A QR Code is a simple bar code that contain any type of message you want to share with potential customers. A QR Code can be used to direct traffic to your website, a certain page within your website, to a coupon online, display a discount code, or even be used to share your contact information. The possibilities are endless.
How does it work? Many smart phones have the ability to install apps. Most offer free apps to scan bar codes and QR codes. I personally use “Barcode Scanner” which is a free app for both the iPhone and Droid phones. After the app is installed you open the app and point the phone’s camera at the QR Code. The app will then scan the QR code to reveal the information right on the phone. For those sharing contact information the process is very fast. The app offers the opportunity to add the information to the contacts list in your phone. In the case of the QR code pictured in this thread it is a simple website link. Try it for yourself.
If you would like to make your own QR Code be sure to check Making a QR Code HERE.