We’ve written in the past about all the different types of business cards we can process including the awesome Lego business cards. To-date there hasn’t been a business card we can’t process. Can a traditional business card scanner say the same thing? I think not!
This weekend a friend of mine sent me a link to check out some pretty rad concrete business cards. These might be some of the coolest business cards we’ve seen to-date. Check out the site to learn more about the concrete business cards (translated in English) and how they were manufactured. They even created a palette to look just like how concrete is delivered to a job site.
I have to imagine these cards are more expensive to produce than regular business cards. But while they cost more, they will certainly make a stronger impact and could lead to more intros and discussions.
Around the CloudContacts offices, we’ve seen it all. Packages come in with lots of items besides business cards. The most popular non-business card items we see from customers are Starbucks gift cards and hotel room card keys. Other items we’ve seen include driver’s licenses, birth certificates, passports, marriage certificates, blank checks and frequent shopper cards (the most popular is from Subway). All of the items we find are always returned to the customer even if they decide to have us recycle their business cards.
Yesterday was a first for us! We received two packets of pepper inside a customer’s package of cards. Yes, pepper packets like you get from a fast food restaurant (see image below). Both were unopened and the good news is that both contain “dustless” black pepper. I never knew that pepper came in both dust and dustless varieties!
Anyway, keep those interesting items coming, it keeps the CloudContacts team guessing how things like packets of pepper make it into a box of business cards.
In the US, tomorrow is tax day – the day everyone loves more than any other day of the year. Now that your taxes and finances are in order for 2012, it’s a perfect time to get your business cards and business networking in order! We here at CloudContacts would love to help you accomplish that goal. And I promise that using our service will be a lot more fun and beneficial than any 1040, Schedule E, 1099-R, 3259.D, 401K will ever be!
For new and current customers, you can grab a 15% off any CloudContacts business card scanning and transcription package – just enter code ‘taxrelief’ in the discount code box. And the code works for customers anywhere in the world.
With conference season upon us, having an easy way to whip out a business card after you meet someone at the conferences, events, networking gatherings, etc. is critical. Fumbling around in a briefcase or bag for your business card could mean ending the conversation with no information exchanged. I generally try to stick a few business cards into the badge holder that the conference provides to attendees.
Amazon has a neat iPhone case that can hold 4-5 business cards and offers protection for the iPhone. I like this idea because you will most likely have your phone in your hand or pocket so it is easy to take out a card and hand it to the new contact. And while 4-5 may seem like a low number, it is just enough to hand out and then refill as needed without making the iPhone too heavy. There’s a white version as well – just scroll down on the Amazon page.
More important than the case, if you plan to attend the SXSW conference, drop us a line – we’d love to meet you!
After some negotiation and a chess battle, the team has decided to replace my voice on our CloudContacts company voicemail with a brand new greeting for all of our awesome current and prospective customers. But after playing rock-paper-scissors 201 times, we realized that there would be no decision as to which of the four professional voicemail messages would become our new default voicemail.
So that’s where you come in! Help us choose the next CloudContacts voicemail and you could win a free 100 credit CloudContacts account. One random entry will win and we will limit entries to one per email address. If a current customer is selected, we will add the credits to your account.