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QR codes help the growth of mobile commerce in South Africa

QR codes are having an impact among South African consumers

QR codes have had a major impact on mobile commerce in South Africa. These codes have become a very prominent tool in the mobile commerce space due to how easy they are to use and produce. The codes can direct consumers to a wide variety of digital information, but can also be used to initiate a mobile transaction, making them ideal tools to merchants that want to sell products to mobile consumers quickly.

Research shows that consumers are using codes for a variety of reasons

World Wide Worx, a technology research firm, has released analysis that shows that more than 2 million people in South Africa are using QR codes via mobile applications. These codes are being used for a wide range of reasons, such as adding a person’s contact information to a messaging app. They are also being used to sell products to mobile consumers. When scanned, these codes can provide information on particular products, while also giving consumers the option to purchase the products that they are interested in.

Young consumers show the most interest in QR codes

QR Codes - Mobile CommerceNotably, QR codes are most popular among those between the ages of 25 and 34. These consumers are more comfortable with the concept of mobile commerce and believe that these codes are effective tools to engage in this sector. The codes are also praised for their social aspects, as they have become quite popular among social media users in South Africa. The codes can be programmed to store contact details and other such information.

QR codes help power growth of mobile commerce

Consumers in South Africa have shown a great deal of interest in mobile commerce. New payment platforms have managed to win the support of these consumers and retailers are beginning to take notice. As such, merchants are looking for ways to embrace the concept of mobile commerce and some have begun turning to QR codes in order to do so. Some had predicted that QR codes would die off in the coming years, but mobile commerce may have saved these codes for the time being.

System of QR codes to label Zaporizhstal IISW products

The quick response codes will be based on the SAP Mobile Inventory Management system.

Zaporizhstal Integrated Iron and Steel Works has now announced that it will be among the first iron and steel plants in Ukraine to introduce a new system using QR codes for finished products that is based on the SAP Mobile Inventory Management system.

The system allows for the automatic operation of inventory procedures as well as the shipment of finished goods.

Among the steps that are going to be taken in order to be able to implement the automated SAP process management system is the use of QR codes in an overall finished product system that has been based SAP IM. Zaporizhstal specialists have been working on creating the new product labeling process that uses the quick response codes, for the last three months. This will allow the finished products to have labels that are readable using scanning devices.

The system will allow for the better and easier decision making in technical areas, particularly in terms of the data tracking within the Zaporizhstal information database. There the information can be used for more effective and efficient order filling.

The belief is that the QR codes will simplify, automate, and improve the overall inventory and order filling process.

qr codes - management systemAccording to the Zaporizhstal financial director, Ruslan Bozhko, one of the components in the company’s overall efforts to enhance production efficiency has been to upgrade the infrastructural elements, as well as the actual industrial process, itself. He said that the “QR-coding system facilitates supply logistics for our employees and consumers. The system like this was introduced for the first time on iron and steel plant in Ukraine. I’m sure that our system will become a standard for other enterprises during introduction.”

Bozhko also explained that the new system using QR codes will help to reduce the inventory tracking and management time by 60 percent. At the same time it is expected that this will considerably reduce the possibility and level of theft that the company has been experiencing. Moreover, it will provide an overall simplification of processes that will then be able to be accomplished at a much faster rate. This system will speed up the completion of operator tasks within the warehouse for finished products and will greatly improve the accuracy and speed of record keeping.