Can I go completely paperless with my networking efforts?
Do I need to embed my contact information QR Code on a paper-based card, or is there a way to digitally share this code?
Is it possible to directly share a digital business card via my iPhone?
If you are looking for answers to these questions, this blog post will help you.
An Apple Wallet business card, i.e., sharing your digital business card (or e-business card) as an Apple Wallet pass, is what you need to accomplish the scenarios mentioned above.
In this article, we will discuss the benefits of using an Apple Wallet business card and how to send a digital business card to your Apple Wallet.
Table of contents
- What is an Apple Wallet business card?
- Benefits of sharing your digital business card as an Apple Wallet pass
- How to create and add a digital business card to your Apple Wallet [+Bonus feature]
- Choose the best digital business card solution to create Apple Wallet business cards
- Frequently asked questions
Apple Wallet business card: What is it?
An Apple Wallet business card simply refers to a digital business card that can be stored and shared as an Apple Wallet pass via an iPhone.
When you wish to share your digital business card with a client, all you have to do is open your Apple Wallet and present the card. Next, your client can scan the QR Code on the e-business card to instantly save your contact information on their mobile device.
Why should you share your digital business card as an Apple Wallet pass?
Apple Wallet business cards are cost-effective and eco-friendly
Usually, you would start by creating a QR Code for your business card to network digitally. The next step is to share this code with your clients—via email, social media, URL, or by printing it out so you can embed it on your physical card.
If you choose to print this business card QR Code, you’ll spend considerable money on card printing. For instance, these costs can go as high as $194 per card, per year, and per employee.
So, how do you share your business cards without incurring high printing costs? By sharing them as Apple Wallet passes. This will let you go completely digital with your networking efforts, avoid printing cards, and promote eco-friendly business practices.
RELATED: Digital business cards can help you cut down 98% of your card printing spend
Apple Wallet business cards make your networking look more professional
After generating a QR Code for their business card, users tend to download the image of the code in their gallery to present it later. Or they fetch the URL for the code and share the link with their clients. These ways make your networking look unprofessional and negatively impact your first impression on your client.
However, if you share your card as an Apple Wallet pass, you do not have to scour through your image gallery or forward URLs to your clients. You simply need to open your Apple Wallet and share your card—allowing you to network in a professional manner.
Apple Wallet business cards let you network conveniently
Another key benefit of sharing your digital business card via Apple Wallet is that you can access the card whenever you need it. This is because most people carry their mobile devices during networking events or meetings and can access their cards anytime.
Additionally, storing your e-business card in your iPhone’s Apple Wallet eliminates the need for carrying physical business cards, helping you network more conveniently.
How to create and add a digital business card to your Apple Wallet [+Bonus feature]
First, create a digital business card (Takes less than 5 minutes)
1. Log in to Beaconstac’s dashboard and click on ‘+Create QR Code’.
You can either start a free trial or purchase a plan to get started.
2. Select the ‘Digital Business Card’ campaign type.
3. Choose your preferred card layout.
4. Enter all details you wish to share via your e-business card.
In addition to your basic contact details, you can include a user image, company logo, web URLs, location, and 20+ social media links.
Pro Tip: Toggle on the ‘Directly Download’ feature if you want your digital business card to be instantly loaded on your client’s mobile device. Upon scanning, the recipient can save your card with one click.
5. Customize your business card QR Code and click ‘Next’.
6. Name your digital business card for easy identification. Then, save it.
Now, you can send the e-business card to your Apple Wallet (It’s quick)
1. Select the ‘Apple Wallet pass’ option.
2. There are 3 ways to add the card to your Apple Wallet.
#1 If you are the card owner, you can scan the QR Code with your iPhone. This code will directly load the digital business card into your Apple Wallet, where you can save it with one click.
#2 You can also copy the URL for the pass and share it with the card owner. Upon clicking the link, the recipient can quickly add the card to their Apple Wallet.
#3 Or, you can email the digital business card to the card owner. The recipient can click the URL in the email and instantly add the card to their Apple Wallet.
Bonus feature: Automatically send hundreds of digital business cards to their respective owners’ Apple Wallets with Beaconstac
If you need to send only a handful of cards to their owners’ Apple Wallets, then the method mentioned above is ideal for you.
But if you need to send hundreds or even thousands of digital business cards, Beaconstac’s digital business card solution lets you automate this process.
All you need to do is enable the auto-send feature on Beaconstac’s dashboard, so all e-business cards are sent to email IDs used in each card—once the creation process is over. Upon clicking the URL in the email, the receiver can quickly add the digital business card to their Apple Wallet.
Here is how you can enable the auto-send feature:
Go to Beaconstac’s dashboard > Organisations > Manage permissions (Click the gear/settings icon) > Enable ‘Auto send wallet passes to owner’
Note: The ‘Owner’ here refers to the user whose email address has been assigned to a particular card.
You can also check the video tutorial below (<10 seconds) to learn how to enable the auto-send feature:
Here’s a YouTube video tutorial that summarises the points discussed above:
Create Apple Wallet business cards with the best digital business card solution
The ability to add a digital business card to an Apple Wallet is a premium feature offered only by 2 of the best digital business card makers—Beaconstac and HiHello. However, when you consider HiHello’s Apple Wallet pass feature, these limitations can lead to inconvenience and inefficiencies:
- You can only add a digital business card to your Apple Wallet through their iOS app.
- The solution lets you send one card at a time to your Apple Wallet, i.e., you cannot send a batch of cards automatically to the respective owners’ Apple Wallets.
If you choose Beaconstac’s digital business card solution, you do not need to download an app to add an e-business card to your Apple Wallet. Also, you can automatically send a batch of cards to the respective owners’ Apple Wallets through Beaconstac’s auto-send feature (as we learned above).
In addition to its robust Apple Wallet feature, Beaconstac provides the capability of bulk creating and automating business card creation, best-in-class security features, team-level analytics, and much more—without you having to download any app.
Further reading: 5 Reasons why Beaconstac is the best digital business card solution
Frequently asked questions about Apple Wallet business cards
How do you send a digital business card to an iPhone?
Once you are done creating a digital business card, Beaconstac lets you quickly send the card to the Apple Wallet on the recipient’s iPhone. All you have to do is enter the receiver’s email, and the card will be delivered to their inbox. Upon clicking the URL in the email, the recipient can load and save the card as an Apple Wallet pass.
If you want to send the card to your iPhone, you can simply scan the business card QR Code at the final step and add it to your Apple Wallet.
How do you share a digital business card?
There are multiple ways to share your digital business card: QR Code, URL, email, text, and Apple or Google Wallet pass. You can choose the one that is most convenient for your use case.
Can I scan business cards with my iPhone?
Yes. If your iPhone runs on iOS 11 or later, you can directly launch your mobile device’s Camera app, scan a business card QR Code, and instantly save contact details.
Can you add a digital business card to Apple Wallet?
Yes. Through Beaconstac’s digital business card solution, you can easily add an e-business card to your Apple Wallet and access the card on your iPhone at all times.
How do I make a digital business card for my Apple Wallet?
Here is how you can make a digital business card for your Apple Wallet:
- Go to Beaconstac’s digital business card generator.
- Sign up for a 14-day free trial and login into the dashboard.
- Click on ‘+Create QR Code’ at the top-right corner.
- Select the ‘Digital Business Card (vCard)’ campaign and select your desired card layout.
- Enter all the details you wish to share via your card—contact information, social media links, location, etc.
- Customize the design of your digital business card. Then, save and test the scannability of the card.
- At the final step, select ‘Apple Wallet pass’ under ‘Share digital business card with wallet passes’.
- You can scan the QR Code to load the card on your iPhone and save it as an Apple Wallet pass. Or, you can email the card to the receiver’s email address. Upon clicking the URL in the email, the recipient can save the card as an Apple Wallet pass.