Why Are QR Codes Suddenly Showing Up in Our Local Stores?

If you are looking to keep up with the changing times and stay ahead of your competition, then you need to know how important QR codes can be for your business. Read this blog post for a rundown on how they work!

QR Codes in Retail Stores
QR Codes in Retail Stores

If you have been seeing QR Codes in your local stores lately, then chances are that they are there for a reason. Many retailers are using them as incentives to get shoppers into the store and make purchases. In this blog post, we will go over what these codes are, how they work, and why it is important to know about them if you want to stay competitive with other businesses.

It’s important to understand that QR Codes are not just for businesses. People might see them on a billboard, or in an email and want more information about what the code is advertising. They can scan it with their phone, and be taken to whatever website you put there! In this way, these codes make it easy for consumers to find additional information quickly simply by scanning the QR Code with their phone’s camera.

Why are Retailers Suddenly Using QR Codes?

Retailers are using QR codes for several reasons. One reason is to catch the attention of potential customers through a fun, interactive experience. Another reason is that they are more informative and easier to scan than UPC barcodes. They are also using QR codes to provide more information about their products. These codes can help customers understand how things work and give them a better look at the product’s features. QR Codes also provide a “contact-less” way of connecting with rich media about products including images, video and audio or podcasts, for example.

Where You May Find QR Codes

You might see them on shopping bags, or in store displays. This is a way to make it easy for customers to find your contact information if they want to follow up with you after the purchase of an item from your store. It’s important that people know how QR Codes work and what these QR Codes will do because this will help your customers feel safe scanning your QR Codes. Make sure to be clear with the message when you use QR Codes in your marketing and use the S.T.A.R.S. method to ensure that you are using them correctly and that it is effective.

What are QR Codes?

This is a QR Code
This is a QR Code

QR (Quick Response) Codes are barcodes that can be read by your phone and provide a link to an online resource or database. They can even be used to grow your social media followers! I go through this extensively in the QR Codes for Beginners Interactive Guidebook! Click/tap here to learn more!

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Create Twitter QR Code
Create Twitter QR Code

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How to QR Codes Work?

An QR code is a series of black and white squares. When you take a photo with your phone, the QR code can read data encoded within it to produce any type of information or link on your screen including:

  • A website URL
  • Audio clip or podcast
  • YouTube Video
  • Link to special offer or discount and many other items! The possibilities are nearly endless!

How to Use QR Codes to Grow Your Business

QR Codes have an almost infinite number of uses in a business. They can be used for QR Codes have an almost infinite number of uses in a business.

They can be used for:

  • Boosting your online visibility to customers and potential clients
  • Linking to social media sites like Facebook and Twitter
  • Creating QR Code contests
  • Promote podcasts
  • Share website information
  • Offer special coupons and discounts that customers can scan on their phone with QR codes and a whole lot more!

How to Scan QR Codes

Scanning QR Codes is simple and can be done with your phone’s camera! Follow these steps to scan a QR Code:

  1. Open your phone’s camera
  2. Over over one of the QR Codes below
  3. Tap confirm (if prompted on your mobile device)
  4. The web page will be displayed on your phone’s browser
How to scan QR Codes 3 Simple Steps
How to scan QR Codes 3 Simple Steps

The method that I just shared does not require an app, however; you can use a mobile app to scan QR Codes if you choose, but they are not required. I go over this in detail in my audiobook, QR Codes for Beginners.

We’ve barely scratched the surface of all the ways you can use QR codes to grow your business and revenue, but we hope that this post has opened up some new ideas for you. If you have any questions or would like help implementing these tips into your own marketing strategy, we recommend checking out this helpful Interactive Guidebook, “QR Codes for Beginners. Go from Beginner to (almost) Expert in Less Than 1 Hour!” available on here on CTAMarketing.biz!

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