We have the answers to some of the more common questions about our service below. We also have a list of documentation articles available.
About vCard Hosting
What is a vCard?
vCard is a file format standard for electronic business cards. vCards are often attached to e-mail messages, but lately can be exchanged in many different and emerging ways. vCards typically contain your name and address information, phone numbers, e-mails, websites, logos and social media profiles. For more information on vCards, view the Wikipedia article.
What makes vCard Hosting so unique?
Wow, are we glad you asked that one. For starters: We have detailed reporting, a powerful API (unlike our competitors), we can create your vCard from Facebook, an upload or a simple form, we have short-urls built in, we look better AND our vCards work on iPhones (yeah, you'd be surprised). Contact us if you want to know more!
What is the purpose of vCard Hosting?
Simple and effective vCard hosting is not a service that really existed before vCard Hosting. We stumbled onto a poorly serviced niche, and set out to create a company that would provide everything customers need in vCard hosting, and nothing they don't (e.g. another social network).
Why is this a service I should pay for?
You don't have to - we have a completely free Personal account. Paying accounts are for businesses that want an extremely easy way to manage their employee's vCards. You gain access to a powerful API that allows you to securely update your personnel data automatically once hooked up with your HR platform. You also gain the features of employee management and and more that will save your business time and money.
How does pricing work?
For accounts that require payments, we use bank-level SSL security and Stripe to handle our monthly payment plans.
What happens if vCard Hosting doesn't work out for me?
Why is my vCard downloaded as a calendar item on my iPhone?
Apple for some reason did not program iOS devices (iPhone, iPod & iPad) to understand what a .vcf file is when it is downloaded from the web. Attaching it inside a calendar invite is the best we can do at this point until Apple gives in and fixes this ridiculous oversight. learn more about how our vCards are 100% compatible to iPhones.
I've signed up... what do I do next?
The next step is to create your first vCard! Go to 'My vCards', then click on the 'Create a new vCard' button to get started!
I've now created a vCard... what do with it?
Very good question, but we plan on surprising you with our list of vCard uses.
Can search engines see my contact information?
Search engines will be able to technically scrape your contact information, but we do our best to prevent that. If you don't link to your vcrd.co URL in a public setting (on your website, in forums, etc), then the bots will usually never know that it exists, which means they cab never scan it.
Can I bulk upload my vCards?
We offer bulk upload service for our business class customers.
How do I download High-Resolution versions of my QR codes?
Go to 'My vCards', then click on the title you want to download the QR codes for. On the sidebar naviation you will see a link labeled "Export Hi-Res QR Codes". This will pop up a modal that allows you to export high resolution PNG files of the two QR codes for that particular vCard: One that points to the short URL of your vcrd.co vCard and another that encodes the vCard data inside of it.
Can I add custom fields to my vCard?
Business-class customers can add in up to 5 custom fields to any of their vCards. You can see the documentation for this here.
How do I delete my vCard?
Go to 'My vCards', then click on the title you want to delete. Once that ensuing page opens, scroll the whole way down to the bottom and click 'Delete this vCard'.
Is my information safe on vCard Hosting?
Absolutely. We take great pride in each and every member we have, and would never ever sell your information to anyone.
Is my business eligible for a discount if I pay for the whole year?
yes, if you are willing to pay upfront for a year, we offer a 15% discount. Contact us if your business is interested.
Is my Non-Profit business eligible for a discount?
Yes, we offer a 50% discount on any of our plans for all valid Non-Profit organiations. Contact us if your business is interested.
How can I delete my account & its information?
Go to the bottom of the Settings page within your account, and click the "Delete my Account" button. Be careful, this is permanent.
Why is my invoice from Core Image, Inc?
That is because vCard Hosting is a registered business of Core Image, Inc.