If you are a professional, you will know how important a business card is. It’s a representation of yourself and your business, and every time you hand it out, you leave something that lasts longer than an impression.
But today’s world is more about sustainability than ever, and with that comes a desire to go paperless and digital.
So here are some options in Malaysia for you to switch from paper business cards to something more eco-friendly and memorable. Unless otherwise specified, most of these services are accessible with a simple web browser.
Paperless but physical
1. Griffin Card
Integrated with an NFC (Near Fields Communication) chip, the Griffy card looks like a sleek, high-end credit card. Via the Griffy site, cardholders can enter their details and change them at any time.
With its NFC capabilities, users can simply tap the card against a phone to share their contact details seamlessly.
For phones that are not NFC-enabled, each card comes with a QR code on the back for added convenience.
There are a wide variety of designs available, although most are quite simple and elegant. There’s Signature, Professional, The Songket, The Sarong, Minimal, Portrait, and Royal.
Businesses can also opt for custom cards, which can feature custom logos and designs.
Each card is RM89although Griffy Card offers volume pricing for businesses.
Other similar Malaysian brands offering similar products include Raptaz and NEXKAD, although each brand has slightly different designs to suit individual preferences.
2. A good map
Based in Singapore, One Good Card essentially resembles Griffy Card, although it offers a selection of other modern card designs. Bundled options are also available for teams and businesses.
One thing that’s unique to the company, however, is the One Good Ring, a product that was fully funded on Kickstarter in seven hours. As you can imagine, the One Good Ring is also equipped with an NFC chip that can transmit your personal profile to NFC-enabled smartphones.
Available in onyx black or nova white, these rings are crafted from pure ceramic and are brushed with a metallic finish. They are also waterproof and chemical resistant. Sizes range from six to ten.
The One Good Ring is only available for pre-order now at RM305.90. According to the website, shipping will start from December 2022.
Based in the United States, Popl has a customer base that includes names like Tesla, Uber, Salesforce, and more.
Besides an NFC-enabled card, Popl also offers a variety of other types of ways to share your information. For example, it sells badges, wristbands, and key fobs that are all NFC-enabled.
The standard Popl card is only RM24, but keep in mind that it doesn’t feature your name, although there is a QR code. For those looking for a more unique way to share their contact information, there is a RM215 metal card option. There are also custom cards for RM144.
Professionals who network extensively may appreciate the convenience of RM72 Popl PhoneCard in particular, which sticks to the back of your phone.
A brand we’ve featured in the past, TAG stands for Tap-And-Go. Like previous business card alternatives, its products use NFC technology. The main difference, however, is the presentation.
Although it sells the regular business card, TA-G’s main product is something similar to the Popl PhoneCard, where it’s a sticker for the back of your phone. Except TA-G’s sticker is circular and comes in a variety of designs.
Stickers are priced at RM78while the cards are RM128 each.
Digital and virtual only
5. ZERO BrandCard
Toll-free, ZERO BrandCard is a local platform offering virtual personal and business card solutions.
Personal cards can be created through the Zero BrandCard app. After signing up with a mobile number, users can customize their digital card to include a variety of information such as education, interests, certifications, and more.
The map can then be shared with other Zero or non-Zero users via a QR code on the app, although the other party must also download the app. Alternatively, your card can also be texted to the recipient via a phone number.
For business cards, companies can register their company on the Zero BrandCard platform and design their own virtual cards that can be used by all employees.
Required elements include a company logo, icon, background image, and additional information such as name, location, email, website, phone number, and links corporate social.
HiHello is another free platform that lets you create digital business cards, but it also has paid options that offer more frills.
The free basic version allows a user to access four business card templates. The professional project is $6/month with unlimited business cards for one user. There are also business and enterprise plans for those looking for more advanced tools.
For free cards, you can enter your information directly through the website. The card features a picture, name, email, and phone number, but you can also add a host of other details like your pronouns, credential, title, and more. Social media links may also be included.
Although you can let people text your HiHello card, the app gives you access to a unique QR code that you can use to share your information.
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Featured Image Credit: Griffy Card/One Good Card/ZERO BrandCard