QR codes used in pilot program for melon tracking

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A new trial by the Pudong Agriculture Association will start labeling produce with the barcodes. The Pudong Agriculture Association in China has just revealed that it will be starting a pilot program in which it will be labeling a specific type of watermelons that are grown locally, using QR codes. The program is slated to begin in May as a part of a larger pilot geared toward improving food safety. The intention will be to use QR codes on labels for 300,000 watermelons that are grown in the area. They…

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Datatech SmartSoft unveils its new QR code service for tracking mailers

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The new MailSpotter Mail Tracking product gives the postal system a digital edge. Address verification and mailing software providing industry leader, Datatech SmartSoft, has just announced the availability of its new MailSpotter QR code service, which is designed to help marketers to track the progress of their mailers throughout the postal system. Through a combination of IM and quick response barcodes, the USPS raw scan data can be used for tracking. This way, as a mailer moves throughout the various postal facilities in the country, the software provides marketers with…

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4 Ways Marketers Can Keep QR Codes From Dying

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Earlier this year there was an article published in Forbes magazine predicting the death of QR codes. The article points out that less than 20% of smart phone users scan a QR code on a monthly basis. The article concluded that “QR codes are dying in their current form.” I disagree. As more and more Americans turn to their mobile phones for information, the potential for QR codes grows ever larger. (Smart phone proliferation surged above 50% in early 2012). So, rather than wait for QR codes to die or,…

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Northwest Mailing Service adopts QR codes and Microsoft Tags

QR Codes mobile commerce used by mail service

Tags and QR codes keep track of the mail. The Northwest Mailing Service, a direct mail company based in Chicago, Illinois, has announced that it will be introducing QR codes and Microsoft Tags to its services. The company decided to adopt the mobile technologies after examining the response clients had regarding QR codes. Northwest believes that the codes could play a significant role in influencing the purchasing behavior of consumers and will be using the codes to help clients connect with a wider audience. The codes will begin appearing on…

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GMO Japan Market Intelligence shows QR codes are popular in East Asian markets

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QR code usage – still room to grow. QR code awareness is a somewhat serious issue for marketers looking to reach out to mobile consumers. The codes have been very proficient in helping establish the mobile marketing industry, but many consumers around the world are still unfamiliar with the black and white blocky patterns. Indeed, consumer awareness of the codes is believed to be quite rare outside of Japan. This may not be the case, however, according to a new survey from GMO Japan Market Intelligence, a business and market research…

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