Have business cards become a passé?
With the Internet revolution, how effective is that 2 by 3.5 inches? For all the tech-savvy lot of today, that pile of business cards often ends up in the bin since everyone tends to neglect it.
As per IBISWorld.Inc., the sale of business cards in the U.S. have been dropping since 1990s. The newer evolutions such as tablets, smartphones, and social media networks are replacing the business cards since people now prefer giving links to their social media or professional networking accounts.
Majority of professionals have started following as per the trends. However, there are still many organizations that issue printed business cards to employees as these still have usability. These are useful during conferences and meetings. Additionally, these cards are crucial to the corporate rituals.
Both these aspects are true in their own sense and hence it becomes the choice of the entrepreneurs whether they print business cards or discard them.