QR codes are black and white, two dimensional barcodes with the ability to store unlimited amounts of information. Continue reading and find out all you need to know about creating your own codes, how they work and the benefits they come with for your business.
If you are observant, you must have come across these square boxes on business cards, posters, billboards and other print media. Normally, these codes contain useful information about products or businesses. The best part about using QR codes is that you can simply scan them using a smartphone scanner application. Better yet, you notice some phones come pre-installed with ready to use QR scanner apps. If your phone does not come with a scanner application, you can still download one and install it.
How to create your own QR code – How to use QR codes for your business
Placing a QR code on your business card is the best way to share your contact information with your users. This is because the codes can hold your business contacts, URL address and other information you wish. Through the URL you could be redirecting your clients to your website where they can get more information about your business and products.
Also, if you are the kind of person who prefers to do your marketing using posters, placing a QR code on the posters will surely benefit you since it can redirect your clients to websites where they can find more information on your business. You could also insert a quick response code with links and texts containing more of your contact information.
Step by step guide on how to create your own QR code
Unlike in the past when creating your own QR code required some technical know-how, this has changed with the availability of easy to use QR code generators.
If you want to use QR codes for anything you first need to create the code. Below are a few steps on how to go about creating QR codes:
To create your own QR code:
- First, find a reliable online code generator.
- From the text box provided, enter all your information details that you want to be encodes in the QR code.
- Click on ‘create QR code’.
- Once the code is created, test and analyze in preparation for use.