Sell photos & products with QR codes
By Andrew Hudson Published: March 22, 2012 Updated: September 1, 2016
One problem with giving out photos of your products is that customers can’t quickly go from your photo to your website to buy the product. Sure, they can read your web address and type it into a browser, but that takes time, which leads to lost sales. So here’s a cool solution: add a QR code.
With a QR Code (a Quick Response Code), your customers can snap a photo of the code with their smartphone or tablet and automatically go to your website. You can embed your web address — and a phone number, email, and any other short data — into the code in a format easily read by smart electronic devices.
Add the code to postcards, adverts, Pinterest images, Facebook photos — any product images that might get distributed in print or online — and let every customer reach you quickly.
The QR Code above, for example, links to my website. I made it for free at http://zxing.appspot.com/generator. The site generates a 350 pixel x 350 pixel PNG image which you can easily add to a photo via an image-editing program such as Photoshop.
Here is how I input the data:
For more information, see How to add QR codes to your photos on CNET by Ed Rhee.
“You can add QR codes to photo card invitations, holiday photo greeting cards, or even photos of things you’re trying to sell.”
— Ed Rhee, CNET