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Flowcode vs. QR Code Generator: Why Flowcode is Better for You

Us vs. Them
Flowcode vs. QR Code Generator: Why Flowcode is Better for You
Alex Rosenberg
Product Marketing Manager at Flowcode

Flowcode vs. QR Code Generator: Why Flowcode is Better for You

Deciding which QR code platform is the best fit for your needs, and stuck between Flowcode and QR Code Generator? Well lucky for you, the decision is far easier than you think. With stronger feature offerings, lower prices, enhanced privacy standards, and analytics, Flowcode outshines QR Code Generator in virtually every department.

We did a deep dive on everything QR Code Generator offers and their offerings fall flat when stacked up against Flowcode. Here are some of the main takeaways:

  • Flowcode offers a free plan. QR Code Generator's base paid plan gives you less than what Flowcode offers for free.
  • Flowcodes paid plans offer unlimited scans and more extensive design and data features. You can even unlock tools for networking, TV activations, and real-time customer communications. Get more real-time analytics with access to geo-location, downloadable reports, custom pixels, and API analytics.
  • Flowcode offers a wide range of eye-catching and customizable designs for your QR codes, allowing you to stand out from the crowd and leave a lasting impression on your audience.
  • Top brands worldwide choose Flowcode for its comprehensive features, exceptional customer support, and proven track record of success. We work with 70% of Fortune 1000 companies, such as Nike, Planters, Disney, Corcoran, Lacoste, and more. 

Plans & Pricing

1. Flowcode has the best free plan. QR Code Generator doesn’t even offer one.

In addition to having a better free plan, we should note that, technically, QR Code Generator doesn’t even offer a free plan. They’ll give you a trial, let you explore for 14 days, and then make you pay. To make matters more complicated for you, QR Code Generator will only let you use static QR codes on your trial. These are codes that cannot be edited once they’re made. With Flowcode, all of our codes are dynamic. This means you can edit the backend of the code and update the destination for scanners at any time. 

Additionally, with Flowcode, users can create up to two dynamic QR codes for free, without the time strain of two weeks providing ample opportunity to explore and utilize the full potential of each code. So say goodbye to the limitations of QR Code Generator’s trial period and static codes. With Flowcode’s free plan, you can enjoy the full potential of this powerful marketing tool and unlock a world of opportunity without the pressure of time constraints and limitations.

Basic Plan —>

2. Flowcode’s paid plans deliver exceptional value. QR Code Generator is costly and comes with limitations.

If you’re thinking about accessing more features, Flowcode’s paid plans are built for wherever you are, and where you want to go. With unlimited scans, powerful analytics, CRM collection, our plans offer even more than QR Code Generator’s so-called “Advanced plan”. At nearly double the cost of Flowcode’s basic plan (and with fewer features), we wouldn’t recommend trying them out.

Okay, for the sake of discussion, let's assume you sign up for QR Code Generator’s “Starter” plan (we’re holding back tears). With it, you’ll only get access to 2 dynamic codes and a 10,000 scan limit to your codes. This can be detrimental to any campaigns you’re running with QR codes. Imagine just inserted a QR code on a billboard to collect CRM from scanners interested in the ad campaign. Once you hit 10,000 scans, you can no longer collect information — far from ideal, right?

When you upgrade to Flowcode Pro, you unlock a suite of tools to fuel your business growth and connect with your audience. With Flowcode Pro, for only $9 a month, you can create and manage up to 10 Flowcodes, providing seamless engagement with your customers. In contrast to QR Code Generator, Flowcode has no limitations or restrictions on the number of scans your QR codes can receive. This means you can drive unlimited traffic and engagement to your business without barriers, which is paramount in increasing the customer base and maximizing reach.  

Enjoy advanced customization options, including adding text around the rim, uploading logos, and exploring a broader color palette to align your codes with your brand identity.

Pro Plan —>

Pro Plus Plan —>

3. Flowcode has unmatched partnerships with global enterprises. QR Code Generator cannot say the same.

When it comes to choosing a solution that aligns with your brand's quality and expectations, Flowcode stands out. With a strong presence in over 70% of the Fortune 1000 companies, Flowcode has earned the trust of renowned brands worldwide, unlike QR Code Generator. 

Flowcode has become the platform of choice for industry-leading brands such as Nike, Planters, Disney, Corcoran, Lacoste, ESPN, and many others. These brands have selected Flowcode for its standout features, impactful designs, and proven effectiveness, setting it apart from the offerings of QR Code Generator.

Flowcode prioritizes privacy to keep your brand and customers secure. Each Flowcode QR code prominently displays our privacy policy upfront. Flowcode goes the extra mile by employing machine learning algorithms and models that swiftly identify and eliminate imposter links. On top of CCPA and GDPR certifications, Flowcode also meets SOC2 standards out for complete data security commitment.

At Flowcode, we take immense pride in our partnerships with industry-leading brands. That’s why we go the extra mile to create the most eye-catching activations for brands. When you choose Flowcode, you gain access to premium quality, reliable, and secure products and services. If you’re seeking a partner who can match the quality and vision of your brand, look no further.

Product Features

Now that we’ve covered pricing, let’s get into the features that were meaningful to other partners who decided to partner with Flowcode:

1. Enhanced QR Code Customization: Flowcode has in-house designers. QR Code Generator does not.

Did you know that designed QR codes get 18% more engagement than boring square ones (...looking at you, QR Code Generator). With Flowcode, you get access to QR codes that POP. We have an entire team dedicated to designing custom codes for you, building out beautiful templates, and ensuring the codes you create meet your brand standards.

All users, regardless of their plan, can customize their code with logos, colors, shapes, and textures. That’s not something QR Code Generator offers. QR Code Generator falls short when it comes to code customization, lacking flexibility ‍to tailor codes to your brand’s unique identity. Flowcode enables brands to maintain consistency across all touchpoints, reinforcing their visual identity and strengthening brand recognition. 

They say don’t judge a book by its cover, but when it comes to QR codes, aesthetics matter.  It is the visual appeal of a QR code that holds the key to capturing attention and driving engagement. If your QR code doesn’t visually align with your brand, they can fail to create a cohesive brand experience. Flowcode understands the importance of design in conveying your brand’s essence, and that’s why we provide extensive customization features. 

Don’t settle for generic and uninspiring QR codes. Choose Flowcode to unleash your brand’s full potential, as we offer unparalleled customization options that transform QR codes into powerful brand assets.

2. Powerful Analytics: Flowcode offers data that is advanced and secure. QR Code Generator does not.

Flowcode provides real-time data on all of your QR code engagement. This means the moment someone scans your code, you’ll get insight into the device type of the scanner, the campaign the code was being used for, and where the scan occurred. With Flowcode’s real-time data, you gaina deeper understanding of your consumer-base and their behavior, allowing you access to essential information such as the device type of the scanner and even geographic location of the scan. 

Unlike QR Code Generator, Flowcode also empowers your team with analytics. With downloadable reports and filtering tools for teams and organizations, Flowcode’s analytics give you actionable insight into your data.

But that’s not all. API analytics mean that data from your scans can be pumped into data visualization tools like Looker or Tableau. By integrating your Flowcode data with these visualization platforms, you can unlock even deeper insights, create stunning visual reports, and share meaningful visualizations with your team or stakeholders. It’s like having a data scientist at your fingertips, transforming raw data into actionable intelligence. Say goodbye to the days of guess work and hello to data-driven decision-making.

3. Beyond QR Codes: Flowcode has a suite of products for every use case and enables rapid  CRM collection. QR Code Generator misses the mark.

QR codes are just one piece of the puzzle. Flowcode is one tool in a full suite of products that allow you to connect with the offline world:

Flowtag: Tap, share, and go. Flowtag lets you share contact info, social media channels, payment apps, and so much more.

Flowcode TV: Thinking about putting your QR code on TV? Flowcode is the only QR code platform with a dedicated TV solution. Send scanners directly to your Flowpage with a single click.

Flowpage: Take advantage of our mobile-first landing page and organize your digital identity with ease. Your QR code can quickly drive scanners to social links, URLs, menus, or any other digital destination that you desire.

Third-Party Integrations: Collecting CRM is easy with Flowcode. Integrations with Mailchimp, Google Sheets, Zapier, Hubspot, and Klaviyo, make Flowcode the optimal tool for anyone hoping to leverage their QR codes for contact collection.

4. Prioritizing creators: Flowcode puts you first, empowering your marketing journey at every turn

Flowcode prioritizes its customer-oriented approach by providing top-notch customer service to all its users. Whether you are an individual user or an enterprise customer, Flowcode ensures your needs are met through dedicated support channels. 

We offer various support options such as live chat, email, and call support. This means that users can reach out to the Flowcode team whenever they have questions, concerns, or require assistance. 

But wait, there’s more! Flowcode recognizes the unique requirements of Enterprise customers, and as a result has specifically designed a managed service to provide these users with real-time 1:1 support. A seasoned Flowcode expert will work with you to navigate the intricacies of the platform and unlock its full potential. 

With this 1:1 support, enterprises can benefit from strategic guidance and support to propel their marketing efforts to new heights. Whether you’re an individual hustling to make your mark or a corporate powerhouse conquering the market, Flowcode has your back with their unwavering commitment to customers.

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Alex Rosenberg
Product Marketing Manager at Flowcode

Alex lives in Brooklyn, NY, and has worked at Flowcode for over 2 years. When he's not scanning Flowcodes in the wild, or launching features and products, he's usually running in Prospect Park.

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