From: Intuit QuickBooks, by Megan Sullivan
Even with our growing reliance on technology, having a business card ready for an impromptu meeting, networking event or long-anticipated face-to-face consultation is still important. Fortunately, with the advent of design and do-it-yourself sites, you no longer need to be a design wizard to have an eye-catching business card.
Below is a roundup of five of the best online locations for designing and ordering your business cards. Some key things to remember as you sort through this list and others are:
How important is it that your business card stands out from the pack? If you’re looking for something truly unique, it might be best to invest in the services of a freelance graphic designer (try Elance or 99designs) who can create something completely original for you.
Cost and Quantity
Chances are you don’t need 10,000 business cards. Make sure to examine the quantity levels available as well as the related costs. Obviously, the more you order, the more you save, but stockpiling business cards may not be the best option, especially if you anticipate any changes in your title or contact information, including updating a phone number, email or address.
Look and Feel
If the stock of the paper is important to you (not too thin, not too thick), you might want to spend some time at an office supply store getting an idea of the different weights of paper (referred to as “pounds”). Your typical sheet of printer paper is 20 pounds, while your typical business card is 80-pound cover. If you want to be sure you’re getting what you want, it might be best to acquaint yourself with these weights before ordering online.
A quick note about this list: It includes sites with the primary purpose of providing business materials. There are other sites online that offer business cards as one of their product categories (i.e. Zazzle) that are not listed here. <READ MORE>