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QR Coupons

What are QR Coupons?

One of the most exciting features we’ve been working at biZappBuilders are QR Coupons.

What they Are?:

QR coupons are a great way for a business to encourage users to download their app in the first place and once a user has downloaded it, to keep them coming back, not only to the app, but also to the business!

The coupons may be posted on a business owner’s website, in their store, sent to customers via email or inserted into other media advertising.

The purpose of QR Coupons is to generate IN STORE traffic. This is important, as the Small Business owners are  competing for traffic from other community businesses and from the Internet.

Offering coupons that require the customer to visit their store to redeem will create higher customer retention and a higher customer-spend.


The User Experience with QR Coupons:

Following is a quick walkthrough of what the user will see in the app.

1. When they click on the Coupon Tab , they will see this screen:

2. Clicking on the image will unlock the screen and the user will then need to select OK to get the coupon.

3.  A window will pop up with a barcode scanner. They will then scan the QR code  that was sent to you via email, on your business webpage or some other media provided by the small business.

4. Immediately after scanning the code, the coupon connected to the QR code will appear on the screen. The client will then review the coupon and click “Use Coupon” to activate the coupon. In actual use the customer would simply pull the app/coupon up on his/her phone when checking out.

5. When the client clicks the Use Coupon button, a popup will ask for verification that coupon has been used. Once the coupon is used, it  is marked used and cannot be used again. To make sure the end user really wants to use the coupon a popup window will ask them to verify.

6. That’s it. You have a happy end-­user and a happy business owner.

7. When the owner adds a new coupon, the users will get the initial “new coupon” screen again once they reload the tab. This gives you, the business owner, incentive to keep providing coupons and the app user to keep using the app.


 What are QR CODES ?:

QR Code (abbreviated from Quick Response Code) is the trademark for a type of matrix barcode (or two-dimensional code) first designed for the automotive industry. More recently, the system has become popular outside the industry due to its fast readability and large storage capacity compared to standard UPC barcodes. The code consists of black modules (square dots) arranged in a square pattern on a white background. The information encoded can be made up of four standardized kinds (“modes”) of data (numeric, alphanumeric, byte/binary, Kanji), or through supported extensions, virtually any kind of data