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QR codes are a specialized version of a two-dimensional bar code. QR codes are intended to be scanned by the camera on a mobile phone, providing a fast and easy way to transfer information. The phone uses a reader application to recognize the QR code and convert it to a small amount of data (i.e. the payload). Common payloads include V-Cards (for contact information), text, and most commonly a URL pointing to a mobile web page.

A code on a business card can allow a user to add a contact to their address book, a code on a shipping container can allow an inventory control device to quickly receive goods, and a code on the edge of a retail shelf can take a shopper to a mobile website that gives rich product information about a potential purchase.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, retailers and restaurants turned to QR codes for digital menus and turned to contactless payment options for ways to decrease physical contact between staff and customers.

For the frugal shopper, Walmart also prints QR codes on their receipts which price-match your purchases with other local retailers, building a cashback-like balance that can be redeemed at Walmart at a later date.

To deliver the best customer experience and aid employees by streamlining the beverage-making process, Starbucks has shown confidence that its mobile ordering and in-store mobile payment process is the path forward.

With one of the fastest expanding footprints in brick-and-mortar retail, Dollar General is planning a number of expansions in the near future (including opening 900 new stores). Part of the planned expansion includes a new scan-and-go system. Similar to those at other food-carrying retailers, it lets shoppers scan items with their smartphone camera via the Dollar General app. At checkout, shoppers simply scan a QR code to pay.

We would be remiss to not mention Amazon and their (as of this writing, two) Amazon Go convenience stores. Like other automated stores, Amazon Go utilizes QR codes to log shoppers at entry and exit while the in-store sensors do the heavy lifting of tracking items in the cart at checkout.

When customers enter the store, the first thing they do is scan a QR code from their phone at a glass turnstile. What happens next is a complex interaction between weight-sensing shelves, motion-sensing cameras, and a virtual shopping cart where everything is tallied up.

Venmo and PayPal both provide the option of using a uniquely identifiable QR code to streamline the payments process. So, if you picked up the lunch bill at the office, you can send out this QR code via Slack or email, and your colleagues can simply scan the code to pay you back.

This process is giving millions of consumers confidence in the ease, security, and sanitary benefits of using QR codes for payments. By increasing the adoption of QR code-based payments, retailers are driving the adoption of scan-to-pay as a familiar and accessible payment method for shoppers across the country.

In stores, Target is slapping QR codes on popular toys so that harried parents trailed by kids can surreptitiously buy gifts with their smartphones. Wal-Mart is testing a same-day delivery service for goods purchased online, a tactic also employed by Nordstrom.

In the end, however, the US consumer will come to expect the same thing Japanese mobile consumers do (who already have over a decade more QR experience): scanning a QR code will drive you to a URL by default, unless noted otherwise.

The reason is that Quick Response code size and complexity are the product of two inputs: the number of characters in the object you want to encode (say a URL, SMS, phone number, etc), multiplied by the desired rate of error correction (essentially data-redundancy) which can be set to either 7%, 15%, 25% or a maximum 30%.

The point here is not to abandon keyword-URLs; they do serve a purpose in connecting users with your content. But clearly their size poses impediments to successful generation and deployment of mobile ba


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