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What's up with this square barcode?

Discussion in 'Offline Marketing' started by Nick1, Jan 22, 2012.

  1. Nick1

    Nick1 Junior Member

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    What's up with the barcode here:

    http://www.idiojet.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Scan-Barcode-Pics.jpg

    I keep seeing them everywhere and I don't know what that is. My friend told me this was something to scan with an iphone to get prices and stuff. How do I implement this kind of thing? Is it very complicated?

    Anybody got a story to share (success/failure/mixed)?
     
  2. -Jericho-

    -Jericho- Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    You're talking about QR codes:

    Code:
     http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QR_code
    Generator:

    Code:
    http://qrcode.kaywa.com/
    These are used for marketing to people with bar code scanner apps on their smartphones. They're used to promote offers, websites, URLs, etc. Many businesses are now starting to put them on marketing materials.
     
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  3. smallgiant

    smallgiant Regular Member

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    I actually put them on business cards. They wok great. Half the people don't know what it is and I explain it to them. Then they are amazed by it.

    The other half think its interesting and scan it out of curiosity.
     
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    BigMarcusStud Senior Member

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    Can I generate a QR code that automatically adds someone to a mailing list?
     
  5. WhiteFlame

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    Yeah thats a great idea I heard of a while back. I think I will start doing this too since I work in technology and its a cool story to tell.

    I am suprised being a member of this forum that you didn't know what they where by now but at least now you do.


    They are actually pretty cool, I remember the first time I saw it was when pepsi kept putting them on their cans with a little note saying "I wonder what this is"

    or something to that effect. Could not help but google it...


    Basically links to a site. Pretty cool if you ask me...
     
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  6. WhiteFlame

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    Yes you can. You would have to make it link to a URL that had this feature thats the only thing you have to do.

    I mean of course they will have to enter their email address and all that but I guess thats not what you wanted it to do right?
     
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    These things are everywhere.. I see them on advertisements all the time. Especially, on the sidewalk in Chicago etc.
    You can scan these with your phone and it takes you to the URL programmed into them etc. Very cool stuff, but I doubt most people will know to do that.
     
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  9. mark27

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    I wanna know if anyones started using QR codes to send unwitting people to shock sites?

    -Once they start sending them to shock sites people will realize how stupid they are and never scan them.
     
  10. eastken

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    QR Code is a kind of bar code that you can encode links, texts, images and so on to this QR Code, and people can scan it with QR Code scanner from camera. Anyone can create QR Code with some QR Code generator.
     
  11. Brad100

    Brad100 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Oh yeah? I'm sure OP will appreciate your help after 3 years, read the thread's starting date.
     
  12. johnnyr860

    johnnyr860 Junior Member

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    These types of barcodes seemed more popular a few years back. I know when they first came out people used them to link to their websites so when you scan it with your app it sends you to their website. My dad still has one on his business cards to help people find his business website but I aside from that I have not seen or heard of many businesses these days who use them anymore but I am sure there are still companies and businesses local and non local who use them.
     
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    No offense Nick1, this is the first time I saw someone who don't know what a qr code is. Now that you know what qr code is, I know for sure you would love using it. If used effectively it would generate interest to those people who want to know what your qr code would bring.
     
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    friendvijay16 Newbie

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    What list do you need?