QR Codes

A QR code, short for Quick Response code, originated in Japan’s automotive industry back in 1994. These two-dimensional barcodes have the capability to store a significant amount of data, accommodating up to 7089 digits or 4296 characters, making them versatile for various applications. Typically, QR codes are employed to guide smartphone users to a specific website URL. Businesses often utilize QR codes on their products to lead customers to a website containing additional details about a particular product, service, or promotional offer.

Static QR Code

A static QR code retains information that cannot be altered. It proves beneficial when data permanence is required. Various types of static QR Codes can be generated, including:

  • vCard (Electronic Business Card)
  • Calendar Event Information
  • Website URL
  • Social Media profiles (LinkedIn, Facebook)
  • Send Email
  • Send SMS
  • Call Number
  • Wi-Fi Access Point
  • Text/Raw Data (e.g., Serial Number)
  • GS1 Application Identifier

Dynamic QR code

A dynamic QR code employs a URL redirect to direct users to a specific destination domain, such as the landing page of a marketing campaign. This enables unlimited edits of the final URL. In the example below, we utilize a Dynamic QR Code to guide users to different webpage destinations across two different months.

In January, the short URL reiqr.com/746 redirected to example.com/page-one. In February, the short URL reiqr.com/746 now redirects to example.com/page-two.

Despite changes to the destination URL, the short URL and QR code image pattern remain constant. Dynamic QR codes also facilitate analytics tracking of QR code scans, enabling marketers and business owners to access user statistics, including:

  • Number of scans
  • Number of unique users scanning the code
  • Scanning location
  • Device and browser information

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Static QR Code

Static QR url is fixed and cannot be updated.

Dynamic QR Code

Dynamic QR – The destination url can be changed at any time.