QR codes based market thrives in China

QR Codes vs NFC

A shopping experience that involves scanning barcodes to make a purchases has taken off. The first QR code store in the Zhejiang province of China’s capital, Hangzhou, is proving to be an extremely profitable and popular experience, as consumers flock to shop in this unique shop. The items in the store each have their own unique barcode that allows them to be purchased. Each of the physical store’s display items has its own unique QR codes that consumers can scan so that they can order the products and then pay…

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Hointer leverages QR codes to sell jeans

QR Codes shopping for men

Hointer brings QR codes to men’s fashion Hointer, a new tech-savvy clothing retailer, has opened its first branch in Seattle, Washington. The store caters to men’s fashion by selling a wide variety of jeans. While the opening of a new clothing store is rarely a noteworthy event, Hointer is significantly different from traditional retailers. The store in Seattle has no checkout stands, no cash registers, no sales associates, and only one pair of jeans for every brand that the store represents. Retailer uses QR codes to sell products Hointer is…

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Well.ca launches Canada’s first QR code pop-up store in Toronto

Virtual Store

Well.ca, an online retailer based in Canada, is set to bring virtual pop-up stores to North America this month. The company has announced that Canada will be home to North America’s first pop-up store, which will feature a wide line of products, each associated with their own QR code. The store will be located in downtown Toronto and will be open through the end of April. Consumers will be able to find a wide range of products at the store from brands like Tide, Crest and Head and Shoulders. Pop-up…

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Pop-up QR code stores are appearing all over the world!

The Stockholm Central railway station is now the home of the first QR code pop-up store in Sweden, allowing that city to join the many others that are adding virtual stores to their own public locations. In the case of Stockholm, the mobile barcode pop-up store was created by the e-commerce system developer company, Jetshop, who are hoping that this will provide consumers in Sweden with an opportunity to experience how simple and secure mobile shopping can be. Similarly, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has worked in collaboration with Taubman…

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Argos launches new QR coded pop-up stores in the UK and Ireland

Tesco QR Code Store

Argos, a major general goods retailer in the UK and Ireland, has joined the growing number of retailers launching QR coded pop-up stores. Pop-up stores are becoming a popular trend in the retail world, as they can be set up just about anywhere. The stores utilize QR codes as a way to sell products to consumers with smart phones. While the codes are still somewhat exotic to consumers in the UK, the idea of pop-up stores has been gaining momentum in the country due to the high level of smart…

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