Create your Own Business Cards



How often does your company waste money by throwing away old and out of date business cards. The reasons for this waste are many, an employee changes their role within the company, someone leaves the business or telephone numbers changing are just some of the reasons that business cards become obsolete.

In addition to the costs of the actual business cards themselves you also have to consider the costs of administration. With someone’s time taken to order new batches from the printers and the time taken for them to be printed and even distributed around the company. How often have you heard the words “I’m new to the business and I’m waiting for my business cards to arrive”.

Happily there is now a very simple and cost effective solution for this issue. You can Create your Own Business Cards directly from your own computer and print the quantity you need when you need them. It takes away the frustration, costs and time wasted waiting for the next delivery to arrive from your printers. In addition you can create special cards for specific events, such as a sales conference or open days. Again only printing the quantity required saving time and any unwanted waste.

The process of creating cards on demand is very simple. First you need create a base template, once this has been created you save it for use time and time again only making minor changes as and when required. This base template can then be filtered down within your business and can be administrated by individual offices or departments again making the whole process more efficient and more cost effective.

The software is freely available from avery.co.uk and this will provide a good starting point for you to customise your own template and take away the effort in the design process.

When designing your cards you need to consider the message your business cards give, a card design needs to be right for your business.

Different Styles

Classic Cards: These give only the basic information, a combination of your company logo and key contact details.

Picture Cards: In addition to the above basic information you can try adding a picture or caricature to a card. It may help the contact remember who gave it them and the products being sold.

Multi-Purpose Cards: When you want your cards to say more than just name and contact information. A card can feature a discounts, appointments or as a reminder of other valuable information.

If you are interested in creating your own business cards then Office Allsorts stock a wide range of products from top brands such as Avery to our own low cost 5 Star brand. If you need any help selecting the right Business Cards then please give the Office Allsorts team a call on 0115 9455833.

Author:

Carl Barton is a director of Office Allsorts who has worked in the office products industry for 15 years.

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