QR Codes

QR Codes

What are QR Codes?

Just like conventional 2-D bar codes, QR (quick response) codes store information. But while conventional bar codes can store about 20 digits, QR codes can handle much larger sets of information.  PivotCX can make QR Codes that send SMS keywords or direct to a web link.

A SMS message QR Code. Try it out.
 A web link QR code that goest to pivotcx.io. Try it out. 

People use QR codes for sending text messages, downloading applications on their phones, opening webpages, etc. Their use extends to every industry including logistics, manufacturing, retail, sales, and much more. 

How does PivotCX use QR Codes?

You can use PivotCX QR Codes to send links to external websites, such as career pages or benefits FAQs, you can also use them to link to job descriptions so applicants can review requirements, and compose a text message with a keyword to your PivotCX phone number. Keywords let you trigger an automatic response, activate a campaign, or activate an interaction with a chatbot.

The advantages of using QR codes: they have a small printout size but a high capacity encoding of data, they can be read even if they are somewhat damaged, and can be read natively by Android and iPhones camera apps. 

How can I create a QR Code in PivotCX?

The 3 places a user can create QR codes are:

  • the Links page at the very right column of the grid

  • the Content (Jobs) page on the very right column of the grid,

  • the Team settings page under the Keywords section

Click on the links tab, located under the Advanced section of the menu. You’ll find the QR code to the right of the grid.

Click on “Show” and save your new QR Code to your device. Now you’re ready to add it to any printed or digital material.

Content (Jobs) page

Click on the Content tab (or the Jobs tab, depending on your language settings). You’ll find the QR code on the right side of the grid.

Click on “Show” and save your new QR Code to your computer. Now you’re ready to add it to any printed or digital material.

Keywords in the Team Settings

Select the Team Settings tab on the menu and then go to Keywords. The QR Code button is located to the left of the Save button.

The keyword QR Code creator has an additional button to render with a Caption. This changes the generated QR code image to have the caption "Text {keyword} to {team phone number}." When you download the image it will also have that caption.

    • Related Articles

    • Using Keywords for Recruiting

      Why Keywords? In today's world, text messaging has become an essential part of our daily lives. People use it for a variety of reasons, such as staying in touch with family and friends, receiving updates from businesses, and more. Text keyword ...
    • Merge Codes

      Description Merge codes make messages more personal and help you get more done in less time. Instead of writing out a name, email address, job title, or other information already in PivotCX, you can type a merge code, and PivotCX will automatically ...
    • Phone Numbers and SMS Throughput

      The rate SMS messages are delivered is determined by the kind of phone number. Selecting the right number is simple: If you need to appear to be local ➝ Localized Phone Number (10DLC) Maximum capacity ➝ Short Codes Local Phone Number (10DLC) Normal ...
    • Short Links

      How does a shortened link work? PivotCX takes your long destination link and shortens it. Before: https://www.linkedin.com/company/pivotcxio/posts/?feedView=all&utm_campaign=KBarticle After: https://api.pivotcx.io/c/i7xi Clicks on the short link are ...
    • SMS Messages and SMS Segments

      SMS messages are limited in size to 160 characters each. If you exceed 160 characters, the message is broken up into segments, each of which is up to 153 characters in length.  Each segment is billed as a separate SMS message.  Some characters count ...