You probably also have few hundred or thousands of cards stored in a cupboard. There was a time when it is was a good idea, get the cards printed hand them out to whoever you think might be interested and watch the sales come in.  The reality is they didn’t 🙁

Few days ago even I was digging internet to find some good printing agency, one thing lead to other and ultimately I came up with the conclusion that business cards are really useless.

Why is that, exactly?

  • Percent of business cards handed out that will be thrown out in less than a week is 88 % (Source: Statistic Brains). If nine out of ten of my cards go in the trash, what’s the point of getting any at all?
  • Huge environmental loss
    Those little pieces of paper are more of an environmental nuisance than you probably realize. Around 27,397,260 business cards are printed on a daily basis across the globe, according to design site The Design Inspiration. And just 1 ton of paper saves 17 trees. Let’s do the math here

    • 88% of 27,397,260, that  is 25 million cards are being tossed in garbage bin daily
    • Also, 1000 cards weigh approximately 500 gm (taking thickness to be 100 gsm & standard size of card  = 3.5*2 square inch).
    • Which means, approximately 12.5 ton paper i.e 212 trees are being cut daily just to be thrown in garbage…Daily, shocking huh? Thank god some of it gets recycled.
  • Printing & space limitations 
    Have you ever attended a business event where you wish you had 20 more cards but your wallet didn’t allow? It’s a very common problem to carry cards, yours + the ones you receive.

So, What’s the Solution? Digital Cards!!

Yes, my business card is in my phone. We are sharing images, videos, documents & what not from our smartphones then why not our cards? This solves it all, no environmental loss, no more running out of cards & easy management is an added advantage. If you ask me for my card, I’ll show you my Chuknu Business Card barcode that you can scan with your Chuknu or any other app & my complete details will be stored in your phonebook. Then you may tag me as a lead or attach a note with my card in Chuknu, Awesome, right?

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