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Published on February 18th, 2013 | by Guest Writer

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Using Your New Smart Phone as a QR Reader

If you just got your first smart phone, you may be feeling a bit overwhelmed by the sheer number of applications you have to choose from, and the many things your new device can do. Modern smart phones allow you to easily surf the web, find a restaurant when you are traveling, and even get turn-by-turn directions to virtually any destination on earth.

With so many features to explore, it is no surprise that many new smart phone owners overlook something that can be incredibly useful. The next time you get out your smart phone, look for a feature called the QR code reader. This simple feature can make shopping online more rewarding, and help you find the best price on everything you buy.

QR stands for quick response, and this code can incorporate images, video, website addresses, reviews and much more. Many companies have been embedding these QR codes into their online and offline ads, making it easy for smart phone users to get the instant information they need.

Consumers can easily scan the QR code on an advertisement, for instance, and instantly get all the information they need – from the name, address and phone number of the company to specific details on their current specials and hot selling products.

These QR codes are great or consumers, but they an be just as valuable for business owners. Embedding these QR codes into their marketing materials allows companies to spread the word about their products and services. QR codes also provide yet another venue for advertising, without adding appreciably to marketing costs. When consumers scan the codes, business owners can receive valuable information and use it to create lists of potential customers.

Businesses can use QR codes on their websites to instantly direct visitors to the proper page on their websites. Instead of spending time searching for what they need, smart phone owners can simply scan the code and find what they are looking for. Whether they make a purchase from the phone itself or go through the website and its checkout process, QR codes provide buyers with an easy way to get exactly what they want.

If you are a business owner and have not yet taken advantage of QR codes, now is the perfect time to do so. Virtually every smart phone on the market these days includes a QR code reader, and more and more consumers are using those readers when they shop. If you have not yet taken advantage of this technology, you may want to do so right away.

Smart phone owners who have not yet explored the power of their QR code readers may also want to see what they are all about. Many businesses are already offering special discounts and even free products through their QR codes, along with some great everyday deals. Using the QR reader is one great way to save money with your new smart phone.

The author of this article Beaconrad is so pleased with his iphone 4s he went out and bought his wife one for her birthday.

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