Digital business cards were a novelty a while ago. However, since the world has embraced remote ways of working, communicating and networking, they have become essential.
Compared to traditional business cards, apps like L-card offer many benefits to their users. But let’s do some research and look at the main advantages and disadvantages of digital cards. Then you can decide if you should try them.
Benefits of digital maps
When you create a digital card, you don’t need to pay for a professional designer or have your cards printed and delivered. Solutions like L Card are simple to use, but incredibly cost effective, especially compared to the cost of traditional cards.
Another benefit of using digital maps is that you can easily share them via a link or QR code. This comes in very handy in a world where most conferences and networking events take place online.
Simple creation and update
Most digital cards are very easy to create and you can do it in minutes. Compared to the traditional map, where you would need to hire a designer and go back and forth until you got exactly what you were looking for.
Plus, you can update your digital card at any time, and everyone who has saved your contact information will receive a notification that something has changed.
Disadvantages of digital maps
Unfortunately, digital maps are not yet widely adopted. So if your peers aren’t using an app like L Card, they probably won’t be able to share and store your information easily.
This should not discourage you from using it, you just have to be prepared to answer a few questions and possibly provide help to your contacts.
Lack of personal touch
There’s something personal about sharing a traditional menu at an event. You can talk to people and shake hands with them, and it’s much easier to make a real connection with someone. When you attend an event online and share a business card through a link, you lose that face-to-face interaction. However, this does not necessarily have to be true in a live event environment.
Apps can bug
Unfortunately, no app is perfect. It can easily happen that an application does not want to open while you are on the network, or that it simply does not want to load all the information. Also, some of them do not work without an internet connection.
It’s something you’d expect from any app on your phone, so don’t be too averse to digital business cards because of it.
Traditional maps and digital maps both have their flaws, and it’s unlikely we’ll ever see an absolutely perfect solution. But, since technology has brought us a lot of new things and made our lives easier on many fronts, we still need to keep an open mind and try new things.
What do you think? Have you had the chance to use a digital business card? Do you still use one? Let us know!