Do Business Cards Still Play the Part in 2019?
I’ve talked to a lot of local business people asking what they use to introduce and market themselves. Some of them have different tools, such as e-mail and website portfolios. But the vast majority of them have one big thing in common—bespoke business cards. It may be surprising for all of us that they still use business cards today, especially when we live in a digital age where everything we do in business is digital—from signing contracts to creating letterheads or paying an invoice.
Sparrow Creative Business Card Deign and Print
in Ipswich, Suffolk, UK.
First impressions matter!
Bespoke and Creative Business Cards
Look the Part!
However, it seems that the business card is the only thing in the past that the technology hasn’t figured out how to replace, and it seems like it will continue to live forever as long as we exist. With the super fast growth of technology and digital world today, it is really surprising why the business card is still one of the best choices for many business people globally. It may just be a small piece of paper, but that small piece of paper is a powerful tool and a crucial part of looking the part and marketing yourself.
So today, I have prepared a few reasons why you should still have a pocketful of business cards wherever you go.
No matter how common or socially accepted they are now, phones still have a way of seriously disrupting conversation when they first come out. One minute you’re chatting about how you can help each other out, the next you’re both fiddling on your respective screens, typing in each other’s numbers and doing a sneaky inbox check while you’re still there.
The essential thing has happened – you have met, and exchanged contact info. But you’ll have much more chance of making an impression if you’ve spent some proper time connecting. A great looking business card can provide everything the other person needs to know, and can be exchanged without needing to interrupt the flow of discussion.
As an added bonus, at the end of the night they’ll have a tangible reminder of you, rather than just a hastily typed first name and mobile number lost among hundreds of already saved contacts. The later outcome simply makes it more likely they’ll forget all about you until they look through their phone months later and wonder who the hell you are before, deleting the number.
A business card does a lot more than just providing the recipient with your personal details and contact information. What it does more is create for you a solid first impression to your potential client. Getting these business cards designed by a professional graphic designer is a number one to do on the list. Graphic designer has many years of experience in the industry, knows exactly who is your perfect potential customer and how to come across to it using a bespoke business card design. We always want to leave a great impression to our clients. Well, a good business card will do that for us. During the journey or in a public place, suddenly we meet our past fellows, neighbours or relatives and after say Hi, hello they mostly ask many questions about your present which based on variety of questions so don’t worry the answer should be only one for all the questions, here is my business card with all the detail.
You don’t need to charge business cards and they work whether you have Wi-Fi access or not. Your business card will always be working for you. Of course, you can exchange details with your mobile phone, but there is no more powerful information sharing app than your own hands. You can keep engaged with the person you’re talking to without gazing down at your phone, by handing them a business card. It just keeps everything natural and more human like.
Email marketing, search engine optimisation and paid media all do a great job of attracting leads and prospects, but they still aren’t as effective as an in-person meeting sealed with a handshake along with a business card exchange. You can encounter a potential lead or contact at any time — trade-shows, industry conferences, happy hour, airport lounges — and arming yourself with business cards at all times will ensure that you never miss an opportunity to make a valuable business connection.
Why use business cards? Because the old-fashioned paper rectangle is still the fastest and easiest way to share business contact information with other business people and with prospective customers and clients. They’re still one of the best ways to remind people about your small, medium or large business – and therefore, to get business.
Take a look at some of our designed business cards for local and global businesses or check out our portfolio.