Here you can purchase QR Codes. These are scanned by smartphones and have a variety of different functions, the most common being to automatically link the smartphone to the encoded URL when scanned. They can also be used to automatically create calendar events, add contact information, make a phone call and send a text as well as various other functions. We can encode any information you like into a QR Code. Please let us know what you would like encoded in the ‘additional information’ section when filling out your details.
These QR codes are created automatically (as long as they aren’t too complicated) and emailed to you within a few minutes.
If the QR code is complicated, or somehow fools our automation system, we will manually create the QR Code and email it to you. This will normally take 2-24 hours, depending on the time of day/week that you make the order. Our normal office hours are 7am-7pm Mon-Fri (NZ time), plus we process some orders on Saturday whenever possible.
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 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.
The QR code images will be sent to you in 5 formats .tif, .bmp, .jpg, .pdf & .eps formats.
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 – to enable the target URL to be changed in the future if required
– unlimited scans¹
– lifetime redirection²
– target URL can be changed at any time³
– user tracking available°
¹ Fair use allowed
² Initial purchase includes redirection for 2 years. After this, there is a fee of $10 pa
³ Redirection cost $10 per change
° Tracking reports are available at low cost – pricing depends on frequency, complexity of reports, and how many QR Codes are being tracked
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.
Note – if you are encoding a lot of information into your QR Code then you may require a larger code. 3 or 4 CM squared can encode a URL or a couple of lines of text easily (without affecting the scanability), however, if you are encoding a VCard or VCal event, then a larger code will be necessary. If you have any questions, please Contact Us.