Let’s say you are an event organizer and want to create QR Codes on the identity cards of the organizing team. The purpose is to collect feedback from the audience. Upon scanning, the audience will be redirected to a feedback form.
Here’s how you create a QR Code for this use case.
Step 1: Log-in to the dashboard and choose a campaign type
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Log-in to the dashboard and click “+CREATE” on the right side. From the options, click “QR Code.”
Choose the campaign type as “Website.”
Step 2: Add the feedback form URL
Paste the URL that you want users to be redirected to. In this instance, let’s consider a Google Form URL. The form can be used to gather attendee feedback during an event.
Step 3: Customize the QR Code for your badge design
You can customize multiple elements of the QR Code, including:
The background (transparent background available)
Adding a logo
Changing the color of the QR Code
Adding frames and a CTA
Step 4: Download the QR Code
You can download the QR Code in the desired format, giving you the best scannability when printed.
That’s it! You have created a QR Code for use on a badge. You can preview and test the QR Code displayed using your mobile devices.
You can use the same steps to create QR Codes on a badge for different content types, such as:
A social media profile
Portfolio or website URL
Sharing agenda (online presentation, PDF, Google Docs)
Emergency information of event attendees, and so on
🤔Worried if your QR Code may have issues with scanning?
You don’t have to! Beaconstac offers a real-time scannability assessment as you create the QR Code.
Aim for “EXCELLENT” scannability, follow the customization tips, and you can ensure scannability at all times!
What benefits do you get with dynamic QR Codes for badges?
Dynamic QR Codes on badges offer three primary advantages:
Ability to track QR Codes on printed badges. You can get insights on performance and user engagement
Ability to edit the destination URL anytime. No need to create a new QR Code and print a new badge
Ability to extensively customize the QR Code. Suit your campaign and brand needs at all times
Here’s how it works: For instance, for an event on sustainability, you can customize the QR Code on the badges to support the sustainability theme using colors or background images.
Let’s assume the event’s first half is an auction, and the second half has programs such as panel discussions.
You can share a PDF or the company website for the first half. Attendees can browse through the rules and participation guide for the auction. For the second half, you can use the same QR Code to share an agenda of all the programs for them to attend.
🔥If you’re using Beaconstac You can go to the dashboard and update the QR Code URL from the list. The latest content will reflect immediately.
Simply click “Edit” from the dashboard and change the URL (or make other edits) in the next windows. Click “Next” until you’re in the “Done” tab, and finally, click “Finish.”
Post-event, you can also look at user engagement and other insightful data. These are features that exclusively dynamic QR Codes offer.
Apart from these, dynamic QR Codes also offer:
Password protection of the shared content
Scan data, such as the location of scans
Multi-lingual QR Codes for personalized content based on language
Bulk generation of QR Codes
All these features can help you make events more interactive and streamline them for the audience.
Best practices to remember while creating a QR Code on a badge
When you start creating a dynamic QR Code for a badge, here are some tips to provide an excellent experience for your target audience:
Create engaging badges with QR Codes for your events
QR Codes on badges bridge the gap between physical badges and digital experiences, making events more engaging.
Create QR Codes for badges; link them to the content type of your choice; keep track of all the QR Codes you create, and edit them anytime on the dashboard—with Beaconstac.
If you want to create a QR Code on badges, here’s how to get started 👇
Frequently asked questions
1. How do I use a QR Code on my ID card?
You can use a QR Code on an ID card to link it to content such as:
Social media profiles
Website or portfolio or personal blog
2. How do I create a QR Code for my badge?
To create a QR Code for your badge:
Log-in to the Beaconstac dashboard
Click “+Create” and click “QR Codes”
Choose “Website” as campaign type
Paste the URL of any online asset you want to share (website, social profile, video, etc.)
Customize the QR Code according to your badge design
Sravya is a content marketer specializing in QR Code security and technology. Sravya’s content spans around QR Code security, and how it enables business to securely interact with customers. Her passion to break down tech for readers with blogs and e-books comes from her love for teaching. You can find more on Sravya’s work here.