Evolving Technology in the Wristband Industry
Technology is continuously evolving—even in the wristband industry. You can now get recognition technology, such as bar codes, quick response (QR) codes and Microsoft tags custom printed on wristbands. QR Code Wristbands can enhance the guest experience of any event, and there are a multitude of ways to put them to use to promote your company. First, what is a QR code?
QR codes are a type of recognition technology, similar to bar codes and Microsoft tags. QR codes are black and white, two-dimensional bar codes. When they are scanned or read with an iPhone, Android or other camera-enabled Smart phone, a number of different functions can be activated to engage your guest, such as:
- Go to your organization's website
- Call your organization's 800 number
- Download digital content
- Promote your organization through social networking
Learning more about your organization is super convenient with QR Code Wristbands because guests no longer need to type a long URL, send a text message, or perform web searches to dig up information about your organization. Instead, they just scan the QR code on their wrist!
QR Code Wristbands provide incentive for your guests to take action. Let's say you're hosting a charity event and when guests enter, they are given QR Code Wristbands to wear. They can scan the QR code then and there with their Smart phone. Perhaps it takes them to a donation website page. After making their own donation, they can "check-in" on Facebook and/or FourSquare with a link to the donation page and encourage their friends to contribute to your great cause.
QR Code Wristbands can offer exclusive discounts. Maybe all guests at the grand opening of a beauty salon will receive exclusive discounts on a posh new line of hair products. The QR code could also link to an invitation to opt in to the salon's monthly newsletter to receive generous discounts on hair treatments, facials or makeovers.
If you're having a yearly corporate meeting, QR Code Wristbands could link to prizes. Maybe a few employees are the lucky recipients of QR Code Wristbands that link to the grand prize of two tickets to a professional home team basketball game, while a small handful of employees get 50% off coupons at a local electronics store. And, finally, a large handful of employees win a free lunch at a favorite local restaurant.
QR Code Wristbands are a fun way to entertain guests—even after your event is over. If the QR code printed on their wristband goes to your website, you can invite them to do almost anything. Here are some ideas:
- Order event merchandise
- Receive exclusive discounts
- Opt-in to your newsletter
- Take your online poll
- View event schedules
- Make a donation or pledge
- Enter your contest
- Link to your iTunes
Interacting with guests through social media is made easy with QR Code Wristbands. As mentioned before, guests can "check in" at your location. They can also be led directly to Facebook or Twitter pages so they can "like" or follow your business to stay informed about your next events or other hot happenings. QR codes can also lead new fans to your YouTube videos.
Distributing QR Code Wristbands provides an easy means for guests to stay connected to you. The QR code can dial your 800# or create a business contact listing on their phone for quick access. Guests can be invited to sign up for text alerts, making it easy for you to keep them up-to-date. You can also offer them freebies to download like music, images, wallpaper and music. Guests will continuously be reminded of your business in a positive light!
QR Code Wristbands offer a savvy and high tech marketing solution for your business. QR codes enable you to connect directly with guests on a one-to-one basis, giving them incentives and offers. Building a positive relationship, you can create raving fans who will happily promote your business via social networking. QR Code Wristbands are a fantastic way to stretch your advertising and marketing dollars!
QR Codes are widely used and can be read by a large number of mobile apps. Since they are fast, easy and FREE to set up, you can't go wrong! Here is how to quickly create your QR wristbands:
- Generate a QR Code for your desired action completely FREE at http://keremerkan.net/qr-code-and-2d-code-generator/.
- Select one of our custom printed wristbands to imprint your QR Code.
- Submit your QR Code and artwork/logo to imprint on your selected wristband.