QR codes (quick response codes) are not new, but during the pandemic they went mainstream as restaurants embedded them on tables for patrons to load menus on phones instead of handing out paper menus. Here are eight ways contractors can use them.
1. Business CardWe all collect business cards. Ideally, we take them back to the office and enter the contact information into our contacts or delegate the task. Next best is we keep
Lately, a number of contractors have put QR codes on the back of business cards. The QR code links to a V-card with all of your contact information.
Lately, a number of contractors have put QR codes on the back of business cards. The QR code links to a V-card with all of your contact information. By encouraging the card recipient to scan it when you hand him the card, you remove the risk of the card not making it home.
2. Special OffersIf you are running a special offer, you can use a QR code to make it easy for someone to take advantage of the offer. You could use this as a permanent offer or one that varies, so that it might be different every time it is scanned. Of course,
Special offers can presented in ads, “special friend savings cards” employees are given to hand to friends, placed on refrigerator magnets, and so on.
3. Job Application
Put a QR code on the back of your trucks beneath a message about hiring. For example, you might state, “Always Hiring. Scan to Apply.”
Put a QR code on the back of your trucks beneath a message about hiring.
Of course, this is not limited to trucks. You can make special business cards with this, that you had to people you think might make good employees. On one side of the card, you can list benefits of working for your company. On the other, place the QR code.
4. Schedule Service
If you use Schedule Engine or similar software to schedule service online, a QR code can direct people to schedule service with you online. This can be placed in ads, refrigerator magnets, and furnace stickers. Make it easier to schedule service and you will book more calls.
A QR code can direct people to schedule service with you online. This can be placed in ads, refrigerator magnets, and furnace stickers.
5. ReviewsQR codes are being effectively used to direct people to a favored review site. These can be printing on invoices or on special cards that are handed to homeowners by technicians who tell the homeowners they would be doing the techs a favor by completing a quick review.
6. Social Media
QR codes can also be used to connect people to your company’s various social media pages. They can also be used to connect people to your personal social media business pages (e.g., LinkedIn).
7. Company Website
Obviously, one of the best uses for QR codes is to direct people to your website. They can also be used to direct people to specific product or service pages.
Like the QR code on this page, QR codes can direct people to events. For example, you might use one to invite people to a specific booth at an upcoming home show where you are exhibiting.Scan the QR code at left to learn more about the Service World Expo, October 18-21, 2022 in the Tampa Convention Center.