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Using QR Codes for Business
Using QR Codes for Business
Using QR Codes for Business
Using QR Codes for Business
Using QR Codes for Business
Using QR Codes for Business
Using QR Codes for Business
Using QR Codes for Business
Using QR Codes for Business
Using QR Codes for Business
Using QR Codes for Business
Using QR Codes for Business
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Using QR Codes for Business

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  • 1. February 11 & 12, 2013 Shannon Scanlan Business Services LibrarianArlington Heights Memorial Library
  • 2. What is a QR Code? QR is the abbreviation for Quick Response code Encoded information that is quickly read by a scanning device Scanning devices include mobile phones and iPads with cameras QR code readers are free apps available for download on smartphones with cameras, iPhones and the iPad
  • 3. Who is Using QR Codes? Restaurants Realtors Libraries Lawyers Park Districts Event Planners Job Seekers Artists Musicians
  • 4. Where Do You Find QR Codes?
  • 5. Using a QR Code Download a free QR code scanner app for your smartphone or tablet (device must have a camera) Click to open the app on your device Position the camera over the QR code while it scans The information embedded in the QR code will open (website link, phone number etc)
  • 6. Creating a QR Code Use a free QR code generator website Chose the type of information you will be embedding in the code  Website address  Phone number Enter in the information The QR code will preview Download the QR code to use
  • 7. QR Code Generators http://www.qrstuff.com/ http://qrcode.kaywa.com/ http://www.qrme.co.uk/ http://goqr.me/
  • 8. QR Code Ideas Website  Business cards Directions to your business  YouTube channel List of recommendations or  Movie trailers reviews  Coupons Product instructions  Polls Virtual property tour  Photos Job application  Music Food labels (winery, farm,  Advertisements bakery)  Phone numbers Nametags  Contact us page
  • 9. Letting Your Customers Know Include the QR code on:  Flyers  Brochures  Posters  Window decals  T-shirts  Print ads  Bumper stickers  Price tags  Menus  Ticket stubs  Book cover  Business cards
  • 10. Tracking QR Codes http://qreateandtrack.com (free and paid options) http://www.qreatebuzz.com http://www.tappinn.com
  • 11. Examples of QR Codes http://www.qrstuff.com/qr_code_examples.html How not to use QR codes  http://econsultancy.com/us/blog/10818-10-examples-of- qr-code-madness
  • 12. Resources Three Ways to Use QR Codes for Business  http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/222790# QR Codes-21 Ways to Use Them To Build Your Business  http://doncrowther.com/marketing/qrcodes The Latest QR Code News from HuffPost  http://mashable.com/category/qr-codes/ Creative QR codes  http://mashable.com/2011/07/23/creative-qr-codes/ QR codes with voice messages  http://mashable.com/2011/11/10/j-c-penney-qr-codes/ Creative QR Code Business Cards  http://www.webdesignerdepot.com/2011/07/30-creative-qr-code-business- cards/ Village of Arlington Heights and QR codes  http://triblocal.com/arlington-heights/2011/08/26/village-turns-to-social- media-to-market-businesses/

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