Before You Buy Business Cards

How to Order Business Cards: 6 Frequently Asked Questions

So, you've learned all about the benefits of business cards and decided that they're an indispensable marketing tool that you can't live without. Great! But before you order, you may still have a few lingering questions. Here are a few of the most commonly asked questions about how to order business cards.

  1. How many business cards do people typically order?
    You can order business cards which come in batches from 100 to 5,000, and most people start with 250 or 500. But depending on your profession and industry, you may want to order more.
  2. What if I attend a lot of networking events and business expos?
    Well, then, go big with your order. Real big. Estimate how many cards you think you would go through in the next 6—12 months and then double it. That way, you'll always have plenty on hand and won't have to reorder for a while.
  3. Does it ever make sense to order the minimum?
    Sure, if you're planning on relocating, changing your number, updating your logo or making any other change that will impact the information on your business cards. By ordering the minimum, you won't end up with a big stack of excess cards with outdated info.
  4. How long does it take to get my business cards?
    It can take anywhere from 1­ to 3 weeks depending on the size and complexity of your order. If you order from Staples, expect your cards within 3—7 business days. Of course, there are same-day options as well.
  5. I need my cards fast, where can I go for same-day service?
    You're in luck. With Staples, you can order your business cards online and pick them up just four hours later in store. This option allows you to upload your own card design or choose from hundreds of preexisting templates. Find a store near you.
  6. What if I need help designing the perfect business card?
    It's actually really easy. Just drop by a Staples® store and ask about Staples® Design Services for your business cards. You'll have a one-on-one consultation to discuss your ideas and receive concepts to review in 1­—3 business days.

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