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Digital Membership Card 101

Digital Membership Card 101

As everything is slowly moving to virtual spaces and we are all making an effort to become more eco-friendly, physical membership cards are becoming increasingly outdated. Not only does a membership card need to be re-issued every year, but they are also restrictive in nature when you wish to change them. Many organizations are switching to digital membership cards all around the world, and if you also want to do the same, keep reading!

In the following article, you will find more about what a membership card is, why it is important, as well as important articles that we have written about them. In the end, we will also compile software options for you to make the best digital card. This way, you know the most suitable software when you’re ready to switch completely to digital cards.

Table of Contents:

What Is a Digital Membership Card? Why Are They Important?

Digital membership cards are issued to each one of your members. They can use their cards to access organization-only spaces, participate in events, receive special discounts, and more. These cards play a great role in making your members feel like they belong; since they are a clear indication that they are a part of your organization. Furthermore, the designs of these cards are unique to your organization as you can customize them however you wish. Check out some examples of digital cards below:

If you’d like to try out membership cards for your organization, Raklet has just the solution for you. Head over to our digital card software page, where you can find our mock-up application. You can play around with it as much as you’d like and see how your membership card will look:

Create your first digital membership card

1. How Can Membership Cards Increase Loyalty and Engagement?

Digital cards can increase loyalty and engagement

There are many benefits to digital cards, and two of the most important benefits are definitely increased loyalty of your members and more organic engagement. 

In this article, we have compiled a list of reasons why digital cards are a great way to connect with your members. You will also find what to include in a digital card; this is the essential information of your organization and the respective member the card belongs to. Read our article to learn more!

2. Using a Digital Membership Card: An Eco-Friendly Solution

Membership cards are eco-friendly

We’re all trying to live eco-friendly and conscious of our impact on the world. Switching to digital membership cards is a particularly good decision when we think about the number of paper and plastic that would be used with physical cards. Instead of wasting physical resources, you can use digital cards. They will be saved on your members’ mobile phones, and there will be no need to reissue them every year.

In this article, we talk about the benefits of digital cards with an emphasis on their eco-friendliness. Read more here.

3. A Membership Software with Cards for Better Member Management

Pair your digital card software with a great membership management software

A good membership software with membership cards makes it easy to manage member information and keep track of what each member is doing. It is important to connect your cards with a great membership management software so that you get the best results possible. After all, overseeing and checking data is vital to any kind of business or community.

In this particular article, we will be talking about further benefits of membership cards, when used with a great membership software. Make sure to check it out here!

4. Create Digital Membership Cards for Your Members with Raklet

Create membership cards with Raklet

A good digital card software will come with many features so that you won’t need to do anything manually. 

Read our article to learn more about the many features of Raklet’s digital membership card software. Get instantly generated cards, app support, and wallet integration. You can give your members custom benefits, simplify their experience and customize their cards however you wish. As always, they are also eco-friendly!

5. How Left Handed Giant Created Digital Membership Cards for 1500+ Investors in a Day

Left Handed Giants use digital cards

Now that you have learned about the benefits of digital cards, why don’t you check out one of our customers that have used Raklet as a digital card solution?

Left Handed Giant, a brewpub from Bristol, started offering exclusive benefits to its investors with digital membership cards provided by Raklet. LHG also uses Raklet as a social network to allow all their users to stay connected with each other in one single platform. Read more to learn about how these digital cards have helped their business.

6. Custom Membership Cards: See How Lake Gregory Community Uses Them

Lake Gregory uses membership card

Another great example of the usage of membership cards is Lake Gregory Community. They are a community that have been using Raklet’s membership cards for a few months now, with over 500 members in California and other states. They have grouped their members with a dynamic database and have been collecting payments automatically.

With their membership cards, they can run instant checks of their members at locations. These cards can either be stored in member’s photo rolls, or even added to their Apple Wallets. To learn more about how Lake Gregory Community uses membership cards, check out our article!

Membership Card Software: 3 Best Options

Now that we have talked about membership cards, you must be wondering which software you can use to get started. We have compiled a handy list for you below, make sure to continue reading!

3. Join It

JoinIt Membership Card Features

Join It, a membership management software similar to Raklet, has also introduced membership cards. You can find their feature page right here.

However, as you can see, there aren’t many details of benefits, and customization of digital cards is locked behind a great paywall. If you want to customize your membership card and make it unique to your organization, you will need to pay more in order to achieve this.

With Raklet, you can do all of this on our free plan! If you’d like to learn more, head over to our features page.

2. Cardskipper

CardSkipper Membership Card

Cardskipper is a software that’s built around the membership card feature. They separate their features into two categories, one of them is their communication app and the other is their management system.

Unfortunately, they do not have transparent pricing information on their webpage that’s easy to access, and it seems you need to be on a paid plan to access the digital cards feature. Furthermore, their membership cards are marketed as dependent on their mobile applications. However, it seems that users have been having a plethora of problems with them, as you can see from the reviews 3.3/5 and 3/5 stars reviews below:

Cardskipper IOS Reviews
Cardskipper Google Store Reviews

1. Raklet

Raklet Digital Card Software

Raklet is an all-in-one cloud platform that comes with a lot of features! Our digital membership cards are used by many customers all around the world, and they work seamlessly with their organizations and communities. 

As we have talked about before, Raklet’s membership cards are eco-friendly and easy to use. We offer Apple Wallet integration and instant card generation for new members. You can also change your cards and update them whenever you’d like!

If you’d have any questions in your mind or if you’d like to learn more about Raklet and digital membership cards, you can schedule a demo! We would love to hear from you and explain more about Raklet, how we implement digital cards and collect various data. If you’d like, you can make mock-up versions of our cards for your community as well.

Make sure to keep an eye on this article, as we will be adding more information about digital cards in the upcoming weeks. For now, you can also check out our other pillar content for more information on memberships, as well as some other case studies of how Raklet has helped various organizations:

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