Setting up a business is always difficult, there’s lots of things to consider which differ from business to business. There is however certain necessary aspects that are shared among all businesses and one of those key points is the need for professional quality business cards. This is especially true for a dog walking business, in which we meet our potential clients every day while we’re out working.
MOO is a company that has recently picked up some steam. They have aimed to revolutionise the business card world by offering snazzy designs that are quite avant-garde, these being rounded edges, square business cards and cards that all have a different design for the details side. It’s totally possible with MOO to order 50 business cards and have 50 different designs in the pack.
What else has MOO got going for them aside from being trendy? I jumped in the deep end to find out, and you’l find out with this MOO business cards review.
Lets go over the pros. When I received my .PDF designed business cards in the post, the first things were instantly realised. The print quality was very good, the quality of the card was very good (I opted for the eco friendly green cards) being light and sturdy with a slight matte finish. Before all this however; you’ll notice that the box in which they come in is just plain sexual, with lots of trendy presentation cards inserted to remind you that you indeed chose the trendy option. Have I expressed that Moo business cards are the “trendy” option? After using the poor mans business card company “Vista print”, I can truly hold a MOO business card and realise where my extra money went.
The bad aspects however are quite bitter ones. When it comes to delivery options you can’t help but wonder how on earth (or what planet) the company reaches their ridiculous postage and packaging charges. £3.90 gets you a 7 day delivery in which I waited 10 days, while £10.00 gets you a 5 day delivery. A tener to send 50 pieces of card in a jiffy bag over 10 days is absolutely mind boggling, and I haven’t even touched the £28.00 option for next day delivery. I expect the cards to be lined with phoenix feathers and delivered by golden limousine for that price tag.
Another problem that I had was that the cards where cut to offset my design to the left quite noticeably. You can see in the image how far to the left the QR code is and how far from the center all the text is formatted. That’s right, I spent hours designing the perfect business card using strict measurements to only have it cut unevenly to give the appearance of a wonky print/design. The quality in truth was great in terms of print and materials, but the cut basically upset the whole design. I appreciate this would not be a deal breaker to many, but for me it was a real annoyance. It’s important to note that I ordered two packs of 50 cards from MOO and both had the same glaring issue. I talked to support about this problem who had this to say:
Fair enough, the nice virtual support man wants to reprocess my order which is great customer service, but the key concern is when he says “I am afraid we can not guarantee a precise cut due to physical tolerances with our cutting procedures”. Is it really not important that our cards don’t end up looking like they’ve been cut out by hand by a 12 year old? Should a professional business card company not be able to ensure a straight precise cut? For this reason I can’t particularly recommend MOO business cards if you’re looking for accurate and precise prints. Which is probably everyone… lets be realistic.
In conclusion of this MOO business cards review, MOO can provide you with great quality cards, but are let down by barmy shipping costs and no guarantee of an accurate cut. A deal breaker for me, and I’m sure many others.
MOO business cards review:
Score : 3.2/5