Here’s Why Digital Business Cards are Important

Here’s Why Digital Business Cards are Important

In the past two years (if not earlier), your business has probably completely moved into the digital world. Your employees are communicating through chat and video calls, you haven’t seen your clients or contractors in person, and almost every event you attended is online. So, why are you still keeping that stack of paper business cards on your desk? Digital business cards, like L-card, are taking over the business world. And if you’re still thinking about whether or not to get one, let us show you why you should.

They’re Cost-Effective

As a professional, you’re always thinking “what’s in it for me”. Well, in the case of digital business cards, you’ll be saving money.

The average professional in the US spends about $200 on business cards, and most of them end up in the trash can. A digital card tool like the L-card costs anywhere between $0 and $48 per year – and that’s including all of the cool features these tools offer.

And what happens if your company changes phones, names, or addresses? You need to print a whole new set of business cards. You won’t have to worry about this with a digital card. Some tools will even let you notify your contact that some information was changed.

They’re Good for the Environment

As we mentioned, most traditional business cards end up in the trash, and each year about seven million trees are cut to make them. And if you’re thinking about the environmental costs of business cards, you also need to think about their shipping, dye creation, and recyclability. The numbers aren’t good, but digital cards have the potential to change this.

They Make a Good Impression

Digital business cards aren’t high-level technology, but that doesn’t make them any less cool. They’re a great conversation starter, and they’re a good way to make that first impression last.

Let’s say you’re attending an online event, and instead of scrambling to find a bunch of your links (website, socials, email, phone, etc.), you can share one link and the other person will get all the information they need about you. It will save you time, and it will show you’re an organized and innovative person.

You Can Include So Much Information

With paper cards, you’re physically limited and there’s only so much you can share on paper. With a digital card, you can include your photos, videos, and links to social media, some tools will even let you add PDFs and other forms of media.

It’s a great way to promote something new you’ve done, and share comprehensive information with your peers.

Wrapping Up

At some point we’ll probably abolish the paper business cards completely, so why not start right away? Digital business cards are clearly a more cost-effective and environmentally friendly alternative to traditional cards. Additionally, they’re easier to make, they can include a lot of information, and they’re a great conversation starter.

And best of all, you can use them even during online events to share your information with other professionals. So, will you give them a try?

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