How to Update Your Digital Business Cards in Less Than 5 Minutes
Updating your digital business cards is easy and happens in real-time, unlike updating paper business cards. Learn how to update your digital business card in less than 5 minutes and save the time and money associated with re-printing and re-distributing paper business cards.
Traditional business cards are being replaced by their smarter counterparts—digital business cards.
Case in point: The search trends for paper vs. digital business cards in the last two years show the latter being preferred significantly more than its traditional alternative.
This massive shift is associated with the various benefits digital business cards offer, particularly the ability to make real-time updates to your cardwithout recreating and resharing it.
Consider this scenario:
Let’s say you are a sales executive relocated to a different office. Evidently, this has led you to change your contact information.
Now, if you are using a paper business card, you must edit your contact information, reprint, and share the card with your recipients. This can result in a loss of time, money, and effort.
But, with a digital business card, you can eliminate this hassle. You just need to update your details at the backend (on your digital business card provider’s dashboard) and save the changes. Moreover, you don’t have to recreate or reshare the card with your clients; your updated information will automatically reflect on the recipient’s end.
In this guide, we will show you how to update your existing digital business card to save time and money associated with recreating and reprinting them.
After logging in to your Beaconstac account, click “My Cards” (under Digital Business Cards) from the left-hand sidebar.
Step 2: Choose the card you want to update
Upon clicking “My Cards”, you will be taken to a dashboard containing all the cards you have created to date. Now, choose the card you want to modify by clicking the corresponding edit icon.
Step 3: Update your profile information, contact details, and social links
Under the SETUP tab, modify your profile details in the “Profile Information” section. This section includes your first and last name, designation, department, prefix, suffix, pronouns, company, summary, and logo.
Under the “Contact Details” section, you can update your contact information, such as phone number, email, website, and Google Maps location.
Finally, at the bottom of the SETUP tab, you can find “Social Links”, where you can update the links to your personal and professional social profiles.
You can make the modifications in the editable field, or if you want to add a new social link, simply click on the associated icon (from the 20+ options available).
Step 4: Update your card design
Click on the DESIGN tab to modify the design elements of your digital business card. Here, you can change the colors, font style, and layout.
Step 5: Enable/disable networking features
After editing the design, click on the LAUNCH tab to change the settings of networking features such as Download on Scan, GPS Location, and Lead Collection. Apart from these, you can even change the template of your business card QR Code.
Click on the FINISH tab to save all the updates made to your digital business card. Upon clicking FINISH, your digital business card will reflect all your changes.
How do these card updates reflect on your client’s end? Do you need to reshare your card?
Not at all. You don’t have to recreate or reshare your digital business card in any way.
This is because all changes made to your card take place at the backend of your digital business card provider (Beaconstac’s dashboard in this scenario). Your recipients can continue to scan the same digital business card QR Code and access your updated contact information.
That being said, you probably have one more question—What if I update my digital business card after an existing client scans it?
The answer is that you still don’t have to reshare your card. All your client has to do is refresh the business card landing page (that they must have visited after scanning your digital business card QR Code or clicking your card URL) to view your updated card details.
As an admin, what if you entered the wrong information while creating cards for your team members?
Usually, you would have to revisit the members’ cards and change the details individually and manually, resulting in double work for you. This is where Beaconstac’s self-serve portal comes in handy.
Through this portal, your team members can self-edit their card (only the fields you allow them to) without logging in to the dashboard. This is how the process works:
1. Share the digital business card via email with the respective team member. This email will contain the link to the self-service portal.
2. The team member can then access the portal via the link and update the fields (such as name, pronouns, prefix, etc.) you have given them the authority to edit.
3. Once updated, you, as the admin, can approve the changes made. That’s it. With Beaconstac’s self-serve portal, a few minutes is all it takes to update your team members’ information.
Create and manage digital business cards with Beaconstac for instant, ROI-driven networking
There you go—that’s how easy it is to update digital business cards with Beaconstac.
In addition to letting you effortlessly update your digital business cards, Beaconstac lets you instantly create thousands of them in bulk. Thus, helping you scale and efficiently manage multiple digital business cards.
Furthermore, you can share these cards contactlessly and digitally as Apple or Google Wallet passes. Also, through your digital business card, you can enable two-way contact sharing to capture your client’s contact information as soon as you share your card.
All these capabilities are available to you without downloading any additional app.
Here’s how you can update a digital business with Beaconstac’s digital business card solution:
Log in to your Beaconstac account and click on My Cards.
From the dashboard, choose the card you want to update and click on the corresponding edit icon.
Update the information you wish to modify—your profile information, contact details, or social links.
Next, you can update the design and networking feature settings.
Save the updates by clicking on Finish.
2. How does a digital business card work?
The way digital business cards work is quite simple. It starts with the creation process, followed by distribution, and ends with your recipient saving your contact details and interacting with your card. Check out this resource to get a complete understanding of how digital business cards work.
3. How do I make an editable business card?
Compared to their physical counterparts, digital business cards have extensive editable capabilities. So, if real-time editing capability is an important requirement for you, then a digital business card is the right choice.
Here’s how you can create an editable business card with Beaconstac:
Log in to your Beaconstac account.
Click +Create on the right-hand side of the dashboard.
Choose your preferred digital business card template.
Under the SETUP tab, fill in the fields with your Profile Information, Contact Details, and Social Links.
On the DESIGN tab, customize your card’s visuals to reflect your branding.
On the LAUNCH tab, enable the essential networking features you require.
A passionate writer with an inquisitive eye for marketing, Athira comes with over 5 years of experience researching and writing about B2B SaaS products. Presently, she helps people understand the benefits of a digital business card and how they help modernize networking & lead generation. To know more about her work, and her published work around digital business cards, click here.