Create QR CodesInformation and Content Written By Paul Matsumoto

Create Your Own QR Codes

Quick response codes have been gaining in popularity in the United States although many people are still unfamiliar with this technology. QR codes are popping up almost everywhere from print ads and billboards, to websites and television.

What are QR codes?

QR codes, simply put, are two-dimensional barcodes. These codes contain information that can only be read by a web-enabled smartphone with a camera and a QR code reader installed. When a person sees a code, they simply open the application, scan the code, and retrieved the encoded information.

Who uses QR codes?

If truth be known, QR codes can be and are used by anyone. Some might include: retailers, restaurants, freelancers, nonprofit organizations, and real estate agents.

What information is in the code?

You can’t know for certain what the code contains before it is scanned unless the person it was created by includes that information on the sticker. QR codes can include contact details, videos, imaged, URLs, coupons, and vast amount of other information; it completely depends on what the company chose to share.

How can I create a QR code?

It’s actually very easy to generate QR codes. Do a Google search for a free QR code generator. There are many available and they are simple to use. A QR code generator allows you to add the information you want to encode and generate an image.

QRStuff.com is a QR code maker which also allows you to change the color instead of keeping it black and white.

Once you have generated your code you can download and save it to your computer to use at a later time. You can also have it printed on any item that can be printed. Certain generators provide you with the option to have your code printed on business cards, hats, buttons, shirts, tote bags, t-shirts, vehicle decals, stickers, and more. These can all be used as a part of your marketing campaign.