vCard QR Code: Grow your business with a virtual business card

How to create and design a vCard QR code

vCard QR code generator for business

What is a vCard QR Code?

This is a type of QR code that contains your contact details like your name, email, work address and phone number. You can also add other details such as your social media profile links or any other information you deem necessary.

With a vCard QR code, you do not even have to spend money printing out business cards. You can use one business card and have a potential lead scan it giving you some extra time to engage in a conversation. Most business cards get tucked away or thrown away. With a vCard QR code, it is simple and instantaneous. Scan the QR code and save the details.

Create your first vCard QR code

How to create a vCard QR Code

Creating a vCard is an easy 3 step process.
Select vCard and enter all your details

Select vCard and enter all your details

Test your QR code and download it.

Test your QR code and download it.

How to choose the right QR code generator for your vCard QR Code

You need a QR code generator that is easy to use, simple and efficient. You should look out for features like customization that allows you to add your own logo and colors.

Beaconstac’s QR code generator allows you to do all this and more. Creating a vCard QR code is free and there is no limit to the number of times the QR code can be scanned.

Say, your work address or number changes, you can simply reuse the same vCard QR code by choosing to create a dynamic QR code. A dynamic QR code, as the name suggests, is a QR code that evolves and adapts with your needs.

Beaconstac allows you to create, manage and analyze your dynamic QR codes so that when your business evolves, your QR codes evolve with you.

Getting started with dynamic QR codes

Designing a vCard QR code

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vCard QR code
vCard QR code
vCard QR code

Creating a vCard QR code is easy but how do you about designing one? Here are some quick pointers to keep in mind -

  1. Details that you should add: Add your first name and last name, designation, your work email, phone number and work address or company’s website.
  2. Color of the QR code: To reinforce your company’s branding, choose a color from the color palette for your company’s website or logo.
  3. Logo of the company: This is crucial. You can either choose a logo from the gallery or upload your own logo. This lets consumers know exactly what they are scanning.
  4. Size of the QR code: When you print out the QR code on a business card or on other print material, make sure that it is at least 2 cm x 2 cm.
  5. Blank space: If your vCard QR code is going to be printed on a business card, be mindful of the blank space on the QR code. Your QR code should be in the center if there is no other text on the card. If you choose to add your name and designation on the card, have the QR code still be the main element on the business card by following the rule of thirds.
  6. Compelling CTA: QR codes do pique interest but you can never go wrong by adding a compelling CTA that lets the user know what they are scanning.

Dynamic vCard QR codes

Having a dynamic vCard QR code allows you to update your information without having to print out new QR codes. A user who already has your business card can scan to see updated information without skipping a beat. No more broken links and no need to redirect users.

How to create a dynamic vCard QR codes

Step 1: Get started with the Beaconstac QR code solution

Beaconstac QR code solution

Open up your account and click on Markdown cards in the left panel to create your vCard. A markdown card is a Beaconstac creative that allows you to create a short landing page for just about anything.

Step 2: Customize your Markdown card

Customize your Markdown card

Add text, buttons, CTA or even embed a Google Maps navigation to your business’s location.

Step 3: Create a QR code

Create a QR code

Select dynamic QR code and choose your Markdown card from the list. Download it in your preferred resolution and print it.

Designing a dynamic vCard QR code

You should have all of these elements in your dynamic vCard QR code

To align with your company’s branding, choose colors from the same color palette and make sure there is enough blank space to make the markdown card look aesthetically pleasing.

Changing the content of the dynamic vCard QR code

It is exceedingly simple to change the content of your dynamic vCard QR code.

  1. Click on the Markdown card you created from the list.
  2. Make the edits necessary and save it.
  3. That’s it. Your old QR code will now show an updated vCard information.

QR codes on business cards

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Not only can you create a vCard QR code but you can also create a whole campaign with QR codes on business cards.

Depending on your use case, you can add a Social Media QR code, Website QR code, Facebook QR code, Video QR code, Image Gallery QR code. The possibilities are endless. These QR codes can not only deliver your information but they can also help a potential lead understand your business, your product or your service better.

Make these QR codes dynamic and you can keep using the same business card for all your new product lines.

Here’s all you need to know about QR codes on business cards

vCard QR code FAQs

How do I create a QR code for a contact?

Select vCard on Beaconstac’s QR code generator and enter your name, email and phone number. Generate your QR code and test it to make sure it works. Download it and print it or share it over email or on print material.

How do you scan a QR code?

Scanning QR codes is easy with iPhones and Android phones. Point your camera at the QR code, and click on the link or notification that pops up. Learn more about scanning QR codes here.

Start managing your vCard QR codes