How to Use QR Codes to Help You Go Paperless
QR Code technology reduces our paper use. You can have a positive effect on our environment by incorporating QR Codes into your working life.
Save paper and space by printing your QR Codes on mailing labels instead of wasting a whole sheet of paper or by trying one of these ideas:
Post your itinerary. If you’re taking a trip, post a QR Code on your kitchen bulletin board that links to a document with the itinerary on it. If the itinerary changes, just update the document, and the QR Codes will always link to the most recently updated version.
Share recipes and notes. If you’re a baker, you can link a QR Code to your notes on a specific recipe, or a picture of the finished product. This is especially useful when people ask you for a recipe. You can give them the recipe, and your tips for making it, on a QR Code.
Link to your online newsletter. Forget printed newspapers and newsletters — put QR Codes in prominent places where readers can scan them for their weekly mobile edition.
Distribute supplementary materials. If you’re a teacher, save some paper and use a QR Code to share class notes, handouts, or the entire lecture on a podcast.
Save on mailing costs. Why are you still mailing out a 300-page catalog when you can send a postcard with a QR Code on it that links to a full-color online catalog?
Streamline your work flow. With QR Codes, manufacturers can implement a point-and-browse experience on the shop floor. If work orders listing collections of parts included a QR Code, a technician with a mobile device can scan the work order and immediately pull up the latest approved assembly procedure.
Sell your house. Stop printing out reams of paper for that open house your agent is hosting this weekend -and give her a QR Code that potential home buyers can scan. Find out who’s really interested, and who isn’t.