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Maximize your networking with a simple name badge

by Maggie 6. May 2015 12:34
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At a conference, mixer or other event with a large group of people, a name badge is much more professional then a sticky, and is much easier for others to read. And remember, wearing your logo is a form of branding!

Another benefit is helping other people remember who they met. Hearing and seeing your name and company multiplies the chances others will remember you. So maximize your networking with a simple name badge!

Our ID Maker Software is user-friendly and easy to use.  It gives you the tools you need to design and print ID cards. Follow these guidelines for what information to include on your name badge. Remember to keep it simple for the customer. Only give them the information they need.

  1. Settings where a title on your badge may be a good option:
    • Conferences or tradeshows
    • Your place of work
    *Place your title underneath your name in a smaller font size
  2. A setting where just your first name on your badge may be a good option:
    • Selling to customers in a store environment
  3. A setting where both your first and last name on your badge may be a good option:
    • Meeting people you intend to get to know and see in the future

What about industry credentials or marketing tag lines? I wouldn’t recommend adding anything else. Keep it simple.

Your name tag should serve as your introduction and usually nothing more. For people to remember your name and company, you need to make them stand out. With other information on your badge, your name and company runs the risk of getting lost in the jumble. People glance at a name badge, not read it like a book.

Once you’ve created your ideal name badge, the next step is choosing a form of backing. The backing refers to how the badge will attach to your clothing.
We offer many different options for name badge attachments:

When one of your main goals is networking, I would recommend either a badge holder or a badge clip. More specifically, I would recommend our framed badge holders or our Adhesive Magnetic ID Attachment.

Framed badge holders are useful for networking because they can make your ID badge stand out. Try matching the color of your frame to a color in your logo or the text of your name. You can even use different color frames to identify different groups of people.

Adhesive Magnetic ID Attachments are great tools for networking, because they are hidden, keeping the customer from distraction. A lot of people choose magnets, because they’re quick and easy to put on and don’t leave little holes. However, if you have a pace maker or other type of electronic device within your chest cavity, you should not use a magnet without your doctors permission as a magnet may interfere or stop your medical device from working.

Another tactic to use while networking at large events is creating custom lanyards that will unify your brand. Our full meeting and event line is a great tool for everything meeting and event! An example is IDville’s sponsorship of Tulip Time in Holland, MI. IDville joined Tulip Time as an Event Identification sponsor. Jennifer Reeves, IDville’s sales manager said, “We had an opportunity to help Tulip Time unify their volunteer identification, while branding the organization at the same time. By sponsoring this event, we were able to provide them with an ID Maker printer system, lanyards, and other accessories to help them easily identify the over 3,000 volunteers that help make this annual event a success.” Having unified identification for all volunteers and staff of this event made networking simple and memorable!

   

Identification is key to networking but is often overlooked. Follow these simple tips and watch your network grow exponentially! It’s not about what you know, it’s about who knows you! For more information, contact one of our system specialists at 1.866.438.4553, or shop online at http://www.idville.com.

Another Successful SHRM Conference!

by david 8. July 2014 10:35
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The dust has settled on another great year at the SHRM 2014 Annual Conference and Exposition and we can honestly say it was another great show! What an amazing event to be a part of and what an honor to be able to network with so many great professionals in the world of human resources! 

IDville participated as an exhibit sponsor for the fourth year in a row June 22 – 24 in Orlando, FL. We were able to talk with over 1,600 Human Resources professionals to see how identification is handled in their workplaces. 

SHRM was such a great opportunity to see current customers’ excitement about the success of their ID Maker® systems and to chat with others whose buildings are looking for a security upgrade through the use of ID badges. 

Some of the excitement of SHRM was, of course, watching people’s excitement to receive one of our badge accessory favorites – “bling” lanyards. Booth visitors also took part in games and raffles to win other great prizes, including a FREE ID Maker Value System

All-in-all SHRM 2014 was a great success. We’re so thankful to be able to get out of the office and meet some of our loyal customers and help others to create a secure environment for their team members. And of course, we’re already looking forward to SHRM 2015 in the sparkling city of Las Vegas! 

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Upgrade your ID badge printer with IDville

by Kelli 28. April 2014 10:44
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IDville introduces a new “Trade In – Trade Up” program to its ID card printer customers. Those who own an ID card printer will be able to send their old printer back to IDville’s facility and will then receive a substantial discount on their brand new ID Maker® Zenius or Primacy ID card printer system. 

Customers will be able to take advantage of up to $200 in discounts with this innovative upgrade program. It’s as easy as talking with one of the Identification Specialists at IDville who will give instructions about how to send the current printer to the facility. Two to four weeks later, the customer will receive their credit based on which replacement ID Maker® one box system is chosen. 

The chosen ID Maker® one box system will include everything needed to print the first 200 ID badges along with a webcam and photo backdrop. Those ID badges can then be used for almost any needs the school, business or healthcare facility may have. ID badges are most typically used for quick identification of students and staff, door access, library book checkout, membership cards along with many other convenient practices. 

With companies looking to save as much money as possible, the Trade In – Trade Up program is a perfect way for them to upgrade their current ID card printer system without breaking the bank. 

Anyone interested in taking advantage of IDville’s “Trade In – Trade Up” program can call 1.866.438.4553 before July 31, 2014 to get started. The Identification Specialists at IDville make the trade-in and upgrade process easy and stress-free.

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Trade shows: my secret to understanding customer needs!

by david 7. August 2013 08:53
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After attending over 40 tradeshows within the past year I have seen my fair share of the country.  What I have really noticed is that almost everyone wears an ID badge!  From the contractors used at the exhibit halls, to my taxi cab drivers,  to the baggage handlers loading luggage onto the plane, everyone is wearing an ID badge!   

The one ID accessory that I see being used the most by women is our new Rhinestone lanyard. These new, sparkly lanyards have made it fun and stylish for woman to wear their IDs.  We recently gave these lanyards away at the SHRM conference in Chicago and our booth was almost overrun by human resource professionals wanting these shiny gems!

The most popular ID badge accessory I see being used by men are our carabiner badge reels.  These badge reels are sturdy and dependable and allow you to wear your ID badge on your belt loop and then clip onto your keys so that you don’t forget the ID the next day.  Make sure to check our carabiner badge reel supply as we also have reels that have a measuring tape and flashlight built into them!

One of the most rewarding things about being on the road promoting IDville is running into current customers who have one of our ID Maker ID systems. It’s great to hear them rave about their ID Maker system being easy to use while allowing them to make a professional badge that no other system can create.  Customers are always quick to flip open their purse or wallet to show me their ID and how they designed it with their logo and artwork.  Many of the customers that I worked with as they chose an ID printer use the custom card design that I originally made for them per their request!

Interested in an ID system and want to see a custom ID card design with your logo?  Fill out your info here and one of our sales reps will contact you ASAP.

I will be at the following shows over the next couple of weeks.  Stop in and say hello!

International Association of Fire Chiefs – Chicago 8/16 & 8/17

Midwest Security & Police Show – Tinley Park 8/20 & 8/21

We have a special offer for you!

by Kelli 5. March 2013 10:15
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March is the month to save! All month long, you’re eligible to receive 20% off your order of $200 or more. No exclusions- save 20% off anything you order over $200! So go ahead and browse around our website. Whether you’re looking for ID badge accessories, visitor log-in books or printer supplies, we’ve got you covered. 

Use code IDREVEAL20 at checkout. Offer expires 3/31/13. 


Questions? Contact one of our customer service reps today at 1.866.438.4553! 

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Are you signed up to receive exclusive discounts?

by david 9. October 2012 09:57
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Most of us get satisfaction from saving money or knowing that we can cut down costs for our company. Who doesn’t enjoy getting a coupon, discount, or promotion of some sort? Well, did you know that at IDville we send out exclusive email and Facebook offers just for you? 
 
We know that when it comes to purchasing photo ID systems and accessories, you’re trying to stay within budget. That’s why we have free technical support for life on all of our ID Maker systems and have financing options available. It’s our goal to help you invest in the right products for your business and do it affordably. 
 
So what are you waiting for? Sign up for our emails today to receive exclusive coupons and discounts towards your purchases. We also have month long discounts on our Facebook page exclusively for our Fans. Simply like our page and you’ll receive access to coupon codes for ID badge accessories all month long. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to save!
 
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If you have questions regarding photo ID systems or accessories, feel free to contact one of our identification system specialists at 1.866.438.4553 or email me today!  
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David is an IDville Identification Specialist with over seven years product and sales experience.  Around IDville, David is known for his new product ideas, sports knowledge, and experience as a catalog model (you may have seen him in a previous IDville catalog!). 

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Top 11 Identification Blog Posts of 2011

by todd 10. January 2012 10:34
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2012 is here, and we’re looking forward to a New Year filled with new products, new tradeshow appearances, new team members, and new customers!

Before we begin a new year of blogging, we wanted to recap the 11 most popular posts from 2011:

1. School ID Cards Improve Security
2. Designing Your ID Card
3. Top 10 Workplace Safety Tips for National Safety Month
4. ID Card Systems in Healthcare Protect Information and Improve Safety
5. ID Maker ID Card Systems Thinking Outside the Box
6. The Dreaded Employee ID Badge
7. Paper or Plastic ID Cards
8. Streamline School Processes with Student ID Cards and an ID Card System
9. Streamline Payroll Responsibilities with New Time and Attendance System
10. Top Ten Reasons for an ID Maker Identification System
11. Lanyards Keep ID Cards Visible for Back to School

What would you like to see us post in 2012? Share your suggestions for upcoming blog posts in the comment section of this post!

Join the Conversation

Here’s to a great New Year!

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Todd is an identification expert at IDville with over seven years ID Maker experience. Around IDville, Todd is known for his excessive coffee drinking, beautiful daughters, and impressive ping pong skills.

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Limited Edition Pearl White ID Maker Advantage

by Falon 15. November 2011 13:48
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I love the color blue, but I’ve wanted to create a new ID Maker color for some time now! I’m excited to introduce you to our Pearl White ID Maker Advantage System . This color is a special edition change from our traditional blue systems and a beautiful addition to any office.

Even though it looks different than the ID Maker Systems you’re familiar with, the Pearl White ID Maker  has all the same features as our blue ID Maker Advantage System:


Shop ID Maker Pearl • ID Maker 2.0 Pro software

• PVC card printer

• 200 PVC ID cards

• USB Web cam

• Full-color printer ribbon

• Standard white backdrop

• 4 standard Holographic overlays

• Printer Cleaning Kit

 


Plus, all our systems come with our free lifetime technical support, so you always have a helpline for anything related to making ID cards.

If you're interested in learning more about the ID Maker Systems, request our free System Information Packet today!

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Falon is the IDville Product Manager with over six years marketing and product experience. Falon is known for her exquisite taste in identification products and her two beautiful young sons.

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Top 10 Reasons to Identify with ID Cards

by david 24. October 2011 11:20
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Do you identify staff and visitors at your organization? Why not!? Here are my top ten reasons you should identify with an ID card system. 

1. Safety is everyone's priority - Not just building and grounds safety, but personal safety should be an important part of your building plan. Know who is roaming your halls and corridors and manage building or room access with a single card.

2. Time and attendance capability - Track hours for payroll with ease. You can transform an access card to a photo ID plus an access card by creating a plastic overlay that adheres to any proximity or HID card.

3. Make the best use of your time - Avoid labor-intensive paper laminate cards that don't last. Plastic ID cards have more functionality and security, and they print in less than a minute per card.

4. Make the best use of your dollars - An ID Maker System is all-inclusive without any hidden costs. Everything you need to get started today for creating and printing ID cards, right out of the box. Learn more about ID Maker Systems

 5. Appropriate for use in government and healthcare industries - Remain compliant with federal and state ID card and information mandates when you design and print your own ID cards.

6. Multiple functions on a single card - From a student perspective, incorporate a photo ID with cafeteria and library services. For the office, combine a time card with building access.

7. Reduce waste and costly reprints - Sturdy plastic ID cards last 20 times longer then a paper laminate card.

8. Reduce fraudulent reproduction - Make ID cards tamper-proof with unique security features such as holographic overlays, ghost photos, and printer memory card capabilities.

9. Create your own rewards/membership programs - Advertise your business with a rewards card, or print your own gift or key cards. The possibilities with an ID Maker System expand beyond identification.

10. Lifetime, technical support whenever you need it - You are never on your own! With every system purchase, you get free technical support for as long as you own the system. We're the experts, and we do it right!

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David is an IDville Identification Specialist with over seven years product and sales experience.  Around IDville, David is known for his new product ideas, sports knowledge, and experience as a catalog model (you may have seen him in a previous IDville catalog!).

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6 Reasons to Choose IDville

by todd 4. October 2011 11:45
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We know that there are lots of options for ID cards, systems, and accessories available on the Internet, and if you haven’t purchased from us before, you may wonder, why should I choose IDville? In addition to more than 10 years of experience in the industry, you experience the best service in the industry when you work with IDville:

1. Unmatched Customer Service
First and foremost, our customer service and technical support are unmatched. We endeavor to answer every call in 15 seconds or less by a real person, no recording!

2. Same-Day Shipping
Place your order with us by 6 p.m. EST ship that same day, so you don’t have to wait to implement safety and security initiatives. For products that include engraving, like signage, all you have to do is approve your proof by 3 p.m., and we’ll ship your order same day, too! Custom orders have different ship times. Talk to one of our representatives for more information!

3. FREE & FULL Lifetime ID Maker Support
Just as importantly, we stand behind you...always! IDville offers lifetime support on its ID Maker software and systems and Quantix time & attendance packages . You won't find this service anywhere else in the industry; and you definitely will not find it for FREE.

4. Easy Ordering & Reordering
At IDville, we try to make your ID-related purchases as stress-free as possible every time you purchase. That is why we encourage you to create an account for easy reordering and also why we sell all of our systems with everything you need to get started - one complete package!

5. All of Our Systems
Come with the Best ID Software With IDville's simple and flexible ID Maker Pro software , you can create exactly the ID cards you want - color, logo, photo and type - so quickly and easily you'll be amazed.

6. 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee!
Buy It and Try It With No Risk We stand behind our products, period. If you need to return an unused product for any reason, we'll be happy to credit your account, exchange the item, or give you a refund for the cost of the merchandise (if returned within 30 days from receipt of your order). All you need to do is return the item(s) along with the packing slip; it's that easy. We look forward to working with you soon!

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Todd is an identification expert at IDville with over seven years ID Maker experience. Around IDville, Todd is known for his excessive coffee drinking, beautiful daughters, and impressive ping pong skills.

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