In Seoul, retailer uses 3D QR codes and the sun to deliver discounts only during its quiet times

In Seoul, retailer uses 3D QR codes and the sun to deliver discounts only during its quiet times

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Periodic lulls in business are a fact of life for most retailers, and we’ve already seen solutions including daily deals that are valid only during those quiet times. Recently, however, we came across a concept that takes such efforts even further. Specifically, Korean Emart recently placed 3D QR code sculptures throughout the city of Seoul that could only be scanned between noon and 1 pm each day — consumers who succeeded were rewarded with discounts at the store during those quiet shopping hours.