As a small business owner working with a small budget can be hard. There are things your business needs but you have to weight them against each other to see which one takes priority. When it comes to getting your business out their business cards are an essential element in helping your increase people to know about your business and what you offer.
Like with everything you can get the high-cost point and low-cost point, and this also applies to business cards. Yes, you can make your own business cards but unless you have the right equipment and the time to make all 500 business cards look perfect and the same, then having the low end when it comes to getting some business cards is your next option.
In this article, I show you Vistaprint.com as a great option for getting low-cost business cards. Yes, you need to have business cards, but it doesn't need to eat into your budget too much.
I have personally used Vistaprint and created some great business cards for the price. Plus as a graphic designer I get too caught up on creating so I was thankful that Vistaprint business card templates were available.
VistaPrint.com – £3.26 for 250 business cards
42 designs to choose from, you can either register by providing your email and a password or continue as a guest. If you go through the guest route you will be unable to save your design and details for future prints.
You will go through a number of menus in order. Each menu will show you the free option and paid options. Below is each menu with the free option available:
Choose Quantity: 250 free business cards - You are given the option to opt in for receiving their specials and offers, either choose yes or no thanks.
Choose Paper Stock: Matt finish, coated with a flat yet smooth finish.
Choose Back Side Options: free option has the Vistaprint advertising text.
Matching Documents: Here is where they try to sell you products that will match the design of your business card, these products are not free, not interested click next to continue.
Choose Accessories: Another chance for them you sell you more products. However you do have the option to get a free business card holder. It can hold up to 10 business cards. It’s a lightweight metal card holder which fits easily into your pocket or purse.
Easily grow your business with a Website: Now the try to sell you a Website and Email Marketing which is a free trial for 1-Month. Move on and click next
Partner Offers: Here they tempt you with offers from 3 businesses for a free trial. These are Toll free number service; Lovefilm.com and a Franking Machine, not interested click next.
You will be at the shopping cart showing you your free products. Payment options are their checkout where you will have to put in your personal details or you can use Paypal. If you don’t have an account with Paypal no worries for you can pay with credit card via Paypal’s website.
You will then be taken to the shipping options, which are:
Slow: 21 Days - £3.26, Standard: 14 Days - £5.38, Priority: 7 Days - £8.25, Rush+: 3 Days - £15.13
The cheapest is £3.26 which is pretty good for 250 business cards and a sleek metal business card holder. I have used this service before and I received my package within 2 weeks.
I have only used this company for paid business cards.
If you know of another low cost business cards provider that offers less than £5.00 for business cards please share in the comments.