You’ll be surprised to learn there are quite a few websites where you can get free business cards and I want to tell you where to get them today.
If you’re searching for a free business card, it sounds like you have a new project or business endeavor you want to start. If that’s the case, in these difficult times, I must commend you and tell you how brave you are by taking the initiative to start a new business.
On most days, starting a new business can be a daunting challenge. But with the current uncertainty in the world, it’s even more difficult to know which direction to go into.
As any true entrepreneur knows, you can’t wait for an opportunity to come to you, you have to go out there and find it for yourself. This is why you’re looking for a free business card because it’ll help you get started on a new opportunity today.
Let’s keep it real
Before you get your hopes up, I want to warn you ahead of time that there are fewer and fewer online websites offering free services, digital goods, samples, or subscriptions unlike a few years ago. Many online services have established themselves and no longer need to lure customers in with free offers.
These companies have now built a solid reputation and get enough repeat business. At the same time, it’s more and more difficult for a competitor to enter their space.
The same goes for free business cards. Some of the more well-known online printers like Vistaprint who famously offered free business cards, no longer give them out for free anymore. At best, Vistaprint offers free shipping or maybe 10 to 25% off your purchase which still is more affordable than many places.
If you are a Costco member, they also offer online printing at an affordable price but unfortunately, they do not offer a free option. Staples also has affordable prices on business cards.
There is hope ahead
Although he probably heard it on TV, my grandpa always said there’s no free lunch so in that case, he might’ve been right. But there are actually a couple of spots to get a free business card.
And when I say free business card, I don’t mean a digital card or a business card template that’s free. I mean an actual physical in your hand business card that you can give to your friends, family, business associates, and most importantly to potential customers.
Now let’s be clear, these free business cards should only be seen as a starting point to get you off the ground today and into your customer’s hands now.
What I’m trying to say is, lower your expectations.
These free business cards have some limitations. But, the main objective is to get your name, address, phone number, website, and social media listed on the card.
Just so we’re not getting confused here. There are many websites offering free business card templates or designs. Those are actually not free physical business cards. All they are is a pre-existing design available for you to enter your name and address on. They can be useful but they’re not actually free, physical, in your hand business cards.
There are also a few companies out there that will deliver you a free sample business card but it actually is an assortment of paper card stock for you to touch and feel. This is a way to get you to order your business cards from them. Although it’s helpful, it’s not a free business card.
Here’s where you can get free business cards and low cost business cards
Even though times have changed, there are still a few places to get real, physical, paper business cards printed for free or only a few dollars for shipping and tax.
One of the most popular premium free business card printers just recently turned back on their service after they paused it due to the pandemic. 4over4.com is back with a new way of getting free business cards.
4over4.com has created an easy to redeem point system to get 200 free business cards mailed right to your door. It takes no time at all to achieve 500 points to redeem these free cards. It’s essentially just signing up which you’d need to do at all these services.
Another great online printer to get free business cards online is Printastic. Although you do need to pay $10 shipping, they will send you 250 business cards with an option to upgrade for only a few dollars more.
To get their free cards, you need to make some adjustments to your order. Make sure you select their business cards in 12pt value card stock, satin finish, square corners, Printastic advertisement on the back, and a quantity of 250. This will make it $0.
What’s great about Printastic free business cards is you can upload your own design. For only $2 more you can choose to exclude Printastic’s logo from the back of the card.
The printing and delivering process can be very labor-intensive and time-consuming so it’s quite amazing a company like InoPrints.com will send you 100 business cards for free, just pay for shipping.
Is there a catch? They place a small, little, simple logo and a short sentence on the backside. But it’s still great if you’re just starting out. Use these to drop them off in mailboxes for a local service business like gardening or home cleaning.
Just visit their website at InoPrints.com, upload your design, and they will print and deliver your cards to you.
I came upon PrintBusinessCards.com as another online printing service offering free business cards. You can choose from several templates to create a basic card.
The designs are limited and basic looking, it’s still a great starting point for many new businesses. They also emphasize how they’ll protect your privacy. It’s something to consider when getting anything free because often you are giving away your personal information just like when you use social media like Facebook.
PrintBusinessCards.com is located in the USA with several locations throughout the country. Try them and see if their business cards work for you.
For our friends across the pond, if you own a business with a VAT and live with the European Union or the United Kingdom, PixArtPrinting is offering you 250 free business cards.
Not only are they offering free business cards but you can select from posters, signs, business cards, and flyers all for only 1 euro! That’s so generous so give them a try if you’re located in Europe.
If you’re located in the United Kingdom, there’s also a special offer for you. Just like the EU offer, UK business owners can get a variety of printed products for £1 including 250 business cards.
Choose from over 50 designs and then edit a business card to the way to you like it. Plus, it’s one of the few free business card printers that give you the option to upload your own logo or image onto the design.
They’re printed on 400gsm silk card and have the small Banana Print text on the reverse side. Printed and sent out within 1 – 2 days. Design your free business cards with banana-print.co.uk today.
Here’s another spot to get a great deal on business cards. Spitfire-Print is located in the United Kingdom but they ship around the world.
They offer a wide selection of templates to choose from and a very easy-to-use interface to enter your information to be printed on each card.
Unfortunately, it’s not 100% free but it’s only £5 to cover shipping for 100 business cards which is a great option for those in the UK or EU.
Use code FB100 to get 100 business cards for free, just pay shipping.
There is another way
Today, I want to tell you there is another option. It’s not the best, I’ll admit that but I’ve done it myself and it worked out fine because it got my business started today.
Here it is:
Print your own.
If you’re like me, the thought of aligning paper in the printer is something I wouldn’t wish upon my worst enemy.
However, I’ve actually had decent success printing out my own business cards.
There are a few different business card paper options but the one I use and recommend is made by Avery. You can get a pack of several perforated sheets so you can easily bend and fold to take them apart.
Now, this becomes an affordable solution only if you have your own digital printer preferably a laser printer just to have sharper, smoother printing. But an inkjet can do just fine.
For less than $10 you can have some business cards printed out today and there are free returns if you order from Amazon. I recommend starting with this pack of 120 cards Avery business cards.
Avery has a template that you can access from Microsoft Office and will probably also work in Google Docs.
The world just fell apart. Do you even need free business cards anymore?
As a digital world slowly and takes over our lives it seems like our online presence is now more important.
As businesses shift their workforce to work from home, personal interaction in the future will be reduced.
Trade Shows, exhibitions, and conventions could be a thing of the past. Virtual events and zoom meetings gained prominence recently and could be a standard far into the future.
So who would even print out a business card? Will there be anyone left to give a business card to?
That sounded a bit more morbid than I hoped. This is not Avengers Endgame. There was no snap but face-to-face business interactions could become more and more uncommon.
Thankfully though, this is probably the future of big business. If you’re looking for a free business card you’re probably just starting out a small business and personal interactions are integral in growing any small business.
Just about every single service-based business requires marketing to build up a customer base and a business card is an essential marketing tool.
Come to think of it, this could be why there are so few free business card printers left. It’s likely because the demand has dropped through the years.
Online printers businesses have shifted to print on demand. In most cases, they’re printing off one item at a time like a T-shirt or a mug.
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Here’s the future of free business cards
There’s another reason why printing business cards could be a thing of the past. In this new crazy world, avoiding close contact with one another is the key to staying safe. If you’re handing a business card from one person to the next, this isn’t a good idea. What is a safe way to do it is through contactless digital business cards.
I found this great new app called HiHello that’s totally free and it helps you create and manage business cards. You can also turn paper cards into digital contacts with their business card scanner.
HiHello creates QR codes of your information so you can safely share and receive business cards and it’s totally free to use.
One key feature is, anyone can receive your digital card, even if they don’t have the app.
Wrapping it up
I hope this list wasn’t too disappointing for you. Unfortunately, it was short and I spent many hours scouring the Internet through forums, Facebook groups, and countless searches and all I could find that was currently available today.
In any case, that’s about all I could find for free business cards currently available online. But just like you, I won’t give up. I’ll keep looking to see if anyone else offers free business card printing and if I do I’ll update this post and hopefully add more in the future. Thanks again for stopping by and I wish your new business venture is an incredible success!