Static QR vs Dynamic QR

Created on 8 August, 2023 | QR Codes : Quick Response codes | 1,236 views | 2 minutes read

All BrightQR Codes are static.

What you create is embedded in the QR code and cannot be changed. Nothing can be tracked, changed or monitored by BrightQR.


All static QR codes are a type of QR code that cannot be edited once they are created. This makes them ideal for applications where a fixed code is needed, such as:

  • Product labels: Static QR codes can be used to provide customers with more information about a product, such as its ingredients, nutritional information, asset tags or reviews.
  • Promotional material: Static QR codes can be used to direct customers to a website or landing page for a special offer or promotion.
  • Event tickets: Static QR codes can be used to scan tickets for entry into an event.
  • Loyalty programs: Static QR codes can be used to track customer loyalty and rewards.


Here are some of the benefits of using static QR codes:

  • Low cost: Static QR codes are typically less expensive to create than dynamic QR codes. This is because they do not require a subscription to a QR code service.
  • Easy to create: Static QR codes can be easily created using a variety of online tools. This makes them a good option for businesses and individuals who do not have the technical expertise to create dynamic QR codes.
  • Durable: Static QR codes are more durable than dynamic QR codes. This is because they do not contain any moving parts that can be damaged.
  • Offline scanning: Static QR codes can be scanned without an internet connection.


Overall, static QR codes are a cost-effective and easy-to-use tool that can be used for a variety of purposes. If you need a QR code that will not need to be edited, a static QR code is a good option.

Here are some additional considerations when choosing between static and dynamic QR codes:

  • Need for editing: If you need to be able to edit the information behind the QR code, you will need to use a dynamic QR code.
  • Tracking: If you want to track the number of scans and the destinations of your QR codes, you will need to use a dynamic QR code.
  • Retargeting: If you want to retarget people who have scanned your QR code with ads on social media, you will need to use a dynamic QR code.
  • Retiring - After an event you may want the QR to still advertise your business and not go to a page not found.



Ultimately, the best type of QR code for you will depend on your specific needs. If you are unsure which type of QR code to use - Contact us if you need assistance with QR Codes (Contact_Us)

Updated on 8 August, 2023