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The Good and the Bad of Using the Plastic Business Cards

By Mankit Chan

Companies are using the plastic business cards today more than ever. There are numerous good points to making use of plastic opposed to just paper for the cards, but there is some bad points too. To know which of these is right for you though you need to know some facts.

Plastic business cards can be a way to boost your business in many ways. They are more durable than paper cards. You can give them out to people without worrying that they will get trashed in wallets, or dissolve in case they are washed. There are almost as many designs to choose from as other cards, and they won’t fade over time. There are many different companies offering plastic business cards, much more than just a few years ago.

Normally a strip or number is imprinted on these plastic cards, this enables you to know whenever the customer uses it, and allows you to track what merchandise they are buying or selling more efficiently. You are able to customize what you are buying, this way you are not ordering merchandise that does not sell. This lowers your overhead expenses, due to the fact the items don’t just sit taking up valuable storage space. You get more satisfied customers, because they are able to get their products faster without any delay.

You can reduce your cost of advertising and marketing by the use of these plastic cards, this loyalty or discount card does the work for you, and you won’t need to spend so much added capital on promotion of your product or business. Owners can in turn use these plastic cards to have more powerful purchases, and catch great deal for services or the desired products they are purchasing. This is just one of the benefits that make people use these cards.

Customers can feel specials through using the plastic business cards, and they also feel more inclined to use them opposed to regular paper cards, increasing the sales overall. They also feel as though they are getting certain benefits and discounts that other customers aren’t getting without the plastic cards.

While these are many of the good points to the plastic business cards there are also some bad points to them too. One bad point is plastic will not easily break down like paper will, which causes more problems in the landfills.

These cards can be striking with certain design features, but they can cost more too to create and make, and this leads to you having to wait a bit more time to get them. When they are done, they are harder to correct if changes are needed, and this can cost you more money too.

Make sure to compare prices and quality with all the many companies which are now producing plastic business cards. You want to make sure you get the best prices since these cards cost more than the paper ones do to begin with. You need to take enough time to research the offers from these companies, and select the on which gives you the best deal for your particular needs. You also need to look into shipping costs and the number of fonts and designs available too. Due to plastic weighing less than paper the shipping might be cheaper.

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Chan, Mankit "The Good and the Bad of Using the Plastic Business Cards." The Good and the Bad of Using the Plastic Business Cards. 22 May. 2010. 25 Dec 2014 <>.

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