What are QR codes?
QR codes are everywhere. QR codes compactly store information and are easily scanned with a QR code reader or a barcode scanner.
The use of QR codes shot up after the pandemic thanks to the touchless payment processing offered by QR code payment methods. But, while there are a lot of benefits of using QR codes, there are also some downsides. As an informed professional, you should know the pits before investing in QR codes for your business.
Disadvantages of using QR codes in 2023
It is Confusing to Receive the Desired Data
Most people are unaware of the QR codes, and others are reluctant to use them because they think their privacy may be in danger. Other times, if people scan QR codes, they might need help to do it correctly and, in turn, not get the desired information.
Unfamiliarity With QR Codes
Unfamiliarity is another hindrance if QR codes, as numerous people may need to be more familiar with the advancing technology. They prefer to use conventional methods of receiving information and making payments. Thus, people need to be familiar with and knowledgeable about the new technology.
Not so User-Friendly
Another disadvantage of the QR code is that it might need to be more user-friendly sometimes. Some errors might occur while using the QR code, like hanging at times, loading for an extended period, etc. Thus, most people avoid using it and go for conventional methods because they find them easy and quick.
Limit the Reception Audience
For receiving information using QR codes or, for that matter, making an online payment, there is a requirement for a smartphone. And there are still several people who still need to possess a smartphone. Therefore, it limits the reception audience and causes hindrances in innovation and advancement.
Need High Maintenance
You need access to the internet to scan a QR code for making a payment or obtaining information. You need to have a smartphone with proper application and a working internet at all times.
QR code May Become Distorted.
Another disadvantage of QR codes is that they may be distorted sometimes and can lead to disruption in between. For example, while scanning a QR code, an issue might pop up, leading to improper results and access to information. Also, many times while making a payment, if the QR code may get distorted, it could lead to payment cancellation, which could be a huge problem.