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Enjoyed the discussions around our post yesterday about Marketing with QR codes. It sparked quite a few questions, emails and calls. So I thought I’d try and answer a few of them this morning...
Let’s start at the beginning.... if you have a smartphone you’ll need to download a QR code reader. Just Google ‘QR readers’ and you’ll find lots to look into but here’s a few for the more popular phones... they are easy to use once you have them on your phone - you just hold your phone over the funny looking box and voila - the info will show up on you phone...
Where to get scanners for YOUR phone?
iPhone QR Scanner (free) download from the iTunes Store
Android Barcode Scanner (free) head to the ‘Market’ app on your phone. Do a search on ‘barcode scanner’ - install
Nokia - Nokia Barcode Scanner (free) some phones come with the scanner installed if not head to their website
Blackberry - Blackberry Messenger (free) if you don’t already have the BBM you can download from their website
Once you have your phone set up the next step is to consider where and what you are going to use your QR codes for.
As I mentioned in yesterdays post, if you are going to use a code on your real estate marketing material a great place to start is with RealBird. They have already done the work for you. Once you upload your listing, their system automatically generates a QR code with the url for your listing. It’s pretty cool in that it will adjust the return to the device .
But as I also mentioned there are other ways to use QR codes. But just where to go to get your own QR code generated? Again there are quite a few places to choose from and if you Google ‘QR Code generators’ you’ll come up with a whole list of suggestions.
I’d like to share one that I think is pretty cool for a couple of reasons. It’s called myqr.co. Reason I like this one is that it allows you to choose either a URL or a vCard for the QR Code. You can play around with different colors, and even track the useage. Here’s a quick summary on how I use it....
I forgot to mention you can also generate a QR Code for a map from myQR.com.
Do you have another favorite code generating site? Let me know...
Sure hope this helps to answer some of the questions concerning QR Codes.
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About the author: Pamela is a Realtor in Raleigh NC with The St. Peter HomeSelling Team at Prudential YSU Realty serving the Raleigh NC (Triangle & Wake County) area.
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