Create, send and manage certificates of authenticity (COA) that are verifiable and secure.
Looking for a way to make your product more valuable and sought-after with a touch of genuineness? A certificate of authenticity (COA) can help you in this quest.
If you’re unsure how to create a certificate of authenticity from scratch in under 10 minutes, this article is for you.
Want to try your hand at creating one before we jump right in?
Let’s first understand why having a certificate of authenticity makes a huge difference in selling your product.
Art enthusiasts around the world, for instance, love purchasing exclusive and exciting original art. But unfortunately, most products are either forged or ripoffs of original creators.
Also, digital art and NFTs are creating quite a buzz lately. But when authenticity is concerned, many fail to satisfy buyers. Therefore, a certificate of authenticity for NFTs with art pieces can portray them to be the most credible creations and boost sales.
Without a certificate of authenticity (COA), it can be hard to portray yourself as a professional artist or creator. When you have a high-quality COA, you ensure your product is safe from forgery and showcase it to be worth a ton of money. It is highly recommended that a COA be tagged to your products to instill more confidence in buyers.
And no, you don’t have to hire an expert to design a certificate. With Virtualbadge.io, you can create impressive and credible certificates in a few simple steps.
Before that, do you know what goes into a professional-looking certificate of authenticity?
Your COA must include every key element that is easier for the reader to understand and helps sell your art or product faster.
Here’s what you can include:
Following these best practices ensures your customers perceive your creation as more trustworthy and worth investing in.
In this section, we take you through creating your first ready-to-use certificate of authenticity with Virtualbadge.io.
You can access it here.
Virtualbadge.io provides an easy-to-use dashboard where you can track your created certificates in a single place.
In-progress certificates are saved under Draft, so you do not have to worry about losing your unfinished work.
You can click on Add new collection under Certificate Collections to group your certificates if you’re creating them for more than one purpose.
On the top right corner of your Dashboard, click on Create new Certificate to launch the editing page.
Virtualbadge.io takes you through a five-step process to create a one-of-a-kind, genuine certificate of authenticity.
The quick 5-step process:
Virtualbadge.io provides two options to create your certificate: start with a blank canvas or use an existing template.
On the left pane of your editing screen, you have multiple options to Add Elements such as text fields, import images, add custom shapes, add backgrounds, and so on.
And on the right pane, you can choose to align your text, change font types, colors, etc. To edit text, select the desired text element on the template, and edit text on the right pane.
Once you're done designing the certificate, click on Save to proceed.
Here’s a sample Certificate of Authenticity for an artwork designed with Virtualbadge.io:
If you’re creating the COA for an artist or a creator or making your own certificate more secure, you can set up a campaign with Virtualbadge.io for easier sharing.
You can customize the email content as desired on your email editor screen. Enter the email header with the sent from name and an apt subject line.
Virtualbadge.io sends this customized access email to the recipient and the certificate preview.
Want to give your product or artwork a shout-out for more reach? You can also create a Twitter campaign once you click on Continue.
To make your certificates fool-proof and forge-free, Virtualbadge.io creates a unique Credential ID for every certificate in the final stage of campaign setup.
If you’re a publisher or an agency that needs multiple COAs to be sent at scale, Virtualbadge.io lets you upload a single CSV file with recipients’ names and email addresses. So, you do not have to re-edit each certificate anymore.
Or, if it's just yourself, click on Add Single to add your email.
Post adding the desired emails, click on Send emails to send the COA access email to the recipients instantly.
Here’s what the final overview would look like:
In this window, you can add more recipients, view statistics over the sent email, access recipient’s view, and more.
Worried about the access email falling into the wrong hands?
How does Virtualbadge.io provide an additional layer of security?
The recipient is redirected to the Access your Certificate page after clickin on the link that they receive via email.
The recipient can access the verification page via email and click on Verify with email to proceed. Once successfully verified, they can access, share, or download their certificate of authenticity!
Most artists are clueless about displaying a proof of originality for their artworks. But with a tool like Virtualbadge.io, artists can easily verify the authenticity of their artwork. And no matter the number of certificates issued, they can all be traced back to the original creator.
Let’s start creating. Try Virtualbadge.io today to safeguard your product with a high-quality certificate of authenticity.
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