Is Carrying Around a Business Card Still Important?

In this digital, paperless world, the business card might feel like a vestige of a bygone business era. However, business cards and brand recognition are still intertwined, and there are still options for you to make effective use of business cards even in a time where more business is conducted virtually than ever before.

Here are just a few reasons why companies and individuals can still get a good return on an investment in business card printing:

  • Identity marketing: A business card is a tangible means of introducing people to your brand. Sure, it contains important information such as your name, title and contact information, as well as the company’s name and website, but it also often acts as the very first exposure a person has to the company and its brand. It includes the company logo, the fonts and colors. The quality of the paper stock also is a chance for you to convey a particular identity.
  • Showcase professionalism: Having a business card to give to other people isn’t just an opportunity to introduce people to your brand—it also shows you are an individual who is professional and prepared. If you always have business cards on you, it shows you are a person who is always prepared to make a good impression. Keep the business cards you carry protected in a card case or wallet, and you will give off a very polished and prepared image whenever you pull them out.
  • Great for international business: The spread of remote working and easier digital communication has made global business more widespread. Business cards are still very much ingrained in many overseas cultures as part of the formal methods of doing business. This allows you to make a statement in parts of the world where digital may be important but forming real connections is still the top priority.
  • Quick exchange of information: It’s a lot faster to share your contact information by handing someone a card than to spend the time inputting information into your phone on the spot. You can also pass out multiple business cards in mere seconds at trade shows and network events rather than spending time right there entering data. People can always transfer your information from your business card to their devices later.
  • Technology-proof: While smartphones and other mobile devices might seem ubiquitous in today’s business environment, there are still some people who do not own such devices. Consider your clientele and their demographics. It may be beneficial for you to have a large stock of business cards on hand so you can reach everyone, no matter what sort of technology they have available and no matter how tech savvy they are.

Looking for more reasons why you should invest in business card printing? At 3 in 1 Design, we are pleased to help you achieve excellence with your business cards and brand recognition. Get in touch with us today for more information about designing your card—we look forward to working with you!