QR Codes (and other 2D Barcodes)

A QR Code (Quick Response Code) is the most popular type of 2D “matrix barcode”. It can be read easily by smartphones & camera phones (if they have a barcode scanner app) and can be used in many different ways. It is commonly used to link people who scan the code to a particular website.

Order your QR Code below:

  • QR Code


    This service is automated so you will receive your QR code images in minutes. To be able to do this, we need the URL or other information you wish encoded into the QR code. If you don’t supply this the automation cannot make the QR code.

    Decide how many QR codes you need, add that quantity to cart. Then at the checkout page enter the data or URL you want encoded into the “additional information” box on the checkout page, with separate URLs on separate lines.  Standard QR codes (Static and Dynamic) are made automatically and will be emailed to you within minutes. More complex QR codes such as v-business cards have to be made manually and take 1-12 hours. V business cards can only be made as static.

    The QR code images will be sent to you in 5 formats .tif, .bmp, .jpg, .pdf & .eps formats.

    We have TWO types of QR codes available here for website URLs – Static and Dynamic (via URL hosting service)

    Quantity Price per image
    1 E 15.00
    2 – 4 E 12.50 each
    5 – 9 E 10.00 each
    10 – 19 E 8.00 each
    20 + E 7.00 each

     

    STATIC QR Codes
    – these encode YOUR URL directly in the QR code
    – these are permanent – they will work as long as your website URL doesn’t change
    – they can’t be changed, as the URL is encoded directly in the QR Code
    – unlimited scans
    (these can also be used for things other than URLs eg encoding text, v business cards, sending an email or SMS message)

    DYNAMIC QR Codes
    – these use our Dynamic QR Code service – to enable the target URL to be changed in the future if required
    – unlimited scans¹
    – lifetime redirection²
    – target URL can be changed at any time³
    – user tracking available°

    ¹ Fair use allowed
    ² Initial purchase includes redirection for 2 years. After this, there is a fee of E 8.00 pa
    ³ Redirection cost E 8.00 per change
    ° Tracking reports are available at low cost – pricing depends on frequency, complexity of reports, and how many QR Codes are being tracked

    Select options
Static QR code
Dynamic QR Code

To ensure your physical QR code has a longer life span, we recommend programming your QR code with a QR redirect. This allows you to redirect your QR code to different links in the future, multiple times, without changing the physical QR code. It also allows you to monitor traffic from the QR code. Watch the video here that explains this in more detail.

 

 

How to order & use your QR Code

Websites (URLs)

If you want your QR Code to connect a Smartphone user to a particular website, please put the URL address for the website into the “Additional Information” section when checking out (or else email it through to us). We will then turn it into a QR Code for you.

Business Cards (VCards)

These types of QR Codes are primarily used on business cards. When a business card QR Code is scanned by a smartphone, an individual’s business card details will appear on the Smartphone screen. The Smartphone user will then be able to save the individual as a ‘Contact’ on their phone.

If you want your QR Code to contain business card information (VCard or MeCard), please put the following details into the “Additional Information” section when checking out. Note: if you need your QR Code to be small (e.g. 3cm x 3cm), only provide us with the essential information & leave out the rest:

Name:
Organisation:
Job Title:
Address: (street, post code, city, state/province, country)
Phone:
Mobile Phone:
Fax:
Email:
Website URL:
Birthday:

Events (VCalender)

If you want your QR Code to contain information about an upcoming event, please put the following details into the “Additional Information” section when checking out:

1. Event Name:
2. Event Description:
3. Location of Event:
4. Event Start Date/Time:
5. Event End Date/Time: (Optional)

Other

We can produce many other types of QR Codes at your request, including the following: Make a Phone Call; Send an Email or SMS; Facebook Profiles (or Likes); Linkedin Profiles (or Share); Twitter Profiles; Android Market Publisher/Package, or Wi-Fi Access Points.

QR Code Size

If a QR Code is printed onto a business card, it can be fairly small (e.g. 3 or 4 cm). However, if a QR Code is going to go on a billboard or poster – and people are going to scan it from a distance – then it will need to be much bigger (e.g. 1 metre wide). Let us know how big your QR Code needs to be when making your order.

NOTE: If there is a lot of data contained in your QR Code (e.g. lots of text, or a long URL address), the QR Code will need to be larger to scan well. If your QR Code contains a long website URL address, you can shorten it by using a URL shortener (e.g. goo.gl).

After you receive your QR Code, please test it to make sure it works well (and let us know if you’re having any problems). You can re-size it if necessary.

Other Types of 2D Codes

QR Codes are the most common type of 2D Code we sell. However we can produce many other types of 2D Code at your request. If you require a different type of 2D barcode (instead of a QR code), just specify this when making your order. We can supply the following alternative types of 2D matrix barcodes:
– PDF417
– Data Matrix
– MaxiCode
– Aztec Code

 

“Many thanks David for your great service once again. You have made a big difference to my little business!” Marguerite (Maggiebizzy Limited)