Updated: Jul 2
Use Digital Business Cards (Personal Apps) to Connect While Still Socially Distancing
Business as usual isn’t business as usual anymore.
During these challenging times battling the coronavirus, everyone is changing and adapting as we do our best to slow the spread of COVID-19. However, we still need to branch out and connect with others, even in an era of social distancing.
Aspects of social distancing and other health safety measures are probably going to persist as we fully grasp the importance of how our health practices affect ourselves and others. We will likely see a decline in cash transactions in favor of digital payments, wariness in using touch screens and door handles, and certainly more work-from-home days.
Business networking, one of the more social means of professional interaction, is not immune. With more people working from home than ever before, we’re all looking for ways to stay connected when we’re not face-to-face.
How do we connect with the world in an age of staying apart?
While everyone’s mind might go to Zoom/video conferencing, there are other ways to stay connected. Progressive web apps (PWAs present the solution to a uniquely-2020 problem. With PWAs, you can easily design digital business cards, brochures, sales tools, digital marketing materials and boost your SEO. Digital delivery means that you can thoughtfully connect without contact, leveraging the power of tech to bring us together, even while physically separated.
Don’t get us wrong. We LOVE a beautiful business card printed on high quality paper with Moo’s velvety soft finish, but at the current moment, it’s just not appropriate to use. When we are all safe and out of the house, we will be adding the link to our personal progressive web apps to our paper cards.
Perks of a Digital Card
That being said, digital business cards offer a number of benefits over traditional cards, including;
An unlimited supply, with no need to re-order.
Synchronize with any device in real-time.
Editable at any time, even after delivery.
No-touch, instantaneous, easy sharing.
A metrics feedback loop to measure engagement and effectiveness.
While collecting data from your business card use might sound a bit stalkerish, it allows you to better tailor your content and information in a way that better serves the people you connect with.
Let Us Help You (true story)
One of our executive clients was on a business trip halfway across the world and realized that he didn’t have any business cards. He immediately emailed us for the print files. Of course we hopped to the rescue and sent him the files for the printer, along with some names of internet vetted printers that might be able to help him. However, about midway through and elbow deep in Google translate the light bulb went off. Wait, why don’t we make him a digital card and save him the headache of all this running around? Which is what we did.
Progressive web app business cards offer the ability to transmit information with higher speeds and efficiency than their paper counterparts. Importing and exporting contact information is as simple as tapping a button and it’s much easier (and more professional) than digging through your wallet or purse for your cards. Plus, you will never have that embarrassing moment when you look up and say, “Oh I must be out,” when we all know that you forgot them.
Business cards in the traditional form are limited; after all, who could boil down their professional summary to fit on a piece of paper the size of a credit card? With digital business cards and delivery, each creator has the opportunity to link directly to their creations, bridging the gap between a simple introduction and an in-depth review of a portfolio or body of work.
One Less Thing to Worry About Right Now
While you’re busy working and growing, your digital business cards can be updated to instantly reflect your latest work or contact information. Going digital means being able to show the whole of yourself, your work, and your value to anyone whom you may meet.
Staying connected is vitally important and with digital business cards, it’s never been easier!
For a few dollars a month, you basically get unlimited digital business cards. Contact us about designing and setting up your digital business card and corporate progressive web app.