If ordering business cards throughout your company is simple, consistent, quick and budget friendly, you’re probably one of the successful companies utilizing the power of an Ordering Portal.
There is no denying that ordering business cards can be time consuming and requires many steps to make sure everything is consistent. And creating a business card for every single employee can be overwhelming.
This is why successful businesses take it upon a business card ordering portal to manage, create, print and order business cards for their entire company whether they have 2 locations or 200.
What is a business card portal?
A business card ordering portal or web-to-print software, is an online storefront that houses all of your business cards—and all other marketing materials—in one place for easy, consistent, affordable, and fast ordering for your entire company.
This technological marketing solution allows you to create business card templates for easy access to designs and providing a simple ordering process. Because materials and designs are housed in one interface, employees can order their business cards independently saving you time and money. While also providing you with essential management capabilities.
How does a business card portal work?
A business card portal works by creating a one stop online shop that provides self-service for your entire company.
To start, you simply input your design templates and rules including what information an employee can change, how often they can order, etc., into the portal. Your business is then ready to successfully order business cards and whatever other marketing materials are needed in marketing your company including brochures, banners and even promotional products.
The reason why successful businesses use an ordering portal for their business cards and other marketing materials, is because they know the importance of saving time, money and maintaining a consistent brand.
The self-service aspect of an ordering portal creates a “no time wasted” side of ordering materials for you and your employees. Imagine not having to walk through steps on what regulations are needed to create consistent branding and the time that is saved when an employee can order their business cards on their own with just the click of a button? That’s what business card portals do.
Even better the approval side of an ordering portal provides you (or other chosen individuals) the power to oversee orders placed throughout your entire company.
Being able to manage access to content and editing capabilities which allows employees to personalize materials while maintaining standardization within your brand, increases efficiency during the entire ordering process.
Essentially, how a business card portal works, is each employee has access to login to the portal and place orders effortlessly while maintaining consistent branding.
Why you should care
Millions of business cards are printed daily in the US. This is because business cards—although small—are one of the most powerful marketing materials around. Even with smartphones allowing for the quick transfer of contact information, every company whether a small business or large franchise uses business cards. In fact, in some cultures like in Japan, handing out a business card is viewed as proper etiquette and requires precision in delivery, and design.
With business cards being such an essential business tool, making sure they represent your business consistently throughout your entire company is something every business should care about. Which means where you store business card design templates and how you control how your employers order them is important as well.
Placing your business cards into a business card portal, you can manage how many your employers order and when as well as having business card designs that are set and consistent allowing for small changes if desired including names, job titles, phone numbers and addresses.
Overall, an Ordering Portal as a primary business card printing method creates a simple, efficient and cost-effective way for large organizations and small ones to meet their marketing needs and promote their business successfully.
Who offers a business card portal for online printing?
Printing companies like Conquest Graphics offer ordering portals or web-to-print software that houses all of your business cards along with any other materials including brochures, catalogs, promotional products and more!
Taking advantage of an ordering portal hosted by a printing company who offers a mailing center, portal experts, design services and options in offset and digital printing under one roof saves you time and money. With faster turnarounds, time and money saved, and consistency throughout your entire company, why wouldn’t you use an ordering portal?
As a technology-based company with a focus on print, our Ordering Portal solution is state-of-the-art and features everything your company needs and more! So, what are you waiting for? Join our successful business partners today!
Watch our Print Ordering Portal video below or click the button to schedule a demo.
Schedule An Ordering Portal Demo Today!