Recently, Ivanti carried out a survey of 4,157 consumers across China, France, Germany, Japan, the U.K., and the U.S, shocking worldwide people. It found that 91% of UK respondents had ever scanned a QR code, 57 percent of respondents have increased their QR code usage since the pandemic.
Why QR code penetration so quickly?
QR Codes are a common sight now. Smartphone penetration, Internet user, QR code technology development and market environment are the major factors for the penetration.
Data showed that the rapid increase in smartphone penetration promotes higher access to high-speed mobile internet from 48.8% in 2014 to 61.2% in 2018. Internet users have grown by 7.3% from Jan 2020 to Jan 2021. In addition to that, the pandemic opened doors to massive adoption of contactless technology, including QR code payment, driven by the need for contactless transactions in the wake of COVID-19. Nearly 80% of order, checkout and payment services will become contactless by 2024, Gartner reported.
What are the usages of QR codes and devices?
QR code order
QR codes are considered contactless and mobile menus at restaurants. To use them, customers simply open their camera app on their phones, and the inbuilt decoding inside the camera will read the QR code and open a corresponding website.
QR code is used for mobile ordering
After self-order, the food, restaurant staff can use a handheld mobile POS TPS320 to reconfirm the order information with the customer. If certified correct, then the waiter can print the bill and transfer it to the kitchen in real-time, so as to reduce missing/ wrong order, and improve serving speed. Portable Order Terminal Increases Ordering Food Efficiency.
QR code payment
When it comes to contactless payment, QR code payment is definitely one of the popular. It can be divided into two ways, customer-presented QR code payment and merchant-represented QR code payment.
QR code is used for mobile payment.(TPS3200
The former refers to the customer can automatically display his payment code and the merchant can use a mobile POS to scan that QR code and receive the payment. The latter means merchant can show his money receiving a QR code and the customer can use his phone to scan the code and pay the bill. And Telpo handheld mobile pos TPS320 can also support them.
QR code self-pickup
Pandemic pushes the touchless lifestyle to become a norm, not to mention the contactless delivery and self-pickup services. We can commonly see the 24-hour digital courier station, which mainly adopted QR code scanning technology. China's third-party terminal logistics service platform Cainiao Yizhan is building a more convenient and efficient digital courier station through high-tech pick-up devices.
QR code is used for self service pick up
The whole pick-up process is very simple. The customer can scan the code at the entrance to find his package location. And then put his parcel at the self-service pick-up kiosk, which will automatically scan the barcode stuck on the package surface and confirm pick-up information. Then, the customer can take it and leave.
QR code access control and visitor registration
Visitor registration is a crucial step to ensure the security of the office, and QR code scanning can be treated as a convenient identity identification method nowadays. Take Telpo access control device F8 as an example.
QR code is used for self sign in.
The visitor will get the visiting QR code in advance. When they reach the office, they only need to display the QR code in front of the access control device, once the match the door will auto open and they can freely enter the area. The data will be uploaded to the company management platform in real-time, so as to convenient the administrator effectively manages and understand every detail of in and out personal and ensure the security of the company.
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