Better Business Bureau serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington is launching a digital barcode system to help smartphone users access BBB services faster on the Web.
BBB's Quick Response Codes—also called QR Codes—will link to various consumer-friendly online programs and features: including BBB Business Reviews, news releases, events and more! How it works:
QR Codes are miniature electronic barcodes that store data, such as contact information, geo-locations and website links. Businesses can post QR Codes on websites, advertisements, coupons, products, maps and other items. Consumers who have downloaded QR Code Reader applications or "Apps" on their web-enabled smartphones—Androids, iPhones or Blackberrys—can physically scan QR Codes with their mobile devices and instantly connect to business' information online. BBB's Quick Response Codes will allow consumers to:
- Check BBB Business Reviews to verify a company's rating or BBB Accreditation.
- Access BBB fraud alerts, news releases and tips
- View information on BBB programs and events.