However with the advent of the Internet and mobile technologies, there is need for a different kind of business card.
Enter: The virtual business card (vcard):
So instead of trying to pack all the types of contact information (e.g. your name, website address, email address, telephone number, mobile telephone number and social media contact information), unto one little "3" x "5" paper business card...
...All you need is a URL or (in the case of the mobile apps which we'll review later this week), just a few pieces of your contact information stored on your mobile phone and wallah!...
...Your potential clients and business partners can get your information virtually.
In the case of the InfoStripe vcard that we'll introduce today, InfoStripe provides you with one URL which points to your InfoStripe page.
On this InfoStripe page (really a stripe on a page), your potential clients and business partners can view your website address, blogs, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and other of your social media profiles, when they visit your InfoStripe URL.
Additionally, potential clients/business partners can see status updates that you've written on each social network, thus giving them a better feel for who you are.
...Which enhances their ability to decide whether or not to do business with you.
Will InfoStripe Make Conventional Business Cards Obsolete?
So the next logical question is...
...Will InfoStripe make conventional business cards obsolete?
The answer is no, but they'll enable business cards to be smaller and shorter, as only 2-3 pieces of information would be needed:
Your name, title and InfoStripe URL.
======== Word of Caution =========
If you are having any delays in your upgrade, after paying by Paypal, please contact InfoStripe CEO, Harold Fudge, so that your upgrade can be enacted.
Although this company charges a very small fee for an upgrade, this slight delay in processing upgrades, is something to consider when making purchases with this company.
We experienced a slight delay with our upgrade, but...
...Thankfully, Mr. Fudge immediately responded to our query and the updgrade was enacted, immediately.
If you are having any problems whatsoever, re this, please contact Harold Fudge and I'm sure he'll do his best to rectify the situation, speedily.
In our next post we'll introduce you to 3-4 mobile apps that are are vying to make business cards obsolete.
We'll give our opinion as to whether or not they'll actually achieve this goal and if these special virtual business cards are usable, globally.
Please stay tuned!