QR Code Reviews – New Bright RC Monster Truck

QR Code Reviews - New Bright Monster TruckMaking 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 - New Bright Monster Truck - QR codeToday, let’s look at a QR code on this monster truck from New Bright.  Just don’t run over any cars or houses with this vehicle.  The QR code is about 3/4 inches square but does not includes a call to action or URL.

The encoded data is a URL: http://www.newbright.com/qr/redir/id/2460

QR Code Reviews - New Bright Monster Truck - iPhone screen

Overall rating: 2 out of 5

QR Code Reviews - New Bright Monster Truck - Rating - 2 out of 5

Pros

  • The QR code is small but  easy to scan
  • The encoded URL features the company name

Cons

  • The landing page is not mobile-friendly
  • There is no call-to-action
  • There is no URL

What We Can Learn

Monster trucks can be a lot of fun to drive but they can make a huge mess, running over cars and such.  Fortunately, you can have this remote control monster truck from New Bright.  The QR code is small, about 3/4″, but is still easy to scan.  Unfortunately, that is about where the good features end.  The encoded URL does feature the company name but the problem is the landing page; it’s not mobile-friendly.  The design is interesting but unreadable on a mobile phone unless you do a bunch of pinching and moving.

From a user’s perspective, the QR code placement is not bad.  Customers will be able to learn about the truck before purchase if they are willing to navigate around a non-mobile-friendly site.  Most customers will land on the page and bounce off just as quickly, not wanting to waste their time on such a site.  Great opportunity for improvement

Summary

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

  • It is difficult to say it enough; mobile-friendly landing pages are essential for a successful QR code campaign and for the future of your business on the internet.
  • Adding a good call-to-action can persuade more people to scan your QR code where you can interact with them further.

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