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What Is PVC Card Used For?

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PVC cards have been in the market for a long time. The cards are made up of thinner layers of material even though it might look like just a thick chunk of plastic. PVC (polyvinyl chloride) is a strong plastic polymer that is a perfect option for ID cards. PVC cards can be used as the following application.


1. Access cards

PVC cards are created by companies for their use to control individual access to special lounges and employee areas. Having a picture on the card is optional if you know the employees. Also, to a customer who uses the PVC card to receive transferable privileges like a discount on purchases, an employee picture is unnecessary. Contrarily, a picture on the PVC card must be verified by an authorized employee or the cardholder if verification is performed without scanners. If the PVC card features machine-readable identification, then your presence is not required. Therefore, upon arrival, an employee can easily swipe their card at the scanner to open and close doors.


2. Identification

The most common use of a PVC card is to verify that the person holding the card is indeed who they claim to be. One can use the card to match any additional information given such as the address on an application form. However, the cards (military identification and driver’s licenses) must be issued by either a federal agency or a state government. These cards include a picture of the holder so you can visually match their face and typically identify the issuing body. Additional details on the card may also include birth date, address, and signature.


3. Business cards

In today’s economy, image and presentation is key to instilling trust among prospects and customers. PVC business cards are sturdy, well-designed, and durable. The cards are suitable for any organization that is on a budget and they can be produced on-demand in case of any last-minute networking events or conferences arise. Quality PVC business cards help to increase brand awareness.


4. Payment verification

Customers pay for merchandise or services with a credit card which can be produced by many financial institutions unknown to you. The only way to know that the name on the card matches the person issuing the payment is to view a government picture ID card such as a driver’s license. As for further insurance, you can match the signature on the card with that on the payment document.


5. Tracking services

If a PVC card is used to organize and access customer information, then it can improve your customer response and services. For example, in the medical industry, the customer database can contain insurance information, current treatments, medications, medical conditions, and health backgrounds. Therefore, when a client comes in for consultation, they can use their PVC card to access the database and answer questions about their history, how much they have to pay, and what therapy they must undergo.


6. Membership cards

PVC cards can be used as membership cards to identify members of any recreational or professional club. The cards are commonly used at grocery stores, gyms, golf clubs, and book shops. The cards can also track important data such as how often they’re used, what time they’re used, and other information on the cardholder. Most membership PVC cards contain a magnetic stripe or barcode encoding that is read by a scanner and integrated with a software program to gather data.


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