How to create QR Codes for short URLs?

QR Codes are scannable versions of short URLs that can be used in certain types of campaigns.

They can be printed on brochures, visiting cards, postcards, etc. They can also be displayed on screens at conferences and other events so that attendees can easily visit your website without having to type it in.

Here’s how to generate and use them in Terminus.

1. Go to the URLs section in your project 

After accessing the URL page, choose the QR option located below the link. You can select either the long QR or the short QR.

Click on the QR Code of the short URL you would like to use. This will show the QR code for that short URL.

2. Download the QR code

In this preview, you can modify QR Code download settings, including size, transparency, and file format (PNG, SVG).

Adjust the size of the QR code for downloading.

To enable transparent background, check the box. This option removes the background from your QR Code.

After setup your preferences, click the appropriate button to download your QR code file in either PNG or SVG format.

NOTE: SVG format does not support embedding logo. Additionally, SVG does not support various sizes since it's scalable to any size by default.

3. Custom QR code design (Optional)

You can use QR code templates to customize the colors and add your company logo. For more information on setting up QR code templates, visit this guide.

4. Use the QR code

Copy and paste the downloaded QR code into your campaign material (e.g. brochures, flyers, etc.) before printing.

5. Monitor the metrics

As people scan the QR code and visit your short URL, they will be counted in Terminus. You can see them in your Terminus project and analytics reports.

Dynamic QR codes:

If you decide to change the destination URL or the query parameters (UTM, custom, etc.), the short URL will remain the same (if using the Terminus shortener). This helps you avoid printing new QR codes and saves costs for print campaigns.

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