Business cards can get you a job. They solidify connections. They ensure your last and best impression sticks. They’re important!
To make sure you get the best business cards for you upcoming career mixer, we compiled a few of the best sites for business cards, ranging from the highest quality and most expensive to the bargain brands.
Best websites for business cards!
Moo cards are the best! The company runs like Apple when Steve Jobs was around: more expensive, but definitely not just a brand name. These cards are great, they’re delivered promptly, and the service is professional.
If you want the best, go with Moo!
When you open the website, you’re given the option to choose between a number of card options: if you’re going by paper, you have the choice of original, cotton, super business cards, and luxe business cards.
If you proceed with original, you’ll visit the selection environment, where you can discover card templates:
From there, you enter a card creation environment that looks something like this:
The options look professional, you can find a great card with excellent color choices, and the renaming process works like a charm. All cards are automatically a good, quality thickness, 16pt. They are full-color on both sides, with options for Matte or Gloss.
The one downside? They cost $20 per 50 cards.
Picture it this way: rather than go to an all-you-can-eat buffet, why not go to a fancy sit-down restaurant that serves the best food? The answer is, it depends what you’re looking for: if you’re taking your whole family to dinner or going on a fancy date, your priorities may change.
That metaphor probably got out of hand, but you get the point.
Vistaprint specializes in all types of printing. In the realm of business cards, their base offer gives you 500 cards for $20. That’s a ton! However, this cost gets you 14pt cards (thinner), and only one side of print. To get all that, you’ll be paying closer to $45 for 500 cards.
When you jump into the template chooser (because we’ve assumed most people buying business cards didn’t create their own design from scratch), you’ll be greeted by this window:
Choose your design and then move on to the reworking portion:
Here, you can choose your color (which may result in a discount), and begin setting up your card as you wish. When you’re finished putting together the perfect design…
Congratulations, you have a card!
You probably know Staples. They aren’t strictly in the business of business cards, they’re an all-around office specialist: ink cartridges, office chairs, envelopes, planners, folders, printing and more.
So, why wouldn’t they do business cards?
Their template environment will look something like the image below. Straight to the point, no messing around here:
Their card creator environment also looks rather bland, but that may be perfect for a businessman or woman with a time crisis:
Finally, we arrive at the cost. Staples makes a set of 250 business cards for $9.99! Of course, these base cards are naturally thinner and only have print on one side. To upgrade to fancier options, you’ll be paying around $35 instead.
Another useful thing to note: Staples charges at least $9.95 for shipping. If you want to get your cards for free, you’ll just have to use their same-day pickup system. Which, frankly, may be a very good thing!
Any of these websites can deliver great service, and have a wide range of delivery options and card types. If you go with Moo, you can expect great service, great cards, and a great website, not to mention a reasonable amount of business cards. Staples and VistaPrint have great designs and reasonable prices for the large number of cards they produce. As always, the choice is yours to make.
We hope this helps you find a great business card!