Perfect plastic PVC cards factory in Poland since 2001 http://www.perfect-cards.com We print gift cards, ID cards, business cards, membership cards, smart cards, RFID cards, loyalty card and more. Sun, 08 Apr 2018 18:00:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Unique and original: cards glowing in the dark and cards with fragrances http://www.perfect-cards.com/blog/2014/06/09/unique-original-cards-glowing-dark-cards-fragrances/ Mon, 09 Jun 2014 08:25:54 +0000 http://www.perfect-cards.com/?p=1297 Everybody wants to have unique cards and I would like to present new features we introduced recently. Cards with fluorescent ink which will glow in the dark: Cards with fragrances which makes it very unique gift or loyalty card. Many fragrances available and also possible to order custom fragrances. Please contact us for quotes and samples of these cards.

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Everybody wants to have unique cards and I would like to present new features we introduced recently.

Cards with fluorescent ink which will glow in the dark:

Fluorescent inks glowing in the dark

Fluorescent inks glowing in the dark

Cards with fragrances which makes it very unique gift or loyalty card. Many fragrances available and also possible to order custom fragrances.

Plastic cards with fragrance

Plastic cards with fragrance

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Please contact us for quotes and samples of these cards.

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New, unique features in plastic cards offer: special shape, non-white plastic and dry stamp effect. http://www.perfect-cards.com/blog/2014/04/09/new-unique-features-offer-special-shape-non-white-plastic-dry-stamp-effect/ Wed, 09 Apr 2014 07:55:51 +0000 http://www.perfect-cards.com/?p=1135 We would like to introduce new unique features in our offer: special shape, non-white plastic and dry stamp effect. Feel free to request samples and ask for quotation. 1. Recently we did for our client such a special shape: If you have any other shape in mind, please contact us and we will advice you how to realize your idea. ...

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We would like to introduce new unique features in our offer: special shape, non-white plastic and dry stamp effect. Feel free to request samples and ask for quotation.

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1. Recently we did for our client such a special shape:

Special shape plastic card

Special shape plastic card

If you have any other shape in mind, please contact us and we will advice you how to realize your idea.

2. Some clients asked for non-white plastic cards, which will not have white edge as it is with normal white PVC material.

We currently have blue, black, golden and silver plastic PVC material to offer you:

Blue plastic

Blue plastic

Silver plastic:

Silver plastic side

Silver plastic side

Silver plastic front

Silver plastic front

3. New special effect – silver, metallic dry stamp 3d effect for your logo and graphic elements etc. Photo cannot catch real 3d effect of this feature, so don’t forget to order samples.

Dry stamp metallic effect

Dry stamp metallic effect

I hope some of these features were of interest to you.

 

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Over 80% customers in Western Europe pay too much for plastic PVC cards http://www.perfect-cards.com/blog/2012/07/16/over-80-customers-in-western-europe-pay-too-much-for-plastic-pvc-cards/ http://www.perfect-cards.com/blog/2012/07/16/over-80-customers-in-western-europe-pay-too-much-for-plastic-pvc-cards/#respond Mon, 16 Jul 2012 21:39:52 +0000 http://www.perfect-cards.com/?p=1 We have bad news and good news for you. Bad news: According to our recent market research 80% customers pay too much for plastic cards prices in Western Europe. Good news is that you don’t have to do this research yourself and you can save money and time. Please also notice below how big is the price difference between suppliers. ...

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We have bad news and good news for you. Bad news: According to our recent market research 80% customers pay too much for plastic cards prices in Western Europe.
Good news is that you don’t have to do this research yourself and you can save money and time. Please also notice below how big is the price difference between suppliers.

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One can ask how it is possible, that Perfect Cards company has such low prices?
We manufacture in Poland which has one of the lowest costs of production in Europe.

What about quality – is it possible to have top quality for such price?
Yes, Perfect Cards company has hundreds of repeat customers in Europe and we received many quality awards for plastic cards. You can order free sample pack here to check quality.

About Perfect Cards company:
We are low cost, large volume manufacturer in Poland with 10 years of experience and thousands of satisfied customers worldwide.

Please see what cards are available: Plastic cards in Perfect Cards

Whole list of products and services: Full list of products and services of Perfect Cards

Gallery of past projects of plastic cards: Gallery of Perfect Cards

Quote form to get prices: Quote form.

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Plastic cards still best for travel money http://www.perfect-cards.com/blog/2012/06/25/plastic-cards-still-best-for-travel-money/ Mon, 25 Jun 2012 21:26:30 +0000 http://www.perfect-cards.com/?p=224 My longstanding recommendation that you rely primarily on plastic for travel money — credit cards for big-ticket items, debit (ATM) cards for cash — remains as valid as ever. In some cases, you can avoid fees and losses entirely; in others you pay something but lose less than any other way. For foreign travel, especially, you can’t beat plastic. Credit ...

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My longstanding recommendation that you rely primarily on plastic for travel money — credit cards for big-ticket items, debit (ATM) cards for cash — remains as valid as ever. In some cases, you can avoid fees and losses entirely; in others you pay something but lose less than any other way. For foreign travel, especially, you can’t beat plastic.

Credit cards are actually improving for overseas purchases. As often noted, the standard among most U.S. banks these days is to add 3 percent to foreign charges: the 1 percent conversion fees imposed by the international MasterCard and Visa networks plus their own 2 percent fee. Several big card issuers have recently reduced or eliminated that loss, however, at least on some of their cards. And some banks give you good rates and charges for foreign currency withdrawals at local ATMs. Here’s how the biggest card issuers stand for now, as of the latest information I have:

— American Express: No fee on purchases or withdrawals with platinum cards, 2.7 percent on most other cards.

— Bank of America: 3 percent on credit card purchases; $5 plus a 1 percent conversion fee on each cash withdrawal regardless of the amount. The big exception: BofA adds only the 1 percent conversion fee and no transaction fee on withdrawals from ATMs owned by other members of the Global ATM Alliance, which currently includes Scotiabank in Canada and several Caribbean countries, Barclays Bank in the UK, BNP Paribas in France, BNL D’Italia in Italy (new this year), Deutsche Bank in Germany, and Westpac Bank in Australia and New Zealand. Also, BofA accountholders can withdraw local currency with no transaction fee at China Construction Bank in China and Banco Santander in Mexico.

— Barclaycard (Juniper): 3 percent on credit card purchases and withdrawals.

— Capital One: No charge on either purchases or withdrawals — not even the 1 percent conversion fee.

— Chase: 3 percent on credit card purchases and $5 plus 3 percent on each debit card withdrawal on most cards, except that Chase now issues 10 premium credit cards with no 2 percent fee.

— Citi: 3 percent on credit purchases and on ATM withdrawals, except that Chase now issues three premium credit cards with no fees.

— Discover: Adds no fees, but has limited foreign coverage.

— HSBS: 3 percent on most credit card purchases, except that it adds no fees on two premium cards.

— USAA: Only the 1 percent network conversion fee on purchases or withdrawals.

— Wells Fargo: 3 percent on credit card purchases and $5 per ATM withdrawal, except that it is testing a no-fee card with a few customers.

— US Bank: 3 percent on credit card purchases and ATM cash withdrawals.

Beyond these biggies, many smaller banks and credit unions issue no-fee or low-fee cards for international travel. And the big banks often waive some or all fees for highly preferred customers.

Although a lot of you complain about the 2 percent bank add-on fee — after all, the bank does nothing but post the dollar amount to your account — you still lose less than exchanging currency. A recent study by CardHub.com found that typical banks charge an average of 8 percent more for foreign currency than the average credit card fee — some up to 11 percent. Even worse, says CardHub, exchange desks at U.S. airports charge 15 percent more than you pay with a credit card. That study was based on exchanging euros, but I suspect that the pattern is the same with other currencies, as well.

If you’re traveling within the United States this summer, keep in mind that you’re likely to pay $3 to $5 for each withdrawal at an ATM owned by any bank other than the one where you have your account. And those private stand-alone ATMs may charge even more. As for sending money to someone else, you can’t beat PayPal, which adds no transfer fees for cash advances to private individuals.

Traveler’s checks? They’re so 20th century. In fact, I had trouble finding a bank that would exchange two old traveler’s checks I decided to use on my recent trip.

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More trade in small towns – loyalty card scheme could be launched in Crowborough http://www.perfect-cards.com/blog/2012/06/25/more-trade-in-small-towns-loyalty-card-scheme-could-be-launched-in-crowborough/ Mon, 25 Jun 2012 21:22:20 +0000 http://www.perfect-cards.com/?p=222 A LOYALTY card scheme which has helped boost trade in Kent towns could be on the way to Crowborough. If the scheme was launched, shoppers would be encouraged to spend their money in independent stores in return for a chance to win vouchers each month. Crowborough and District Chamber of Commerce is currently sending out letters to shopkeepers about the ...

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A LOYALTY card scheme which has helped boost trade in Kent towns could be on the way to Crowborough.

If the scheme was launched, shoppers would be encouraged to spend their money in independent stores in return for a chance to win vouchers each month.

Crowborough and District Chamber of Commerce is currently sending out letters to shopkeepers about the potential scheme. The Courier understands 27 stores need to sign up, for around £40 a year, for the scheme to become a reality.

The Courier asked traders for their view and discovered a mixed response.

Terrie Holmes, manager of Urban Retreat Hairdressers in Croft Road, thought it was a brilliant idea.

“Everybody likes to get a little bit extra,” she said.

“It will bring people into the town.”

But Jackie Beale, the new owner of Temptations florist in Croft Road was undecided.

“I need some more time to think about it,” she said.

“I think I would probably sign up to it. Anything which brings more people in to shop locally would be a good thing.”

Suzi Dunne, owner of AB&C Shoe repairs in Croft Road, said she was also veering towards signing up.

“If everyone else did it I would go for it,” she said.

“Anything which brings more people into Crowborough is very important. The last thing I want is shops closing.”

But Bruce Webster, owner of Benefactors, dismissed the scheme.

“What a waste of time,” he said.

“I don’t like gimmicks like that. I can’t be bothered with it.”

If it went ahead, the Crowborough card would be open to businesses within the town and the surrounding areas including Rotherfield, Mark Cross and Jarvis Brook.

When it launched in Sevenoaks, 100 traders signed up in three months.

Mark Tuvey, one of the directors of the Sevenoaks and District Chamber of Commerce, said: “It is very much a community based-scheme which encourages people to look at local shopping.

“It’s a bit of fun. People like getting their cards stamped.

“It really took off here.”

Edenbridge followed suit and had an amazing response.

Peter Kingham, chairman of Eden Valley Chamber of Commerce, said: “I think in these difficult times it is something that brings the traders and their customers a bit closer.

“It shows traders that customers are buying local and shows the customers an expression of loyalty to local businesses.

“It shows people are willing to buy local and not just go to places like Bluewater because we have already had £200,000-worth of lucky cards returned.”

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Prepaid card market is expanding – don’t miss it! http://www.perfect-cards.com/blog/2012/05/16/prepaid-card-market-is-expanding-dont-miss-it/ Wed, 16 May 2012 21:32:28 +0000 http://www.perfect-cards.com/?p=226 Prepaid debit cards are everywhere these days — and so are their fees. The cards allow you to load cash onto them and are accepted by businesses just like other types of plastic. Prepaid debit cards are everywhere these days — and so are their fees. The cards allow you to load cash onto them and are accepted by businesses ...

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Prepaid debit cards are everywhere these days — and so are their fees.
The cards allow you to load cash onto them and are accepted by businesses just like other types of plastic.

Prepaid debit cards are everywhere these days — and so are their fees.
The cards allow you to load cash onto them and are accepted by businesses just like other types of plastic.

But you might have to pay a fee to activate the card, make ATM withdrawals, check your balance, talk to customer service or reload money onto the card. Monthly fees can be as high as $14.95, and you could be dinged up to $5.95 if you haven’t used the card in a while.

“This is sort of a gift card with lots of fees,” says Ruth Susswein, a spokeswoman with Consumer Action, which recently published a survey on prepaid card fees. “There can be fees for the most absurd reasons.”

Not all cards charge all these fees, of course. It’s possible to find cards without maintenance and activation fees and that don’t charge to reload money.

And savvy consumers can shop around for a card with the fewest fees based on the way they will use the plastic. You can, for instance, avoid monthly charges with some cards by loading $500 or $1,000 each month onto the card.

But the important thing is that you do your homework before buying a prepaid card — and that includes exploring whether cheaper bank alternatives exist. Otherwise, you might find yourself nickeled-and-dimed just to use your own money.

The prepaid card market has been growing rapidly for several reasons.

“It addresses a need that checking can’t,” says Anisha Sekar, vice president of debit and credit products at NerdWallet, a card comparison website.

Prepaid cards appeal to people trying to control spending and avoid overdraft fees, which typically run $35, Sekar says.

The cards also are used by consumers who don’t want a regular bank account or can’t get one because they bounced too many checks.

Some colleges use the cards as student IDs and to disburse financial aid, says Ben Jackson, a senior analyst with Mercator Advisory Group, a market research and consulting firm.

And consumers also buy prepaid cards to shop online without exposing their debit card information on the Internet, Jackson adds. (That’s not a bad idea, given the lax security provided by some businesses.)

Financial services companies are jumping on the prepaid bandwagon. Just last week Chase announced the launch of Chase Liquid, a prepaid card that will be available nationwide this summer.

For financial institutions, prepaid cards are a way to reach the estimated 60 million Americans without a traditional banking relationship. It also gives them a product to market to college students, now that federal law restricts young adults from getting credit cards on their own.

And most reloadable prepaid cards aren’t subject to new federal limits on how much banks can charge merchants to process transactions.

“The prepaid card market is another way to fill the revenue hole,” says Greg McBride, a senior financial analyst with Bankrate.com.

Mercator reports that $28.6 billion was loaded onto prepaid cards three years ago, and it projects that figure will climb to $167.2 billion in 2014.

And that’s not even counting all the prepaid cards used for payroll and government benefits, another area where the use of this plastic is growing. Next year, Social Security beneficiaries who don’t get benefits directly deposited in a bank or credit union will receive a prepaid card.

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To reduce theft – Amsterdam shops go cash free http://www.perfect-cards.com/blog/2010/10/13/to-reduce-theft-amsterdam-shops-go-cash-free/ Wed, 13 Oct 2010 21:37:15 +0000 http://www.perfect-cards.com/?p=228 A number of shops in Amsterdam will refuse to accept cash money from the end of this month in an experiment to try to reduce robberies. The city council is buying the smart card pin machines for some shop keepers so they can take part in the experiment. It is also funding posters and leafleting to make shoppers aware of ...

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A number of shops in Amsterdam will refuse to accept cash money from the end of this month in an experiment to try to reduce robberies.

The city council is buying the smart card pin machines for some shop keepers so they can take part in the experiment. It is also funding posters and leafleting to make shoppers aware of the changes.

A spokesman for the city council admitted the experiment could drive both shoppers and robbers elsewhere. ‘But doing nothing is not an option,’ he said.

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Not only is it safer for shops not to handle cash, but it is also quicker and cheaper, he said.

The campaign will centre on shops around the Ferdinand Bolstraat, the centre of Osdorp and shopping centres in Nieuw West.

Last year there were 547 armed robberies on Amsterdam shops, up 11% on 2008. Last week the owner of a jewelers shop on the Jan Evertsenstraat was shot dead during a robbery.

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Loyalty Cards – Powerful Tool in Small Business http://www.perfect-cards.com/blog/2010/10/11/loyalty-cards-powerful-tool-in-small-business/ Mon, 11 Oct 2010 21:40:13 +0000 http://www.perfect-cards.com/?p=230 Overview Loyalty cards can be powerful marketing tools. Loyalty cards are one tool in the small business marketing arsenal. These cards are designed to encourage repeat business by offering rewards for customers who return again and again. Loyalty cards are also used by some businesses to track customer purchases to better understand buying patterns and target marketing. Loyalty cards can ...

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  • Overview

    Loyalty cards can be powerful marketing tools.

    Loyalty cards are one tool in the small business marketing arsenal. These cards are designed to encourage repeat business by offering rewards for customers who return again and again. Loyalty cards are also used by some businesses to track customer purchases to better understand buying patterns and target marketing. Loyalty cards can work for many different types of businesses, but they make sense especially for restaurants and retail stores.
  • Types of Cards

    Loyalty cards can come in many different flavors. A simple example is a paper card at at a coffee shop that is punched with each drink purchased. When you get to 10, you get a free drink. Newer versions of the loyalty card can look a lot like a credit or debit card. The card is scanned, and information about the purchase is captured into a database that tracks information on what has been bought and what rewards are available to the customer. With so many businesses offering loyalty cards, it can be easy for cards to get lost in the shuffle. Customers can connect their card to their email or phone number and then give that information to identify themselves at the register. This can be one advantage of going with a more advanced database system compared to a paper punch card.
  • Types of Rewards

    Rewards can be as simple as a free side at a restaurant, a meal upgrade or a percent discount on the next purchase. Choosing the types of rewards to offer will depend on your business and what motivates your customers. Experiment with different kinds of rewards and check in with customers about what they think of your loyalty card program. At the same time, avoid getting too complex with the rewards. Keep the offers straightforward so customers know exactly what they have to do to reach the next reward.
  • Customer Loyalty

    The ultimate purpose of loyalty cards is to get customers to spend more money. Businesses can achieve this by encouraging repeat business, offering incentives for larger purchases and reserving special offers just for loyalty program members. Remember you are likely in competition with other businesses that also offer loyalty programs. Check in periodically to see what the competition is doing. Loyalty cards are an ongoing process. Analyze any data you collect and adjust the rewards to generate greater customer loyalty over time.
  • Customer Information

    When it comes to the ethical aspects of loyalty cards, the collection of customer information is a hot topic. Many loyalty card programs require a customer to sign up by providing personal information such as name, address, birth date, phone number and email. Surveys asking about age, income, preferences and shopping habits may also accompany the loyalty card sign-up process. It is a business’s responsibility to safeguard this personal information. Implement a privacy policy and take steps to secure your customer data. Don’t sell or share your customers’ information without their express permission.
  • Tracking

    Loyalty cards can be used for tracking purchases on a customer-by-customer basis. This can lead to a greater understanding of shopping habits and enable businesses to track the success of marketing initiatives. As with personal information, it is important for businesses to keep tracking data secure. Many consumers are willing to give up a certain amount of privacy in exchange for loyalty program deals and rewards. Use the data to make adjustments in the way you stock your store and to help with the design of future promotions.
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    Indestructible bar codes on plastic cards – by Perfect Cards http://www.perfect-cards.com/blog/2010/09/19/indestructible-bar-codes-on-plastic-cards-by-perfect-cards/ Sun, 19 Sep 2010 21:43:30 +0000 http://www.perfect-cards.com/?p=232 Maybe you wondered if there is possibility to make a bar code more durable? Usually bar codes or numbers on plastic cards are printed using monochrome thermal transfer technology over the laminate and are not durable. After few months the print is gradually erased. However Perfect Cards factory can print for you bar codes or other personalization data under the laminate, ...

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    Maybe you wondered if there is possibility to make a bar code more durable? Usually bar codes or numbers on plastic cards are printed using monochrome thermal transfer technology over the laminate and are not durable. After few months the print is gradually erased.

    However Perfect Cards factory can print for you bar codes or other personalization data under the laminate, which makes them indestructible and durable. Order your free sample pack today to see for yourself!

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    How to start customer loyalty program? http://www.perfect-cards.com/blog/2010/07/11/how-to-start-customer-loyalty-program/ Sun, 11 Jul 2010 21:47:03 +0000 http://www.perfect-cards.com/?p=234 A customer loyalty card program can help a business show it values its customers, will encourage repeat business, is a low-cost way to advertise a business and can help an establishment learn more about the customer. According to Search CRM, a loyalty card program is an expensive endeavor and can cost a business up to 5 percent of its revenue. ...

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    A customer loyalty card program can help a business show it values its customers, will encourage repeat business, is a low-cost way to advertise a business and can help an establishment learn more about the customer. According to Search CRM, a loyalty card program is an expensive endeavor and can cost a business up to 5 percent of its revenue. In addition, it can take up to 18 months for a business to see the return on the program fully. Setting up a customer loyalty card program is a long-term commitment that can bear fruit when executed properly.

    If you need plastic cards for your loyalty program, contact Perfect Cards for the best quality low priced cards!

    Read more here:

    http://www.ehow.com/how_6713572_set-customer-loyalty-card-program.html

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