The Amazing Business Card Making Machine

Yesterday (that’s Monday the 19th Nov) we quietly launched a feature we’ve been working on for a while which we’ve called the Amazing Business Card Making Machine (ABCMM for short). It works like this:

  • Click the link in your dashboard that says “Business Cards
  • Select some images from your Folksy account using our image picker
  • Choose to either to get a free pack (if it’s your first time you only pay P&P) or a 30% discount pack of business cards (if you’ve already had a free pack)
  • Change any text or images on the business cards and choose rounded or straight corners
  • Press purchase
  • Hey presto! Your Folksy business cards will be winging their way to you in 4 business days

Your cards will look similar to these, below, with special branding. The front of the cards has your shop name, URL and an image and the back of the cards has your name, shop name and URL.

We’ve worked with MOO to deliver this feature *just* for Folksy sellers, to help you reach out to customers and potential customers.

“At MOO we’re delighted to be integrating with Folksy helping UK crafters and artisans in their personal branding efforts”

Paul Lewis, Head of Marketing at MOO

So what can you do with your business cards? We’ve had a few ideas:

Gift Tags

Or, perhaps as follow-up cards to hand out at markets

Have you any new ideas on how to use the cards?

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22 Comments

  • November 20, 2012

    Louise

    This looks like a fantastic idea! I think they would be great for giving out to customers at craft fairs, perhaps as an incentive for them to visit your Folksy shop after the event.

    • November 20, 2012

      James

      Yes! Giving an incentive for people to come back to you / your shop is a great idea.

  • November 20, 2012

    Ross

    My wife just yesterday got a pack of the mini Moo cards, and apart from being business cards to hand out and slip into every delivery, they make excellent earring holders.

  • November 20, 2012

    Sarah

    Just ordered mine today! I can’t resist Moo stuff and have ordered almost all of their products over the years and still get excited to see them arrive!

  • November 20, 2012

    katy

    Lovely idea!

    Just as an aside… does that email addy work for us? is it our shop name @folksy.com?

    or is that just for admin?

    • November 20, 2012

      heather aka NiftyKnits

      this is what immediately interested me too! I’ve sent me a test…sorry for the annoyance if we all do that and poor admin have cluttered inboxes!

    • November 20, 2012

      James

      Hi Katy – the folksy email written on the card is just an example! Sorry if that was confusing.

      • November 20, 2012

        katy

        that’s one for the suggestion box then!

  • November 20, 2012

    Leanne

    Just ordered mine! Thanks for providing the link and designing the template, made it really easy to order in just a few minutes. Sad I couldn’t get the round corners, not sure why the button didn’t work when I clicked on it… Still, super happy and excited to receive my free business cards, thank you Folksy! Leanne xx

  • November 21, 2012

    Tracey

    Wow,what great idea, I will be ordering a s a p, thanks folksy

  • November 21, 2012

    Christine

    Tried to order – the first time it crashed, the second time it failed to upload most of my selected photos, so I gave up!

    • November 21, 2012

      James

      Hi Christine, would you mind letting us know via support what you did and what went wrong? This will help us diagnose the problem and see if it is a bug that wasn’t caught in our tests. Thanks, James.

  • November 21, 2012

    Sue Trevor

    I have ordered mine, I can’t wait to receive them and publicise my work :)

  • November 21, 2012

    Debby Hawkins

    Ordered mine yesterday using the close up head photos of my dogs and really can’t wait to see the results – so great idea thanks. – Debs

  • November 21, 2012

    TheCraftyBride

    I ordered mine on Monday and I will firstly use mine as a “walking catalogue” of what’s in store so I can show people a large selection of items that are available, removing those featuring items that sell and use those to send out with items.

    • November 22, 2012

      James

      Great idea!

  • November 24, 2012

    Melanie Ainsworth

    I have previously had my free cards and I was so impressed with them, I am certainly ordering more,
    Thanks Folksy.

  • November 26, 2012

    Brenda

    Thank you for this. I have just ordered my free pack…..what a good idea which will hopefully help to publicise Folksy.

  • November 26, 2012

    Louisa

    Ordered mine last Monday- they were with me by Thursday and are gorgeous- thank you folksy and moo! So easy to do too :)

  • November 27, 2012

    Brockstones

    Ordered mine last Thursday and they arrived on Saturday. Excellent service and very attractive cards. I’m sure these will help spread the word about Folksy and my shop within it.

    Thank you MOO.

  • November 27, 2012

    Sarah

    I’ve just got mine and am impressed as I always am with Moo products! Thanks for the freebie!