With zkipster's Invitation feature, you can generate and send QR codes to any person inside your event. The below article includes:
What is a QR code?
How to add a QR code to your email
How to format QR codes
How to set up the QR code value
Adding Apple Wallet to your email
What is a QR Code?
QR codes are two-dimensional barcodes. QR stands for Quick Response, which refers to the instant access to the information (i.e. the code value) that is contained in the QR code.
Scanning the QR code on the zkipster app will automatically bring up your guests' profiles to check them in at your event without the need to manually type in their name into the search bar. Find out more about QR code scanning with the zkipster app here!
How to Add a QR Code to your Email
You will see a 'QR Code' section on the email composer for any email you are in the process of designing. To add a QR code, switch the feature toggle from 'OFF' to 'ON.' zkipster will generate a unique QR code for each person who receives the email.
Please note: Confirmation Emails are probably best suited for issuing QR codes and the QR code feature is automatically switched on in this section.
Formatting the QR Code on your Email
In the QR code section, you are able to define both the alignment as well as the size of the code via the dropdown options:
To change the position of the QR code In the email, drag the sections simply hold your cursor down on the QR code section and drag it to your desired location:
Configure Your QR Code Options
In the QR code section, you will also need to define the information that is going to be encoded in your QR Code, i.e. the code value. There are three options to choose from:
Guest Details (vCard)
The Check-in ID is used for instantly checking in guests by scanning their assigned QR codes. There are two ways to configure the QR code used for check-in:
1. zkipster ID
With this option, zkipster auto generates a unique ID for each Main guest. Scanning the QR code carrying this value through the zkipster app will instantly bring up the corresponding guest's profile on the device.
Tip: We recommend this option if you want to use QR codes for guest check-in at an event.
2. Custom ID
The Custom ID allows you to specify your own custom code values. You have the ability to pull guest information through the dynamic tags from the dropdown to define this value:
Please Note: The Custom ID QR code value for check-in purposes has to be unique to each guest in order for you to be able to check them in on the app. If you are using values generated outside of zkipster, make sure to import these with your guest list.
Guest Details (vCard)
The vCard QR code serves as a digital business card that enables guests to easily exchange contact details at events by scanning the QR code using their phones. Although vCards are typically used with Name Badges, you can also use vCards for check-in at the door. Configure the vCard QR code by incorporating guest information stored in any guest field.
Please Note: the vCard QR code value has to be unique to each guest if you use it to check in guests.
The advanced option gives you complete flexibility to configure the QR code and allows you to generate codes that would be used for purposes other than check-in. You can encode information or a link for your guests to scan, such as a link to an external website, event landing page, or similar.
Enter the information you would like to encode in the text box or use the dynamic tags to encode specific guest fields.
Please Note: if you want to use the Advanced QR code for check-in purposes, the code value you create also has to be unique to each guest in order for you to be able to check them in on the app. If you are only planning on using QR codes for guest check-in purposes at your event, zkipster strongly recommends selecting the other QR code options instead.
Adding Apple Wallet button to your QR Code
In the QR code section, you can turn ON the 'Add to Apple Wallet' button so guests can save the QR codes to their Apple Wallet on iOS devices.
Please Note: The wallet button is an out-of-the-box button for iOS devices. Android users will need to install an app in order to read and save the file on their devices.