Sep. 06, 2019
Most people today still purchase business cards, after they're relatively inexpensive, and when meeting with someone for the first time, it feels natural to hand them a card. The average person doesn't give out more than a couple of hundred cards if even that much. So don't get distracted by 1,000, it's because, in reality, the real costs are processing not actual paper.
If you are lucky and have access to a traditional printer, then you're in luck because I went shopping online, and compared prices. For the most part, even though they are advertising between $10-30 by the time you check out expect to pay about $50 or more for 500 cards. The cheapest one below is VistaPrint at $30 for 500 cards and expect to wait two weeks to get the cards. Be careful, while checking things off, they are always trying to upsell, and add you to their email list, as well as offering additional printing and internet services as well.
In every case the website promised discounted pricing, which I checked and found to be nothing more than a gimmick, the prices are always discounted. And don't worry they all apply the discounts, it's the shipping and turnaround times you have to be on the lookout for.
MOO Print 2 sided business 16pt color both sides.
VistaPrint 2 sided 14pt
48 Hours Print.com 16pt color both sides.
For a comparison, I went to a local printer as well. I was told they sell only 1,000 business cards, because there is a difference of only $1 for 500, and almost no one selects 500. The price I was quoted was for Coated or Uncoated, paper thickness of 12pt, 14pt, or 16pt, printing 1 or 2 sides, in full color, was $35.00 for the cards + $10 shipping. The turnaround time was 2 business days and 3-5 days shipping via UPS ground.
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I bought a box of business cards from one of the above and I ended up paying nearly $70 with the shipping, plus I got a ton of junk mail which I cannot get them to stop sending me.
Ralphy Boy [Sep. 10, 2019]