I’m sure you’ve seen QR Codes recently in on-line and printed media. (If you aren’t sure what they are — check out this tech blog post to learn more). However, a somewhat underused feature of QR codes is the ability to create a QR code that contains all of your contact information (Called a vCard). The idea behind something like this is that you could create a QR code and then print it on your business card or include it in your e-mail signature. A user simply sees the QR code, scans it with their mobile device, and automatically all of your contact information is stored into the user’s phone without needing to painstakingly type in any of the information.
Recently, I created an m-Power template that automatically creates vCard QR codes based on database entries. Imagine this scenario: One of your customers visits your website, eager to buy one of your products however they need to contact a salesperson. On your site, they find their sales region, and then they are brought to a multiple record listing showing each salesperson, a photo, contact information, other pertinent info and then finally a QR code. Your customer could choose the salesman they like best, scan the appropriate QR code with their mobile phone, and have all the contact information saved instantly to their address book. Within moments they could be contacting your sales team without ever having to dial a single number!
You can see a live demo of this template here.
Or, you can learn more about this template and download it here.
Please post a comment if you’d like to share any success stories using the QR Code vCard template!