How to improve your packaging on the cheap with moo mini-cards
I found something I’m completely in love with, and I am so excited to share it with you because it can really help you improve your handmade product packaging and do it in a way that’s affordable. Let me introduce you to (drum-rolls) Moo Mini Cards!
You can watch the video or read the blog below 🙂
What are Moo minicards ?
Moo Mini Cards are just like business cards but smaller: maybe half the size of a regular business card. That’s fantastic because it means that you can use it for so many different things, which I’ll explain and get to in a second.
They’re also really affordable. I’m sure the pricing will be similar in most countries and I know in Australia to get 100 cards, you only pay 15 dollars, which is really cheap.
They come in different type of paper if you want matte finish, polish finish, there’s plenty of options.
I think the best way for you to understand is if I show you how to use it and how you can in minutes upload a design or use a template, get it printed and sent to you for really cheap => Check out the video embedded just above to have a look at what Moo is and how to use it.
What are they so great for packaging ?
First, they’re adorable 🙂 The second you’re going to get one in your hands, you’re going to fall in love with them. But because of the size of the cards, you can also use them for a lot of different purposes. Let’s look at a few examples:
Thank you note:
The first use of a mini card is simply to insert it in the final package and say thank you. You could use those mini cards to print a thank you note and you could even use the back of the card to send a coupon to thank your customers and invite them to buy again from you. You could do that by simply leaving a blank and maybe just some little dots that you write on. Each time you package a product, you can simply manually write the coupon code on the back of the thank you note.
Another great example of what you can do with Moo Mini Cards is use them for seasonal gift wrapping.
For Christmas for example: You can get your mini cards printed and add the Christmas colours and change the image and the messaging for the occasion. You don’t have to order a massive pack of cards for Christmas that then you don’t know what to do with because you can get 100 for only $15.
Surprise your customers with a packaging that’s calling for celebration and that makes sense for the season you’re in. Moo also has some great stickers, and they’re really cheap as well and as easy to get uploaded and printed as the mini cards are. If you can mix that with the mini cards, then you’re on your way for some really cool packaging.
One of the best ways to use the mini cards in your packaging is to use them for tags, because honestly, they’re the best size for it. The only thing you need is a paper punch to create the hole once you receive the cards. Again, it’s really cheap and it really gives dimension to your packaging.
Cute packaging bags
Another great example (from the Paperie Boutique) is to use the mini cards to actually create the packaging from scratch. She just had those little plastic bags and with the mini cards, she was able to create those awesome little packages.
My personal favourite is the scratch cards by a company called Cupcakes for Clara. How awesome is that? She’s used the mini cards to entertain her customers when they receive the package with a little scratch game. She’s also giving away the full tutorial to do it yourself, which you can access here.
My final tip is to head over to Moo.com and order yourself a free sample pack. It’s a gorgeous pack with sample of Moo’s stickers, business cards, mini cards, and it will really give you an idea of what you can use from the Moo collection to improve your packaging. I promise that when you’ll get to see for yourself those mini cards, you’re going to want to be using them 😉
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