AR Business Cards: Why and How To Use Them

Business cards. At a particular time,  technology completely overruled them with online tools that pushed some people to give up using the conventional business card to introduce themselves.

Is The Business Card Dead? 

However, the same technology that made them outdated once is now revolutionizing them through Augmented Reality (AR). With that, people are not exchanging a mere card with a name on it anymore, but rather an entire AR experience.

Nevertheless, some people still can’t see why or how they should use AR business cards. This makes sense as it is still a very disruptive trend yet to become popular.

Business cards are making a strong comeback for sure; however, we can’t say the same about printing expenses.

In fact, with AR business cards, printing costs will be cut short. This is because the need for printing a vast number of cards will no longer be a necessity.

All you need is a few copies or even one to share with your network and engage them with your augmented card. So, instead of spending large amounts of money on printing, you can augment your card by making it part of an interactive AR experience effortlessly. Not only will you be able to wow your customers with your innovative business card concept, but you will also have the opportunity to infuse more information than what the traditional cards allow. You can add videos of previous projects, pictures, audio tapes of past customers testimonies and much more.

Digging more into the reasons of using AR business cards, branding your products, and yourself should come as the top motivation.

Instead of having basic text written on a small piece of card, people will now be able to explore your work in an outstanding method. Just imagine holding the card, scanning it with your phone and then suddenly having 3d animations pop up. It could be related to your product, or a cool animation showing off the great achievements you have accomplished. Over and above leaving a great impression on people with the AR business cards, you will have the power to set aside competition by your original move.  After all, it shows a lot about your personality.

Animated 3d image of a man standing when scanning a business card
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 So the question now is how can you do that? How can you upgrade your business card and make it an interactive storytelling tool?

The answer is way more straightforward than what you might be imagining right now. The only challenging phase is probably with finding the right tool to do the AR magic. Luckily, we have that covered for you. Instead of wasting time and energy looking for the best AR platform to augment your business card, you can sign-up to Augmania here: https://creator.augmania.com/sign_up and achieve more with AR.

The log-in page of the Augmania AR platform
The Augmania AR platform

You will need to generate a QR code and put it on your card. Using the Augmania AR platform, you can add a different set of digital assets to be displayed when the code is scanned. You can even form a more interactive experience by asking your customers to engage with it. They can do that by taking a specific action like tapping on a picture or following a strong CTA leading to a URL link of your choice.

That’s it. Seriously. You now have a cool AR business card, and you are all set to hand it over to your network. You will enjoy watching their jaw drop while scanning the QR code. What’s even cooler is that you won’t have to make them download an app to engage with your AR card. It is effortless!

So are you ready to stand out from competition with your awesome AR business card?

Sign-up to our Augmania AR platform and go the extra mile with your business card! If you are interested in the printing industry, here is a chance to get a free consultation on ways to leverage AR for print with Augmania’s Founder and CEO. Click here.