Instructions:
Please enter the complete URL (web address) that you would like encrypted into your new QR Code. For example, Buyabarcode.com would be https://www.buyabarcode.com. The easiest way to do this is to copy and paste the URL from the address bar of whichever web page you’d like encrypted.


What is a QR Code?
A QR Code (aka Quick Response Code) is simply the URL (web address) of any web page encrypted using the QR font. This creates the square, alien looking image you see on almost all packaging these days. When you scan the QR Code with your cell phone, it automatically launches the encrypted web page inside your cell phone’s browser.

How is a QR Code used?
QR Codes are most commonly used for the advertising and promotion of products and events. Companies often place a QR Code on all of their product packaging so that consumers can easily visit the company’s website. QR code usage in the United States is expected to grow to a total of 11 million daily scans by the end of 2020. Counterfeit Detection QR Codes have been used by brands and governments to let consumers, retailers and distributors verify the authenticity of their products and help with detecting counterfeit products, as part of a brand protection program. However, the security level of a regular QR Code is limited since QR Codes printed on original products are easily reproduced on fake products, even though the analysis of data generated as a result of QR Code scanning can be used to detect counterfeiting and illicit activity. A higher security level can be attained by embedding a digital watermark or copy detection pattern into the image of the QR Code. This makes the QR Code more secure against counterfeiting attempts, and fake products which contain a counterfeit QR Code can be detected by scanning the secure QR Code with a specific app (even though the QR Code message itself is valid).

History of the QR Code
The original QR coding system was invented in 1994 by Masahiro Hara who worked for the Japanese company Denso Wave. The initial design was influenced by the black and white pieces on a goban. Its initial purpose was to track vehicles during the manufacturing process. Originally, it was designed to allow component scanning at very high-speeds. Today, QR codes are used in a much broader context, including both commercial tracking applications and convenience-oriented applications aimed at mobile-phone users (termed mobile tagging). QR codes may be used to display text to the user, to add a vCard contact to the user's device, to open a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI), to connect to a wireless network, or to compose emails or text messages. There are a great many QR code generators available as software or as online tools that are either free, or require a paid subscription. The QR code has become one of the most-used types of two-dimensional code.

For more information regarding QR Codes, UPC Barcodes, SCC Codes, GTIN Codes, and EAN barcodes please visit our blog https://www.buyabarcode.com/blog or feel free to contact Buyabarcode.com anytime. Our email is info@buyabarcode.com or give us a call at (888) 446-2633 / (310) 927-1644.