A QR (Quick Response) code is a square barcode that makes getting URLs, location coordinates, any text or contact information onto a phone quickly. With a barcode scanner app installed, you just point your phone’s camera at the code to read its contents. Here is the QR code for www.webstoresltd.com:

You can put these codes on anything: business cards, brochures, websites, storefronts, receipts, products – whatever you want. Because of their increased popularity, I frequently have customers asking me how they can generate these codes. Here is a free QR code generator that you can use, even for long, complex URLs or text strings. Now that you know how easy it is, you may want to generate a QR code for everything! Here are a few ideas:

  • Business cards with your contact information
  • Link to YouTube videos
  • Name Tags
  • For Sale signs
  • Restaurant menus
  • Links to product pages on your website