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Dynamic QR Code generator built for businesses in 2021
There’s a reason marketers from leading Fortune 500 brands have given Beaconstac’s dynamic QR Code generator a 5-Star rating on G2 – because Beaconstac helps them create smoother QR Code campaigns for their users, with ease.
Last Updated:  May 4, 2021
“We print hundreds of thousands of flyers, brochures, etc., each year, and knowing that we have access to dynamic QR Codes means that we don’t have to worry about reprinting when our URLs change. Customer service has also been a real plus.”
Jonathan D, Director of Digital Communications.
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A dynamic QR Code is an editable scan code for a short redirection URL. A dynamic QR management platform can be used to redirect to different destinations/URLs depending on the time of day. It’s also the only type of QR Code that is trackable.
Benefit 1: Editable QR Codes keep your campaigns up-to-date
Think of a coffee packet with a dynamic QR Code. This QR Code can link to cold coffee recipes in the summer, steaming cappuccino & mocha recipes in the winter – not to forget – keeping up with the Dalgona coffee trend!
Benefit 2: Dynamic QR is faster to scan
Dynamic QR Codes are shortened URLs converted into QR patterns. Given that the URL is short, the data patterns are not as dense as regular QR Codes. Scant data patterns make it easy for cameras and QR scanners to detect them. This not just makes your QR Codes look cleaner but also amplifies the consumer experience.
Benefit 3: A dynamic QR Code is trackable
QR Code is a call-to-action button on the physical world. And just like any other campaign, it’s essential to measure to improve them. The regular QR Codes lack that capability. With dynamic QR Codes, you can track the scans, monitor user behavior, and know consumers better.
Here are 3 different ways to track dynamic QR Codes
Head to the Beaconstac dashboard and check out the analytics for your dynamic QR Code. This is the easiest way to track scans and attribute numbers to certain GPS locations, devices, or even time slots.
You can also connect the Beaconstac dashboard with Google Analytics using our integration and understand your user’s demography and interests better.
Benefit 4: A good dynamic QR Code generator makes future expansion a breeze
Static QR Codes are limiting. Once you add them to a packaging or marketing collateral, you cannot reuse them. That’s not ideal for growing businesses. You are launching new campaigns, announcing new stores, and testing new product positioning every month or even week.
Instead, if you use dynamic QR Codes, you can always upgrade your offering, location, contact details, and more to what’s most relevant.
To do this you need to login to the Beaconstac dashboard
Click on “Edit the QR Code”
Replace the old link with the new one
How do dynamic QR Codes work?
QR Codes are encoded versions of a URL or information. In a regular QR Code, the data is directly encoded into squares and dots. However, a dynamic QR Code works differently. Instead of pointing directly at the information, it points at a short URL. You can later decide where the short URL should redirect.
Best dynamic QR Code generator?
Choosing software is not straightforward. Bloggers, in their recommendations, gravitate towards the highest affiliate commissions, and companies boast about their features. To answer the question – Which is the best dynamic QR Code solution – I am keeping it simple. Let’s look at what people are recommending.
Anyhow, here are six things that only Beaconstac’s dynamic QR Code generator can do –
With so many QR Code solution options available on the internet that have overlapping functionalities, it’s challenging to pick the one that works for your business. So, instead of comparing features, I thought I’d showcase unique and essential things you can do only with Beaconstac’s dynamic QR Code solution.
First, an API for creating dynamic QR Codes
Beaconstac is the only QR solution that has an API for dynamic QR Codes. This superpower helps global brands like yours integrate QR Code creation at a large scale with the rest of the marketing process.
Second, retargeting users who scan dynamic QR Codes
Think about the last time you retargeted a user on Facebook after they visited your website. The merits of that are apparent – reminding users what they loved about your brand helps win them over.
The same marketing flywheel is possible with consumers who visited your physical store, or attended an event, or used a trial pack of your product.
When users scan a Beaconstac QR Code in their physical world, it stores a cookie on the user’s smartphone. As a result of this, you can retarget them on most social media channels.
Third, Google Analytics powered user insights
Dynamic QR Codes are the easiest and most cost-effective way to know your users, understand their interests, and even monitor their behavior.
QR Codes themselves don’t track a user. However, when you connect your Beaconstac account to Google Analytics, the website that the user visits is tracked.
As a virtue of the information Google possesses, you can deduce the users’ interests, the gender ratio, and so much more.
Fourth, the safest dynamic QR Code generator
We understand security is a deal maker or breaker, and we take it very seriously. However, one can never be complacent about security measures.
Therefore, we ran our current procedures and systems by security experts. These experts certified us as SOC-2 compliant. SOC-2 compliance, in simple terms, mean we are better prepared to handle any threat coming our way.
Fifth, dynamic QR Code generator with unlimited scans
To be honest, the number of scans depends on the plan you subscribe to. However, if you are expecting anything more than 100,000 scans, you can upgrade to our Enterprise plan that supports unlimited scans.
If you’re looking at that option, reach out to our sales team, and they’ll indeed work out the best pricing for your needs.
Sixth, dynamic QR Codes coupled with DIY mobile landing pages
Like all great combos – dynamic QR Codes and DIY mobile landing pages – are built for winning campaigns!
Just like you build a drag-and-drop website with Wix or a DIY survey with Typeform, you can use Beaconstac to make a mobile landing page for your QR Code campaigns.
You could choose from templates or build one from scratch. But either way, it doesn’t take more than 10 mins or a developer.
And the reason I say the combo works best because every time you plan to change the campaign linked to your QR Code, you can build a quick and easy landing page or just change the copy on it. All these changes are implemented in real-time.
Cost of a dynamic QR Code generator
You can create 3 dynamic QR Codes as low as $5/month. To scale up, you can create 50 dynamic QR Codes for $12.5/month. You can also upgrade to higher plans for more QR Codes and a higher number of scans.
Need inspirations/examples for setting up your dynamic QR campaigns?
Restaurants using a contactless menu solution
Have multiple digital menus – breakfast, lunch, dinner, desserts, and drinks. But instead of having separate QR Codes for lunch and dinner menus, you could use a dynamic QR Code that redirects based on the time of the day. That means when diners scan the QR Code menu during lunchtime, they only see the lunch menu.
At a certain day of the week (determined by you), you can also automatically redirect diners to a special menu or a trimmed down menu.
Consumer Packaged Goods keeping their consumers engaged
Brands like Cocokind and Lush want to keep their millennial audience engaged by sharing their sustainability story. But these stories evolve. The latest and greatest in sustainability sets new benchmarks every month or every quarter. However, changing the QR Code on the product packaging every month is absolutely impossible. This is where dynamic QR Codes are super useful.
Brands can also keep updating the QR Code on the packaging with the latest YouTube video, or the latest products launched.
Schools & universities use dynamic QR Codes to make learning engaging
Universities and libraries such as Barrhead Public Library use dynamic QR codes for interactive story walks in their community, show book recommendations, and share videos – all in a rotatable fashion.
Frequently asked questions about dynamic QR Codes and a QR generator
1. Are dynamic QR Codes safe?
Absolutely! It’s unfair to say that dynamic QR Codes are not safe. A QR Code is a way to trigger an action. However, no action is complete without the consent of the user. Whether the QR Code points at a website, save a contact to the phone, or send a message – the user has to interact with a notification initiated.
2. Is multi-URL QR Code the same as dynamic QR Codes?
Multi-URL QR Code is a type of dynamic QR Code. Think of an app download QR Code. The QR Code has three options of redirection – App Store, Google Play, and Windows app store. Depending on the device used for scanning, the QR Code redirects to one of these.
3. Can dynamic QR Code creation be automated?
Yes, you can automate the process of creating dynamic QR Codes by using our API. This allows you to focus on your campaign rather than creating QR Codes manually. You can create QR Codes directly from a Google Sheet as well using our Zapier integration.
4. What is the difference between dynamic and static QR Codes?
A static QR Codes always redirect to the same URL. However, with a dynamic QR Code, you can change the URL easily. Dynamic QR Codes are also trackable and easily scannable.
5. Why do I need a dynamic QR Code generator API?
If you are looking to create or update dynamic QR Codes in an automated fashion at scale, you need an API. All QR Code APIs available online support static QR Codes. However, with Beaconstac’s QR Code API you can also create and manage dynamic QR Codes
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