If you have gotten any mail lately and thought that there has been a dramatic increase in the use of QR codes (aka mobile barcodes or 2D barcodes) your’re right, there has. The US Post Office is doing a Mobile Barcode Promotion which offers a 3% discount on mailing to those retailers who used QR codes on their mailing piece between July 1, 2011 and August 31, 2011. The goal of the Mobile Barcode Promotion is to build awareness of mobile barcodes and demonstrate to mailers how mobile barcodes can increase the value of mail, while “blurring” the lines between online and offline marketing.
Some maililng houses are also matching the 3% discount or applying their own discount during this time period to get more people mailing out now.
So keep a look out for innovative uses of QR codes on your mail this month and next and see where they drive you.
Want to find out more about the Mobile Barcode Promotion? Click any of the links below for more articles and information:
If you see any cool uses of QR codes or where they are linking to, please let me know.