How to Use Business Card Holders to Attract More Business

by ExecGifts on June 1, 2010 · 9 comments

Business card holders are more than just a handy way to keep your business cards handy and in great condition – they can also be excellent conversation starters that let potential clients and customers know what you do, where you work or that you have a common interest.

When you pull your business card case out to offer a card to one person, the design, corporate logo or what you have engraved on it can attract the attention of others. It would not be a bad idea to have multiple business card holders so you can carry the one most likely to open doors.

Here are some ideas to use:

Golf Business Card Holder

Golf Business Card Holder

Do you love golf? Order a business card holder with a golf related logo, golf ball, golf club, or the logo of your country club on it.

People do business with people they know – and if you play at the same golf course you’re practically family.

This is especially effective if you sell real estate, insurance or mortgages. Everyone meets tons of people involved in those businesses so you need a way to stand apart from the crowd. A common interest is your best bet.

Blueprint Business Card Holder

Blueprint Business Card Holder

What if you’re an architect, contractor or builder? Pull out this unique business card holder featuring a blueprint. It lets those who happen to be close by know that what you do is related to what they do.

Is your company well known everywhere or at least in your area? Have your company have the corporate or company logo engraved on these logo business card holders.

Nancy Wolff Designer Dog and Cat Business Card Holder

Nancy Wolff Designer Dog and Cat Business Card Holder

Are you a pet lover? Maybe you breed dogs or cats, own or work at an animal rescue non-profit or pet store or for a Veterinarian?

Imagine the comments you’ll get carrying this adorable Nancy Wolff designer dog and cat business card case.

Even if you just love your pets this case will get the conversation started and introduce you to other pet lovers.

Blue Business Card Holder

Royal Blue Marble Tone Card Holder

This Royal Blue Business Card Holder is one of my favorites both for the bright color and because it is perfect for adding your logo, Avatar or any image that symbolizes you, your business, or your interests.

Since there is a 25 piece minimum for logo engraving consider these for your company, group or organization. They would also make the perfect corporate gifts for promotions, kick-off meetings, contests, events and for sponsoring golf, tennis or other sporting events or tournaments.

Leopard Swarovski Crystal Business Card Holder

Leopard Swarovski Crystal Card Holder

Feminine business card holders help women show off their style. There are many women’s business card cases now. Some of the most popular are these Swarovski crystal business card holders. Some favorites are:

Hunter Green Marble Tone card case

Hunter Green Marble Tone card case

Bright colors attract more attention and are often associated with particular industries.

This vibrant green business card holder would be perfect for landscaping or golf related businesses. Every time I see this particular card holder I picture a white golf ball logo on it with white lettering for the company name or golf related event similar to the gold logo and lettering seen in the blue business card holder higher on this page.

There is room for up to three lines with 20 characters per line on this style (less if you use a logo). Many business card holder styles have room for one or two lines and from 30 to 60 characters of engraving.

Executive Gift Shoppe offers free engraving on most items and free shipping on sales over $75. They also have the best product guarantee I have ever seen in an ecommerce store:

The Executive Gift Shoppe Guarantee:

Executive Gift Shoppe GUARANTEES your satisfaction. If you are not satisfied with your product, we will replace it for you at no cost even if your item was personalized. We will pay for any return shipping if we need the unsatisfactory product back. We can’t make it any clearer than that, if you’re not satisfied, we’ll send a replacement immediately.

We also guarantee all of our products will stay in good working condition forever. If at any point, your product becomes defective, just contact us with your order # and we’ll replace it free of charge. You won’t have to deal with the manufacturer, we all know what a hassle that can be. You will deal directly with us.

Of course, if you would just like to return your product, we do offer a state of the industry 90 day return period. You can find all of the details here: Returns & Exchanges.

Interested in an even better deal? For a limited time Executive Gift Shoppe will reward you for helping spread the word about their store. See the Father’s Day Word of Mouth Gift Card Giveaway for details.

They’re already considering extending this offer beyond Father’s Day so check it out now to save up to $105 towards anything in their store.

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Danni June 4, 2010 at 10:47 am

You’ve made a very interesting point. Keeping business cards loose in your pocket isn’t gentlemannish at all. A century ago the business partners would assess you from the way you offered your snuff-box. Now, a business card holder is a great way to make a statement about your style (or the lack of it :) ).

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July 9, 2010 at 4:39 pm

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Hi Danni,

We totally agree – and what that holder reveals about you can make a significant impression and start the conversation off right.
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peter June 10, 2010 at 2:23 am

It does appear more professional to take one out when looking for a business card

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Hi Peter,

Yes, it does. What I always use is one with two sides – one to pull new cards from and the other to save the cards given to me by others.
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o.0 June 10, 2010 at 2:26 am

This would make an absolutely awesome gift!

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Hello o.0,

One of the main reasons I wrote this post was to offer business card holders as one of the most practical yet distinctive gifts we can give to anyone in business. My business card cases always get so much use that they can stand replacing so I for one would really appreciate receiving a new one – especially if it was custom engraved as these can be.

Have you visited the GrowMap blog? If you want honest advice on what actually works when trying to make money online that is the place to start.
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TESTING CommentLuv to see how many posts I can access. If I tweet or share on Facebook then I can see 10 but none of the special posts.
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Testing CommentLuv again after updating to the latest level (but blog not yet at WP 3.4) – YEAH! It works.
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