Today we will pay attention to the QR code again. In a previous blog post we already explained where the QR code came from, how it has evolved over the past few years and how it can help your business grow. In the following post we will explain how we use a static QR code at Leaf and list its advantages. Without having to create a new code for every customer you basically got your job done after the initial setup and you’ll have an enduring great value at the same time! It’s safe to say that static QR codes are worth checking out, especially for your digital receipts.
Advantages of static QR codes
You may have seen some scenarios where an individual QR code is generated and shown on a 2nd display, maybe even your POS provider offers a solution like this. The alternative is to use a static QR code that only needs to be generated once for the setup. We have considered both options and came to the conclusion that static QR codes have some convincing advantages over non-static codes:
- Minimum space requirements: A simple stand or sticker, e.g. on the shop counter, is sufficient.
- No additional devices required: The QR code can simply be printed out on paper.
- No extra costs: You don’t need to buy any hardware etc.
- Easy handling: After the initial setup you do not have to worry about further technical procedures.
- Better readability: Smartphones can read QR codes better if they’re printed out, not displayed on a screen.
Digital Receipts without extra hardware
In the light of these advantages we use the static QR code to send our digital receipts to your customers. This means that your static QR code will display the receipt for each transaction so your customer can scan it. Afterwards it will get filed in your POS and the next transaction can get started.
Obviously, your customers should also benefit from the uncomplicated handling. No additional app is therefore necessary, because the smartphone camera simply scans the code and opens a browser that displays the digital receipt. This can then be saved as a PDF.
The static QR code also works for table service at restaurants or cafés: every waiter will get his or her own static QR code which they can take to their tables and show to the customers to scan. We will elaborate on this in another blogpost soon.
How to get and use your Leaf QR code
Choose a package via our homepage, tell us your POS and we will guide you through a few simple steps to set up Leaf in less than 15 minutes. Often our help is not even needed at all, but of course we will help you at any time if something doesn’t work.
Setup your QR Code / QR Display
Print out the static QR code you have generated, design it creatively according to your taste and stick it on your POS or put it into a stand. Your POS will stop printing receipts now if not explicitly requested. If you still want to use a second screen for the display, that’s of course also possible.
Inform your customers
Your process remains the same - except now you ask your customers to scan the QR code instead of offering them a printed receipt (or throwing it in the trash!). Lastly: Belegpflicht still requires you to ask the customers to scan, even if the customer chooses not to. And that’s it! 🙂
Leaf is compatible with most POS, in addition to our direct partners such Lightspeed, flour and many others (see here), we can also support you to switch to digital receipts with a static QR code even if your POS already offers digital receipts but requires an annoying second screen!