Sainsbury looks to promote Fairtrade with the help of QR codes

Sainsbury's QR Code

The Fairtrade Fortnight event has begun in the United Kingdom. The event aims to promote awareness of Faritrade goods – those produced through humane means. Sainsbury, one of the world’s largest supermarket chains, has announced that it will be taking part in the event by adding QR codes to many of its products. The company hopes to inform consumers about how beneficial purchasing Fairtrade products is to farmers in the world’s most impoverished countries. All of the Fairtrade branded products carried in Sainsbury’s stores throughout the UK will feature their…

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The Home Shopping Network brings QR codes to TV to help streamline mobile purchases

QR Code Shopping

As QR codes continue to play a fundamental role in powering the progress of mobile commerce, how the codes are being used is evolving. Typically, the codes are often seen as part of static print marketing campaigns. Recently, more broadcasting companies have been experimenting with QR, hoping to engage a growing mobile consumer base. The latest company to adopt the codes is none other than the Home Shopping Network (HSN). The popular television marketplace has begun using the codes to allow shoppers to buy products with a simple scan. The…

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Android compatible QR Pal code scanner released to combine scanning and sharing

QR code App

United Kingdom-based QR Pay Ltd., has unveiled its latest Android compatible application in the form of its new QR Pal Mobile Phone app product. This new app was created to increase the usefulness of the typical QR code scanner, by permitting additional features after scanning, such as storing the barcode and sharing it among friends. It also provides an additional “Safe Browsing” element, in addition to a payment facility, so that it is the first QR code scanner app that places focus on security. According to CTO Chris Cooke, from…

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M-Commerce is on the move!

Companies that have online shopping sites are getting a major boost from mobile and social media. With the extremely high number of mobile phone users and the phenomenal number of Facebook users (not to mention Twitter, LinkedIn, Tribe, Yelp, Web 2.0 and countless others), companies are getting exposure all over the world. It is important to have a good marketing plan before going to advertise on a social media site; with thousands of other companies having the same idea, you don’t want to be lost in the crowd because of…

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New mobile marketing services increase offering QR code analytics

JSP Media, a marketing and web development company based in Elliot City, Maryland, are now offering a mobile site and QR code design service. As mobile technology becomes more prevalent, the importance of mobile-optimized websites is becoming clear. More businesses are beginning to incorporate mobile technology into their operations, hoping to take advantage of the boom in smart phone use and the emergence of other mobile devices. QR codes are playing a big role in changing the way companies interact with consumers. The black and white barcodes can be printed…

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The proof is in the growth!

A recent update to the Global Growth in Barcode Usage shows that the frequency of use for barcodes has risen by 126% over a two month period. The report shows strong growth in Norway, with growth ranking in at 87%. Sweden has experienced a 65% increase in use. The highest rate of growth was experience in the U.S. with usage rising by 126.1% over two months. The report shows that worldwide usage has increased by 10%. Many analysts are speculating that 2011 will be the year in which QR codes…

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More ways to get creative with your QR Code campaign…

Aleyant System, a graphic communications company that offers web-to-print solutions, has announced a variable QR code generator will be added to the eDoc Builder, the company’s web-based data publishing system. The codes will be able to be merged with a database and allow for personalization for print campaigns. Aleyant is encouraging its customers to take advantage of emerging mobile marketing tools now as their popularity begins to take off. A number of benefits can be gained from using the codes and Aleyant believes that retail businesses will see the most…

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QR Code news in the newspaper

The Appeal-Democrat or A-D, a print and online news publication, has been recently recognized for its big innovation in multimedia. According to Editor and Publisher, otherwise known as E&P, the news publication is being spotlighted in their article listed, “10 Newspapers That Do It Right”. A-D was written up as one of the five newspapers that standout individually with a taste for technology. Editor and Publisher goes on to say that the small town paper hurled itself into a bright future by being in the QR code generation through it’s blogs and live webcasts.  The…

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New QR Code Service and Analytics

Paperlinks, a company specializing in context-sensitive marketing for businesses, has announced their latest product that allows businesses created print goods with their own QR codes attached. Calling their product “Paperlinks for Business,” the company hopes to capitalize on the rampant growth of the innovative barcodes. Paperlinks works much the same way as any other QR code generator and their codes can be scanned with any QR scanning application. Companies can try the service for free and can build a construct a custom landing page for their business by dragging and…

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Library’s love QR Codes

The Groton Town Library of Connecticut will be using QR codes as a way to connect with residents and collect responses to surveys they will be conducting regarding the library’s services and materials. The goal of the survey is to find out whether or not the library is living up to the community’s expectations and providing what they need. Library director Betty Anne Reiter has said that the codes will be affixed to posters and printed promotional materials throughout the library itself. The codes will link to a mobile site…

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Scan and view all before you buy!

Developer of on-demand video product guides ShowUhow Inc. has announced that they will be using QR codes as part of their platform. The company unveiled their 360 Degree Product Experience Solution at the Spring 2010 DEMO Conference in Palm Desert, California. The platform guarantees that manufacturers and retailers will see higher a higher value of consumer interaction. The codes will be embedded on product packaging and will link to video tutorials or installation guides provided by ShowUhow. Consumers will also be able to contact support should they have an issue…

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