SMS MARRIES QR CODE?? Would Appreciate your Opinion...

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I am interested to know if a QR code can be directed to an sms opt in??

I would like a qr code to be scanned by a customer that says " scan qr code to become a VIP member"

Is this possible?

Would love any input.....

Thanks as always....

Karen.
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  • Profile picture of the author HypeText
    Originally Posted by karensworld View Post

    I am interested to know if a QR code can be directed to an sms opt in??

    I would like a qr code to be scanned by a customer that says " scan qr code to become a VIP member"

    Is this possible?

    Would love any input.....

    Thanks as always....

    Karen.
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  • Profile picture of the author WillR
    Karen,

    Yes, you can create an SMS QR code. You can use a free online generator such as this one:
    ZXing QR Code Generator

    1. In the drop down 'Contents' box select the 'SMS' option.

    2. In the 'Phone Number' box you will enter the number people need to send the SMS to.

    3. In the 'Message' box you will enter the word or phrase people need to text to that number.

    4. Click the 'Generate' button.

    Anyone who now scans that QR code will get an sms message open on their phone with the correct phone number and word already entered so all they have to do is press the send button and they will join your list.

    Simple.
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    • Profile picture of the author crumpet
      Originally Posted by WillR View Post

      Karen,

      Yes, you can create an SMS QR code. You can use a free online generator such as this one:
      ZXing QR Code Generator

      1. In the drop down 'Contents' box select the 'SMS' option.

      2. In the 'Phone Number' box you will enter the number people need to send the SMS to.

      3. In the 'Message' box you will enter the word or phrase people need to text to that number.

      4. Click the 'Generate' button.

      Anyone who now scans that QR code will get an sms message open on their phone with the correct phone number and word already entered so all they have to do is press the send button and they will join your list.

      Simple.
      This is awesome, your a legend
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    • Profile picture of the author sbishop
      Originally Posted by WillR View Post

      Karen,

      Yes, you can create an SMS QR code. You can use a free online generator such as this one:
      ZXing QR Code Generator

      1. In the drop down 'Contents' box select the 'SMS' option.

      2. In the 'Phone Number' box you will enter the number people need to send the SMS to.

      3. In the 'Message' box you will enter the word or phrase people need to text to that number.

      4. Click the 'Generate' button.

      Anyone who now scans that QR code will get an sms message open on their phone with the correct phone number and word already entered so all they have to do is press the send button and they will join your list.

      Simple.
      I keep learning great stuff from u. Keep it coming!! Thanks man
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    • Profile picture of the author Seantrepreneur
      Originally Posted by WillR View Post

      Karen,

      Yes, you can create an SMS QR code. You can use a free online generator such as this one:
      ZXing QR Code Generator

      1. In the drop down 'Contents' box select the 'SMS' option.

      2. In the 'Phone Number' box you will enter the number people need to send the SMS to.

      3. In the 'Message' box you will enter the word or phrase people need to text to that number.

      4. Click the 'Generate' button.

      Anyone who now scans that QR code will get an sms message open on their phone with the correct phone number and word already entered so all they have to do is press the send button and they will join your list.

      Simple.
      Great information Will. Keeping it as simple as possible for people will surely increase your opt-in rate. Sadly enough someone actually texting a keyword to a number is too much work for some people.

      Something else you could do is have the QR code go to a mobile landing page where you put in a call to action. Just an idea.



      Sean
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  • Profile picture of the author Jay Rhome
    I have an Android so I'm not sure but I've read that iPhone users will only have the number already entered when scanning the QR Code, that they have to do put in the message. Is that true?
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    • Profile picture of the author Legacy3
      Originally Posted by Jay Rhome View Post

      I have an Android so I'm not sure but I've read that iPhone users will only have the number already entered when scanning the QR Code, that they have to do put in the message. Is that true?
      No. That's not true. Using the method WillR suggests will yield a pre-populated 'To' and 'Message' field on an iPhone.

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      If you are on a Mac and you are looking for robust QR code creator that will output vector based QR Codes like these for print, you may want to try QREncoder Pro. I think its only $2

      Mac App Store - QREncoderPro
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  • Profile picture of the author Jodik
    I am learning so much. Thank you
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    • Profile picture of the author Peter Burke
      Hi Karen

      Yes a qr code will work with sms.

      A neat little facility I employ for some of my clients is to embed a number that opts them in straight away to the client list.

      What's even better is that the subscriber not only gets the optin welcome text BUT when they ring the number a 'real person' (recording of course) welcomes them to the list.

      So yes QR code + SMS + Voice - winning combination
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