What is an offline QR code? Everything you need to know.

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29th of January 2024

QR codes have become an essential part of our daily lives, from making online payments to accessing product information. But have you ever heard of offline QR codes? If not, then you're in the right place! In this article, we'll explain everything you need to know about offline QR codes, their benefits and their applications. After reading this article, you also will know how to easily create your own offline QR code with Spreadly.

But first, let's first clarify the following questions...

What is a QR code?

"QR" stands for "Quick Response", and a QR code is a two-dimensional barcode that can be scanned and read by smartphones. QR codes can store various types of data, such as links, texts, product information, contact details and more. QR codes are widely used in the retail sector, food and beverage industry, transportation and event management. Of course you can also link the QR code to your digital business card from Spreadly.

What is an offline QR code?

An offline QR code, also known as a dynamic QR code, can be accessed or scanned without an internet connection. Instead of linking to an online source, these codes store information or data directly on the user's device. Offline QR codes can be used for various purposes such as event ticketing, loyalty programs, surveys, and even offline payments.

Applications of offline QR codes

Offline QR codes have various applications. For example, you can link your digital business card from Spreadly to an offline QR code. This way you can easily share your contact details with anyone - even if you don't have an internet connection!πŸ“΅

The Benefits of offline QR codes

πŸ“± Increased user activity: QR codes encourage users to become active and search for more information about a product, service or event.

🌐 No internet connection required: Unlike traditional QR codes which require an internet connection, offline QR codes can be used in remote areas or even in places without internet access.

πŸ“Š Analysis: QR codes can be used to create statistics that record user activity and collect data.

Easy and fast: How to create an Offline QR code using Spreadly

Would you like to share your digital business card from Spreadly offline? Find out how to do it here:

  1. Visit the Spreadly website and sign up for the service.

  2. Click on "Share" -> "Use QR Code" and activate the button "Offline QR Code"

  3. Now you can customize your QR code by adding colors, your logo, or background images.

  4. Download your QR code and share your digital business card via QR codeπŸ₯³


Offline QR codes are a convenient and innovative way to store and share data, even without an internet connection. With Spreadly, creating an offline QR code linked with your digital business card could not be easier. Create now your own offline QR code!

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