Traditional business cards serve their purpose, but they also leave a lot to be desired. For one, there’s no way to find out what a new contact did with your business card after you handed it over at a networking event. Did he look you up online? Did he throw the card away? Did he pass it off to a friend who’s looking to hire someone with your expertise? If you’d passed on a card made with GetContact.Info’s QR code, you’d know all that by now.
GetContact.Info is a web-app that helps its users create smarter business cards. Register for an account and start uploading the information you’d like to embed in your business card, including your name, email address, phone number, job title, and organization. When you’re done adding the information you’d like potential contacts to see, click Save and get your new QR code. This QR code, which looks like a high-tech bar code, can be printed on a new set of business cards or printed out as stickers that can be attached to anything you wish to hand out at networking events. When you hand over a business card with a QR code, your new contact can quickly scan it with an iPhone, Blackberry, or Android device to find a vCard that contains all the details you’d usually put on a basic business card.
People who put GetContact.Info QR codes on their business cards can find out immediately when their information is being downloaded and who it is being downloaded by. Unlike traditional business cards, you can change the information that’s embedded on your QR code at any time with a few simple clicks on the GetContact.Info website – eliminating the need to re-order cards if your phone number changes or you end up switching jobs in the future.
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