Why QR Code Business Cards Are a Must

Apr 17, 2021
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QR code business cards are the digital way to keep in touch with the people that you meet. They are also a great way for people in more creative professions to show off their work.

An artist can add a gallery site, a manager can add a QR code that scans directly to their LinkedIn profile, architects can add videos or pictures of in-progress and finished buildings. QR codes on business cards aren't limited to static vCards. There are many creative ways someone can make a QR code business card. Just make sure to add a clear CTA so other people know what they are scanning. They are also a great way to refer others to your services by passing along the QR code business card to others.

If you want to learn more about the benefits of using a QR code business card, then this is for you. Supercode's QR code generator can assist you in making a beautifully designed QR code business card in a few minutes that matches your company's branded colors and logo. We'll also provide you with a free video tutorial on how to make the perfect QR code for your business card below!

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1. QR code business cards make it easier to connect

vCard QR codes autofill the contact information into the user's cell phone right away so there isn't any room for mistakes. vCard QR codes auto-fill the contact information directly into the contact fields of your mobile phone. You can also share LinkedIn profiles and other social media sites just to remove a step of finding another person online especially if they have a common name. Even if you forget to bring a business card you can have the person scan your QR code straight from your cell phone for easy passing. Connecting digitally means no lost business cards or forgotten names to look up online later.

2. QR code business cards increase your social media traffic

Handing someone a memorable QR code business card with a social media QR code on it will drive traffic to the social media accounts that are important to you. Do you tweet or post on Instagram often to promote products and services? People are more willing to connect when they have a QR code sent straight to your social media instead of having to search you online.

3. Business cards with QR codes are effective for lead generation

It's now easier to export your contacts to a CSV file to generate leads. Passing around QR codes with foolproof information will make it that much easier to export contacts and effectively stay connected with others. Also, receiving emails and SMS messages through QR codes about predefined messages regarding products, services, or hours, will help you generate leads more quickly. 

4. QR codes business cards are convenient and compact

QR codes have so many sizes, colors, styles, and designs available to them that they can be printed almost anywhere. Using a small and compact code on your business card will convey information that wouldn't be able to fit on the card by itself. QR codes route the person scanning a lot of digital information that can be stored in mobile phones and that can't be done with a business card alone.

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5. QR code business cards are mistake-proof

Whatever information you decide to share in your QR code business card won't be mistaken or misspelled by the person trying to connect with you. Contact information, presentations, videos, LinkedIn profiles, phone numbers, and more, will never be mistaken as long as you test the code before printing on 1000 cards.

6. A creative QR code card will boost your inbound marketing game

Customers and colleagues are more likely to reach out to someone whose work they have already seen samples of. Connect a QR code with a PDF, videos, images, and testimonies from happy customers and it will encourage them to trust you before an unknown brand. QR code marketing is continuing to soar and by putting a larger QR code on the back of your card with samples of your work, you stand out as the best.

7. QR codes on business cards allows you to share diverse media on the spot

Add videos, URLs, social media profiles, recent presentations, LinkedIn profiles, work samples, and more. This is your chance to go beyond just a vCard and really stand out. Or, put a vCard QR code on the front of your business card and on the back use a bigger QR code to show off your work. Add a clear CTA on each code so the user knows what to expect when scanning. 

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8. QR code business cards spark curiosity 

By having a QR code business card, people will be inspired to scan it. High numbers of scans happen because of curiosity about the link. However, don't leave them mystery codes without an explanation. Having a clear message that states why they are scanning, will invoke a reason to do so, especially if ir provides interesting and useful content immediately.

9. QR code business cards are fun to design

Business cards as well as QR codes are simple and enjoyable to make so there's no need for design agencies to hire to create QR code business cards for you. You can create a QR code with Supercode's easy-to-use QR code generator software and download the code. Uploading to a business card maker will only take seconds. We suggest getting a sample card before ordering thousands to make sure your designs come out crisp and clear enough to scan. Supercode offers a free QR code design guide so you can take advantage of all of our special features.

10. Business cards with QR codes are unique and make you stand out 

Everyone's business cards are just cards until they add value. Be different and show off your work with codes that truly represent you and your brand because that information doesn't fit on a tiny business card. Now you have a chance to demonstrate your creativity through videos and experiences that can't fit on a card itself. Make it memorable!

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11. Business cards with dynamic QR codes keep information updated

You don't have to reprint cards every time you want to change your dynamic QR code information. While vCard QR codes are static and can't be changed, dynamic QR codes such as dynamic URL codes (we also offer static URLs), image QR codes, PDFs, social media, and more, can be modified so you don't have to reprint them when updating information. Keep them current and update your media as you wish so your contacts will always have fresh updates when looking you up. Always make sure you're using dynamic QR codes if you want to edit information in the future. This is the sustainable way to convey necessary information that people can save in their mobile phones without having to print countless flyers and brochures.

12. QR code business cards are cost-saving

You can just keep your vCard QR code in your mobile phone so when exchanging contact information the other person can scan the QR code with their cell phone. In fact, it's easier than a physical card because the information auto-fills your contacts section. Everything has already been done for you. This QR code business card is completely digital and needs no physical card for a more sustainable option.

How to put a QR code on business card video tutorial

For a perfect vCard QR code every time, check out our free video tutorial below. And to learn how to make any type of QR code for your business card or for any occasion, subscribe to our YouTube channel!

To conclude

Create QR codes on business cards for an innovative option for sharing more information, going beyond the scope of just a regular card. Virtual business cards will empower you to get ahead of the rest and step up your marketing game. Make it unique and memorable to stand out to your new contacts.

Now that you've seen how easy, fun, fast, convenient, cost-effective, and sustainable QR code business cards are, go ahead and try one for free. Have fun creating your QR cards and sharing your valuable content with others in your industry.


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