Over the past 15 years the internet has dramatically and forever altered the landscape of modern business. Websites have become the cornerstone of a successful business regardless of the actual business model. Average people are augmenting their lives with a wide variety of online services and using websites, social networks and blogs to allow their voice to be heard around the world... and while the internet has become the most powerful platform for sharing information the world has ever seen, the one hurdle that separates a successful website from an unsuccessful one is user engagement.
How do you get people from the real world to view your webpage? SEO, Online Marketing... of course, but the user has to already be online. QR Codes meet your customers where they are at and engage them instantly, putting your website in the palm of their hand, through their smartphone.
More Americans own Smartphones than hold a bachelor’s degree or speak another language in their homes, according to a Pew Internet Project report.
In a telephone survey, 83% of respondents said that they owned a cellphone of some kind and 35% of the 2,277 U.S. adults questioned in English or Spanish said that they owned a smartphone.
Not surprisingly, wealthy, well-educated and young respondents all had high levels of smartphone ownership. African-Americans and Latinos in the survey were also more likely to own smartphones than whites. But just about everyone who owned a smartphone was likely to use that phone to access the Internet.
Nine in 10 smartphone owners (87%) used their phones as Internet portals — about 78% of them did so every day. Nearly a third of smartphone owners use their device as their primary Internet connection.
What are QR Codes?
QR Codes, short for "quick response codes" are a type of barcode that can store up to 4,296 alpha-numeric characters (letters and numbers). If you have been paying attention these little square black and white pixel pattern boxes have popped up every where. While QR Codes have been around for nearly two decades, they have only recently gained traction as smart phones have given average people the ability to scan and interact with the technology.
The most popular use of QR Codes is to configure them to point at a website. First, use the free QR Code generator at the top of this page. Enter the URL / address of the webpage you want to point to, then click "generate". The QR Codes generator will instantly create your custom QR Code. Then simply drag and drop that QR Code to the desktop on your computer.
At that point you'll be ready to use SuperCustomShirts.com to add that image to a T-Shirt, Hats, Stickers, Banners or pretty much anything you want.
SuperCustomShirts.com offers the best QR Code generator online. Use it to point people to a webpage, help them instantly call a phone number or enter up to 4,296 characters of text that you want them to read.
Now that you're aware of this incredible technology, please continue reading for just a moment and learn how to use QR Codes properly. Creating QR Codes is easy. What you really need to concentrate on is the campaign and what you want people to do after they scan them. Here are some ideas.
Custom QR Codes can truly be the start of something great. Whether you are the director of marketing for a multi-national organization... or simply want people to see your newest favorite YouTube video... Get yourself a custom QR Code and put it out there!