If you've ever felt the pain of being at a networking event without any business cards on hand, you'll be happy to know that Popl uses Near Field Communication (NFC) and QR Code technologies—-with an NFC business card, you’ll never caught unprepared.
NFC business cards are digital versions of your standard business cards. Popl offers a variety of digital business card products from wristbands, cards, and keychains. These digital business cards store all of the information that would be on a paper business card, but they can also include other types of information such as website URLs, social media profiles, or contact information.
While NFC business cards can easily be shared electronically via QR code or a link, the smoothest way to swap them is by tapping your NFC-enabled device against the other person's device.
If you're wondering why NFC technology is the next big thing for business cards, there are a few key reasons:
- Convenient- NFC makes transactions intuitive and seamless for both receiver and sender. Potential clients get everything they need to know with just a touch of your phone.
- Efficient- We've all had that moment when we can't find a pen or our business cards are buried at the bottom of our bag. NFC eliminates the need for traditional business cards by storing all the information on your phone.
- Secure- NFC protects your data by requiring a physical touch to transmit information. This means that if you're ever in a compromising situation, your personal information will be safe. Unlike wireless connections, NFC signals are extremely difficult to hack.
- Does not need an internet connection- You won’t have to stop networking just because you ran out of data!
NFC business cards have a lot of advantages over traditional paper business cards. But how do you make one?
Let's go over the basic steps of getting your NFC business card ready for sharing.
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Download an NFC Business Card App
There are several apps available that allow you to create NFC business cards. You can try out different ones to find one that suits you best or go straight to Popl, a leader in the NFC business cards’ boom in the last few years.
Both the App Store and the Play Store carries the Popl app. While the basic functionalities of the Popl are free, some of the more advanced ones, such as creating NFC business cards with embedded video, are available only in the paid version.
Start Designing Your NFC Business Card
The next step is to create your NFC business card. This process will be slightly different depending on which app you're using, but most apps have a variety of templates to choose from.
Popl, for example, offers a wide range of templates for both personal and professional use. You can also create a custom design or use one of your own photos as the background of your NFC business card.
We generally advocate for users to stick to templates when starting. That way, you can be sure that your NFC business card will be correctly formatted and you can focus on the content of your card rather than the design.
However, if you’re feeling creative or confident in your design skills and want to create a one-of-a-kind card, go for it! Just remember to tailor your NFC business card design to fit the purpose. If you're using it for personal use, feel free to add some fun graphics or photos. But if you're using it for business, stick to a more professional look.
Fill In All the Necessary Information
Now it's time to fill in all the information that you want to share. As mentioned earlier, you'll want to include your name, contact information, job title, and other relevant details.
If you have a website or blog, you might also want to include the URL. If you're active on social media, be sure to list your handles too! Other useful info you might want to include here are:
- Discord handles
- Sample works
- YouTube or Twitch channels
- Client testimonials
- Payment provider details
Having unlimited space can be a curse and a blessing, so use it wisely. You want your NFC business card to be as comprehensive as possible but without going overboard.
It might be tempting to cram in as much information as you can, but remember that your NFC business card is just a gateway—not a destination in itself. Get in the door first, and then let the receiver follow up with you later.
Preview and Finalize Your NFC Business Card
Once you've filled in all the information, it's time to preview your card. This is a crucial step, as you want to make sure that everything looks correct before you share your NFC business card.
If there are any mistakes, now is the time to fix them. Try to view your new NFC business card across different devices and platforms to see how it will look in different situations./**/
After you've finalized your card, it's time to start sharing it via QR code, email, or social media platforms. If you have a Popl device, you can even share it with a simple pop of your device./**/
With your NFC business card in tow, you're ready to take your business (or social life) to the next level! NFC business cards are a quick, easy, and convenient way to share your information with others. So go ahead and try out NFC business cards for yourself.
If you've been pondering whether to make the switch to NFC business cards, now would be the perfect time. Popl offers a slew of products to fit your every need, so you can create the perfect NFC business card for your business or individual branding. And if you're ever feeling lost or have any questions, our support team is more than happy to help out. Start designing your own NFC business card today!