Can I see how a QR Code Queue System is used?
To inspire your business to create a QR Code Queue System, take your pick from the examples below and see how you can replicate them.
Restaurants like Sadelle’s in Las Vegas have implemented a QR Code Queue System to improve customer safety and adhere to social distancing regulations, mainly because they tend to have long wait times due to their popular location. They’ve added their QR Code to a display sign at the restaurant entrance so customers can automatically sign up and spend their time enjoying the Bellagio Conservatory while waiting.
A computer repair franchise known as Micro Center uses a QR Code Queue System to minimize wait times for entering their store during coronavirus. As they’re limited to serving a single customer at a time, those who want to join the waiting list can simply scan their QR Code at the store entrance and wait comfortably in their car.
Government institutions like embassies, visa offices, social services, and vehicle offices could benefit from a QR Code Queue System. A waiting list is a part of the daily process at these offices, so you could manage that system a lot easier with an automated system with QR Codes. You’ll never have to worry about phone number mistakes, calling out the wrong person, and it will most certainly lessen the crowdedness of your waiting rooms.
Healthcare & doctors
Particularly crucial in times of the coronavirus pandemic and social distancing, but also worthwhile in the future, it’s much easier to manage walk-in patients at a doctor’s office if you use a QR Code Queue System. Patients can wait in another location instead of in the same waiting room, and doctors can be sure that the correct patient is notified because the notification will arrive at the same number the QR Code was scanned with.
Are there any QR Code Queue System best practices?
We urge you to take note of the following best practices to ensure the best QR Code campaign for your business.
Create instructions for customers
It’s also important that customers know how to use your QR Code Queue System to avoid any confusion. When you create your graphic design where your QR Code is placed, we recommend writing out a quick overview of how to scan the QR Code and an explanation of how customers will be notified. This ensures that they know they don’t need to wait in that area and will keep their phone handy for the notification.
Add your logo
One of the biggest ways to improve QR Code security is to add your logo because your logo reduces any chance of hesitation that it comes from an authentic and reliable source. We recommend that for each and every QR Code that’s printed, you always add your company logo in the center, especially if it’s located in a busy public area.
Choose the appropriate size
The size of your QR Code should depend on how far away you want to make sure that the QR Code is scannable. While there is no minimum scan distance, you do need to make sure that the QR Code is large enough for that scanning distance and has high enough image quality. To give you some help about what size to make your QR Code, take a look at our sizing guide.
Consider the color contrast
When choosing your QR Code’s colors, you have to make sure that they contrast from the print material they’re on, as well as the colors of the QR Code itself. If the colors are too similar, it can render the QR Code unreadable for a scanner. Read more information about QR Code design elements like color contrast.
Stick to 160 characters
A part of creating your QR Code is deciding what message you’d like customers who join your waiting list need to send to join the virtual queue. Because this uses an SMS, then you’re limited to 160 characters. So, focus on adding only the most relevant information such as the customer's full name, date of birth, and the number of guests.