Look out for the QR Codes

by | Jul 1, 2021 | News

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We’re all more familiar with QR codes – that’s the chequerboard square you’re invited to scan before entering bars and restaurants these days.

You might also have noticed Honley shops and businesses displaying QR codes next to the new Honley logo. Scan these codes with your smart phone’s camera and it will open the Honley.info website.

It’s a quick way to find out more about Honley shops and businesses, such as opening times and contact details.

We’re trying to make it really easy for people who live, work and visit Honley to shop and do business locally. You’ll be amazed at the range of shops and businesses in Honley. We’ve (literally) a butcher, a baker and a candlestick maker, plus graphic designers, copywriters, accountants, and more!

Is your business displaying the code?

If your shop or business is already a member of Honley Business Association, display the Honley QR codes to help people find out more about you.

Still not a member? Discover the benefits of Honley Business Association membership here or email joinus@honley.info.

New to QR codes

If you’re still wondering what those pixelated squares do, here’s a quick guide to QR codes.

  • In simple terms, QR codes are a 2-dimensional version of a barcode.
  • QR stands for Quick Response.
  • QR codes store information that can be read by smart phones or other enabled electronic devices.
  • They can store up to 4296 characters or 7098 digits in a single code, so can hold an eye-watering amount of content.
  • It means they can be used electronically to do lots of different tasks – make a phone call, open a website and stock control for businesses. Many events use QR codes on their tickets these days.
  • While most QR codes are black, they can be coloured and even customised with logos.

QR codes are really easy to use if you have a smart phone. Just open your camera app and hold it up to the QR code. Your phone will automatically read the information and react by opening a website to show you the information or calling a number for you.

Next time you see the Honley QR code, give it a quick scan and find out more about our village.