QR Code Reviews – Kitty City Hideaway

QR Code Reviews - Kitty City HideawayMaking effective QR codes takes work.  To shortcut the amount of learning and work required, you can look at how others are using QR codes.  By using the best techniques you find and avoiding the worst problems, you can make your QR codes be the best they can be.

QR Code Reviews - Kitty City Hideaway - QR codeOn this Christmas Eve edition of QR Code Reviews, let’s look at a QR code on a Kitty City Hideaway.  The QR code is about 1.5 inches square and although there is some text, I can’t really call it a call to action.

The encoded data is a URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1kZok7ERoY

QR Code Reviews - Kitty City Hideaway - iPhone screen

Overall rating: 4 out of 5

QR Code Reviews - Kitty City Hideaway - Rating - 4 out of 5


  • The QR code is large and easy to scan
  • The landing page is mobile-friendly


  • The call to action could be better

What We Can Learn

Pet owners want happy animals.  To many people, their pets are family.  Some people dress their pets in clothing, take pictures, etc.  When pet owners purchase something for their critters, they want to know how their pet will like it.

For Kitty City Hideaway, the QR code directs customers to a short video showing a fully assembled Kitty City with a variety of parts.  You can see the smiles on those small, furry faces as they play and exercise.  Just what every good kitty needs, a Kitty City.

From a user’s perspective, the QR code placement is good.  Someone looking to purchase this piece of the play set might want to see what a complete set would look like.  This video shows happy kitties playing.  Just the right encouragement to move a prospective customer into a paying one.


When making your own QR codes, keep the following in mind:

  • If you want to show off the features of your product, video is a great way to do so.  Fortunately, YouTube does a fantastic job of being mobile-friendly.
  • If your product is part of a system, using a QR code to link to other pieces of the system is a great way to encourage repeat purchasing.

If you have questions about how to get started using QR codes in your business, how to use QR codes more effectively, or how fix a QR code issue, let me help.  If you want to learn more on your own, check out my free e-book.