Category Archives: Tips

4 Tips for Efficient Business Card Teamwork

February 17, 2015
Business cards, love them or hate them, are everywhere in business.Although the recent wave of digital innovation has brought many ideas to try and make improvements and usher them into the digital world (such as cloud management and sharing like Sansan) or replace them entirely (microchip implants in your skin anyone?), on the opposite end of the spectrum, more creative businesses continue to fin…

3 Lessons for any Business from Japan’s Business Card Culture

January 27, 2015
There is a prevalent image in the west that business cards are a very “Japanese thing.”I find this interesting because they are hardly singular to Japan, however my guess is that this was born from the image of rigidity, of rules and culture, surrounding business cards in Japan. It certainly is possible that business cards are more central to Japan than most other countries. However th…

Sansan Tips: Seasons Greetings and Thank You Cards

December 18, 2014
Sending greeting cards to lots of contacts? Here’s how we do it at Sansan!The holidays are on their way here, and while I’m personally excited about the festivities and food, it also means it’s the time of the year I need to send out the year “Season’s Greetings” cards. Let me be clear, I’m not complaining! It may be an old practice, but reaching out to clients and other bus…

New Import Function for Sansan

December 5, 2014
We are happy to announce that we have just released the business-card import function! We’ve received feedback from users about their need for a business card import function, so in response we added an import function for the PC app users, an addition we expect will provide a better user experience! You probably have many contacts to be shared in your company in many formats, like clie…

Sansan Discussing the Asian Market at Babson College

November 18, 2014
Sansan co-founder and director Kei Tomioka spoke at Babson College (Boston area, MA, USA) on 11/2 (Sun), on the panel “Inside the Black Box: Business Opportunities in Asian Markets”, discussing, and sharing his thoughts about the peculiarities of the Asian market.  Thank you very much for having us at the Babson Asia Entrepreneurship Forum!    About the Ba…

Why vCard Has Survived Despite its Rust, and Shiny CardMunch Has Not

November 12, 2014
In the business world, things like exchanging names, managing contact information, or sharing information among colleagues are all both common and necessary. In response to this, the vCard format has spread across the globe. It is certainly has its uses,however it requires manual input of card information, which takes time. But in the end it’s done becausethe benefits from managing or s…

The Bridge between Managing Business Cards and Contact Sharing

October 22, 2014
Sometimes, we’ve heard our clients say, in reviews or feedback, that“they understand the importance of business card management, but they are not too familiar with contact sharing services and all of their benefits.” At first glance, this is an easy conclusion to jump to. However, I’d like to take this chance to right the misconception that focusing on business cards d…

For Sansan Starters: Getting the Most Out of Sansan

September 30, 2014
There are three main reasons why users quit their business card management systems, despite the benefits they offer: – Lack of data accuracy– Cost of updating data– Overwhelming amount of cards to handle If you have been using Sansan Starter and have already invited your colleagues, you have probably found that the first two points have been solved!But its possible you&…

The 3 Myths of Business Cards

September 26, 2014
“Huh? Business cards?” This is a common initial reaction when people hear about our service.Sometimes, we are misunderstood by people who “know of” Sansan , but do not yet use us, or do not know exactly “what” we are doing. Where they tend to go wrong is on the idea that we “love business cards”, or that we love the “ritual” of exchanging cards, and don’t want to have any kind of digita…

Good News for Gmail Users

September 12, 2014
We have some good news for Gmail users!Gmail is the most popular web mail in the world with more than 425 million active users (July 2012).Last week, we released a special template to import Sansan contacts to Gmail using the CSV Export function.Sansan users can export their Sansan contacts into Gmail withohut any stress.Now, you and your colleagues don’t have to worry about typing contact i…