Tag Archives: QR

A QR Code Infographic

According to research conducted by ScanLife: QR (quick response) “codes are a familiar sight in stores, restaurants, and museums; and they often appear on magazine ads and product packaging – even on cars and clothing. Each code is aimed at effectively delivering relevant consumer … Continue reading

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Window Shopping Goes High Tech

High-tech window displays are bringing new life to shopping. It’s fun, too. Consider this illustration: adidas NEO “is taking window shopping to a new level with an interactive digital window concept that connects to your smartphone. Now it is possible to shop … Continue reading

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Slow Going for QR Codes in Russia

According to a story in eMarketer, smartphone use by Russians is increasing, but feature phones remain dominant: “Consumers are starting  to familiarize themselves with QR codes — but most still don’t know what 2-D mobile barcodes are, according to data … Continue reading

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The Use of Barcodes: An Infographic

ScanLife regularly produces reports on the use of barcodes, including QR codes and mobile shopping. The latest report is from the second quarter of 2012.  Click the infographic to learn more.    

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Using QR Codes to Prevent Showrooming

As we have blogged several times (see this post, for example), bricks-and-mortar retailers are doing all they can to reduce shoppers’ use of showooming — whereby they visit a retail store to learn more about products and then buy online. A … Continue reading

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QR Codes Aren’t Giving Consumers What They Want

Despite the rising popularity of QR codes, the 2012-2014 growth rate will not be as high as past forecasts projected. Check out this eMarketer story to learn more.

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Mobile Retailing: QR Codes

Tthis video looks at Tesco’s mobile retailing strategy in Korea, which involves using QR codes on digital display boards in subway stations, Consumers can shop while they wait for the train and their order is ready at their home by the … Continue reading

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