then one can download a QR code scanning app from respective app stores.

Q. What is the minimum size of a QR code?

The size of a QR code should not be less than 1cm x 1cm (0.4 inches x 0.4 inches). QR codes, if printed in a size smaller than that, cannot be detected by smartphones and scanners.

Q. How do I check the performance of my QR code?

While Static QR codes also work in effective information delivery, Dynamic QR codes just go the extra mile and allow you to track the number of scans, time, location, type of software used to scan, integrate with Google Analytics and help in retargeting. That way, one can change their campaigns according to the data and understand their customers better.

Get started with Dynamic QR codes and create trackable QR Codes

Q. QR Code Metrics: How do you monitor QR code results?

To monitor QR code results, you must first create a dynamic QR code. Once you start running campaigns, you will see metrics such as the number of scans, location, time, date of scan on the dashboard. You can also integrate Google Analytics to view other key demographics.

Q. Besides URLs, how are QR codes used?

QR codes can be used to deliver marketing campaigns, ask for customer feedback, make payments, navigate to a physical location, share files like PDFs, images, videos and more. Read more about all the types of QR codes

Q. Do QR codes have to be black and white?

No. QR codes can be colorful, You can choose a different foreground and background color. You can even add a background image to the QR code to make it more interesting.

Q. How do I generate QR codes with text or logos embedded?

To generate a QR code with text or logo embedded, you have to ‘Upload a logo or image’ or choose a logo from the gallery. To download it, you will have to upgrade to the Starter plan. You can sign up for a 14-day free trial to create free static and dynamic QR codes with a logo. After the trial ends, you will no longer have access to the dynamic QR codes. Learn more about designing QR codes with logo

Q. How do I generate a large batch of QR codes?

You can create 100 QR codes at once using our Bulk QR code generator. To use this, you have to sign up for the 14-day free trial or purchase the Starter plan. All you have to do is upload a CSV file, customize the QR code and download the ZIP file containing all your QR codes. Read our step-by-step guide here

Q. Can QR codes be scanned without an app?

Yes, QR codes can be scanned without an app. You can read our instructional guide on how to scan a QR code on your Android and iOS device as well as your desktop. If your Android smartphone is not running on Android 8 or above, you may need an app. Read our list of recommended apps

Q. If a user scans a QR Code, can their device be traced?

Personally identifiable information is not stored. When a user scans a QR code, information such as time, date, location and country of scan is collected. If the QR code is scanned through an app, more details may be tracked.

Q. Should QR codes be used for real estate?

Realtors and real estate companies have a lot to gain from QR codes. QR codes can act as an on-call retailer when placed on ‘For Sale’ signs and bench ads making it easy for buyers to check out properties nearby, schedule an appointment or even look at a virtual tour. How to use QR codes in real estate

Q. How to create a QR code?

Creating a QR code is pretty straightforward. Here are the steps to get started -

  • a. Select a QR code generator that suits your business needs

    The core requirement of a QR code generator is to support all types of QR code - vCard, URL, text message, email, app download and more.

    Other requirements from a QR code generator include, customizations to align with your brand, campaign management for static and dynamic QR codes, and most importantly performance tracking.

  • b. Choosing the right type of QR code to get started with

    Some might argue that ultimately all kinds of QR codes can be generated using a basic URL QR code type. However, that’s not the most optimal way. QR codes should initiate an action on scanning rather than just navigating to a landing page. The distinct QR code types that initiate different actions on scanning are - URL, text message, email, vCard and phone call.

    Choose the right type of QR code

    In addition to the basic QR code types listed above, other types like app download QR code, image QR code, MP3 QR code and more, add more relevance and intuitiveness to the QR code. So choose the type carefully :)

  • c. Fill in the URL or other input fields

    Once you decide which type is best suited for your use case, a form opens up on the QR code generator. Depending on what type of QR code you are looking to generate, the number of input fields differ. Fill in the information that corresponds to the campaign you are looking to promote.

  • d. Make a choice between static and dynamic

    Did you like many others went ahead with the default selection of static QR codes and missed the dynamic part? Dynamic QR codes are extremely powerful for businesses. It allows business owners to send time-based campaigns when scanned. (Learn more about it)

    Static QR codes vs Dynamic QR codes
  • e. Customize QR code

    The fun part of generating QR codes is customizing them! A QR code represents your campaign and should reflect the campaign branding. Beaconstac’s QR code generator allows customization options in its free forever plan. Not all QR code generators have customizations in the free plan, but we thought why put the best and most fun part behind a plan :)

    You can customize the color, add a logo in the center and do a lot of other fun things! To help you move faster, we also have pre-designed logos for most use-cases.

    QR Code customizations
  • f. Download the QR code in a format that suits your use-case and TEST!

    QR code use cases range from business cards to posters to billboards to digital medium. The choice of QR code format should totally depend on what you intend to use QR codes for. Here are our recommendations based on best practices -

    • PNG format: Suitable for digital medium, such as website, social media posts, ad campaigns on third party sites or self sites, call-to-action banners on blogs, email signatures and more.
    • EPS or SVG format: Suitable for print medium, such as on product packaging, bills, business cards, flyers, banners, posters, billboards, labels and stickers.

    Once you download the QR code and use it as desired, use your phone’s in-built QR code scanner or a third party QR code scanner to test the QR code. Here’s how to scan your QR code with an Android or iOS smartphone.

  • g. Track analytics and fine-tune the campaign

    Like all other marketing campaigns - digital or print, monitoring and measuring the efficacy of the campaign is of supreme importance. With Beaconstac’s powerful analytics engine you can measure analytics at campaign level and individual QR code level. All of this is presented in a graphical way to make it easier to track progress.

    QR code tracking analytics

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Latest news in QR Code space

21 August 2019
Haryana Government in India is all set to implement an 18 digit QR Code carrying metal plates outside all built-up structures across the state. The government has begun a drone-based geographic information survey to analyze all properties in the state
20 August 2019
Commercial Bank of Ceylon is going to launch an app ComBank Q+ which will allow customers and merchants to support both static and dynamic QR codes for a friction-less experience. Start creating your own dynamic QR codes
12 August 2019
OCBC customers can use the Pay Anyone app and scan a QR code displayed on the ATM screen and withdraw cash without using an ATM pin or a card. QR Codes are far more secure as pins can be stolen and ATM cards can be skimmed but a mobile device cannot. Even if the device is in the wrong hands, there is a biometric authentication which bars third-parties from accessing the bank account. QR Codes also reduce the amount of time spent at ATMs from 80 seconds to 45 seconds.
9 August 2019
The Department of Land Transport has announced a plan to roll out a QR code based complaint system in all taxis to improve passenger service. Passengers will be able to view the driver’s basic information and file complaints by scanning the QR code through their smartphone.
6 August 2019
At the world premiere of the first-ever BMW 2 Series Gran Coupé, BMW’s test car will sport a large QR code on the front doors leading to their mobile site. This QR code can be scanned with a smartphone’s camera without needing an app and tells the user everything they need to know regarding the car.
5th August 2019
QR Codes can help you manage your To-Do lists, manage stress and even help you stay on top of all your important deadlines.
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24 July 2019
Absolut Co., owner of the Malibu rum brand is making its packaging smart for 300,000 Malibu bottles with a NFC and a QR code on the front shoulder of the bottle. Consumers can tap or scan the NFC or QR code to participate in a summertime promotion called Malibu Games wherein they can win prizes. The QR Code also provides access to drink recipes and sweepstakes competitions.
22 July 2019
China’s trash bags get an update. QR codes on the trash bag will let you know the origin of the trash and will be helpful for the origin and classification of waste.
19 July 2019
After the parking ban around public parking lots, BMC has placed QR codes on boards to help motorists find parking space. Motorists can scan the QR code with their smartphone to find directions to all nearby public parking plots.
16 July 2019
Olga Skorobogatova, the deputy CEO of the central bank in Russia, said that they plan to introduce a commission fee for QR code payments which will vary from 0.2 to 0.7 percent.
12 July 2019
Vice President Bhawumia has announced that Ghana’s next level of digitization will include a universal QR code payment system. This will also help the country move into a cashless society because POS devices will no longer be required.
9th july 2019
A green laundry base in Wuhan, Central China’s Hubei Province is planning to place a QR code in bedding and towels so that guests can scan it and know when it was last washed.
5th July 2019
A new communications services company has just announced the launch of QUICKOM. From enterprises to personal use, QUICKOM gives user control over communications along with privacy. Users use their camera to scan the unique and customizable QR code which initiates a direct call automatically.
1 July 2019
WhatsApp is planning to roll out a new update wherein QR codes will be available for every contact. This will finally allow businesses that use WhatsApp that use QR codes to publish these online and have customers get in touch with them directly.
26 June 2019
Lalbagh Botanical Gardens in Bengaluru, India will soon place QR codes on all their trees. Visitors will be able to see interesting facts about the trees when they scan the QR code through their smartphones.
25 June 2019
Facebook announced Libra, a new digital cryptocurrency, which is backed by 20 other companies including Visa and Uber and launching a subsidiary, Calibra to manage the currency. Consumers will be able to pay for purchases at merchants using Libra via QR codes and also request for payments.