To hotel guests, key cards can be an inconspicuous part of the hotel experience. However, hoteliers and managers know that key cards play an invaluable role in the function of a customer’s stay. This disconnect in thinking, however, often means that while hoteliers value the upkeep of maintaining RFID key cards and magnetic key cards, guests may damage, lose, or dispose of key cards. A maintenance plan for key cards ensures that hoteliers will always have available the products they need for their guests.

The Life Cycle of Hotel Magnetic and RFID Key Cards

The lifecycle of an RFID key card begins when they are unboxed. At this stage, the cards are beautiful, shiny, and newly designed and customized by a hotel supply provider like Front Desk Supply. The Front Desk Supply staff programs the keycards to be ready for use by the guest, so that when they are delivered, the key cards are ready to be put in the hands of your customers.

Once the key card is with guests, the card’s fate is in their hands. Guests will keep their RFID key card wherever they best see fit: in their purse, wallet, back pocket, crossbody pouch, or jacket. Cards are likely to be exposed to dirt, stickiness, and moisture, which scratches the design and damages the magnetic strip. Key cards are often damaged to the point of being unusable, lost, or tossed out, leaving the hotel needing to order more.

What hotel managers won’t tell you is that key cards can have a short life cycle, so hotels go through a lot of key cards. It’s important for hotel managers to have a supplier like Front Desk Supply at the ready when it comes time to order more keycards.

Your Premier Partner for Maintaining Magnetic and RFID Key Cards

To maintain RFID key cards, hoteliers can invest in key card cleaners and key card reader cleaners. Keeping equipment clean can lengthen the life cycle of your brand new custom key cards.

Key card sleeves and key card folders give guests a place to keep their key cards safe from dirt, moisture, and residue that may scratch their cards. Folders and sleeves additionally make key cards harder to lose or accidentally throw away.

When it is time to resupply key cards, hotel managers should rely on the service and the experience of Front Desk Supply. We are the friendly and reliable solution, offering responsive customer service to get your products to you quickly and efficiently. Hotel managers can rest assured that the best quality manufacturing materials and processes will be used to deliver high-quality products every time. Now is the time to save on key cards, holders, and all your branded merchandise. Visit to learn the latest deal on hotel supplies.

Your Source for Hotel Supplies

Front Desk Supply is a leading hotel supplier for the hospitality industry. We offer a wide range of hotel supply products, such as custom pens, hotel key cards, key card sleeves, and more. From boutique hotels to nationwide hotel chains, we have a selection of generic hotel supplies and offer custom hotel supply orders.

If you have a question or need a quote for a custom order, you can get in touch with our team through our contact form or by calling (888)-859-2061.