Frito Lay just launched a brand new program to get people using their products in a whole new way – by scanning the bag! All you need to do is pick up a current bag of Lay’s Original, Sunchips, or Tostito’s Scoops, open up the ScanLife app, and scan the UPC code right on the back of the package.
After you scan, you can learn more about “Our Promise” from Frito Lay which is “the belief that all can benefit from doing good.” The barcode will show a video of how the potatoes are grown by local farmers to how the chips are made in an all natural ways. It will also give you some great recipes to try at home.
Many of our customers use a QR Code to take people to this kind of content, but you can’t forget that 1/3 of our scans come from UPC codes, and it is already on millions of products so you don’t have to change a thing. They are also doing a great job by sharing this new feature through their social networks, and it doesn’t hurt to have 2.1 million fans!
Don’t forget that you have to have the ScanLife app with any AF phone like iPhone 3GS and above, any Android, and most newer BlackBerry’s – pretty much this describes a majority of our users. Just go to getscanlife.com from your device if you don’t have the app already.
Happy scanning – and snacking!!
Every quarter we publish data showing the significant growth in mobile barcode scanning. This edition is a little different as we are now sharing some hard numbers that really show what we see every day. Information like how frequently consumers are actually doing this, what are they scanning, and how many marketers are really publishing codes.
For example, in the time you read this blog post, 60 unique scans were processed through the ScanLife system! (Maybe some of you are speed readers, but we are now processing more than one scan per second and a year ago it was 10 per minute).
That comes from both our app, other apps, our codes, and other codes. Bottom line is that a lot of people are now scanning codes from all over the world. In fact, we believe there are roughly 45 million people in North America alone that have a code scanning app on their device today.
Why is this happening? People are buying Smartphones in droves, they need easy ways to get more information, tens of thousands of QR Codes are being published in the market, and millions of UPC codes are already on products. Once you add all of this together, barcode scanning is taking off.
Some other key takeaways from this report:
- Scans come from over 125 different countries every day.
- 2D barcode scanning is currently outpacing the growth of 1D barcodes, a major shift from 2010.
- Over 45,000 2D barcodes were generated from the ScanLife platform in the 2nd quarter, a 300% increase from a year ago.
- Over 400,000 unique UPC codes, or products, were scanned by the ScanLife app in a single month.
- The number of females scanning increased 13%, and the 35-44 age-group increased 8% from the last quarter showing a continued trend toward the mainstream.
You can download the full report here. We hope that this information provides a little insight as to what’s happening in the space, and keep scanning!
Mobile barcodes could change the way we discover & share information from the world around us. We welcome your thoughts & ideas on how to make this technology matter - today and in the future.