Creating a business card may seem like a pretty simple thing to do. Everybody knows what goes on a business card, the company name, a person’s name, address, and contact information. Go to any convention or networking meeting and you’re likely to come away with a pocketful of them, all containing the same sort of information. But while it’s true that most business cards are functionally similar, they are definitely not all the same. When done right, a business card can be a palm-sized billboard that draws attention and customers for your business.
To turn your business cards into promotional material, you first have to rethink their purpose. Perhaps instead of merely conveying information, your business card print offers an incentive to customers. You can offer a 10% off discount on your card, or turn it into a punch-out card, where a certain number of punches nets a free item. If your company offers special events, your business card could double as the event ticket. However you choose to do it, the point is to get your potential customer to hold onto your card and remember the information.
The other important step towards making your business cards into promotional materials is varying the design. Just because your card contains the same information as others’, that doesn’t mean it should look the same. Font, layout, and paper quality all contribute to the attractiveness of a business card. Detroit Print Shop can work with you to find a unique and eye-catching layout that grabs attention and fits your budget.
Business card printing is the smallest and least expensive form of print advertising that most companies do. That doesn’t mean they can’t be extremely effective when used properly! Finding new ways to design and use your business cards can pay off in a major way when it comes to drawing new customers and retaining repeat business.