Create the perfect virtual business card
Extend the functionality of your business card by linking to your full contact details and provide more ways for people to reach you by adding all your online platforms.
Think of vCard as an electronic business card or a “virtual contact card”. Because of its versatility, a vCard can be converted into a QR Code. With a single scan, all of the contact information in the QR Code can be viewed and saved to a smartphone address book quickly. But did you know that there are two different kinds of vCard QR Codes?
While Static vCard QR Code can be created for free and without any cost, Dynamic vCard QR Code, also known as vCard Plus, requires a running subscription to work. This is because the contents of a Dynamic Code can be replaced or edited at any time, even after they’re generated or printed. This feature is useful, especially when there are changes to your existing phone number, email, or if you’ve moved to a new address but would still like to use the same business cards. To edit the contact information, all you have to do is log in, edit where necessary, hit save, and continue using the already printed business cards.
The information you can store in a Static vCard QR Code is limited to only the basics such as name, phone, and email. With a Dynamic vCard, you can extend the information in the included landing page and add your profile photo, a short bio, social media links, or even get directions to your address on Google Maps!
When exchanging or saving contact details manually, the process typically involves opening a contact app on your phone, typing each field one by one (first and last name, multiple phone numbers, email, and address). But with a vCard QR Code, all you have to do is open your camera or QR Code reader app, scan the Code and save all the contact info with a tap.
You can add a vCard QR Code on your business cards so you can focus on clutter-free design that only displays essential info such as your name, title, and primary contact detail. More detailed info, such as your social media or website links, profile photo, and address, can be accessed with a scan.
If you’re at an event, it’s easy to get carried away with exchanging business cards with potential clients or business partners. When you’re down to your last one, a vCard QR Code could come in handy. All you need to do is show them your “last” business card and scan the QR Code so your contacts can be saved immediately to their phones.
Dynamic vCard QR Code or vCard Plus comes with a handy short URL that allows you to use your vCard however you want. Attach it to email signatures, social media posts, or share the link via WhatsApp.
We recommend a minimum size of 2 x 2 cm (0.8 x 0.8 in) for any QR Codes. This ensures that your QR Codes remain scannable, especially when you’re about to print a large batch for business cards. Visit our guide before you print for more tips.
If you own a company, include a logo on your QR Code to increase brand awareness. Whenever a QR Code with your logo appears anywhere, your audience or customers will not hesitate to scan it and make them feel secure about the legitimacy of the QR Code with your brand attached.
QR Codes are the perfect place to splash some colors that match your personality or brand. They don’t have to be black and white anymore, so you can experiment with complementing colors. One important thing to note: Always use a darker color for the foreground (the black and square pixels itself) and a lighter color for the background. Visit our QR Code design guide for more tips.
Our generator makes sure that your QR Codes stay in the highest possible quality no matter what. You have the option to choose between JPG, PNG, EPS, or even SVG file formats. It’s easy to integrate the QR Code to your business card design using any photo editing tool.
If you’d like to get inspired to use QR Codes in innovative and unique ways, here are a few examples from fictional brands to get your creativity flowing.
Janet is a volunteer at Save the Bees Foundation and uses a Dynamic vCard QR Code in her business cards. She makes it easy to connect with her on various social channels by listing them all in her vCard and updating them when necessary.
Robert is a senior programmer at eGo Gaming Studios. By adding Dynamic vCard QR Code on his business cards, he never runs out of business cards at gaming conventions, where he meets hundreds of other gamers and developers.
It is essential for the Grand Hotel Suites & Resorts to use Dynamic vCard QR Code on their hotel key cards. This unconventional use of vCard Plus is due to guests’ feedback as they’re having difficulty remembering the contact details and location.
Travel worry-free when you add a Dynamic vCard QR Code on your backpack or in your wallet that lists personal medical details. This is especially useful in emergencies so that doctors could quickly identify existing illnesses, allergies to any medication, and even your blood type.
A Static vCard QR Code can only store limited information and cannot be edited after it’s generated. A Dynamic vCard QR Code stores more information, and the data inside can be modified at any time. A vCard Plus QR Code is the product name of Dynamic vCard.
If you’ve created a Dynamic vCard or vCard Plus QR Code, all you have to do is log in to your account to change your info. Unless your business card design changes as well, you can keep using the same business cards for as long as you want without reprinting a new QR Code.
The best way to test this is to open the camera app on your device, hold it over any QR Code and see if a notification pops up. If not, check if your device has the “QR Code scanning” option turned on. If it still doesn’t work, all you have to do is download a third-party QR Code scanner or reader from your app store.