The Scan to Shop Solution was created as a response to the pandemic’s disruption of in-person shopping in 2020. When we found ourselves (like most businesses) unable to open our doors to shoppers, we innovated a new way to sell, using our window displays and QR codes. More than just a workaround, this method turned out to be something that excited customers. Even with the promise of vaccines returning the world to more familiar shopping habits, QR code enhanced window-selling is a useful tool that addresses some longstanding problems in retail.
Hi, we’re Alexa Allamano and Matthew Burtner, owners of jewelry brand Foamy Wader, parents to a rambunctious preschooler, and the husband & wife team behind The Scan to Shop Solution.
At the beginning of 2020 we were about to celebrate the third anniversary of moving our storefront from Seattle to Whidbey Island and were considering opening a second location. Then the pandemic hit and all our plans changed. It was spring and our lease was up, just as everything was going into lockdown. …
Authors Alexa Allamano and Matthew Burtner were already very busy but felt compelled to create this resource so more small businesses can thrive.