Folksy Ltd

Business cards and/or fliers

(Silvapagan) #1

I know Folksy partners with a business card company, but I was wondering if there were any others that Folksy sellers have tried and had good experiences with?

Also, do people use fliers as well as cards?

(Helen Smith) #2

I’ve used several times for business cards and postcards, lovely quality, really fast service and cheaper than some.

I’ve also used vistaprint, they were ok for the price, cheaper but not such good quality.

(Silvapagan) #3

Thanks, I’ll check them out :slight_smile:

(OhMyFelt) #4

I need to buy some also. I currently have round brown kraft stickers that say thank you on. I write my website address at the bottom.
It seems a good idea for me to get some made up, I’m just not sure how many. I get a large volume of sales as I sell supplies.
I think they become cheaper the more you order

(Samantha Stanley) #5

I’ve got some from Vistaprint too. They are definitely in the “OK” bracket. I found it hard to get a style I liked for the price I wanted to pay. I too will have a look at when I have finished working my way through the old ones! :fish:

Sam x

(Sasha Garrett) #6

I have used print24 and vista print for business cards and postcards. Print24 is good if you have a final design already sorted and ready to upload, vistaprint is better if you need a template/ layout. I signed up for newsletters on both sites and then when they sent me details of a 50% off sale or equivalent I ordered the cards and used the money saved by using the offer to upgrade the cardstock. I order 1000 cards at a time as it does work out cheaper the more you buy in one go, print24 does 1000 cards for under £20 on 350gsm cardstock and at 2p a card I don’t think twice about handing them out to everyone.
The postcards are useful when I’m doing lots of shows in the run up to christmas as I can write details of the item someone was interested in (if they want to let someone else know so that they can buy it as a present) or I can pop stickers on the back with all of my show dates/ locations on for distributing in the local shops that have displays of that sort of thing.

(Silvapagan) #7

I hadn’t thought about signing up for the newsletters, that’s a really good idea :slight_smile:

(Joy Salt) #8

Thanks for this advice. I have had Moo cards up to now but they are so prettily colourful, each with a different piece of my glass on the front (and all my conctact details on the back), that I sometimes find people taking them at shows because they want the card, not the information on them. I’ve several times caught people shuffling through to find the picture they like best
So I have 250 Vistaprint cards at the moment - using one of those voucher offers they send me because I buy calendars from them. They are quite good, I’ve made a collage for the front so they are all the same but I will take a look later at the other companies mentioned to see if I can do better.

(Lizzie Gillum, Bedfordshire, Uk ) #9

I thought the point of having different images on your Moo cards, was to let (potential) customers choose their favourite? Moo suggest it as a way to get a conversation started about your work.

(Joy Salt) #10

Yes it is but on one occasion I had 4 teenage girls (not my ‘target’ customer) all choosing their favourite for 10 minutes and leaving the rest strewn across the table when they had chosen and walking away with the cards but no possibility of a sale.
I think maybe my Moo cards can be a little too much of an attraction !
Customers are more than welcome to choose from the wide selection of pieces on my stall or from the small collage on the Vista cards. :slight_smile: :slight_smile: The Moo cards are a bit too expensive to give 4 away at a time when there is no hope of a sale.

(Silvapagan) #11

I’ve decided to try 123print to start with.

(OhMyFelt) #12

I actually got some round stickers made up this week. They work out at less than 1p each. My thought process was that is people keep the wrapping (cello bag) with their felt shapes or buttons in, then the sticker will remain on the packet.

(Silvapagan) #13

I buy stickers to keep my yarn bands fastened, but not with my logo on (that’s on the yarn band already).

The business cards from arrived within a couple of days. I would say they are in the “OK” bracket, but I’m glad I only ordered 100 as the text is smaller than I’d hoped and doesn’t stand out against the background very well in places. At least I know what to fix for next time though :slight_smile: