Scan a QR Code to Rate my Postal Experience

by | Sep 5, 2019

Last week I made a trip to my local USPS Post Office to mail an oversized envelope and to pick up mail that was on hold while we were out of town.  

The service was perfect and in a couple of minutes I had my mail in hand and had paid the charges for the envelope.

The postal clerk took the receipt and circled the QR code at the bottom of  the receipt and asked me to rate my experience.

“Absolutely” I said as I gathered my mail to head out the door.

You find QR codes pretty frequently on information signs, help wanted signs, in retail stores and more.  Last spring there was even a QR code on the bottom of my property tax statement offering information about how my tax dollars would be spent.

 

Scanning a QR code to access a website is a hidden feature of your iPhone or iPad since IOS 11.  All you do is launch the Camera app, point to the QR code and tap the banner presented at the top of the page.

This week’s tip features the online nugget that helps with this process.

And yes, I did give this experience a five star rating. 

However, I was a little disappointed that I had to identify the transaction date and location on the web site after scanning the code.  A QR code would have been capable of saving that typing also!

 

QR (Quick Response) code is a barcode first used in the automotive industry in Japan.  Now they are commonly used in consumer advertising as it eliminates the need to type a web address.  With your iPhone, just scan the code…

Featured Nugget

 

The iPhone camera can read QR (Quick Response) codes that you find on marketing materials, surveys and more. The process is easy and nugget-worthy. ....Continue Reading

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Senior Tech Time (iPhone) – St Anthony Community Services March 23 2-4 pm

Stay Safe with your iPhone. This class will review the basic security and safety setup for your iPhone and iPad. This includes Touch ID, Face ID, Emergency SOS, Driving with your iPhone, Setting up Medical ID, Blocking TeleMarketers and general recommendations about avoiding phishing and malware.

St. Anthony Community Services – 612-706-1166 or website

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How to Make your Android SmartPhone Smarter. This class explores the features of the Android smartphone that are most useful for older adults. This includes bringing widgets to the home screen, managing notifications, using Google assistant and activating do not disturb.

St. Anthony Community Services – 612-706-1166 or website

 

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See the eligibility requirements, application and frequently asked question on the Heartline website. 

 

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