Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Let's GEEK out




Need to know more about my pottery business? Since my business is listed with Google Places, it gives you the opportunity to print this "barcode thing" and have it available for your potential customers to scan with their smart phones. I think after scanning, or taking a photo of it, it takes you directly to my website. My phone is not smart, so I'm not sure exactly how it works. I guess I'll be printing this on my postcards in the future? What do you think? Silly or useful?
I was at PetSmart tonight, buying a couple dog toys, and noticed these barcodes next to each price. I'm guessing, if you scan it, it will take you to a website, or maybe reviews of the product. This has the the potential to be very useful, I think.

4 comments:

cookingwithgas said...

yep- we have one to- but it takes you to another shop not ours- that closed 3 years ago- just ask the man who called me and said, "I am in your parking lot." me looking at my parking lot- nope....sir you are not here...

Tracey Broome said...

I think you can get coupons with these too, not sure about that, but I think I heard that somewhere.... my phone is not smart and can't afford to be :) sigh....

Pauline said...

Kyle, I am really excited about using these QR's I have a smart phone and an app that creates and reads them and I suspect many more people will be using them soon here in USA, although they are very popular in Japan and in other countries. I am also going to make a silkscreen with my QR saying whatever I want to say (message, etc) name, etc and putting it on the bottom of my ceramic pieces. I have played around with making them and you can have them convey messages like "I love you", Merry Christmas and Happy New Year", really quite a handy way and very high tech way to communicate I think.

Michael Kline said...

Got one too. I think I first saw them on a card advertising Curve Studios. Here's mine. (when your phone wises up!)