If you ever wondered who in the world pays attention to email signatures, I’ll refer to one of Sting’s classics - it’s probably me. And I know that curiosity killed the cat, but as an old dog, I figured I had nothing to worry about.
The story began when I received a few emails from my business contacts having a QR code in their email signature. Further investigation after scanning taught me that these were digital business cards.
Needless to say, I set my Google search on fire, asking a dozen questions - What is a digital business card, How can I share my digital business card, Why should I switch to digital business cards… and many more.
You see where this is going, don’t you? It’s not hard to guess my last search was - best digital business card reviews. I am creating one and I’ll briefly explain why, sharing bits and pieces from what I read.
Things happen - you get a promotion or change company, your offices move to another location. You can simply update your card at the source, and it will show updated information even to the “old” recipients. I can’t remember how many times I had to print a new batch of business cards, for one reason or another. I won’t be missing that.
“The majority of business waste is composed of paper, and most business cards (88%) get thrown away within a week.” I don’t blindly believe every statistic I read, but this is close to my own estimation. And moving towards environmentally friendly practices is something I’m trying to do, so there’s that too.
(Knowing that I’ll be meeting people who prefer traditional business cards, I will probably print a small amount of those and embed a QR code. That will do.)
Is anyone here already using digital business cards? I would like to hear what my people say about this. I read enough of youth praising them, I admit I’m convinced. What do you say?