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Creating QR Codes In Bulk

Posted: December 10th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: General | No Comments »

Bulk QR Codes
 
If you need dozens, hundreds, or even thousands of QR codes, our batch processing feature will help you easily, simply and automatically create QR codes in bulk, ready to be used for inventory control, asset management, PURL’s, event ticketing and registration, staff business cards, bulk printing, etc.

Batch processing is a standard part of the QR Stuff paid subscriber feature set and is available to all full subscribers (1 month or longer). Become a paid subscriber now.

How It Works

Our batch processing feature is pretty straightforward:

  1. Create a spreadsheet containing the data for each QR code.
  2. Save the spreadsheet as a TSV (tab separated values) tab-delimited text file.
  3. Upload your TSV file on our batch processing page.
  4. Set the size and output file type for your finished QR codes – you can even upload a logo or image to be automatically added to each one.
  5. A short time later (usually 2-5 minutes) you’ll receive an email letting you know that your batch has finished and providing a download link.
  6. Download a single ZIP file containing your finished QR code images.

As a paid subscriber you can create unlimited batches during your subscription period however each batch is limited to a maximum size of 500 QR codes, so if you need 2,000 QR codes just run 4 batches – simple!

Our batch processing module directly supports Website URL, vCard, meCard, SMS Message, Email Message, Plain Text, Phone Number and Email Address data types, with your choice of creating either Static or Dynamic QR codes.

The QR codes within a single batch can also be a mixture of these data types.

Note: Our batch processing module has full UTF-8 encoding so it will accept all Unicode and extended ASCII character sets.

Setting Up Your Spreadsheet

Both Microsoft Excel and Google Docs spreadsheets support TSV file export so you can use either to set up your data.

Each row in your spreadsheet will contain the data for a single QR code with column A being reserved for a unique identifier (of your choice) that will also be used as the file name for the QR code image for that row

Note: Because the unique identifier is used as the file name for that QR code it needs to follow standard file naming conventions and can’t contain extended ASCII or non-ASCII characters. While a limited number of non-alphanumeric characters are allowed, basically it should only contain the letters a-z and the numbers 0-9.

The required data type is specified in column B, while the last column in each row is used to specify whether the QR Code is to be static or dynamic by using the variables “RAW” and “SHORT” respectively.

The other columns in your spreadsheet are used for the actual contents of the QR code and will vary depending on the data type required. Download our Batch Processing User Guide (PDF) for detailed instructions, data file layouts, and sample Excel and TSV files for each of the supported data types.

Once you have the data for all of your QR codes set up in your spreadsheet you will need to export the data as a TSV tab delimited file. In Excel choose File > Save As >Text (Tab delimited) and in Google Sheets choose Download as > Tab-separated values.

Download our Batch Processing User Guide (PDF) for detailed instructions, data file layouts, and sample Excel and TSV files for each of the supported data types.

Processing Your Batch

Once you’ve saved your TSV file, go to www.qrsuff.com, log into your subscriber account, and click on the “Batch File Upload” tab.

… and complete the steps on the batch processing page:

  1. Enter the name of the batch
  2. Specify the project in your account dashboard for the finished batch to be saved in.
  3. Choose the size of your finished QR code image (in pixels).
  4. Select the resolution of your finished QR code image (72, 150 or 300dpi) and the error-correction level (more on error correction levels here)
  5. Choose the output file type for the QR code images in your batch. Options are PNG, JPG, TIF, EPS, SVG, PDF, and DXF.
  6. Select the foreground colour of your QR code image.
  7. Upload a logo or image to be added to the centre of your QR code. (More on this feature here.)
  8. Upload your TSV data file.
  9. Click “Submit Batch For Processing”

Your data file will then be validated. If validation fails then an error message will be displayed explaining any formatting or content errors that have been found. If validation is successful your batch will be submitted for processing.

Downloading Your Batch

When processing is finished an email will be sent to the email address associated with your subscriber account containing the batch specifications and a download link for a zip archive file containing all the individual QR code image files from your batch.

A sample batch processing output ZIP file can be downloaded here.

The batch will also be listed in your account dashboard where you can manage the individual QR codes in the batch.

Bulk Printing Your QR Codes

Make QR Code Labels & StickersThe ZIP file that you download at the end of the batch process also contains an index file that cross-references all of the individual QR code images in your batch, and is set up to be used a data source in mail-merge and print-merge operations.

Our earlier article on Printing QR Code Labels & Stickers will take you step-by-step through the process of using mail-merge in MS Word to print your bulk QR codes using Avery label templates.

The index file is also suitable as a data source for data-merge operations in commercial variable data printing (VDP) where a different unique image needs to be dynamically inserted into each document in a print run. For example if you are having sequentially numbered tickets printed and need a unique QR code printed on each one as well, just give the whole ZIP file to your print vendor and they will have everything they need.

A sample batch processing output ZIP file can be downloaded here.

Large Batch Processing

For paid subscribers with more than 20,000 codes to generate we offer a service whereby the job is run locally at our end. The cost of this service is US$1.25/1000 codes (a reduced rate of US$1.10/1000 applies for jobs involving >100,000 codes) plus a US$65 processing fee.

Just send us the TSV or Excel file containing your correctly formatted batch data (as outlined in our Batch Processing User Guide) and we’ll look after the rest. The QR code image files for the batch will then emailed be to you in zip files.

Payment is by Paypal prior to job commencement and turnaround is 48-72 hours from when payment has been received.

Please contact us for more information.


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QR Codes For Attendance Tracking

Posted: November 15th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: General | 2 Comments »


 
Quite often there’s a need for a quick and easy way to check people into a meeting or an event, or to register the attendance of one or more people at a location. Our Attendance Tracking data type QR codes do exactly that by allowing you to link your QR code to a Google spreadsheet that records the name of the person scanning the QR code and the date and time of the scan.

Whether it’s team members at a staff meeting or training session, students at a seminar, attendees at a conference or trade show, or a security guard at a monitored location, create a single QR code that simplifies the attendance monitoring process.

This new feature is a standard part of the QR Stuff paid subscriber feature set and is available to all full subscribers. Become a paid subscriber now.

Create Your Attendance Tracking QR Code

  1. First up, choose the Attendance Tracking data type from column 1.
  2. In column 2 click on the “Google Sheet Name” field. You will then be asked to log into your Google account which will give us the authority to create the tracking spreadsheet in your Google Drive, and the update it on your behalf as each scan event is recorded. (Please note that this access authority is limited exclusively to the tracking spreadsheet only and doesn’t give us any other user or access privileges for your Google account).

QR Code Attendance Tracking

  1. In the “Google Sheet Name” field enter the name you would like to give your tracking spreadsheet, and complete the 3 fields for “Location”, “Action” and “Event Description” – these 3 fields will be recorded in your spreadsheet. For example, if you’re having a sales staff meeting in Room 101 and you’d like to record attendee check-ins, you would enter Room 101 as the Location, Check-in as the Action, and Sales Staff Meeting as the Event Description.
  2. At this stage you can simply download your completed QR Code by clicking the “Download QR Code” tab.

QR Code Check In

When the QR code is scanned by the attendee, the location, action and event description details that you specified above are displayed, and the person scanning the QR code is asked to enter their name of identification number. Clicking on “Go” confirms their attendance check-in and records their details in your Google Sheet.

QR Code Location Recording

Note: The date and time recorded for the scan event will be based on the time zone that you have specified in your subscriber account setup.

Employee Time Sheets

An alternative use of this type of QR code could be for logging employees in and out of work, whether it be on-site employees or remote employees. All you would need to do is create a “Check-In” QR code and a separate “Check-Out” QR code using the process outlined above, and have your employees scan one on the way into work and the other one when leaving work.

Since the check-in and check-out data is stored in spreadsheets, with each scan event tagged by employee name and time-stamped, calculating employee hours would simply be a matter of merging the two speadsheets and extracting the start and finish times for each employee.

About Your Google Sheet

To access the spreadsheet that contains the attendance tracking data collected from scans of your QR code, log into Google Docs at https://docs.google.com using the Google Account that you specified in Step 2 above. The spreadsheet you authorised us to create and update on your behalf will be displayed in the list of available sheets.

QR Codes And Google Sheets

Note: The process outlined above will create a brand new spreadsheet in your Google Sheets account for the recording of your attendance tracking scan data. Do not enter the name of an existing spreadsheet in the “Google Sheet Name” field.

If you need to give other people access to the spreadsheet, use the “Share” button in the top right corner.

QR Codes And Google Docs

More information about Google Sheets, and how to use them, can be found here.

See It In Action

via GIPHY

Make It A Bit Fancy

QR Code Styling

While free users can change the foreground colour of their QR code, paid subscribers have the ability to also change the appearance of QR code image and embed a logo or image in the centre of it. Just use the steps outlined above to create your Attendance Tracking QR code, and then, before you download your finished QR code, click the “Style Your QR Code” button to change its appearance.

To the right is an example that shows what could be done to the Attendance Tracking QR code created above using our QR Code Styling feature. Our styling interface allows you to make your QR code more visually distinctive and, by embedding a suitable image, perhaps more intuitive as well.

Our previous post on QR Code Styling will give you more information about how to use this feature.

QR Code Attendance Logging


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Become a QR Stuff paid subscriber and get unlimited QR codes, unlimited scans, analytics, history reporting, editable dynamic QR codes, high resolution and vector QR code images, batch processing, password-protected QR codes, QR code styling and more, for one low subscription fee.

Full subscriptions start from just $11.95 per month (lower monthly rates for longer periods) or you can set up a 24 hour trial subscription for $3.95 to check out what we can do for you. Subscribe now.

 
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How To Create Christmas Coupon QR Codes

Posted: November 8th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: General | No Comments »

Christmas is just around the corner and in this guide you’ll learn how to create a Christmas Coupon QR Code that leads your customers to your e-commerce website with a discount or coupon offer automatically enabled. Now that’s a great customer shopping experience at any time of the year, but at Christmas it will really help you cut through the clutter.

Create Your Shareable Coupon Code Link

If you use one of the leading e-commerce platforms there’s usually a two-step process to initially create a discount offer, and then create ór copy a link URL for the user to follow that automatically applies the offer when they visit your store. This shareable link is what you need for the “Create Your Coupon QR Code” section below.

Here’s the process for creating your shareable coupon link for some of the more popular e-commerce platforms:

Shopify – Navigate to your Shopify Admin panel and select “Discounts” to create your Shopify discount coupon. Once you’ve created and saved it, create a shareable discount link by clicking on the “Promote” button. This is the link that you add to your QR code.

Shopify Coupon Link

Etsy – Recently Etsy introduced a shareable URL into their coupon creation flow. In the Shop Manager tab go to Marketing->Sales And Coupons->Create A Coupon and set up your discount coupon in the normal fashion. The final set up stage is to review your discount coupon – on this screen there is now a field showing a shareable URL.

Etsy Coupon Link

eBay – Use your Promotions Manager to create a Codeless Voucher (or Codeless Coupon in some countries) offering a discount or promotion offer. Once your Codeless Voucher has been created, select “Review” and a shareable URL will be displayed.

eBay Coupon Link

Woocommerce – They make it pretty easy for store owners with the URL Coupon plugin that allows you to set up a custom store URL for your discount promotion.

Woocommerce Coupon Link

Magento – Pretty much the same process as Woocommerce – create your discount coupon or shopping cart rule and then use an extension like this one to specify a unique URL for it.

Wix – If you have a Wix Store e-commerce website, first create your Price Discount Coupon and then create and send a Shout Out Newsletter about the promotion to yourself, and copy the coupon code link included in the email. This is the link you add to your QR code.

Create Your Coupon QR Code

OK, so after all that you should have your shareable coupon code link so it’s time to create your QR code that, when scanned, will automatically apply the coupon discount or offer to your customer’s visit to your e-commerce website.

  1. Go QRStuff.com and select Website URL as your data type in Column 1.
  2. Paste your shareable coupon code link into the Website URL box in Column 2.
  3. Choose whether you’d like to create a static or dynamic QR code – paid subscribers get QR code editing and analytics with dynamic QR codes. (More info here)
  4. If you’re a paid subscriber you will be able to set the image size, resolution, output file type (PNG, JPG, TIF, EPS, SVG, PDF or DXF ), and error correction level in Column 3.
  5. Click the “Download QR Code” button and your coupon QR code is good to go.

Create a shopping coupon QR code

Style Your QR Code

While free users can change the foreground colour of their QR code, our paid uses can make their Christmas Coupon QR code way more festive using our QR Code Styling paid subscriber feature.

To create your Christmas-themed coupon QR code just sign up for a paid subscription with us, create your coupon QR code using the steps outlined above, and then, before you download your finished QR code, click the “Style Your QR Code” button.

Our styling interface allows you to apply a Christmasy red and green colour scheme to various parts of the QR code image, change the style of the corners and the body of the QR code image, and then upload your logo or Christmas-themed image to be displayed in the centre of the QR code.

Create A Christmas QR Code

Once you’ve downloaded and tested your QR code, printing your Christmas coupon QR code on your flyers and promotional materials, and sharing it across your social media channels, will get your Christmas e-commerce marketing efforts well and truly under way!

Our previous post on QR Code Styling will give you more information about this feature.


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Become a QR Stuff paid subscriber and get unlimited QR codes, unlimited scans, analytics, history reporting, editable dynamic QR codes, high resolution and vector QR code images, batch processing and more for one low subscription fee.

Full subscriptions start from just $11.95 per month (lower monthly rates for longer periods) or you can set up a 24 hour trial subscription for $3.95 to check out what we can do for you. Subscribe now.

 
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Using QR Codes With Surveys

Posted: October 3rd, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: General | No Comments »

QR codes are a great way to connect your off-line survey participants to an online survey or questionnaire. Simply add a link to your survey to a QR code and print the QR code on your posters or flyers, in your print-based customer mail outs, or in your catalogue or brochure.

Just follow the simple steps shown below to make a free, non-expiring QR code for your survey at QRStuff.com.

Get Your Survey Link

We’re assuming you’ve already created your survey so now you’ll need to find the URL of your survey so that you can use it in your QR code. We’ve included some instructions for the two most popular DIY survey platforms – Survey Monkey and Google Forms – but the process will be similar with other services as well.

If you’re using Survey Monkey:

  1. Go to the “Collect Responses” section of your survey.
  2. Choose the “Web Link” collector type.

  1. The default survey link will look something like https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/P58B9BX, or like https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MySurvey if you’ve created a Custom link.
  2. Copy this link to use for your QR code (more on that later).

If you’re using Google Forms:

  1. Open your survey and click the “Send” button in the top right corner of the page.
  2. Choose “Link” (and optionally shorten the URL if you like).
  3. Copy the displayed link to use for your QR code (more on that later).



Create Your QR Code

  1. Go to QRStuff.com to create a QR code for your survey or questionnaire.
  2. Select “Website URL” as your data type in column 1.
  3. Paste your survey link (from the steps shown above) into the box provided.
  4. Select whether you wish to make a static or a dynamic QR code (more info about this here).
  5. QR code styling is available for paid subscribers however free users can change the foreground colour of their QR code in column 3.
  6. Click the “Download QR Code” button to download your finished QR code.


 

Don’t Forget – Our Free QR Codes Don’t Expire!

The free QR codes that you make with us at QRStuff.com, like these survey QR codes, are fully functional, aren’t time-limited, and don’t expire – no 14 day cripple-ware here, just the QR codes you need to get the job done.


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Become a QR Stuff paid subscriber and get unlimited QR codes, unlimited scans, analytics, history reporting, editable dynamic QR codes, high resolution and vector QR code images, batch processing and more for one low subscription fee.

Full subscriptions start from just $11.95 per month (lower monthly rates for longer periods) or you can set up a 24 hour trial subscription for $3.95 to check out what we can do for you. Subscribe now.

 
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Creating QR Codes For Paid Users

Posted: July 23rd, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: General | No Comments »

Become a QR Stuff paid subscriber from $7.50 per month to get unlimited QR codes, unlimited scans, dynamic QR code editing, scan analytics, vector files, QR code styling, password protected QR codes and much more. Go to www.qrstuff.com to subscribe


How To Create A Free QR Code

Posted: July 23rd, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: General | 2 Comments »

Go to www.qrstuff.com to create your own fully functional and non-expiring free QR codes without needing to sign in or register.


Styling Your QR Code

Posted: March 29th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: General | 2 Comments »

Late last year we introduced adding a logo or image to your QR code and recently we’ve rolled out a complimentary QR code styling feature for modifying the look of your QR code – now you can ensure that your QR codes really stand out by branding them with your logo and your colours and giving their appearance a distinctive tweak.

Independently set the colours and shapes for the data modules and the corner eyes and, optionally, embed a logo or image as well all from one interface with a range of options that give you the flexibility to change the look of your QR code a bit or a lot – the choice is yours.

To access this feature, log into your paid subscriber account, enter the details for your QR code, and then look for the “Style Your QR Code” button. Free users can also access this feature but will not be able to save the styling that they apply to their QR codes.

All of the colour choice and shape options are available together with the facility to upload your logo or image, a transparent background selection option, and a real-time preview of the finished QR code – when you’re done, click “Done” and download your completed QR code image.

JPG, PNG and GIF logos and images up to 6Mb in size can be added to dynamic and static QR codes across all data types and, through your paid subscriber account dashboard, you can also style any pre-existing QR code regardless of how long ago it was created.

As with all QR codes that paid subscribers create with us, you can download the finished QR code as a high resolution raster image (PNG, JPG, TIF up to 600dpi) or vector image (EPS, SVG, PDF, and DXF), and all of the usual paid subscriber features – dynamic QR code editing and analytics, password protection, pausing, scheduled release, scan limit setting, sticker template creation – are also available with your styled QR codes.

And Don’t Forget To Test…

Always test your QR code to make sure it works the way you need it to. Unexpected technical issues, misspelt URL’s, problems with the website the QR code links to, poor QR code image colour choices, etc, etc, are always best checked before you go and print 100,000 copies of your brochure!


Add A Logo Or Image To Your QR Code

Posted: September 29th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: General | 4 Comments »

At QRStuff.com we’ve been meeting the world’s QR code requirements since 2008 and every year we’ve rolled out regular updates and enhancements to what we offer our users, and improvements and upgrades to how things work “under the hood”.

2015 was a big year for new front-end QR code features and QR code management tools. Our 2016 program saw the release of our PDF QR Codes a few months back and the upgrade program continues with the release of our latest new feature – adding a logo or image to your QR code.

QR Code Branding

How To Make One

To create your own personalised and branded QR code image, just log into your QRStuff.com account, create your QR code, upload your logo or image, and it will be automatically placed in the centre of your QR code at an optimal size and position that maintains the scan reliability of your QR code. Once you’ve downloaded and tested your QR code (TIP: you should always test your QR code) you’re good to go!

This feature is available to paid subscribers and supports the insertion of JPG, PNG and GIF files up to 6Mb in size. Images can be added to dynamic and static QR codes across all data types and, through your paid subscriber account dashboard, you can replace or remove a previously inserted logo or image, or add one to any pre-existing QR code regardless of how long ago it was created.

QR Code With Logo

As with all QR codes that paid subscribers create with us, you can download the finished QR code as a high resolution raster image (PNG, JPG, TIF up to 600dpi) or vector image (EPS, SVG, PDF, and DXF), and all of the usual paid subscriber features – dynamic QR code editing and analytics, password protection, pausing, scheduled release, scan limit setting, sticker template creation – are also available with your embedded logo QR codes.

Best Practice

Being one of the very few ISO-standards compliant QR code generation services, we take technical compliance and scan reliability seriously, so we’ve built in some automated features that address several technical issues that are often overlooked when customising the appearance of a QR code. We’ve been doing QR codes globally since 2008 and best practice is what we do.

  • The error-correction level is upgraded to Level H (30%) to maximise scan reliability.
  • The inserted image is automatically resized so that it doesn’t occupy more than 12% of the surface area of the QR code image.
  • The image is optimally positioned so that it doesn’t obscure any of the “protected” areas of the QR code. Obscuring these “protected” areas will cause the QR code to fail.
  • A buffer is added around the image so that scanning apps don’t misinterpret elements of the logo as being part of the data load of the QR code itself. The buffer size is algorithmically optimised for the version number of the QR code you’ve created.
  • After the image has been inserted, any resulting partially obscured or incomplete data modules are removed from the QR code image so that “broken” data isn’t introduced into the QR code.

Add A Logo To A QR Code

We also separately store the original uploaded logo image file so that if you subsequently resize the QR code image, or change its output file type or resolution, we can regenerate a fresh new insert image that matches the new QR code image specifications rather than just re-using the perhaps lower quality thumbnail image from last time.

And Don’t Forget To Test…

As we mentioned earlier, you should always test your QR code to make sure it works the way you need it to. Unexpected technical issues, misspelt URL’s, problems with the website the QR code links to, poor QR code image colour choices, etc, etc, are always best checked before you go and print 100,000 copies of your brochure!

 


QR Codes For PDF Documents

Posted: May 24th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: General | 3 Comments »

PDF QR Codes
So, you need a QR code that links to a PDF file, and you’d like to create it in one simple step? Have we got the tool for you!

Our new “PDF File” data type allows you to upload your PDF file and create your QR code at the same time in one seamless process:

Create A PDF QR Code

  1. Choose “PDF File” as your data type in column 1.
  2. Upload your PDF document in column 2, either browse or “drag-and-drop”.
  3. Choose your file type, image size and image resolution in column 3.
  4. Download your finished QR code.

And if you need to edit your QR code later, our PDF File QR codes are fully dynamic so you can replace or update the linked PDF file from your account dashboard – click on the “Edit PDF File” link to upload a new PDF file without changing the QR code image.

Edit a PDF file QR code

PDF File QR codes accept PDF documents up to 5Mb in size and are available to paid subscribers.

Stay tuned for more new data types being released in the next few months.


UPDATE: Now you can create Image QR Codes using a similar process. Just choose “Image File” as your data type, upload your JPEG, PNG or GIF image (Max 10Mb), and download your QR code. Done!

 


QR Code Access Management Tools

Posted: December 17th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: General | No Comments »

access3bQuite often there will be times when you need to limit access to a QR code for privacy or security reasons, because the content that it links to can’t be released yet, or because you need to limit the number of times a QR code can be scanned.

With a QR Stuff paid subscriber account you can do all of these things and more using the dynamic QR code access management tools available in your account dashboard.

All of these features are available from the menu on the right hand side of the QR code management panel.

Subscriber Dashboard

Also just a reminder that these features are only available for dynamic QR codes. Not sure what a dynamic QR code is? This blog post will help you out.


Password Protection

In our previous post on Password Protecting QR Codes we went into detail about how and why to set an access password for a dynamic QR code.

In its simplest form a password protected QR code can be used for “privacy”, like closing a door but leaving it unlocked to stop people aimlessly wandering in, through to “security” to restrict open public access to content via the QR code.

Password protecting your QR codes is a simple two-step process that has proven popular with our users with over 25,000 QR codes in our database currently having password protection enabled.

QR Code Password Protection

To use this feature select “Password Protect” from the menu on the right hand side, set password protection “On” and enter your password. To turn it off just select “Off”. Simple!

QR Code PausingPausing

The ability to turn a QR code “on” or “off” at will is also a handy feature. Pausing and un-pausing can be done manually on demand, or scheduled for a future data and time.

You are also able to specify whether to display a message or re-direct the user to an alternative URL while pausing is active.

Scheduled Release

While pausing is a “turn it off now” feature, scheduling the future release of a QR code is a “turn it on later” feature. This is particularly useful if the content that the QR code links to is time-sensitive and can’t be made available until a specific date, or if the content isn’t available because it’s simply not finished yet.

QR Code SchedulingTo schedule the release of a QR code simply select “Paused” and then “Scheduled”, and then specify the time and date that pausing is to be turned off. Please note that the date and time will be based on the time zone that you’ve specified on the “My Account” page of your dashboard.

The final step is to choose whether you wish to display a message when the QR code is scanned (“Under Construction”, “Come Back Next Week”, “Coming Soon”) or simply redirect the user to an alternative URL of your own choosing. This message or re-direct will be actioned until the release date has been reached, at which time the QR code will revert to its originally intended action.

QR Code Scan LimitingScan Limiting

A common user request was to be able to limit the number of times a QR code could be scanned, so we’ve implemented that as well. By setting a numerical scan limit, the QR code will do what’s it’s supposed to do for the number of scans specified and will then either revert to a displayed message or redirect to an alternative URL.

The most common use-case for this feature would be a “The first X people to scan this QR code will win…” style of campaign, however it could also be used for a campaign for a “We only have X products available” limited availability promotion.

Feature Stacking

These features work in conjunction with each other and can be stacked, so a password protected, scan limited QR code scheduled for release next week can be set up, if that’s what you need.


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Become a QR Stuff paid subscriber and get unlimited QR codes, unlimited scans, analytics, history reporting, editable dynamic QR codes, high resolution and vector QR code images, batch processing and more for one low subscription fee.

Full subscriptions start from just $11.95 per month (lower monthly rates for longer periods) or you can set up a 24 hour trial subscription for $3.95 to check out what we can do for you. Subscribe now.

 
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