QR Codes (and other 2D Barcodes)
A QR Codes (Quick Response Code – QR Barcodes) are the most popular type of 2D “matrix barcode”. They can be read easily by smartphones & camera phones (if they have a barcode scanner app) and can be used in many different ways. They are commonly used to link people who scan the code to a particular website.
Buy QR Barcodes below:
QR Code Images
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 to be 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.
Quantity Price per image 1 £ 15.00 2 – 4 £ 12.50 each 5 – 9 £ 11.00 each 10 – 19 £ 9.00 each 20 + £ 8.00 each
We have TWO types of QR codes available here for website URLs – Static and Dynamic (via URL hosting service)
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, which enables the target URL to be changed repeatedly in the future if required.
Unlimited scans: Scans of the Dynamic QR Code are UNLIMITED so long as you don’t abuse the QR code with millions of scans that cause technical problems such as crashed servers.
Functions for life: The Dynamic QR Code with its redirection capability will function FREE for two years and will continue to function thereafter for as long as you pay an annual fee of £8.
Unlimited redirection of the target URL: On initial purchase, you specify a target URL. You can ask us to REDIRECT target URL as often as you wish, at a fee of £8 for each redirection.
Custom Tracking Reports: You can pay us for TRACKING REPORTS with prices depending on frequency, the complexity of reports, and how many QR Codes are being tracked – please enquire for details.
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 Barcodes
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:
Address: (street, post code, city, state/province, country)
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)
We can produce many other types of QR Barcodes 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:
– Data Matrix
– Aztec Code
“Many thanks David for your great service once again. You have made a big difference to my little business!” Marguerite (Maggiebizzy Limited)