How Do I Get My QR Code Online?

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by Michelle Lawrence | Last Updated: Sep 25, 2023

The world has gone digital. To remain relevant, manufacturers must make quality digital experiences a priority in the development of their products. 

A means to this end is QR Code generation.

How to Make a QR Code for a Link?

A quick response code, also known as a QR Code, is an array of black and white squares that can store various types of information, primarily links to various websites and landing pages. Although it may look like a square pattern containing gibberish, it contains an embedded URL that is quickly unlocked when scanned and then decoded by a QR reader or smartphone.

Depending on your needs and preferences, you can generate a QR Code through a free or paid QR generator. Options include:

Marketing strategies that incorporate QR Codes can be extremely beneficial. They can be used for a range of content that enhances the customer experience and convenience. These include user guides, product descriptions, product catalogs, and warranty registration.

How Do I Get My QR Code Online?

Reading a QR Code online is relatively straightforward. There are many free QR Code scanner apps that you can use to read your QR Code online. Here are a few QR Code scanners online that you can choose from: 

It is important to note that you do not need to have a smartphone before you can read your QR Code. With many of these platforms, all you need is a camera and access to the internet. If you upload a picture of the QR Code, they can scan it.

As a manufacturer, you may be wondering, "What can I put in my own QR Code?" Well, you have many options. For instance, you can put up your digital catalog and give your customers a broader range of your products and services to choose from. You can also put up user guides and product onboarding; these will significantly enhance the customer experience. Others, like product and warranty registration forms and product information, also enrich the quality of your products.

Do QR Codes Expire?

Not all QR Codes have the same lifespan. Some QR Codes last for a couple of weeks or even days, while others can last indefinitely. How long a QR Code will last depends largely on the QR Code generator that you choose to use. When choosing a QR Code generator, your company needs to consider its purpose and how long they want it to last.

Before 2020, there was a prevalence of broken links tied to QR Codes. This was a major contribution to the low adoption of QR Codes among consumers. So, if you want to retain your customers, you must choose a reliable QR Code generator and have a strategy for the long-term management of your QR Code.

How Do I Open a QR Code on My Phone?

In 2017, when iOS 11 was launched, the iPhone finally joined the list of smartphones that enabled QR Code scanning. Since then, scanning QR Codes on smartphones has gotten simpler.

The steps to scan QR Code on a smartphone are easy to follow.

For an iPhone:

  1. Open the Camera app

  2. Point the camera at the QR Code

  3. Your iPhone will recognize the QR Code and display a notification at the top of the screen

  4. Tap the notification to open the content associated with the QR Code

For an Android phone:

  1. Open the camera app

  2. Point the camera at the QR Code

  3. A notification or pop-up will appear with the QR Code's content

  4. Tap the notification or follow the on-screen instructions to open the linked content

However, not all phone cameras can scan a QR Code. Only a smartphone that supports QR Code reading can do that. This is because smartphones are enabled to host software that can scan QR codes.

Get Started With Lumavate

Are you ready to upgrade your customer experience with Lumavate? Try Lumavate as a way to connect your digital product experiences to QR Codes. Lumavate is a Product Experience Management (PXM) Platform with Product Information Management (PIM)Digital Asset Management (DAM), and Digital Experience Platform (DXP) capabilities. These qualities enable manufacturers to effectively collate, manage and present their data and digital assets through QR codes and bring about unique digital product experiences for their customers.

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