Who’s Using QR Codes?

qrcodeIn case you don’t recognize this square graphic on the left, it’s a QR Code (short for quick response code). These codes are popping up all over the place. They are used to quickly share information. Anyone with a QR reader (which is one of the many, many apps available for smartphone users) can scan the QR code and get the information, whether it’s a website, a survey for giving feedback, or ratings and review on a product.

Given the growth of QR Codes, we wanted to find out who’s using them. So we asked 10,000 U.S. consumers. It turns out that 24% of consumers are already using QR Codes. Not surprisingly, the use is heavily weighted towards younger consumers. About one-third of consumers younger than 40 years old use QR Codes at least a couple of times per month.

The bottom line: QR Codes are not yet a mainstream activity

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