QR Quick Response Code
QR codes, or quick response codes, is a type of 2D bar code that may be decoded using your smartphone with a QR code reader. QR codes were first created in the mid 1990's as a system for tracking auto parts in Japan. QR codes have evolved and proven to be very useful in marketing and convenience related applications that is more suitable for smartphone users. QR codes now show up in many places such as print marketing materials, movie posters, product promotional posters, billboards, flyers, even tee-shirts among other things. These QR codes can be seen in newspaper ads, magazines, business cards, artwork, and other everyday items.
The QR code above when scanned will provide the link to www.gigasites.mobi
. Try it now. Simply scan the code with your smartphone or mobile device (with a QR reader application).
Example of using QR codes in Real Estate...
You have a home for sale and at the entrance you have placed your "For Sale" sign and maybe some method of holding flyers with information about the home and how to contact you. Now lets add a QR code to your "For Sale" sign. An interested person drives by and see's the "For Sale" sign they pull up and stop to write down contact phone number. And on the sign they read "Smartphone Users Scan the Sign for More Information" Wow they pull out their smartphone scan the sign which has the QR code. Their smartphone reads the code and directs them to your mobile website page with all the information about the home and your contact information. How easy is that! A potential buyer is now setting in their car in front of the home reading all about it and even more exciting is that even if this turns out not to be the home for them you also gave them an opportunity to find other homes you might have for sale in the area. All this happened in less than 5 minutes!
Example of using QR codes on your business cards...
Adding a QR quick response code to your business card is another great way to put this technology to use for you. Anyone with a smartphone could scan your business card and be directed directly to your mobile friendly website within seconds and be learning much more about your business then they would from just a traditional business card and they can even save that in their smartphone for future use.
I'm sure you can see the endless possibilities of this QR code technology and how your business may benefit.
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