There are many ways to make a QR Code and many ways to use them. In this short article we will look at some of the ways to use a QR Code Maker and then help you decide on which QR Code maker you should use. A QR Code in most cases redirects to the URL you add to it. The other information, which is basically text, is displayed.

QR Code Maker Table of Contents

  1. How to make a basic QR Code (Static)
  2. Options for a Static QR Codes
  3. How to make a editable QR Code (Dynamic)
  4. Options For Dynamic Qr Codes
  5. QR Code Maker decorating
  6. What to use QR Codes for
  7. Get More information

1. How to make a basic QR Code (Static)

A static QR Code Maker is a piece of software that allows you to make a Static QR Code.

This type of QR Code is suitable for any project that you do not want to schange or get stats for. Once created they are that way forever and our Australian generator with help you make your static Qr Codes for free.

The other downside with using static QR Codes is the more information or longer the URL the more dense the QR Code becomes.

You can access the static QR Code Maker here

2. Options for a Static QR Codes

Avialble QR Code Maker types:

  • Link
  • Text
  • E-mail
  • Location (with GoogleMaps)
  • Telephone
  • SMS
  • WhatsApp
  • Skype
  • Zoom
  • WI-Fi access
  • V-Card
  • Events
  • PayPal checkout
  • BitCoin transaction

3. How to make a editable QR Code (Dynamic)

Dynamic QR Codes are similar to static qr codes however only work with a URL internet address.

This QR Code Maker embeds a database url which can then be edited via the generator so you can use unlimited URLs for your marketing when using this QR Code Maker. Additionally you can also get some basic stats and the system means you QR Code will never be too dense.

As you add more information to your static QR Code they get denser with many more little squares.

4. Options For Dynamic Qr Codes

As you can see in the video above there are quite a few options you can use in your dynamic QR Codes the most noticeable is the ability to use UTMs which are linked to Google Analytics.

You can use our system or click on the link and make it in the link generator and fillin the option.

QR Code Maker UTM

Once created you can then copy the url and enter it for the url.

QR Code Maker url

If you do it direct in the generator it will not activate till the first scan.

5. QR Code Maker Decorating

Obviously you can decorate the QR Code, whether static od dynamic, inside the software however experience has shown us that doing this outside the program can provide better results.

This is because things change and you can come back many times and adjust the size of the logo etc and colours as often as you like without actually changing the QR Code destination.

When decorated in the software you have to regenerate the code for the change to be applied so it becomes a brand new QR Code.

Watch the video below to see a simple free way to decorate and be able to come back and edit at any time.

5. What to use QR Codes for

Businesses, governments, social and indirviduals are using QR Codes in a number of different ways. 

This is because it is a conduit between the physical and the digital world with simply a scan and no need to type out long web addresses.

Here are just a few:

  1. QR Codes on bus stops, train stations and subway stations: A quick scan gives commuters realtime information on when the next bus, train or subway will arrive.


  2. Posted next to paintings and sculptures at museums. Great for visitors who want to learn more about the artist, the time period, and the reaction to the photo. It could also include links to other work by the artist, related artists, and even the ability to buy the image on a mug or poster at the museum shop.
  3. As part of a personalized direct mail piece. Each QR code can go to a PURL (personalized URL (Uniform Resource Locator)).
  4. On historical sites and on walking trails. Sure, a plaque is fine for grandma, but I’d like to delve deeper, whether with a wikipedia entry, or an video of a local historian explaining the significance of the site.
  5. At video kiosks. QR codes can appear as people interact with your kiosk, whether it’s at the mall or your place of business.
  6. On For Sale signs. Whether residential or commercial, for sale signs could include codes that had all the information a sell sheet includes, plus video walkthroughs.
  7. Email newsletter signups. Build your subscriber base by having quick links to an email signup box.
  8. E-learning. Have your QR code generate an email that starts an autoresponder, sending daily emails filled with lessons and related information.
  9. Next to packaged food in groceries. Give shoppers quick access to recipes that include the ingredients they see on the shelf.
  1. In a jigsaw puzzle. This would create some real engagement as the user would have to put together the puzzle before scanning the image.


  2. On produce. You could include information about the farm, organic vs. conventional growing, best by dates, etc.
  3. On bottles of wine. It would be nice to be able to get info about the vineyard, and maybe buy a case of that bottle I enjoyed at the restaurant.
  4. On tags for sustainable clothes. Is that piece of clothing really sustainable? Let’s quickly scan and see it’s story.
  5. For conference signage. Next to the name of the upcoming sessions in each room would be the QR code so you could get the full description, speaker bios, and see if there’s any room left.
  6. On conference name tags. Why trade business cards when you can just scan them.
  7. Written in calamari ink on diners’ plates. You can’t make this stuff up.
  8. On jewelry. Examples abound.
  9. As part of interactive maps. Check out this example from Town Graphics.
  10. At the bottom of print newspaper and magazine articles. Then you could quickly get to the online version and see the comments that other readers had left. (And then lose all faith in humanity due to those comments.)
  11. On liquor bottles. Linked to drink recipes; this would be especially good for new drinks you’re bringing to market.
  12. On building permits. New York City is already doing this.
  13. On the fliers that you find under your windshield wipers at the mall. One example might be an offer for a car wash; the URL would give you the discount code and directions to the car wash offering the deal.
  14. On the safety bar ads on ski mountain chair lifts. These days, everyone on the mountain seems to have a smartphone, and they’re going to be a captive audience for 5 – 10 minutes, sitting on that chair going up the mountain.
  15. Inside elevators. If I ran a dry cleaning service or something else that helped busy executives out I’d advertise inside elevators in tall buildings. Other good options might include flowers (for spouses left at home with the kids), discounts on take out food, etc.
  16. In bar bathrooms. I often see cab companies advertising above the urinals in bars. (Hey, what can I say? I frequent classy places.) Why not make it easier for patrons to get a safe ride home, rather than drunk dial a wrong number? Just make sure you have a tight grip on your phone.
  17. Within a video game console to share avatars. Nintendo is already doing just that.
  18. To get more people to sign a petition. Like this example from
  19. At bars, clubs and anywhere else music is playing. Sure, Shazam is a great tool for finding music, and often you can even buy the track you discovered at iTunes or Amazon. But in a loud club you may not be able to suss out the song. If a QR code appeared above the DJ’s head, you could quickly scan the code and purchase that new song.
  20. On the backs of tractor trailers. Because “How’s My Driving?” with an 800 number is so last decade.
  21. On wedding invitations instead of RSVP cards. Scan a QR, save a tree. And a stamp.

7. Get More information

Here at QR Codes Australia we have seen thousands of uses for QR Codes and also consulted on many of the projects.

We are one of a very few QR Codes Maker generators based soley in Australia using Australian servers to create the QR Codes.

Please feel free to call or email us for further information and read our other articles.


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