Just the other day, I was given a business card while waiting at the doctors office. I noticed the QR code on the back and went ahead and scanned it while I had time. I found the most amazing site on sun-dyed fabrics. While I'm sure that wouldn't excite a lot of you, it certainly did me, as I've been wanting to try that for myself. So what is the point of all this rambling? It suddenly dawned on me that I'm missing out on a very effective tool for promoting my Etsy shop, where I showcase my Artfully Designed Handbags.
Does it work? Statistics seem to show that retailers are still saying that the QR codes they use are effective promotional vehicles. The easy transition from a static code to an active online site is a fast, efficient, and profitable tool. But let's not just talk about these codes, let's actually use one. GO AHEAD! Scan this little box with the QR reader on your phone, NOW!
Don't have a QR reader app on your phone, no problem, just download one from your favorite app store, they're free!
So okay, I've now convinced you that you just might find a use for these strange little doodle boxes for promoting your business, but where do you get one of your own. NO PROBLEM... You can get one free.
Now that you've created your own QR Code. Where can you use it for the greatest impact. Here are just a few suggestions:
- Commercial Magazine or Catalog Ads
- Back of Business Cards
- Your Business Thank You Cards
- Your Newsletter
- Promotional Hand-outs and freebies
- Advertising Posters, Post Cards, etc.
- Your Packaging