Produce Photo ID Cards directly from your Website
InstantCard offers a web-based service which is ideally suited for companies or organizations which regularly need to produce ID cards. Perhaps a corporation wants authorized employees to order ID cards via their Intranet. Or an Association may wish to give its members the right to order membership cards. Alternatively, a service provider may wish to offer its clients a simple ID Card ordering system. In each of these cases, InstantCard offers an easy-to-implement outsourced service.
While each case is unique, typical options are described below.
InstantCard web services can be set up to operate in two manners:
1. BACK-END PROCESSING: All information is managed on the client’s website, including photo uploading. Once confirmed, the card data is sent directly to our servers in standard WSDL language for immediate processing and printing, or
2. HOSTED SERVICE: The client’s website can contain a simple link to a custom page on our secure, high-availability server, which will have the “look and feel” of the customers website. All data input and formatting, as well as picture uploads, are handled by our easy-to-use website.
A truly customized Solution
A number of additional options are available, allowing each client to have a truly customized solution. For example, if the card design allows it, there is an option to allow individuals to also upload their own logo alongside the pre-set logo.
Or individuals can be allowed to order cards for multiple employees/members at one time.
Individuals will see an actual image of their card, exactly as it will be printed, in their browser.
The InstantCard service can also encode the magstripe on the ID card, or encode the RFID/Smart Card chip in the card, if required.
Cards can be always sent to one headquarters location, or to multiple pre-arranged local delivery addresses.
InstantCard also offers drop-ship services, so that an individual can enter their ship-to address, and their personalized ID card will be sent directly to them. We are also able to include customized lanyards and badge holders, if required, with each card order. All logistics are thus handled by InstantCard.
The InstantCard service can also print a custom welcome letter for inclusion in the drop-shipment.
Once submitted, our system queues the card order on our servers, prints the cards the same day, and mails them out directly to the member.
Charging is always on a per-card basis, and payments can be processed in either of two ways:
1. Per card charges are debited against an established corporate account.
2. Individuals pay for cards upon order, via PayPal, at the pre-arranged per-card rate.
Technical Support Services
We provide your webmaster with simple instructions on how to interface your website with our server. Our technical team can provide advice and guidance, and we can even provide special code for handling such tasks as picture uploading and photo cropping. This is our specialty, we’d love to work with you!
Webservices can be a very inexpensive, yet high-profile way to build the brand identity of a national association, and to increase the value to members by facilitating their ability to show credentials and qualifications. It can make it very easy to implement a company-wide ID card program, especially for organizations whose members are dispersed geographically.
Above all, it avoids the overhead of setting up an in-house production process which can be expensive to operate and slow to respond to the variable nature of the demand for ID Cards.