QR coupon codes are a powerful tool for brands and retailers who want to attract new customers and improve engagement without the hassle and clutter of traditional paper coupons. Users can scan QR coupon codes or save a coupon code on their device and show it to a retailer, who can then scan the coupon code and apply it to their purchase.
Users with Apple devices can even save coupon codes to their Apple Wallet to easily redeem their reward or discount.
Step 1: Select Coupon Code creation
Go to the dynamic QR code creation menu and click the 'Coupon Code' option.
Step 2: Enter coupon details
In the creation menu, you will see a preview of a default coupon landing page - you can edit this later.
First, enter your coupon code, the expiration date, and the time zone in which it will expire. You can also opt to have the code expire after it's been used a certain number of times by checking the 'Limit number of times the coupon can be used' button and entering your desired limit.
Enter your desired header, description header, and message on your digital coupon.
You can add any terms and conditions, location where the coupon can be used and even your logo.
Step 3: Customize coupon code
After you've filled in the details, it's time to design your coupon code. Head over to the 'Themes' section under the 'Setup' tab. Here, you can choose between various preset design templates in the 'Public Themes' tab or customize your own.
You can modify an existing template in the 'Customize' tab. When you've made your desired changes, name your theme and click 'Save Theme.' You can access all your custom themes under 'My themes'.
If you want to customize your theme further, head over to 'Additional Settings'. Here, you will find additional customization options, including the ability to enter a custom CSS code.
You can also choose which type of barcode the coupon code will have when a user scans it and adds it to their Apple wallet. You can create a QR code, a bar code, or an Aztec code.
Step 4: Customize QR Code
Once you've finished creating your coupon code and designing your theme, it's time to customize your QR code in the 'Customize' tab.
To learn how to customize QR Codes on Beaconstac, check out this article.
Here, you can turn the 'Auto-generated' toggle button ON to let Beaconstac assign an automatically generated URL to your QR code. Alternatively, you can toggle the button OF and add a custom text field to customize the URL to your liking. You also have the option to turn ON 'Advanced Location Analytics' to track the GPS location of all QR code scans.
Step 5: Scan and add to Apple Wallet
Your coupon code is now ready! When the user scans the QR code, the coupon will appear on their phone. If they use iOS, the option to add the coupon to their Apple Wallet will be at the bottom of the screen:
If the user opts to add the coupon to the Apple Wallet, the barcode, QR code, or Aztec code for your coupon will be saved to their Apple Wallet for retailers to scan:
Users with Android devices will have the option to save the coupon code to their devices.
Read next: Learn how to use the Apple Wallet integration to Beaconstac.