Expanding Global QR Code Interest

The use of Quick Response (QR) Codes in Post Offices around the world is continuing to expand. The popular 2D image has recently been introduced for the first time in Russia in anticipation of an upcoming special event.

Russian Post has introduced a stamp to celebrate the XXII Winter Olympics being held in Sochi, Russia. A QR Code is placed on the back of the stamp series and will take the eager scanner to the official Sochi Olympic website. Though the Winter Olympics aren’t scheduled to begin until February 2014, this latest stamp issue could draw enough attention to the upcoming events to satisfy the insatiable appetite of local fans.

Other countries to issue QR Codes on the back of a stamp series include Taiwan, Spain, Croatia, and the United States.

Do you think QR Codes should be used on more stamp issues?



  1. Grannybunny

     /  November 19, 2012

    Personally, I don’t have the hardware to use QR codes, but there’s no reason not to put them on sheets of stamps, to lead those who do use them to usps.com, beyond the perf or other appropriate websites.

    • A-Ron

       /  December 8, 2012

      I’ll be making a monthly newsletter for our P&DC and thought it would be fun to include a QR code that could bring them here, the postal podcast, or even the USPS youtube channel that has all our commercials. Anything to get the fellow employees to take more of an interest.

  2. Jonn

     /  November 19, 2012

    I’d like to see them on the backs of more stamps to take me to songs, videos and other things. That can help with stamp collecting to. They can’t use the stamps as postage, but they can sure have more fun with them if they had QR codes.

    Maybe even a stamp of a QR code, sort of like an easter egg hunt. They can even change out the page so it takes people to something new. It’s almost like reusing a stamp. The people keep it and save it, getting something new out of the same stamp every week or so. That would be cool!

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