Monday, October 1, 2018

Reviewing Vistaprint for Business Cards

Business cards from Vistaprint
I am in the process of starting a small business. An Etsy store to offer my crocheted items to an audience beyond my circle of friends. In this beginning stage of the process, I quickly decided that I wanted a "business card" to include with my sold items. I chose Vistaprint and am thrilled with the service and product they provided. So thrilled that I'm writing this review to share the information with you.


Vistaprint - The "Everything to Market Your Business" Site


I see the Vistaprint commercials frequently. This constant advertising is why I checked out their site first. Sheer laziness on my part. I ordered with some skepticism - as some businesses that advertise the most are not the best. But I am glad I ordered my cards from Vistaprint. Before I start rambling, the mini-review is:

  • Super easy-to-navigate website
  • Many business card styles to choose from
  • Choices ranging from completely designed by you (including your own photo) or use one of the existing designs
  • Preview function that shows you exactly what you have created
  • Fast service (ordered on 8/22 and received on 8/29) even with standard shipping


My Business Cards


I knew I wanted a somewhat "rustic" design. The purpose of the card would be a thank you and continued advertising with my store URL. I needed a thicker paperstock as I would be punching a hole in many of the cards and attaching them to my handmade item with a ribbon.

I was able to choose rounded corners (to avoid snags in my yarn), "standard glossy" front of card (to add to the durability of the card), and print on the back of the card (for a more personal message). Not feeling creative enough to design my own card, I quickly found one of their templates. The overall front design of the template was not adjustable, but I could add customize with my store name.  I could also choose a couple of color variations.  Scroll to the very bottom of this article to see a very small sample of some of the designs. 

The back of the card allows for print. So I added the personalized printed message I wanted. The back of my card is not glossy paper.


I had expected to receive flimsy, poor-quality business cards (like the ones we have at work). Instead, I received cards that I am thrilled with. I paid $25.58 for 100 cards and shipping. 

I will continue my orders with Vistaprint, adding fabric care cards to my packaging. I have also begun to consider purchasing postcards for advertising after seeing all of the fantastic design possibilities.

If you are in need of business cards and other paper products for your business, I highly recommend Vistaprint

finished and ready for delivery - with card attached


Related Links:

Our own Tracey (The Savvy Age) recently reviewed a free online logo maker called DesignEvo. If you feel more confident in your creative abilities than I do mine, DesignEvo Free Logo Maker may be a great site to use. I LOVE the logo she created in "2.5 minutes". 

My Etsy Store. My goal is to retire at The Shack; tending my garden, chickens, and land. That retirement dream includes sitting in a rocking chair on the deck and crocheting. If that crochet adds a very small bit of retirement income (aka more money for yarn) all the better. 


an extremely small sample of some of the existing business card designs on Vistaprint




Note: The author may receive a commission from purchases made using links found in this article.

10 comments:

  1. I have seen my artist daughter and son-in-law's Vistaprint business cards they use for art shows they attend and I agree the cards are super nice quality. Love the design you chose for yours, Dawn Rae. It is perfect for your retirement plans at The Shack. Congratulations on your new Etsy Store, and wishing you much success in all your endeavors.

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    1. Thank you so much for the good wishes Elf.

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  2. I used Vistaprint for my business cards too! They really are fabulous. I did design my own card and I have been extremely pleased with the results. Congratulations on your new Etsy store. I love the featured crocheted Santa hat for a baby. Your business card looks perfect and caring for your customers.

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  3. 100% agree with using Vistaprint! Add a rocking chair for me to visit The Shack!

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    1. If and when I ever have a real bathroom up there, I'll have to learn how to be a good hostess and invite folks up there. Hmm, a RT! retreat would be fun.

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  4. I love Vista Print. It's a terrific service in my opinion. Both my business cards were ordered through them.

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  5. I’ve used Vistaprint for many years and have always been delighted with their quality, prices and customer service. Love your new cards!

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  6. I have used Vistaprint for my business cards as well as for my husband and have found them to be very good. When you are a small business, you need to advertise but use your dollars wisely. I think you made a great choice.....

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  7. I love the design you picked for your card, especially what you have on the the back. I'm sure people appreciate a warm thank you with their order. Nice job and great review Dawn. Best of luck to you with your new store!!

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