What is a vCard QR Code?
This is a type of QR Code that contains your contact details like your name, email, work address and phone number. You can also add other details such as your social media profile links or any other information you deem necessary.
With a vCard QR Code, you do not even have to spend money printing out business cards. You can use one business card and have a potential lead scan it giving you some extra time to engage in a conversation. Most business cards get tucked away or thrown away. With a vCard QR Code, it is simple and instantaneous. Scan the QR Code and save the details.
How to create a vCard QR Code
Creating a vCard is an easy 3 step process.
Select vCard and enter all your details
Test your QR Code and download it.
How to choose the right QR Code generator for your vCard QR Code
You need a QR Code generator that is easy to use, simple and efficient. You should look out for features like customization that allows you to add your own logo and colors.
Uniqode's (formerly Beaconstac) QR Code generator allows you to do all this and more. Creating a vCard QR Code is free and there is no limit to the number of times the QR Code can be scanned.
Say, your work address or number changes, you can simply reuse the same vCard QR Code by choosing to create a dynamic QR Code. A dynamic QR Code, as the name suggests, is a QR Code that evolves and adapts with your needs.
Uniqode (formerly Beaconstac) allows you to create, manage and analyze your dynamic QR Codes so that when your business evolves, your QR codes evolve with you.
Designing a vCard QR Code
Creating a vCard QR Code is easy but how do you about designing one? Here are some quick pointers to keep in mind -
- Details that you should add: Add your first name and last name, designation, your work email, phone number and work address or company’s website.
- Color of the QR Code: To reinforce your company’s branding, choose a color from the color palette for your company’s website or logo.
- Logo of the company: This is crucial. You can either choose a logo from the gallery or upload your own logo. This lets consumers know exactly what they are scanning.
- Size of the QR Code: When you print out the QR Code on a business card or on other print material, make sure that it is at least 2 cm x 2 cm.
- Blank space: If your vCard QR Code is going to be printed on a business card, be mindful of the blank space on the QR Code. Your QR Code should be in the center if there is no other text on the card. If you choose to add your name and designation on the card, have the QR Code still be the main element on the business card by following the rule of thirds.
- Compelling CTA: QR Codes do pique interest but you can never go wrong by adding a compelling CTA that lets the user know what they are scanning.
Dynamic vCard QR Code: vCard Plus
vCard Plus is primarily a dynamic business card, but a step ahead of Static vCard QR Codes. With every vCard Plus, a mobile-optimized web page is linked that shows vital information such as profile picture, mobile number, job title, social media, email address, and more. A vCard Plus can be designed to one’s wish with custom colors and images to impress clients further.
A vCard Plus can not only be shared on physical business cards but can also be leveraged for email signatures, websites, or even social media accounts. This can be viewed via smartphones, tablets, and desktops.
How to create a vCard Plus QR Code
A dynamic vCard QR Code or vCard Plus can encompass a short URL, and the target content is never directly encoded. The short URL can redirect the user to their target content.
A vCard Plus QR Code can also be edited any number of times. That being said, here are the steps to creating a dynamic vCard QR Code –
Get started with a QR Code solution
Use Uniqode's (formerly Beaconstac) QR Code solution and log into your account. To create a vCard Plus, click on the dynamic QR Code in the left panel and select vCard Plus.
Fill out contact details
Fill in vital information such as name, phone number, address, website, or social media channels.
Customize the design
Add buttons, CTA, logo, or even embed Google Maps navigation to the business’s location.
Download vCard Plus
Click on download to generate the QR Code. Download it any preferred resolution and print it in your desired format.
Edit the contents of vCard Plus
Changing the contents of vCard Plus is a no-brainer.
- 1. Click on the created vCard Plus QR Code from the
- 2. Make the necessary changes, and save it.
- 3. Voila! The QR Code is now updated with new vCard
Designing vCard Plus
Creating a vCard Plus is as easy as designing a simple vCard. Just remember to include the following features to make it stand out and function dynamically –
- 1. Profile picture
- 2. Full name
- 3. Designation
- 4. Company name
- 5. Company website or URL
- 6. Email address(es)
- 7. Phone number(s)
- 8. Social media links – LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook or Instagram
- 9. Background – Image or color gradient
- 10. Company logo
Make sure to use the same color as the company to be in sync with its branding and to leave enough blank space to enhance the overall look of the vCard Plus QR Code.
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vCard Plus: The need for it
When a vCard QR Code exists, why must one need vCard Plus?
Having a mobile-friendly landing page for networking and adding new business contacts is crucial for any kind of business. Here are the top five advantages of having vCard Plus –
Dazzle your network
With the added feature of having a dedicated website for every QR Code, performance meets technique, and sharing contacts has never been easier.
Grow your contacts
Users and clients can add your information directly to their contact list with a single tap. Say goodbye to errors and tedious tapping.
Revise content frequently
Changed contact number and the location of the company? With vCard Plus, update information effortlessly in minutes and avoid losing customers.
Add more details
Stand out from the crowd and include all the information your business needs than a typical business card. Do not forget to attach a profile picture, URL, and social media accounts.
A vCard Plus has an added advantage – a dedicated link. Leverage this advantage to the maximum and share the link everywhere (email signatures, print media, websites)
Survey your audience
Inspect where, when, and how many people have scanned your vCard Plus. All the analytics are stored in real-time.
Use a single QR Code at various locations for every purpose to gauge where your audience base is.
Where should vCards be placed?
A vCard and vCard Plus can be placed in many different ways.
Print your vCard and vCard Plus on business cards to not only stand out but also making it easier for clients and users to store your contact information with a single tap.
Add a vCard QR Code that directs the user to your landing page, website, contact information, and social media platforms to get connected rather seamlessly.
Include the QR Code to email signatures. The vCard Plus is wholly integrated with Gmail and Outlook and works smoothly on all devices.
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Want to stand out amongst other candidates whilst applying for jobs? Add a vCard or vCard Plus next to your contact details on the resume. This is one of the most natural methods to get the recruiter to add you to their contact list.
Dynamic vCard QR Codes using a landing page
Having a dynamic vCard QR Code allows you to update your information without having to print out new QR Codes. A user who already has your business card can scan to see updated information without skipping a beat. No more broken links and no need to redirect users.
How to create a dynamic vCard QR Codes
Step 1: Get started with the Uniqode (formerly Beaconstac) QR Code solution
Open up your account and click on Markdown cards in the left panel to create your vCard. A markdown card is a Uniqode (formerly Beaconstac) creative that allows you to create a short landing page for just about anything.
Step 2: Customize your Markdown card
Add text, buttons, CTA or even embed a Google Maps navigation to your business’s location.
Step 3: Create a QR Code
Select dynamic QR Code and choose your Markdown card from the list. Download it in your preferred resolution and print it.
Designing a dynamic vCard QR Code
You should have all of these elements in your dynamic vCard QR Code
- Your profile picture
- A background - Image, color or gradient
- Your full name
- Your designation
- Company Name
- Company Website
- Your email address
- Your phone number
- Social Media links
To align with your company’s branding, choose colors from the same color palette and make sure there is enough blank space to make the markdown card look aesthetically pleasing.
Changing the content of the dynamic vCard QR Code
It is exceedingly simple to change the content of your dynamic vCard QR Code.
- Click on the Markdown card you created from the list.
- Make the edits necessary and save it.
- That’s it. Your old QR Code will now show an updated vCard information.
QR Codes on business cards
Not only can you create a vCard QR Code but you can also create a whole campaign with QR Codes on business cards.
Depending on your use case, you can add a Social Media QR Code, Website QR Code, Facebook QR Code, Video QR Code, Image Gallery QR Code. The possibilities are endless. These QR Codes can not only deliver your information but they can also help a potential lead understand your business, your product or your service better.
Make these QR Codes dynamic and you can keep using the same business card for all your new product lines.
Here’s all you need to know about QR Codes on business cards
vCard QR Code FAQs
Select vCard on Uniqode's (formerly Beaconstac) QR Code generator and enter your name, email and phone number. Generate your QR Code and test it to make sure it works. Download it and print it or share it over email or on print material.