QR Codes: Shortcut to everything

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Have you noticed some QR codes around the street or online? Have you ever wondered what are they for or how scan them?

QR code (abbreviated from -Quick Response Code-) is a type of matrix barcode (or two-dimensional barcode) first designed in 1994 for the automotive industry in Japan. What is a barcode? It is a machine-readable optical label that contains information about the item to which it is attached. Noticed how amazingly those scanners in the grocery counter collects information like price, product name, and product image every time we check-out? Crazy right? What even crazier is we didn’t even ask ourselves how did they do that and we just automatically know how to use it.

There’s a lot of benefits when you have QR Code. They are also beneficial for both customers and businesses. For example, a business saves money and advertising costs by distributing a QR code to their website or URL. A customer can scan this QR code and this allows them to store the information for future reference.

With the Coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic happening right now, people will spend most of their time browsing the internet especially when it comes to shopping and services searching out of boredom while planning what to do when they’re ready to get out from self-quarantine and social distancing. It is the best time to have QR Codes ready to post and share on your business website, Facebook Business Page, Social Media pages and Messages.

It is easy to generate a QR Code for your business, website, marketing promotion, services, geolocation, contact number, email, and so on. Check out the link below for a 100% QR Code Generator:

QRCode Monkey

If you’re still confused why your business needs a professional QR Code this 2020, comment below and I’ll try to help you today.

Jason Curay

Co-Founder, Director of Outside Digital Ltd

He finished a Bachelor’s Degree in Business back in the Philippines and moved to New Zealand in a quest for a new adventure. He Graduated with a new Diploma in Information Technology to learn web development. With his combined knowledge and experiences in Business, Marketing and Technology, in 2019, he started his own company, Outside Digital New Zealand that helps small businesses connect with their target customers.


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