Carrying traditional business cards can be a hassle since you will need multiple copies of the same card. They will likely gather dust quickly due to lack of use or be misplaced. They can also be costly as is, and there can be additional costs if you want to update them.
Meanwhile, a digital business card is a cost-effective alternative to traditional business cards. Digital business cards are electronic business cards that can contain as much information as the cardholder wants. These cards can include videos and social media profiles besides basic personal information.
In determining whether you need a digital business card or not, it will likely depend on what you will use it for. You will need a digital business card for you and your employees if you are a prominent business owner.
Convenience is one of the advantages of opting for a digital business card since there is no need to carry a physical card around, especially in large numbers for distribution. Because the cards are in digital format, there is no need to worry about not having enough business cards to distribute since it will either be a dedicated webpage or a digital card made through an application.
Cardholders can either show a QR code to potential partners and clients or have them tap an NFC tag to see the digital business card. There is no need to take out a physical card that one can show others when you opt for a digital card. Digital cards allow a contactless exchange of basic personal contact information, as one can easily send links through chat or display a QR code when screen sharing in online meetings. Either method can be effective in sharing the business card on online platforms. For more details about digital business cards, here is an infographic by NFC Tagify.