Holiday shopping gets a tiny bit easier this year as retailers like Sears bring holiday shopping to you as they install the Sears QR Toy Shop Shopping Wall to airports and street advertising locations near you.
QR Codes are slowly inching their way toward ubiquity. Today we heard that 70% of consumers who have seen QR codes understand what QR codes are and what they do. And although this stat was posed as a negative by citing the inverse (30% of Consumers Lack QR Code Understanding), 70% is actually a hugely positive statistic!
Still, the Changing World is searching for the killer app that can bring QR codes into the mainstream. Normally the Internet counts on porn to help speed the adoption of new Technology. Heck the Internet itself might still be a cryptic tool for research scientists if it wasn't for porn. So far, however, we can't think of a reason QR codes and porn need each other... and trust me, we're trying. So until someone has a better idea, we think that the first killer app we've seen that has the power to bring QR codes into the mainstream might as well be shopping. Sears thinks so too.
The Sears QR Toy Shop might be just the sort of thing the QR code world needs.
The QR codes we stumbled into here at Chicago's O'Hare airport allowed us to purchase an array of great holiday toys right from our phone. The shopping experience was just as great as the Tesco Subway shopping experience we brought you a few months ago. The selection of toys was presented right on the wall of our airport terminal and the full selection was available with another QR scan which took us to the following link for the full mobile shopping experience
If you're part of the 30% that still isn't sure what QR codes can do for you, check out our World Changing article on QR Codes.
If you don't yet have a QR code scanner, our favorite is still the I-nigma reader. Just search i-nigma in your mobile phone's app store or navigate directly to the I-nigma App mobile download in the browser on your mobile phone.
Dan Chuparkoff A Software Product & Operations Leader from Chicago, IL, Dan Chuparkoff is a collaboration ninja, developer, technology strategist, digital implementation guy, & the lead digital explorer here at http://theworldchanging.com. Dan has been working passionately to enhance and simplify our lives by directing the creation of software that has the power to Change the World. When you check out at the grocery store, search for a job, or play interactive promotions like McDonald’s Monopoly, you’re probably using software that Dan made for you.