As our regular readers are undoubtedly aware, business cards are a fantastic way to present your company discreetly and professionally and to make useful contacts within the business world. According to the corporate advice website Chron, business cards can even be used to “represent [the] trustworthiness, honesty, and reliability” of your business. What you may not realise is that business cards, these simple, convenient cards can help you gain a much-needed edge over your competitors. In fact, they can do this in a number of different ways.

Advertising

1. Encouraging instantaneous networking and advertising

All businesses spend a lot of time and money on advertising. However, there’s one form of advertising that your rivals may overlook: one-on-one direct marketing. Business card printing allow you to distribute information about your business on a personal, one-to-one level. Business cards can be used as a miniature form of advertising. All you have to do is hand them out at networking events and exhibitions. Prospective customers and business partners may not always be susceptible to conventional marketing methods, but personally offering them a business card may help to sway them. They should represent the business in both words and design.  A well crafted and designed card is is one that the recipient  wants to hang onto and needs to be creative so that it stands out in the crowd. In other words, printing business cards allows you to access a pool of customers and partners your competitors simply can’t tap into because you’re the one adding that personal touch and handing them your contact details.

Effectiveness

2. Facilitating compact information delivery

Business cards are one of the most cost-effective ways to distribute large quantities of information. Obviously, you can’t fit a lot of information on each card. However, you can include a web address or QR code that recipients can follow to learn more about your business. Think creatively and you can have your products or services on the reverse or have service/industry specific business cards which highlights your particular expertise,  knowledge and insight of that industry. Printed business cards are far cheaper than channelling prospective customers to your website through conventional marketing and PPC (Pay per click) methods. So you can reach more customers more quickly and at a lower cost than your competitors couple that with a higher customer conversion rates and you’re onto a winner.

Credibility

3. Engendering trust in your consumer base

As we’ve already discussed, business cards are associated with trustworthiness, professionalism, honesty and reliability. The moment you hand someone a printed business card, you improve their perception of your business tremendously. Not only is a company’s credibility at stake if no business cards are used, but the company may be  forgotten about when a prospective customer departs from the networking event/meeting.

This means that instead of simply recruiting one-off customers, you can cultivate business/client relationships that will stand the test of time. If your competitor’s marketing methods don’t focus on building these relationships, you will gain a significant competitive advantage over them in the long term.
Still not convinced? Have a look at one of our previous blog articles: Why Business Cards Still Matter In The Digital Age

Also for a bit more info checkout this great article from Careerealism: 3 Benefits Of Having A Business Card
When they are deployed as part of an effective cohesive marketing campaign, business cards can really help you pull ahead of other businesses in your market sector. If you could benefit from high quality business card printing, you should check out our range at PrintUK.com – you won’t be disappointed.
Advertisements

Join the conversation! 2 Comments

  1. […] If you’re still not sold by our advice have a look at one of our previous articles: The Advantages of Business Cards Of course, before you can deploy your business cards effectively, you’ll need to have them […]

    Reply
  2. […] Still need some convincing? Have a look at one of our previous articles: The Advantages of Business Cards […]

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

About PrintUK.com

PrintUK.com is a long established family-run print company based in the Tees Valley. Specializing in high quality lithographic and digital print. Our machinery is state of the art and is continuously updated to offer the best in print quality. We pride ourselves on customer service and relations in terms of responsiveness, dependability and competitive prices. Our friendly team of experienced and specialised staff are flexible to the needs and requirements of the customer. We continually asses all company activities in order to lessen our carbon footprint, and in recent years we have reduced our non-recyclable waste by 66%. By advising clients on stock, size, pagination and finish, we aim to minimize inefficiencies and wastage on their jobs, also providing them with direct financial savings. We are certified with the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) and World Land Trust, which ensures that our specified papers are from sustainable, legal and well-managed forest sources, and therefore we are able to bear the FSC logo on your printed products. Continuous innovation and progression in raising our industry standards has helped provide better print and minimize our environmental impacts. For more details and insight into our business you can visit our website at: www.PrintUK.com If you would like to get in contact you can email us at : Hello@PrintUK.com or call on 0845 2993 923

Category

Advertising, Branding, Business, Business Cards, Business Stationery, Graphic Design, London, Marketing, Networking, Online, Online Design, Print Design, Printing, PrintUK.com, Small Business Marketing, Social Media, Startup, Uncategorized, United Kingdom, Upload Your File, World

Tags

, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,