5 Tips for Ordering Business Cards Online

Business cards offer a great way of introducing your company and creating a good first impression. Buying business cards online is a great way to get cards printed at a good price. Here are a few tips for ordering cards that will help make that first impression a good one.

Follow company designs already in place

Design the cards to match your company’s colors and current design theme. This includes brochures, letterhead and any other company documentation or literature as required. If you’re just starting out and really don’t have a company design yet just design something that is plain and simple. An overly flashy business card may come back to haunt you in the future.

Order the best quality you can afford

Order cards of good quality and of a weight that is an appropriate for the card. A card should be of the appropriate card stock weight of between 50LB to 110LB. A card that is tissue thin won’t impress anyone. Verify the stock weight of the cards you’re ordering.

Proofread and proofread again

It’s very important to proofread the card before printing. At least two people should proofread for spelling, and up to date information. A card with outdated information is useless and doesn’t cast a very good light on the individual in charge of procuring the cards.

Don’t be lured into that great deal

Don’t be tempted to jump on a great deal if it doesn’t meet your company’s quality criteria. It may be tempting to compromise on quality or design just to get that fantastic deal that will save money. When you compromise on quality in any area to save a few dollars it may not actually be such a great deal after all. This is especially true when you’re confronted with the slightly inferior product everyday.

Order in a timely manner

If you’ll be needing the cards for an upcoming event such as a seminar or expo then order well ahead of the deadline. This means that if there is a problem with the cards there should be enough time to have them redone and still meet the deadline. Don’t let the time table slip on this one until you’re down to the last minute and have to go with whatever you get which often proves disastrous.

March 12, 2014


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