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QR Codes For Paypal Buy Now Link

Posted: July 16th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: General, QR Codes Use Cases | No Comments »

Paypal has changed the way people do business online, and with the presence of QR codes, cashless transactions have become even more exciting. The Paypal Buy Now Link QR code takes the users to the window to get them ready to send their payment.

This QR code is one of 23 fully-functional and non-expiring data types that a free user or a paid account subscriber can have through the QR Stuff QR code generator.

No sign-up or registration is required, and users have access to non-expiring QR code data types. You can also edit the QR codes and view scan analytics as a part of the paid subscriber feature set.

How To Create PayPal Buy Now Link QR Codes

  1. Go to QRStuff.com and select Paypal Buy Now Link as your data type in Column 1.
  2. In Column 2, enter the Paypal account email address, description of the product or item, product code, item value, and currency.
  3. Select the foreground colour for your QR code in Column 3. If you’re a paid subscriber you are also able to set the image size, resolution, output file type (PNG, JPG, TIF, EPS, SVG, PDF or DXF ) and error correction level.
  4. Click the “Download QR Code” button to start paying through the Paypal Buy Now Link QR code.

 

Make It A Bit Fancy

While free users can change the foreground colour of their QR code, paid subscribers have the ability to also change the appearance of the QR code image and embed a logo or image in its centre. Just use the steps outlined above to create your Skype Call 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 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.

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

Full subscriptions start from just $11.95 for a 1-month subscription (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 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. 

See It In Action

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Creating QR Codes In Bulk

Posted: December 10th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Creating QR Codes In Bulk, Creating QR Codes In Bulk, General, Generating QR Codes | 2 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.qrstuff.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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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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Posted: January 12th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: | No Comments »

QRStuff.com is a free QR code generator that gives you the opportunity to generate QR Codes in ways that most of the other places overlook.

There’s more to it than just putting a website address into a QR code, so with QR Stuff you can make QR codes for Paypal Buy Now buttons, Facebook Likes, FourSquare venues, LinkedIn profiles and shares, WiFi logins, Google Maps, vCard contact details, vCalendar event details and many others.

Once you’ve got your QR code made, we’ve come up with a wide variety of output options. Printing and downloading go without saying, but with QR Stuff you can also email your QR code to someone, print out sticker sheets, or put them on a t-shirt, a coffee mug, a hat or any of a dozen other items.

And if you sign up for a QR Stuff subscription (from as little as $3.95) you get even more:

  • Generate high resolution QR code image at sizes up to 3000 pixels and resolutions up to 300dpi (that’s 41 inches wide at 72pdi!).
  • Batch processing to automatically generate up to 500 QR codes in a single pass.
  • History reporting for all QR codes created within your account, including regenerating past QR codes.
  • Editable destination URL’s – change the destination of the QR code without altering the QR code image when using our URL shortener.
  • Real-time analytics traffic analytics for QR codes within your account.

Check out our FAQ page for more information or head over to www.qrstuff.com now to get your QR codes under way.