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Tips for Always Having Your Plastic Business Cards

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  1. Tariq

    Tariq Newbie

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    One of the easiest ways to break the habit of forgetting business cards is to follow the tips below.
    Forgetting your personal business cards is harmful for your business.
    Without realizing how much harm it does to your image you may think it is quite normal to forget business cards, since so many people forget something so often. However, in case of business, reputation and image never was it acceptable and normal to fail so silly.
    Following are the tips...
    Imagine the way you will present your business cards to prospects and by ready to apply it in practice.
    Tuck a few business cards everywhere you can.
    Make sure the plan of promotion of your company includes use of business cards. What is more try to increase the significance of your business cards by bettering their efficiency.
     
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    Great point. I just ordered some business cards actually, and got a metal holder for them. Reason is that the condition of the cards is also really important in my opinion. If you keep them in your pocket, and pull one out to give to a potential client/customer, and it's all crinkled up, you will look very unprofessional.
     
  3. stormface

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    Yeah I finally got round to getting business cards when a customer actually asked me for one! Got some cheap ones from vista print, then got a plastic holder off ebay, bargain!
     
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    You'd think that one missed opportunity to give out your cards is not such a bad thing, but doing this one time after another will eventually build up to so many missed opportunities that should have gotten you some sales. Think of your business cards as bullets, and if you go into war without bullets, you'll die more likely sooner than later. Business cards should always be the first things to remember when going into meetings and conventions where you could meet potential clients and customers.
     
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    The best solution is to keep a stack of your business cards inside stuff that you bring such as your wallet, bag, organizer, or even the sleeves of your laptops and tablets. If you want to take things further you could also leave some of your business cards over the counters of establishments or in community bulletin boards.
     
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    I don't get it. Most over here sell services for a lot of $$ and then go and get some business cards from vista print ?

    Those aren't official business card size...

    Come on guys. If you take your business serious order some really high quality business cards.
    For myself I use business cards with Partial UV varnish ! Those rock !
     
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    I must have this conversation at least ten times a month. "I am a jeweler." "I love jewelry! Where do you sell it?" "mysite.com" "What?" "mysite.com" "How do you spell it?" spells it out "Do you have a pen? I don't think I'll remember that. I can't even spell jewelry right."

    I really need to get business cards.
     
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    Thank you OP. I have been in business many years. I do direct mail, offline marketing, and just push the business card thing out of my mind and go to something else. I am making it a point to get some today.
     
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    The main benefit of plastic business cards is that they are far more durable than traditional paper cards. Plastic business cards do not curl up at the edges, crease in your pocket or become faded in the way that paper cards do. This means that they will stay in one piece for far longer when you hand them to potential customers. Even if your card is deposited in a drawer when your prospect gets home, it will still look pristine when that drawer is opened a week or month later. This durability can help to ensure that you will receive business weeks, months or even years after you have initially given your cards out.
     
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    marishal Registered Member

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    What do you guys need these business cards for? Are you all doing offline marketing, web design etc.?

    In other words why would an IM carry business cards? (unless you're selling to offline clients)
     
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    i can't say much but your post count is still 0 .
     
  13. Seo-Devil

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    I am using plastic cards for more than one year and each customer always impressed
    Other thing when it looks good they want to keep it, nobody want to keep rubbish in wallet :)