What are NFC Cards?

Business cards have always been a marketing staple because it is one of the easiest ways to put your company’s name, contact info, and product or services directly in the hands of potential consumers.

But what if you had something that looked just like a business card but it actually sent your contact information straight to your customer’s smartphone? Or sent a customer straight to your website, e-commerce store, or favorite social media account? What if it was a business card, only better?

NFC Cards: A Better Business Card

NFC, or near field communication, technology allows data to be exchanged between two electronic devices. In this case, a plastic card containing a programmable NFC chip and a smart device!

Each NFC card can easily be customized and updated to:

  • Store text
  • Visit a website, custom URL, or social media account
  • Share a video link
  • Add a mail record
  • Add a Location
  • Share a Contact / Phone Number / Address
  • Connect to WiFi
  • And more!

All you need to do is simply tap the card against any smartphone!

Printing NFC Cards

Let us help you take the first step to this new wave of exchanging information. Our plastic NFC Cards come printed single or double-sided and can be personalized to reflect your business, branding, and message. While we can program your NFC Card for you, there are also several apps that can be downloaded so you can reprogram and update your NFC Cards as needed.

We recommend using the NFC Tools app which can be downloaded from Apple or Google Play.

My Phone Won’t Read My NFC Card. Does My Phone Have NFC?


Most likely, yes! All iPhones starting with iPhone 7 come with the ability to read NFC tags.

Turn On NFC:
(If you’re using Apple Pay, your NFC should be turned on automatically.)

Make sure you’re running the latest version.

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Click Control Center
  3. Scroll to “NFC Tag Reader” under More Controls

Make sure you’re running the latest version.

Turn On NFC:

  1. Go to Settings > More
  2. Tap the NFC switch to activate it.

Near Field Communications World offers a complete list of mobile phones with NFC.