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Creating QR Codes for COVID Business Regulation

Posted: May 25th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: General | No Comments »

Are you having problems with your business operations? 

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many businesses to pause their operations in order to decrease the infection rate of the virus in a specific area. 

Fortunately, several countries are now able to take action to control the virus. They have found ways to keep their economy running while also preventing health-related risks. 

For most countries, businesses providing essential goods or services are allowed to open despite the COVID-19 pandemic. However, they have to operate the business based on their city’s guidelines. 

For example, before a customer enters an establishment, their information is gathered along with their body temperature. This is done so the healthcare workers can trace the activities of a person in case they get infected.

This kind of set up takes a lot of time. Getting everyone’s details can slow down business operations and it’s a hassle for customers too.

You can avoid this by using QR codes. How? We’ll talk about that in this blog post about COVID regulation for stores with QR codes. 

Using QR Codes for COVID 19 Regulation on Businesses

QR codes can improve the process of gathering your customers’ information. Instead of using paper forms, your customers just need to scan the QR code, then fill the Google form where they are redirected. After they finish filling out the form, it’s recorded in the spreadsheet designated for the QR code.

You just need to flash the QR code along with instructions at your store’s entrance. So when people see it, they can scan the QR code as instructed. 

Pretty convenient, right? 

Don’t worry if you don’t know how to use or create QR codes for this purpose because we provide a quick and easy tutorial below. 

Creating Google Form for Collecting Basic Information

Before we proceed to create the QR code, I’ll show you how to create a Google form where your customers fill in their basic information.

  1. Go to Google Forms and log into your Gmail account. 
  2. Click the + icon under the “Start a new form” field. This redirects you to a new blank form. 
  3. On the “Form Description” field, provide a relevant file name that easily conveys what the form is about. In this guide, I use “QR Code for COVID Regulations.” 
  4. In the next blank fields, provide the detail fields that customers should provide in the form before entering your store or business. To add detail fields, just click the “+” icon beside each blank form item. Beside each detail field, there’s a drop-down menu. Choose an appropriate type of answer for every detail field. You can also click the button beside the Required label, if the answer for the detail field is important and needs to be filled out by the customer.
  5. Customize the theme of your form. To do this, click the watercolor palette icon on the top right portion of the window. A drop-down menu shows in the right portion of the window. From there, you’ll be able to choose or even upload an image for your desired header, select a theme color, background color, and font style. 
  6. Before we can generate a QR code that we need, we need the URL of the form. To do this, click the “SEND” button on the top right corner of the window. Once a dialog box pops up, click the second tab beside the “Send via” label to see the URL of the survey form. That’s the URL that you need before you can generate a QR code for the form. 

How to Create a QR code for Survey Forms

After we’re done creating the form, here’s how you generate a QR code for it.

  1. Go to https://www.qrstuff.com/?type=websiteurl and have the “Website URL” data type pre-selected from the first section. 
  2. From the “Content” section, provide the URL of the form we created above. 
  3. You can now download the QR code. 

Make It A Bit Fancy

Our paid subscribers enjoy more privileges than our free users at QRStuff. One of these is the advantage to customize their QR codes by selecting their desired colors for the dots and corners. They can also include a relevant image that they like at the center of their created QR code. 

Paid subscribers can easily customize QR codes. They just need to follow the same steps outlined above and proceed to the “Style” section before they generate the QR code. They can make it look more appealing and distinctive like the one shown above.

Printing the QR Code and Displaying It

When you’re done generating the QR code for the COVID regulation, print it so you can flash it as a poster in front of your store or business establishment. 

When you draft your poster, you can give it a title with “Customers must fill in their details before entering the store.” Then add a subtitle that says “Open your phone camera or go to qrs.ly/scan to scan the QR code and fill in your details.”

Here’s an example:

You can download the template for the poster above here.

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Creating Website URL QR Codes for Online Food Ordering

Posted: May 7th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: General | No Comments »

Has your restaurant been affected by the pandemic COVID-19?

You are not alone! Many businesses or restaurants are losing revenue because there are not enough customers.

If you still have a few walk-in customers that come to your restaurant, you should prioritize their safety as well as your staff. You can do that by having PayPal QR codes at your counter. 

Customers just need to scan the code, and they’re redirected to PayPal and they can instantly pay their transaction with their PayPal balance. This way, there’s no transfer of credit cards or cash between your cashier and your customers. 

For the rest of your customers, fortunately, there are other ways you can still cater to them even if they are staying at home.

You can try having a mobile restaurant. Bring your business to your potential customers.

Other than that, you can also try reaching your customers online. 

Today, online food delivery is almost a necessity. It allows people to eat what they are craving without leaving their house or office. They just go online, search the website of their favorite restaurants, and order from there.

Using QR Codes to Redirect Customers to Your Restaurant’s Website

If your restaurant already has a website, redirecting people to your website is easy.

Just create a QR code and share it online and offline – where your customers can see it.

One way you can do this is by posting the QR code outside your restaurant’s window and on your counter. People passing by see the code and order online. Walk-in customers too, since it’s easier and safer for them during these COVID 19 times.

If you have a list of customers that you regularly mail, let them know about your service. Add a short section in your brochure for the QR code, informing your customers that they can now order food online by just scanning the code.

You can also share the QR code online with your followers by posting a status update on social media platforms. Come up with a nice graphic, include the QR code, and share in your caption that your customers can now send their orders online by just scanning the QR code.

If your website has an email subscriber list, you can also update your subscribers about the news!

Customers just have to scan the QR code and they are redirected to your website and can proceed to order food! It’s that easy!

If you’re new to QR codes, don’t worry! I’ll show you how to do it. 

Creating QR Codes for  Online Food Ordering

Creating QR codes that redirect customers to your restaurant’s website is easy. Here’s how:

  1. Go to https://www.qrstuff.com/?type=websiteurl and have the “Website URL” data type pre-selected from the first section.  
  2. From the “Content” section, provide the website link of your restaurant or business in the Website URL field. Make sure to indicate the exact URL that redirects to your website’s ordering page.
  3. At this point, you can download the QR code. 

Make It A Bit Fancy

As a paid subscriber, you can use more of our QR code generator’s features compared to our free users. While free users can generate most types of our QR codes, paid subscribers can generate all types. You can also enjoy styling your QR code with colors for the dots, and even insert a relevant logo in the center of the QR code. 

All you need to do is follow the same steps as discussed above and proceed to the “Style” section before generating the QR code. After that, you can create a QR code just like the one shown above. 

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How to Create Attendance Tracking QR Codes for Work from Home Employees

Posted: April 20th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: General | No Comments »

Is your business affected by the pandemic COVID-19? 

Different types of businesses all over the world are taking a hit because of the infamous COVID-19. However, that doesn’t mean it should be the end of a business. 

Since most households now have access to the Internet, working from home is feasible.

Working from home brings convenience to both the employer and employee. 

Employers can still assign tasks to their employees whenever they want to as long as they are connected to the Internet. Also, their files are more secure on the Cloud. 

For employees, working from home brings several advantages as well. It allows them to balance their personal and work hours. They can work any time they want. 

Though working from home is convenient, employers may worry about how they can make sure their employees are working their required work hours. 

Fortunately, there’s an easy fix for this problem. Business owners can just use QR codes. 

QR codes can hold information about a certain individual. It can work just like a traditional ID but with added security and features. 

Using QR Codes for Tracking Work from Home Employees 

QR codes can make working from home easier for your employees. Just provide a QR code for them that they simply scan when logging in and out.

They just need to scan the QR code before they start working and scan it again when they are done for the day. Every time they scan the QR code, they input their name and the necessary details are recorded to a corresponding spreadsheet. These details include the date, time and device, and even the location (if you so choose) of the staff.

In this blog post, I’ll show you how to create attendance tracking QR codes for your Work from Home employees.

Creating Attendance Tracking QR Codes for Work from Home Employees

  1. Go to https://www.qrstuff.com/?type=attendance and have the “Attendance tracking” data type pre-selected from the first section. 
  2. From the “Content” section, click the “Google Sheet name” field. When a pop-up dialog appears, log in to your Google account. After you log in, this gives permission to QRStuff to create a new spreadsheet in your Google Drive and update it every time a user scans the QR code. (Note: The access authority is only limited to the said tracking spreadsheet and doesn’t give us any other user privileges for your Google account.) After that, enter a name in the “Google Sheet Name” field. 
  3. Next, enter the needed information in the fields under Event Details: Location Name, Action Description, and Event Description. For this blog post, we can use “Employee’s Residence” as the Location Name, “Log-in/Log-out” as the Action Description, and “Work Log” as the Event Description. 
  4. Mark the box “Display an Attendee Prompt” under the Attendee Prompt section. Your employee then has to enter his full name when he scans the QR code. 
  5. If you must check where your employee is while at work, you can check “Record Device Location” from the Record Location section. When you enable this feature, the QR code requires each employee scanning the QR code to provide his location. Otherwise, the check-out entry won’t be saved in the Google spreadsheet.
  6. Lastly, you can now download the QR code. 

How the QR Code Works

Before an employee starts to work, he scans the attendance tracking QR code. This serves as log-in and the time recording in the spreadsheet indicates the time he started working for the day. 

Upon scanning the QR code, the employee is prompted to fill in his “Full Name” in the text box. When he clicks  the “Check-in” button, the screen provides him with the location name, action and event description. The details about the scan event are then recorded to the corresponding Google spreadsheet of the QR code which also includes the geolocation of the employee if you clicked the “Record Location” feature.

When an employee is done for the day’s shift, he scans the QR code again, provides his “Full Name” and the same process follows.

About Your Google Sheet

As an employer, you need to monitor the performance of your work from home employees. You can do that by checking the spreadsheet designated to the QR code you created. Just log in to your account at  https://docs.google.com and find the file name you provided in creating the QR code.

Here’s what you see in the spreadsheet containing the details of the scan events of your QR code. If anyone needs access to the spreadsheet, they can have access if you click the “Share” button in the top right of the screen.


Make It A Bit Fancy

Our paid subscribers enjoy more privileges in using our QR code generator. Other than customizing the colors of the dots and corners of their QR code, they can also insert their desired logo in the center of their QR code. They just need to follow the same steps outlined above and proceed to the “Style” section before downloading the QR code. 

Only paid subscribers are allowed to use and enjoy the Style section where they can generate QR codes like the one displayed above.

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How to Create Attendance Tracking QR Codes for Maintenance Checks

Posted: April 14th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: General | No Comments »

Does your business provide building maintenance checking for buildings, homes and properties?

Making sure that your maintenance staff is doing their job for your clients should be your top priority. It can be easy to monitor a few staff members, and they only cater to a few clients. But when the demand for your service is high, it can get overwhelming for the head of maintenance to monitor the attendance of a large staff.

If you want to improve the monitoring process, you can do that by using QR codes! Digitizing those forms through attendance tracking QR codes helps the monitoring process to be a lot easier and more efficient.

Using Attendance Tracking QR Codes

To make attendance monitoring a lot simpler for the head of maintenance, you can replace the forms with attendance tracking QR codes. Instead of having the maintenance staff fill out forms, they simply need to scan a QR code.

The maintenance staff simply needs to scan the attendance tracking QR codes after he finishes checking a client’s property. Upon scanning, he simply needs to provide his name, and all the important information about his attendance is recorded. It includes the date, time, and device, and even the location (if you so choose in creating the QR code) of the staff, which is recorded in a Google spreadsheet.

In this blog post, I will guide you through the step by step process of creating an attendance tracking QR code for maintenance checks.

Creating Attendance Tracking QR Codes for Maintenance Checks

  1. Go to https://www.qrstuff.com/?type=attendance and have the “Attendance tracking” data type pre-selected from the first section. 
  2. From the “Content” section, click the “Google Sheet name.” Log in to your Google account when a pop-up dialog box appears. Upon login, this permits QRStuff to create a new spreadsheet in your Google Drive and update it when a user scans the QR code. (Please note that the access permission only applies to the said tracking spreadsheet and doesn’t give us any other privileges to your Google account.) Next, input a name in the “Google Sheet Name” field.
  3. Provide the needed details in the next three blanks under Event Details: Location Name, Action Description and Event Description. For this blog post’s use case, let’s use “Client 1 building” as the Location Name, “Check-out” as the Action Description and “Record” as the Event Description.
  4. Under the next section – Attendee Prompt, check the box “Display an Attendee Prompt.” Checking this requires the users scanning the QR code to type in their full name. 
  5. Going to the next section, check the box “Record the Device Location.” In doing this, you’ll be able to track the whereabouts of your maintenance staff by the time they scan the QR code. When you enable this feature, the QR code requires each cleaner scanning the QR code to provide his location. Otherwise, the check-out entry won’t be saved in the Google spreadsheet.
  6. Lastly, click the “Download QR code” on the top right to download the newly created QR code. 

How the QR Code works

Once a maintenance staff member finishes his shift, he goes to the head of maintenance to scan an attendance tracking QR code. Scanning the QR code serves as proof of his attendance for the said shift, after running his maintenance check for a client’s building.

Once he scans the QR code, it asks him to provide his “Full Name.” Once he clicks the “Go” button, the location name, action and event description that you input in the creation of the QR code shows on his screen. The details of the scan event are also recorded to its designated Google spreadsheet, including the geolocation of the maintenance staff if you checked the “Record Location” feature.

About Your Google Sheet

The spreadsheet consisting of the scan details of the attendance tracking QR codes is accessible, and you can check it through the spreadsheet you created in the second step of creating the QR code. Just log in to your account at https://docs.google.com and find the spreadsheet in your Google drive.

This is a preview of what the spreadsheet containing your attendance tracking QR code scan details looks like. You can also allow anyone to have access to the spreadsheet by clicking the “Share” button in the top right of the screen.

Make It A Bit Fancy

Being a paid subscriber entitles you to enjoy privileges. You can change the colors of the dots and corners of the QR code, and even include a relevant logo in the center. Following the same steps outlined above, you just need to click the “Style Your Code” button before proceeding to download the QR code.

Paid subscribers have access to our QR code styling interface, where they can customize their QR codes, just like the one shown above.

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