Best practices for QR codes on business cards
1. QR codes on business cards make networking easy
Putting a vCard QR code on your business card saves clients and employers the time and effort of typing your name, etc. into their phones. Instead, they scan the code and you’re as good as saved in their phone. It saves them a step and gets you new contacts faster.
2. They help you grow your social media following
If collecting followers is what you’re after, a Social Links QR code on your business card will list all of your social media accounts and allow the person who scans it to choose which ones they want to follow. This lets them stay up to date on all your latest work and what’s going on with you.
3. They give people access to your portfolio
Portfolios are important for getting clients, so link a Mobile Page QR code to a gallery of your work and put it on your card. Or, if blogging is your thing, use a Website QR code to link to your blog. Musicians can use a Download File QR code to link to an MP3 with a sample of their music or have a YouTube QR code take visitors to a YouTube channel full of their videos. Want to always have a copy of your resume on you? Make it a PDF and have a Download File QR code on your business card linking to it. Update it whenever you need to. The printed code never needs to change.
4. They keep your customers informed
Give your customers and clients all the relevant information about your business by linking a Website QR code to your business card so they can find your hours, your address, your contact details, etc. on your website. Or, put all this information onto a nicely designed mobile page and link it to a Mobile Page QR code to act like a vCard for your business. If your business can be difficult to find, put a Google Maps QR code on your card so visitors can easily get directions to your doorstep.
QR codes on Business Cards: the benefits
Giving and receiving business cards is a crucial part of networking and expanding your list of contacts. But, there is an easier way than just giving a card to get your contact details into someone’s phone. With QR codes on business cards, a simple scan puts you right into a prospective client’s or employer’s contacts. Or, show them your past work with a portfolio connected to your business card.
How to create QR codes
on business cards
1. Register for a 14-day free trial with QRcodeKit.com and choose the type of QR code you want on your business card.
2. Enter the necessary information for that QR code type.
3. Customize your QR code by editing the short URL and creating a template for it. Add your brand’s name, logo and colors.
4. Download your QR code in the file format you need. (We can help you choose the right one.)
5. Integrate your newly-created QR code into your business card design.
6. Watch the magic happen.
If you need to change any of the information in the code, feel free to do so. Because the codes are dynamic, you can change their content without having to reprint them.