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Old 05-14-2019, 01:43 PM   #21
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I was asked for one this morning. Admittedly it's usually during meeting but sometimes on jobsites as well.
I still prefer to give out a card with my info on it than stand there spelling my name and email address.


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Old 05-14-2019, 02:43 PM   #22
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A guy gave me his business card recently but it only had his website address on it. No phone, address, or city. This was not a small company.

I just don’t get it. Often times these websites make it difficult to find their phone number. Why make it so difficult to contact your business? Business must be good.
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A guy gave me his business card recently but it only had his website address on it. No phone, address, or city. This was not a small company.

I just don’t get it. Often times these websites make it difficult to find their phone number. Why make it so difficult to contact your business? Business must be good.
Many businesses don't want to pay people to answer the phone. That is why it is so hard to find support phone numbers on websites. And then once you do, you have to go thru a long automated system that keeps trying to give you the information that you need.

In my business, I prefer emails and texts. They allow me to answer at a convenient time and gather information and compose my thoughts beforehand.
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A guy gave me his business card recently but it only had his website address on it. No phone, address, or city. This was not a small company.

I just don’t get it. Often times these websites make it difficult to find their phone number. Why make it so difficult to contact your business? Business must be good.
I have done this in the past but decided it's a bit harsh. I used to write my business main line on there if I actually wanted to talk to you, my cell phone if I *really* wanted to talk to you.

This was one of those things, it was a way of telling the person "you're important" it was just harsh because you're unintentionally implying to everyone else, that they're not.
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BTW, it's a shame that QR codes on cards never really caught on.
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We still do business cards but also had Magnets made up so people can put on their fridge or panel


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Many businesses don't want to pay people to answer the phone. That is why it is so hard to find support phone numbers on websites. And then once you do, you have to go thru a long automated system that keeps trying to give you the information that you need.
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In my business, I prefer emails and texts. They allow me to answer at a convenient time and gather information and compose my thoughts beforehand.
I believe that even the business card for a two-step ladder shop should have the phone # on it. It’s supposed to make things convenient for the customer, not the other way around. Let’s just agree to disagree.
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We still do business cards but also had Magnets made up so people can put on their fridge or panel

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We agree!

I also hand out cards when first meeting someone. If we do business, they get a magnet for their fridge, as well.

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If you really want to score, give out little things that kids like. lighted blinking super balls, flashlights etc. The smile is worth much more than the 2 bucks for the trinket.
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We agree!

I also hand out cards when first meeting someone. If we do business, they get a magnet for their fridge, as well.

Most people that fit my central demographic have stainless steel refrigerators.

And if they did stick, would crack you on the knuckles like a nun if you tried to put it on.
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BTW, it's a shame that QR codes on cards never really caught on.
I was actually thinking of doing this on my next run of business cards, you don't think so?

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I was actually thinking of doing this on my next run of business cards, you don't think so?

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I’ve never spoken to a single person in real life who uses QR code‘s.

It would be awesome if all smart phones had an integrated QR reader built into the operating system and each QR code be set to either open a specific app or a type of app.
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I always have them in my wallet, and if someone asks for one then it definitely makes sense.

And they did ask for them, years ago. But I can't remember the last time someone asked for one. I do know that a few people have told me that they have me in their phone when I tried to give them one, as if they didn't want it.
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Still do business cards. Have customers ask me for them all the time. I find mine hanging on some of their refrigerators. I've never had them land in the wrong hands. I give my customers extra anytime they ask. Tell them I'm happy to work for their friends, coworkers, relatives and in-laws. Just don't give my card to your outlaws. I don't want to work for them
Yeah they're pretty well obsolete, but I still have people asking for them and they are 500 for 10 bucks.
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I was actually thinking of doing this on my next run of business cards, you don't think so?

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Not too many people seem to know what to do with them but I thought it might be worth putting on there anyway, even if a few use it it's worth it, and it will generate some "what is that thing?" questions.
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My lovely wife had some single gang light switch plates made up with my info on them. I would install them in the furnace room as a quick reference.




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I’ve never spoken to a single person in real life who uses QR code‘s.

It would be awesome if all smart phones had an integrated QR reader built into the operating system and each QR code be set to either open a specific app or a type of app.
That is funny actually, in a different part of my life we use them almost everyday...

That is why I thought I could put them on the card :-)

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Do you still use business cards?

Absolutely!!!!

I find business cards very useful when i have been eating beef jerky and have run out of flossers.
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