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Next Step for the QR Code

What else can you do with QR codes? Are they worth all the the hype?

Earlier last year, we blogged about QR code uses for small businesses. Now retailers have taken things to next level allowing users to purchase items straight from their phones. This is excellent for the shopper because they no longer have to wait in horrendously long lines i.e. Best Buy Holiday season or popular teen shops such as H&M or Forever 21.

 

However, could this decrease the need for sales associates and cashiers? Once again technology will replace the need for a human. Your smartphone will be able to give you the price of an item, tell you how much more is in stock, and apps such as BradsDeals can tell you if there is a better deal someplace else. The mobile market has tremendous opportunities and possibilities.

 

This new technology that turns your smartphone into a cash register scanner is called QThru. The fascinating feature that separates the QThru from a QR code is that you can pay for your purchase as well. Find out more here.

 

For the small business owner this can have interesting bottom line implications. The technology is cheaper than buying registers and self-servicing kiosks. It could possibly be cheaper than having payroll as well. A few employees will still be needed to help with loss prevention.

 

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