How to Generate Bulk QR Codes from Excel in One Go
Need to create multiple QR Codes for your application? Well, you don’t have to spend all day creating them manually, one after the other. Read on to learn exactly how you can let Excel do your QR Code creation for you.
Businesses create QR Codes in bulk all the time, whether for inventory management, marketing, or sales. They’re going to need a way to automate the process. If you’re after a smoother or more efficient workflow, you can always generate bulk QR Codes from Excel.
Whether you’re monitoring inventory, creating employee vCards, or sharing unique coupon QR Codes, you’d want the bulk creation process as streamlined as possible. Automation saves you a ton of time and effort while letting you get the exact codes you want.
Generate bulk QR Codes from Excel: Streamline batch creation
At Beaconstac, we know exactly how crucial it is for businesses to streamline essential functions. So, we’ve made it as easy as possible to generate up to 2,000 dynamic QR Codes in one go. That’s right; you can say goodbye to manual QR Code creation.
Once you’re ready to give it a shot, go to the dashboard and follow these simple steps:
Hit “QR Codes” on the left, then on the top-right corner, click “Bulk Upload.”
Select your particular dynamic QR Code use case (website, app download, etc.).
Download the pre-defined spreadsheet template, then fill it out with the relevant data.
Upload the spreadsheet file in Excel or CSV onto the “Upload your data” field.
How to use Beaconstac’s pre-defined template for bulk uploads
Before you can generate a bulk QR Code from excel, you’ll first need to provide the platform with the right data. For that, you can use Beaconstac’s pre-defined spreadsheet template to help you map your data onto the platform.
You can download it once you’ve selected your QR Code type. After downloading, open the file, and you’ll be presented with a clean-looking spreadsheet with three main columns: Name, Website URL, and Frame Text.
Start by filling in the “Name” column with your chosen name for each QR Code you need to generate. Of course, each of these codes is going to link to a specific destination. Place the destination URLs under the “Website URL” column so users will have somewhere to go upon scanning your code.
Now you’ll need to enter the “Frame Text” for each code. Unlike the first two columns, this one’s not mandatory, but it’s going to define the text for each of your QR Code frames. You get a chance to include convincing CTAs for each of the codes you generate.
Automate QR Code creation with every new Excel row
Here’s another way to cut down on time when creating QR Codes: let Excel do the QR Code creation for you. It all starts with a Beaconstac-Zapier integration. Via a Zapier integration, you can create a QR Code every time you add a new row to your Excel spreadsheet.
You can refer to this article for a detailed step-by-step on integrating Beaconstac with Zapier and creating the proper Zap.
This is where Beaconstac’s pre-defined template comes in handy since you’ll need those three important columns we’ve talked about. Once you’ve published your Excel-Beaconstac Zap, you can begin enjoying the automation.
Put your bulk QR Code creation on auto-pilot
Creating QR Codes in bulk from Excel is helpful for plenty of other applications apart from your usual inventory tracking. Ever seen one of those QR Codes that create a trail around a theme park, which leads you to a big prize? Just think of the time it’s going to take to make those codes one by one.
Thankfully, you always have automation to help you out. If you’re planning to create QR Codes in bulk, we’d recommend going for dynamic QR Codes to get access to unlimited updates on your code content. You also get to enjoy data tracking to help you optimize whatever campaign you’re running.