Answers to your most frequently asked questions about Wave.
Wave is a company that provides digital business cards and NFC business cards to easily share professional information with anyone, anytime. They service individuals, businesses, and enterprise clients around the world.
Your new contact does not need a digital business card profile to receive your information. When they tap your NFC card or scan the QR code your profile will appear on their device via a web browser. No app is needed.
Simply hold your Wave NFC smart card to your phone (enable NFC on your phone) or scan the QR code on the back of the card to sign up or log in to your Wave profile. Once you do so your profile will automatically link to that card.
A Wave profile allow you to instantly exchange professional information with anyone by simply tapping a NFC card to a nearby phone or having the receiver scan a QR code.
You can share your:
1. Contact Information: Which includes your Full Name, Personal Email Address, Work Email Address, Personal Phone Number, Work Phone Number, Profession, Company, and City.
2. Social Media Profiles: Such as Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and much more.
3. Personal and Company Websites: Share an unlimited amount of URL links.
4. Bio: Share a personal or company bio to showcase what you do.
5. Photos: Share up to 5 photos on your profile page.
6. Company Logo: Put your company logo front and center when networking.
If you're looking for an upgraded networking experience, Wave Pro is the perfect solution. With additional features like CRM integrations, analytics, and access to Pro content you'll have everything you need to take your business to the next level.
Additional features include:
1. CRM Integrations: Automate your workflows and lead capture with Salesforce, Zoho, Google Contacts, Hubspot and Zapier integrations.
2. Analytics: Track and monitor your networking efforts with real-time analytics.
3. Calendly Integrations: Book meetings on the spot with potential clients or new connections at any event.
4. Video: Embed a video from YouTube or Vimeo directly on your profile.
5. PDF files: Share your C.V, portfolios, marketing material, or any other PDF.
6. Google Maps: Share your office address or retail store location.
7. Teams Directory: Showase your team members all in one place.
8. Typeform Integration: Place customizable forms on your Wave Connect profile.
We ship our products worldwide.
Delivering your product to the USA or Canada typically takes 5 to 9 business days. Orders outside the USA and Canada can take up to 21 business days.
1) Make sure to enable NFC on your phone. You will find a detailed list of NFC-compatible phones below.
2) Make sure to tap your Wave Smart Product near the top of your iPhone. If you have an Android, you can tap your Wave Smart Product near the center of your phone.
3) Try connecting by scanning the QR card on the back of the Wave Smart Card.
4) If you are still having trouble, please contact us via live chat or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Digital Business Cards
Everything you need to know about digital business cards.
A digital business card is a virtual form of a traditional business card that can be shared electronically via email, messaging apps, or QR codes. It contains your contact information, social media profiles, and other relevant details.
You can create a digital business card using various online platforms or apps dedicated to digital business card creation. These platforms allow you to customize your card's design, add your contact information, and share it electronically.
Digital business cards can be shared through various methods such as text messages, emails, QR codes, or even through social media platforms. Wave digital business card platforms also provide unique URLs for your card, making sharing even easier.
Yes, our digital business card platform offers a range of customization options including design templates, color schemes, and the ability to add your own logo or images.
Yes, digital business cards are an eco-friendly alternative to traditional paper business cards as they reduce the need for paper and printing resources.
Yes, you can update your digital business card anytime. Any changes you make will be automatically updated on the card, ensuring your contacts always have your latest information.
Yes, Wave digital business cards support multimedia content, allowing you to add videos, images, and links to your portfolio or social media profiles.
Wave offers a free built-in CRM system, contact management features, and an optional upgrade to integrate with popular CRM tools to help you organize and manage your contacts.
While digital business cards are designed for electronic sharing, many providers offer NFC business cards with custom-printed logos on the front of the card.
The amount of information you can include on your digital business card may vary by platform. However, digital cards generally provide more information and multimedia content than traditional paper cards.
Wave profiles allow for an unlimited amount of website sharing.
While creating and sharing digital business cards requires an internet connection, once received, the information can be accessed offline. However, links to online resources or multimedia content will require an internet connection to view.
Yes, Wave offers analytics and tracking features that provide insights on who interacted with the card.
When selecting a platform, consider ease of use, customization options, integration with other tools, and analytics or additional features such as CRM integration.
Some platforms allow you to use a custom domain for your digital business card, enabling you to maintain brand consistency and make your card easily accessible through a memorable URL.
Many platforms offer free versions with basic features, while premium versions with additional features, customization options, and analytics may come at a cost. Pricing and features vary between platforms, so it's advisable to compare options to find one that meets your needs and budget.
Wave offers free digital business cards for individuals and teams.
Yes, many digital business card platforms offer integrations with other digital tools such as email platforms, CRM systems, and social media networks to streamline your networking and follow-up processes.
Wave profiles can integrate with over 6000 applications.
Yes, many platforms allow you to create multiple digital business cards. This is useful if you have different roles or wish to tailor your information for various audiences.
Yes, you can export contact information to CSV files or directly integrate with your CRM system for easy management and follow-up.
No, you can share your digital business card an unlimited number of times with as many people as you wish. Digital business cards are designed for easy and limitless sharing.
Yes, Wave offers integration with calendar apps, enabling recipients to schedule a meeting directly from your digital business card.
Digital business cards are ideal for virtual networking as they can be shared easily via email, messaging apps, or through virtual event platforms, ensuring seamless exchange of contact information during online events.
Yes, you can include links to specific webpages, promotional offers, or other online resources on your digital business card, guiding recipients to take desired actions.
Yes, Wave offers analytics and tracking features that can help you measure the engagement and effectiveness of your card, aiding in calculating ROI.
Yes, you can add a call-to-action on your digital business card, encouraging recipients to take a specific action such as scheduling a meeting, viewing your portfolio, or signing up for your newsletter.
Yes, Wave support multimedia content, allowing you to include a video introduction or other video content on your card to provide a more personal and engaging experience for recipients.
Some platforms offer notification features via email or text that alert you when someone connects with you using a digital business card, providing real-time insights into your networking efforts.
Wave sends an email and text notification to your new connections so you can stay in touch.
Privacy management is crucial. Ensure the platform you choose complies with data protection laws. You can also choose what information to share and set privacy settings on your card.
Wave has its SOC 2 certificate and the highest data privacy standards.
About NFC Business Cards
Everything you need to know about contactless, smart, and NFC business cards.
You can store contact information, website URLs, social media profiles, portfolio links, and even promotional videos or other digital content on an NFC business card.
NFC business cards are typically more durable than traditional business cards, their lifespan is longer since they don't suffer from wear and tear from handling. The embedded NFC chip is also encased in plastic, providing some protection. Depending on the NFC chip, your profile can be shared over 100,000 times before the chip expires.
Yes, NFC business cards offer analytics platforms that allow you to track interactions with your card, such as the number of taps, profile views, and profile clicks.
Yes, you can program your NFC business card to link to your LinkedIn profile, social media pages, or any other online platform when someone taps it with their NFC-enabled device.
Most modern smartphones have built-in NFC capabilities and do not require a special app to read an NFC business card.
NFC business cards require close proximity, typically within a few centimeters, to transfer data to an NFC-enabled device. This close range ensures security and intentionality in the data transfer process.
We found that PVC cards often have better connectivity than their metal counterparts.
List of Compatible Phones
For NFC-enabled phones make sure you turn on the NFC option in your settings. Most of the time this is turned on by default.
Using a tap or scan, Wave Connect works on all modern smartphones.
The tap function is compatible with NFC-enabled phones including iPhones made in 2018 (iPhone XS and newer) and Android phones.
The QR code is used for phones without NFC.
If the other person doesn't have their phone you can share your profile via text and email.
iPhone 7, iPhone 8, iPhone X, iPhone XR, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone SE, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro Max and all future models.
Note that for iPhone 7, iPhone 8 and iPhone X access to NFC can be found in the control center using iOS 14.
S3, S4, S5, S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+, S7, S7Edge, S8, S8+, S9, S9+, S10, S10 5G, S10+, S20, S20 +, S20 + Ultra, S21, S21 +, S21 Ultra, A20, A20e, A30, A50, A51, Galaxy Fold, Galaxy Fold 2, Note 8, Note 9, Note 10, Note 10+ and all future models.
Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3XL, Pixel 3A, Pixel 3aXL, Pixel 4, Pixel 4a 5G, and all future models.
G3, Nexus 5X, V10, G4, K10, V20, G5, G6, V30, V35 ThinQ, Q Stylus, Q Stylo 4, V40 ThinQ, V50 ThinQ 5G, Q8, Q7, G7 ThinQ, G8, G8 ThinQ, Q9, One and all future models.
One M9, Desire 10 Pro, Exodus 1, U11, U11 Life, U11 Eyes, Desire 12, Desire12+, U12 Life, U12+, U19e, U19+, and all future models.
P10, P10 Plus, P10 Lite, P20, P20 Pro, P20 Lite, P30, P30 Pro, P30 Lite, P40, Mate40E and all future models.
3, 5, 6, 6.1, 8, 8.1, 8 Sirocco, 7 Plus, 5.1, 9 PureView and all future models.
Mi Mix, Mi Mix2, Mi Mix 2S, Mi Mix 3, Mi5, Mi5s, Mi5 Plus, Mi6, Mi6X, Mi8, Mi8 Lite, Mi8 Pro, Mi9, Mi9 SE, and all future models.
Sony – Xperia XZ1/Compact, Xperia 1, 10/Plus, Xperia XA1/Ultra/Plus, Xperia XZ2/Compact/Premium, Xperia XA2/Ultra/Plus, Xperia XZ3, and all future models.
OnePlus – One, 3, 3T, 5, 5T, 6, 6T, 7, 7 Pro, 7 Pro 5G, and all future models.
Motorola – Moto P50, Moto X4, Moto Z3, Moto Z3 Play, and all future models.