6 July 2020Scotland’s Edinburgh beer gardens and outdoor cafes have reopened their doors and leveraged QR Code menus to stop the spread of the virus.
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Create QR Codes, manage campaigns and monitor analytics - all in one place
Turn your links, PDFs and locations into QR Codes - faster than ever! Amp it up with our QR Code design elements
Add a logo or an image file to the QR Code
Make sure your user knows who the QR Code belongs to. Upload your brand logo or an image file on the QR Code generator. Even if you don’t have one, try icons from our gallery. With a real-time preview, it’s easy to see how the QR Code with logo is coming together.
Separate yours from a black-and-white QR Code!
Pick colors that your brand uses elsewhere and apply the same to your QR Code. You can either choose to apply a bold brand color or a gradient for a fresh and attractive QR Code
Create custom-shaped QR codes
You can choose from different data patterns and eye shapes. Pick a rounded corner, sharp edges or a diamond-shaped eye. Play with data patterns till you love your QR Code
Add a frame with a call-to-action
Add a short and clear CTA on the QR Code frame that nudges users to act. For example, download the app or scan to buy
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Unlike static (regular) QR Codes, you can edit the link to dynamic QR Codes - even after printing. Think of it as an editable Slack message instead of an email sent with a typo!
Make a move at the right time
Send time-based dynamic QR Code campaigns that increase the likelihood of engagement. This is particularly impactful with QR Code menus. For eg, display eggs for breakfast and salads for dinner
Stay updated - always
Moving to a new website or need to update contact details linked to your QR Code? With dynamic QR Codes, edit all the information - quick and hassle-free
Make data-driven iterations
Use our built-in intelligence or connect dynamic QR Codes with Google Analytics to uncover user insights. Drive better results with data-driven iterations
We surface your important metrics as charts - number of scans vs location. You can also take a look at the best and worst-performing campaigns in a glance. Leverage this scan statistics to spot trends, track scan performance & improve your campaigns.
Connect with Google Analytics to see your users' journey, their age, gender, & interests.
Make informed decisions with a downloaded CSV file by your side!
All first-time visitors don't become customers but have the intention to buy. If you are a brick-and-mortar business owner, you already know this. You cannot change that unless you re-engage with them - online. Here’s how QR code online retargeting with Beaconstac works-
Engage and get users to scan QR Codes at your business location
Recapture their attention on Facebook and Google Ads, when they go online
Begin with offline channels and achieve business goals using online channels
Create landing pages for all your QR Codes - all it takes is 10mins. And, no coding!
Drag and drop blocks required in your landing page - image, content, headings, video or a button. Apply fonts and colors of choice. Plus, all our landing pages are optimized to look good on mobile.
We make sure you do not have to compromise on the quality of the QR code. Download HD quality QR codes in multiple file formats, such as JPEG, PNG, EPS and SVG. All our QR codes are perfect for high-quality printing.
Adding a logo to your QR Code or altering the shape could lead to unscannable codes. To overcome this challenge, all our customized QR Codes are automatically error-corrected.
There is always some degree of deterioration due to normal wear and tear. With high levels of error correction (Level M - upto 15% damage), our QR Codes are always scannable.
Help your customers identify with your brand. Modify the URL your customers see after they scan the QR code. Say, you have a business named McMickey. All your QR code campaigns can have the custom domain qr.mcmickey.com.
Your QR code campaigns have a completely personalized URL. Target the right segment with a customized personal URL. So, for instance, if you are selling event tickets, your URL can read qr.mcmickey.com/event-tickets..
Large teams have bulk requirements! With Beaconstac’s custom QR Code generator make up to 100 QR codes in a single batch. Create QR Codes for websites, vCards, emails, texts, and calls in bulk and download them in a ZIP file
Automate the creation of QR Codes using an API. These QR Codes could be static, dynamic, colored, or QR codes with logo. Developed to work for both Android and iOS applications.
Marketing automation drives up sales by 14.5% and reduces overhead by 12.2%. That is why brands like you should integrate Zapier into the Beaconstac dashboard. Create QR Codes for new entries in a Google sheet, or build a more creative zap
One-size-fits-all, is not the best idea for global brands. Create multi-lingual QR Codes for your brand, that speak to users in their native language. Choose from an extensive list of languages and support as many languages as you want.
What is a QR Code and its history?
A QR Code that stands for Quick Response Code is a two-dimensional barcode. It stores information as alphanumerics. You can use a QR Code scanner app, a QR Code reader or an in-built QR scanner on a smartphone to scan and decode the alphanumeric code. Once decoded, the information is displayed in a human-digestible format.
The invention of barcodes made life easier for cashiers at supermarkets in Japan. But, since they could only hold 20 alphanumeric characters, they were of limited help
As an advancement, Denso Wave came up with QR Codes with high-speed reading capabilities. Auto industry was the early adopters of QR Codes. They used QR Codes to manage production, ship and issue transactional slips. In time, food, pharmaceutical and contact lens companies started using QR Codes
Approval of QR Codes as an AIM standard meant they could be used in the automatic identification industry
The rise of mobile app readers attributed to the widespread use of QR Codes across the globe. Having said that, having an app on the smartphone to scan was still a barrier
Apple introduced built-in support for QR Code scanning in the camera app. In the following year, Android came up with similar capabilities in Google Lens. These are a few factors that led to the hyper-growth of QR Codes
QR codes today are the fine balance between being cost-effective & delivering rich engagement. As a result, most Fortune 500 companies have now added QR Codes to their marketing mix.
Create a branded QR Code and add it to your marketing material or product packaging
Measure scan performance & fine-tune the campaign timings, content or QR Code position
Go beyond URL QR Codes! Choose from SMS, call, email, vCard, text, app download, PDF and other QR Code types - that suit your marketing needs
Depending on the type of QR Code, fill in the required fields. It could be the URL of a website, social media page, contact details, app download link, text or a PDF
Make the most of our customization options to get more eyes on your QR Code! Add a company logo, try different data patterns, colors and a call-to-action frame
Get ahead and download your QR Codes in formats that suit your marketing strategy. Use .png & .jpg for online campaigns whereas .eps & .svg for offline marketing material
Our QR Code generator supports creating multiple types of QR Codes - some for
free and the other when you sign up. Pick the one that works best for your use case
App download QR code
Promote a single QR code and make it simple for consumers to access the app on Google Play, App Store or Windows App Store, based on the device.
vCard QR code
Sharing your contact details is as easy as - scan & save as contact! Generate more leads, and get added to your consumer’s contact lists, instantly.
Video QR code
Make your product display or movie poster more interactive & fun by sharing a video about the product, video testimonials or a trailer of the movie.
Text QR code
Allow consumers to view product specifications, promo codes, detailed offer, property listing using plain text QR codes.
Mp3 QR code
Keep your consumers engaged while they shop or visit your business location. Deliver a music playlist, podcast or audio message when they scan a QR code.
Email QR code
Help your consumers get in touch with you - quick & easy Allow them to scan & access the pre-filled email address & message in their email service app.
Instagram QR code
Make Instagram QR Codes that helps get more followers and engagement. YouTube influencers usually use instagram QR Codes at meetups to grow their insta following.
SCAN - SAVE DETAILS - CONTACT
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
PROMOTE DIGITAL CAMPAIGNS USING PRINT MATERIAL
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 -
BRIDGE THE GAP BETWEEN DESKTOP AND MOBILE>
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 -
SMOOTHEN POST PURCHASE EXPERIENCE>
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 in order to -
Keep your contact details always up-to-date without reprinting and redistributing your business cards.
Adding QR codes to traditional marketing channels like flyers makes them interactive, impactful and fun.
Connecting an experience from desktop/laptop to mobile and tablet should be seamless.
Interactive product packaging by adding QR codes is an amazing way to make your product fun, memorable and helpful.
Irrespective of the industry, bridging offline and online can be a challenge. QR Codes serve perfectly for most industries
Make your shop pop by integrating offline and online experiences with QR Codes. Make your product packages, menus and takeaway bags interactive and personal with QR Codes.
Shopping and E-commerce
Every interaction matters. Whether it’s offline shopping connecting to an AR experience, or bringing users back from a delivered package - QR Codes help in both, and more.
Logistics and Shipping
Ship better customer experiences! Use a QR Code to make it easy to get in touch via email or message, provide instant information about the package or just track the delivery status.
Better care starts with breaking silos between offline and online. QR Codes help deliver a patient’s progress to the doc & assists patients with medicine dosage and expiration date.
Travel and Tourism
Guide to the path less-travelled! Leverage QR Codes at strategic locations to navigate users to off-beat attractions, deliver local maps and itineraries, and inform them about the history.
Always be available for potential buyers even in non-working hours - with a QR Code. Use these QR Codes to deliver contact details in the form of a digital vCard, around the clock.
Creating a QR Code takes 20secs if you have the right QR Code generator!
Yes, absolutely! With Beaconstac’s QR Code generator, you can create basic and colorful QR codes for free.
No, not after Apple integrated QR Code scanning capabilities in native camera apps. Android made a similar switch with Google Lens. Scanning a QR Code today is as simple as point-the-camera-to-scan.
The minimum size of a scannable QR Code is 1 inch x 1 inch. However, the right size is also dependent on factors such as scanning distance, amount of data fitted into the QR Code and error correction levels. A basic formula for determining size based on scanning distance is: Size = Distance/10
The capacity of data a QR Code can hold is dependent on the number of rows and columns it possesses, The denser a QR Code looks, the more rows and columns it has, and the more data it can hold. The latest version of QR Codes, which version 40 has 31,329 modules (177 rows x 177 columns) and can hold 3KB of data.
Use the Beaconstac platform to monitor the number of scans and other significant data pointers, based on the location, device and other demographics to fine-tune your QR Code campaign.
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
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.
Static QR Codes can be used to direct users to a fixed destination. This means one cannot change the destination URL once printed and distributed. However, dynamic QR Codes can flexible in nature. One can modify or rotate URLs linked to it, even after printing and distributing.
QR Codes are extremely versatile in its use-cases. It finds its use-cases in automobile industry, retail, real estate, F&B, tourism and events, alike. It is mostly used for payments, delivering detailed information about a product or to collect feedback.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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6 July 2020Scotland’s Edinburgh beer gardens and outdoor cafes have reopened their doors and leveraged QR Code menus to stop the spread of the virus.
5 July 2020Since restaurants opened their doors to dine-in service, restaurants in Denver have switched to QR Code menus to curb the transmission of the virus.
4 July 2020A QR Code-based entry log system was made mandatory at 80,000 facilities nationwide in the latest anti-virus ICT innovation.
3 July 2020Passengers traveling by Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) and cluster bus schemes will be able to pay for their bus tickets via QR Codes.
2 July 2020WhatsApp has introduced new features for both its mobile application and web such as animated stickers, QR Codes and dark mode for both iOS and Android operating systems.
1 July 2020The Ministry of Ports and Fisheries has decided to issue QR Code-based biometric identity cards to fishermen to enhance their safety features.
30 June 2020New passes with corresponding QR Codes will be distributed to Cebu households, which was proposed by the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) to further limit the movement of the residents.
29 June 2020The Central government is gearing up to use QR Codes in NCERT textbooks so they can be used for teaching via smart boards, TV and radio, and to provide easy access to information via smartphones.
28 June 2020The district administration of Hoshiarpur has launched QR Codes under the Ghar Ghar Rozgar Yojana of the Punjab Government to provide maximum employment.
27 June 2020Amazon Pay has launched Smart Stores that allows customers to scan a QR Code to explore products within offline stores and pay for them using various payment methods, including QR Codes and EMIs.