If you are like us, you really didn’t think much about QR Codes until recently. They have been around since the nineteen nineties, and we remember seeing the funny looking little squares with black and white smaller squares inside popping up from time to time over the past fifteen or twenty years. But didn’t pay much attention. In fact, it has probably been only the last five years or so that we have ever actually used them.
But now they are becoming a noticeably bigger part of our day to day life. At first we saw more and more of them at restaurants, and began to scan them to bring up a menu. But once we were familiar with them we began to see them at shops, museums, on signs, and even on TV. So we began to scan them in those places as well, and discovered that a wealth of information is available right at our fingertips.
Now we have learned that we can use them for our personal events as well, just like businesses have been doing for some time. By using a QR code generator we can create a unique code for all of our own occasions.
The more we thought about it, more ideas came to mind. The codes are a great way to allow friends and family to find out more about parties, weddings, baby showers, graduations, and all sorts of other functions.
By pointing the camera on a phone at the code, or on many new devices by just holding the screen over the code, a website comes up that can contain all of the pertinent information guests might need. Time and place, maps, and gift registries can all easily be included along with simple ways to RSVP.
Then we started thinking about a whole lot of other possible uses, such as lost pets, garage and yard sales, school functions, or even selling a car or house. The possibilities are almost endless. Just print a flyer or poster with the code on it and by scanning it people can get so much more information than could be printed on paper.
The process for creating a QR code is very simple too. Just three easy steps. The code generator will help you choose the content for the code. Then you can customize and design it as you wish, and finally, simply download your QR code. Another nice thing is that there is no limit on how many codes can be created.
Of course, the codes are also great for a multitude of business applications because it is so easy to share a link to a web page, or receive payments from clients, link to catalogs, or allow comments on your products or services, and much more.
Even better for businesses, it is simple to download all of the information about customers who use the code. Everything is kept track of, like the number of scans performed per day, what city and country they are from, the type of browser used, and which language they speak.
The term QR stands for quick response, and that is exactly what both you as the creator, and your friends, family, or customers, will get when they are used. An incredible amount of information can be instantly available, which is why they are becoming so popular.
David & Veronica, GypsyNester.com