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At PAT Labels Online, we provide our customers with a wide choice of labels for a range of applications to all those across the UK. We pride ourselves on offering a balance between value and high-quality labels, as well as our fast dispatch service, with orders sent out within 24 hours of receipt. Today, we are focussing our attention to examples of how businesses have successfully implemented QR code systems in the design of their premises.

The Uncommon Store

Found in South Korea, The Uncommon Store is a shop that is operated by QR codes, without the need for serving customers as the payment is taken through the QR code system. Targeted at younger customers who are familiar with other self-service check-out systems, this contactless shopping experience was initiated by AWS (Amazon Web Service) and Hyundai group. Providing an ‘untact’ shopping experience from the minute shoppers enter the store through QR-code operated entrance barrier, the space is also customised to each individual. Made from a cloud system and internet hyper-connections, ICT, AI complex sensors, and machine learning techniques, the whole store is like a computer, storing and reloading each user’s habits of consumption.  With the design of the space by atelier archi@mosphere, it offers a slick retro and futuristic aesthetic, inspired by retro cinema theatres. The QR codes are organised by neon straps inspired by the 1960s, displaying and organise the goods within the store’s shelves. This system also cleverly regulates the stock, and illuminates the space. Using two or three coloured overlays, industrialised materials including metal and acrylic to add to the aesthetic.

QR Codes at Tesco

Although a UK retailer, Tesco formed its first ‘virtual stores’ in South Korea, where consumers seem to be particularly receptive to this innovative technology and way of shopping. Designed for customers who work long hours, this created a way for customers to shop around their busy schedules by enabling workers to shop on the go during their commute, with product displays on the walls of metro stations and bus stops resembling the aisles of physical Tesco stores. This means that they can add items to their basket as they wait for their chosen mode of transport, scheduling their delivery, which would typically be on the same day, in time for their return home from work.

QR Codes in Galleries and Museums

It’s not only retail environments and warehouses that are making use of QR code systems, but they can also be used in galleries and museums. For example, if you visit the Sukiennice Museum in Poland, you will see that visitors can scan the QR code on different paintings to listen to reenactors tell them stories behind the artworks. Thus a series of stories is created, touching on tales of insanity, intrigue, deception, war, and more.  

QR Codes in the Sky

Displaying a giant QR code in the sky in Shanghai, a Japanese game development brand called Cygames celebrated the anniversary of its video game ‘Princess Connect Re: Dive’ by inviting people to scan the code to learn about the game and download it to their phone. It attracted attention by demonstrating the game using 1,500 drones, which formed the QR code for viewers to scan.

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