How to Create a QR Code and Add It to Your Business Card

Growth @ Popl

Growth @ Popl
July 05, 2022 5 min read

Ever wondered what those black-and-white squares with funky patterns are called? They're Quick Response (QR) codes, and they can be used to store all sorts of information in a handy, scannable format. You've probably seen them on everything from product packaging to marketing materials, but did you know that you can also use a QR code for your digital business card?

Adding a QR code to your digital business card is a great way to make sure that your contact information is always readily available. A digital business card is simply a digital version of the traditional paper business cards we all know and love. But in addition to the typical information like your name, job title, and contact info, a digital business card can also include things like links to your website or social media profiles, video or audio content, and of course, a QR code.

Digital business cards come with several of advantages over their paper counterparts. For one, they're much more environmentally friendly. And because they're digital, they can be easily shared via your smartphone. Editing and updating your digital business card is also a breeze.

Digital business cards and QR codes are a match made in heaven. If you're excited but don't know how to add a QR code to your digital business card, we’ll show you how to create a QR code for your digital business card that will make networking a breeze.

Who Needs QR Codes?

If you've been to a networking event or business fair recently, you've likely seen people scanning QR codes with their smartphone. These codes can be found on everything from business cards to flyers and more. But what are they and why should you use them in your digital business cards?

When you scan a QR code, your smartphone will automatically direct you to a website or online resource. This is why QR codes are often used to promote websites or social media pages. But they can also be used to store other types of information like your contact information, digital coupons, and whatever else you can think of.

This makes QR codes versatile enough for businesses of all types and sizes. If you're looking for a way to make your digital business card more interactive, informative, and convenient, QR codes are the way to go.

There are many advantages to using QR codes in your digital business card:

  • Improves customer experience- QR codes enable one-click access, making it easy for potential customers to find your website or social media profiles.
  • Can handle more information- QR codes store more information in a smaller space, making them perfect for businesses with a lot to say!
  • Easy updates- QR codes can be updated easily, so if you change your website address or add new services, you can update the information contained in your QR code without having to change the code itself.
  • QR codes are becoming more popular- As people become more accustomed to using them, they are more likely to scan a QR code when they see one. This means that by using QR codes in your digital business cards, you can stay ahead of the curve and give potential customers the information they're looking for in a format they're comfortable with.

If you own a digital business card, you're already ahead of the game when it comes to using QR codes—-now all you need to do is add one to your card!

Creating Your QR Code

Here are some great tools to create free QR codes:

  • Popl: Popl offers a free, incredibly user-friendly QR code generator. Whether you're looking to create a QR code for your website, facebook, Instagram, or YouTube page -- Popl has you covered. You can also use Popl to create personalized, dynamic QR codes to share your contact info or even your business's wifi info.
  • Kaywa- Kaywa is our pick if you need to get a QR code as fast as possible. Even beginners should have no trouble creating their QR codes with this user-friendly service. A nifty feature of Kaywa is that you can find out the number of times your QR code has been scanned. This is perfect for gauging how effective your QR code campaign is and making necessary changes to your strategy.
  • GOQR- GOQR is another great option for newbies. The interface is a bit more complex than Kaywa's, but the service provides clear instructions on how to create your code step-by-step. Simply input your text or upload your digital business card on the GOQR platform to get started.
  • Visualead- We recommend this platform more for advanced users who want to create QR codes that fit their branding. With Visualead, you can choose from a library of designs to make your QR code more visually appealing. You can also add colors, logos, and other images.

Once you're done with the QR code, save it to your computer. Your QR code can be saved in a variety of formats, such as .png, .jpeg, .gif, .eps, .and svg. The format you choose will depend on the digital business card app you're using.

Note that some digital business card apps already offer a built-in QR code generator. Popl Pro, for instance, allows you to create or customize a QR code that will be automatically added to your digital business card.

How to Add Your QR Code to Your Digital Business Card

Now that you've created your QR code, here's how you can add it to your digital business card.

Most digital business card apps allow you to upload your QR code from your computer. To do this, simply go to the "Add" section of your app and select "Upload Image." Choose your QR code file from your computer and add it manually to your digital business card.

And that's it! You've now added a QR code to your digital business card. When potential customers scan it, they'll be taken straight to where you want them to go. Whether that's your website, social media profile, or online portfolio, they'll be able to find out more about you and your business with just one click.

Meet Popl

Too complex or time-consuming? Popl Pro offers a built-in QR code generator that allows you to create or customize a QR code that can be automatically added to your digital business card. Your QR code can fit on any of Popl's products, such as Popl tags, cards, phone cases, wristbands, keychains, and more!

Need to create hundreds, maybe thousands, of QR codes for digital business cards? It's a tall order but not with Popl Teams. Popl Teams empowers businesses of all sizes to manage their digital business cards (and their QR codes) in one place, helping you cut costs and be more efficient. 

From creating new codes to tracking how many times each code has been scanned, everything can be done in one centralized platform. With Popl Teams, you'll never have to worry about losing track of your team members' digital business cards or QR codes again. Set up a month-long free trial of Popl Teams today to see how your team can benefit.

 


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