Lead customers right to your doorstep with a Google Maps QR Code
Show people exactly where your business or event is with a QR Code for Google Maps.
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Open a new store? Link it to your Google Maps position!
Let your customers and potentials find you exactly where you are! Give them a Google Maps QR code and drive traffic to store!
Google Maps QR Code
Never worry about guests not being able to find your place again. Use a Google Maps QR code to give them a simple way to find your business or event. One simple scan to show your audience right where you are!
How does a Google Maps QR Code work?
You enter your address into the QR code and when someone scans the code, it opens the Google Maps app on their phone and shows them your location. (Or, if they don’t have Google Maps, it shows them a landing page with a Google Map embedded into it.)
There’s no need for customers to type in any addresses. It’s as simple as scan-and-go.
Make it easy for ‘em
Connecting a QR code to Google Maps makes it super easy for visitors to find your location. There is no need to look for an address and fumble around typing it in. It’s just an effortless scan to open Google Maps and get directions right to your doorstep.
Display your creativity
Invite guests to scan your code by making it stand out. Use your brand name in the shortened URL, paint it with your brand colors and slap your brand logo on it to show everyone how creative you are. A snazzier code means more scans. (It’s QR science.)
Supercharge your campaigns
Your code has all kinds of useful information to share with you. For example, it tells you how many times visitors scanned it, when they scanned it and where they were when they scanned it. You can use this plethora of information to improve your campaigns. Bam!
Okay, I’m sold. How do I make one?
First off, you have to find a QR code generator. By the way, have we mentioned yet that uQR.me is a QR code generator?
Register for a free trial with us or if you have an account already (yay!) log into your account and follow these steps:
- Click “Create QR Code.”
- Select “Google Maps” as the type.
- Put in your address.
- Click “Save and Apply Changes”
And that is it. That’s all it takes.
Can I do anything else with the code?
You can do so much more with your QR code!
For example, you can:
- Add your brand’s logo and coloring.
- Put your brand name into the shortened URL.
- Download your code in different file formats.
- Protect it with a password if you need to.
- Connect your code to your Google Analytics account.
Create landing page templates for your codes and more.
Why use dynamic Google Maps QR Codes?
Bring people in
People will be more likely to scan your code if it looks inviting. Dress it up with your brand colors. Shine it up with your logo. Spruce it up with your brand’s name in the shortened URL. Make it your own and bring those visitors to you.
Boost campaign numbers
Your Google Maps code has info to share with you; not just any info, but super useful info! It can show you the stats about how many times your code was scanned, where it was scanned and approximate times it was scanned, sending people right to your doorstep. All you have to do is say: “Show me the stats!” (You might also have to click on a couple of things when you say it.)
Keep things flexible
Has your business moved? Not a problem. Dynamic QR codes can be edited at any time. If your business moves, just put in a new address. If you’re hosting another event at a different place, just input the updated address. Edit it as many times as you need to.
Your code is available in a bunch of high definition formats that look good no matter where you share them. You can make them as big as a house if you like or as small as a postage stamp (1x1 inch or 3x3 cm). If you need some help picking out the perfect format, let us know. Helping is our hobby.
How about some tips?
How about some tips? If you have printed business material, Google Maps QR codes are perfect for showing people right where you are.
Businesses new to a neighborhood can have difficulty getting visitors to their front door sometimes. Introduce yourself with a direct mail campaign and put your Google Maps code on there so potential customers can scan it and come right to your door.
This also works if your business is in an out-of-the-way place that doesn’t get much traffic. For example, if you open a new ax-throwing franchise location and it’s located in an industrial part of town where people aren’t used to going for fun, you can create a QR code for your location and put it on your flyers so people have no problem finding it.
Put them on all your printed material to show people how to get to you.
Location, location, location!
Having an open house? Give homebuyers a code to scan so they know exactly where to go to view the home of their dreams.
When the house is sold, you can still use the code. Just change the address to your next open house and voila!
If you are a performer or if you have a business that moves (like a food truck, for example), put your Google Maps code on all your material and update it with your next gig location. People will always know where to find you!
Who says you have to convert your location to a QR code purely for business purposes?
Teachers can give their students a fun scavenger hunt by putting in Google Maps URLs of famous places and then printing out and hiding the QR codes around the classroom or the school.
Kids read the clues and find the QR codes and scan them to see where exactly the famous places are located and learn a little bit about their history.
You can do it for birthday parties, too. Input addresses in your neighborhood, print out the QR codes and hide them. Kids scan them to see approximately where the next clue/code is. It’s kind of like a hybrid of a scavenger hunt and geocaching.
Since the codes are dynamic, you can switch them up and use them for multiple scavenger hunts.
Having your wedding reception at a chateau in the woods? Give your guests a map directly to it so they don’t get lost. Put the code on your invitations (printed or email) so everyone has it. Use them for any type of event anywhere!
How to scan a QR Code?
Your phone likely has automatic QR code scanning ability. You might just need to adjust a setting in the camera app or in your general settings. Please click here for a complete guide to scanning QR codes.
Google Maps QR codes are the simplest way to get people to your doorstep. With one effortless scan, Maps opens on their phone and they can get directions if they need to. Make it simple for visitors to find you and you’ll get more people through the door.