Australian students stocking up on textbooks for the upcoming semester can avoid busy queues at Co-op Bookshop outlets by using their phones to scan QR codes in store windows and paying with PayPal
The Co-op Bookshop has built QR walls in the windows of stores on 10 Aussie campuses, displaying top textbook titles from courses at the universities.
Students scan the code for the book they want with their smartphone and pay for it using PayPal, thanks to a specially created mobile site providing instant access to over 160 titles. The book is delivered to their home address free of charge.
Greg Smith, chief marketing officer, Co-op Bookshop, says: "This exciting new concept was born from a growing student need to reduce the time they spend waiting in line for their textbooks during the busy semester start period."