QR Code Generator / Barcode Scanner ( Reader ) App:
Creative Uses of QR (Quick Response) Code for marketing
1. QR Code on business cards.
Rather than overload a business card with all of your contact info you could include the bare minimum for reaching you, then create a QR code that leads people to your Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube profiles.
Take customers to a page with more detailed information that wouldn’t easily fit in a print ad
3. Storefront displays.
Few retail businesses are open 24/7. Do not disappoint potential customers after you’ve left for the day. Create a Shop Online Now! QR code and put it in your storefront window. One quick scan and you’ve turned a potential lost sale into an online customer who’s going to share a lot more of their contact information with you.
4. Promotions, discounts and giveaways.
If you want to encourage patronage from the iPhone and Android set, you could create discounts that are specific to the QR codes. You could run these codes in advertisements or post them throughout your store. You could even turn them into a “retweet” so that your shoppers share their discount with their followers.
5. Laptop stickers.
Slap a QR sticker of your vCard or website to your laptop, making it easier for other geeks to connect with you when you’re at the local coffee shop.
Put your QR code on your t-shirt for some shameless self-promotion. Or, make a bigger impression by printing up 100 t-shirts and put them on 100 interns and have them attend a public event. For more engagement from the crowd, put different messages on the shirts, so people take more scans of more of your codes.
7. Use QR code to get Likes and Follows.
8. Supplement your retail space.
QR codes next to pieces of art could help art galleries move more art, or museums replace those aging audio tape tours. Hardware stores could link to how-to videos on YouTube of how to use specific power tools. Groceries could link to pages that talk about how their products were sourced, and perhaps to interviews of the farmers who grew the food. Electronic shops could bring visitors to review sites so they could get unbiased reviews of stocked products. Or to an e-commerce site where shoppers could buy out-of-stock items. Book stores could link to their own reviews of books on their blog.
9. Direct employers to your resume, your LinkedIn profile or your Vcard
10. Creative Ads for Apps
What are some of the most creative uses of QR codes you’ve found? Have you used a QR code yourself in a promotion? What sort of results did you get? Share your thoughts and ideas in the comments below!