In the modern world of business networks and there is so much conflicting advice about handing out business cards. Some say give them out to everyone you meet, whether the pizza delivery or the CEO of an international company. Others say they give more strategically, only qualified leads or potential customers you’ve already chatted and connected. When it comes to ordering new business cards, the number you need obviously depends on which of these strategies you follow. Some people are using to get 1000 cards in a few months, some 500 tickets will be the last two years.
Here are some additional factors to consider how many business cards can be ordered at the decision.
to frequently update your branding?
Often that create in the creative and design fields like new twists and fresh visuals for their brand and their business cards. They get bored of giving the same old card after six months or so. In this case guesstimate how many cards you have in that period and order just will give that amount.
If you are likely to move in the next year or so?
A move could lead to a new landline number, even if you do not print your physical address on your cards. There is nothing more unprofessional than crossed tracks on otherwise fine printed business cards, so make a smaller print run of perhaps 500 tickets to last you until your move.
Do you expect to achieve new qualifications and accreditations in the next year?
If you probably want to accreditations to add to your card, it will only make sense to buy enough cards to take to make that point.
Do you attend many networking events?
If you regularly give a lot of business cards at networking events, then you will get through 500 cards in no time. In this case, a larger order of 1,000 or more cards phrase so you do not have to, we re-ordered hold.
Do you usually work online?
If you mostly work and network online, giving only a few cards every now and then, even a small order of 500 cards can take years. In that case, work smart with the contact information you provide, so it is less likely to go out of date. Keep your physical address and fixed and enter your e-mail and Web addresses, and possibly your company’s mobile number. As long as your website is updated with your contact details then your card will remain valid. Or find a printer who is happy to print short runs of cards and just order 200 at a time.
As a general rule, order enough cards to give you the last six months or maybe a year if you prefer not to keep tweaking your design.