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Date Updated: 09-December-2016

Card Connection UK Franchise

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Card Connection is one of the UK’s leading greeting card distribution franchises.

British Franchise AssociationAll franchisees are given full training and on-going support so as to appropriate an established franchise’s customer base within an exclusive territory. On a day-to-day basis, franchise owners build up all aspects of their business and deliver/stock, a wide range of bespoke greeting cards to clients. With a Card Connection franchise, all you need is a reasonably sized storage facility, a van, telephone, computer, iPad and plenty of determination.

Card Connection is a Full member of the British Franchise Association.

How much does a Card Connection franchise cost?

To buy a Card Connection franchise, the minimum cost of investment would be c. £50,000* dependant of size of territory.

We currently only have existing franchises for sale with individual prices; click here to find out which territories we have available.

*Banks can lend up to 50-70% of the cost dependent upon your financial history.


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Card Connection offer an established customer base and business from Day 1

If you are looking to be your own boss and run your own business then franchising with Card Connection may be right route into business for you.

There are many benefits in doing so. Ethical franchisors, like Card Connection, provide you with a tried-and-tested business model, a highly reputed and established brand name, and all the tools your franchise will need to thrive.

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Card Connection only offer established franchise businesses for sale (resales), so you will receive an income from day 1, as well as detailed sales history.

To find out more about our established businesses for sale, click here to request FREE and non-obligatory information.

Join an Industry Leader

Established in 1992, Card Connection is one of the UK’s largest card publishers and is the market leader in the franchise distribution of greeting cards.

Card Connection franchise business opportunity homebased greeting valentines weddings birthdaysCard Connection was awarded Full membership to the British Franchise Association in 1995 and is viewed as one of the UK’s best run franchise operations. Latterly, in 2008, Card Connection became part of UK Greetings Limited (UKG), one of the UK’s largest card publishers, as well as the British subsidiary of American Greetings Inc., the world’s largest publicly owned greeting card company.

Currently Card Connection franchisees provide bespoke card displays to approximately 12,000 outlets/retailers throughout the UK. These are largely convenience outlets, such as Spar, Budgens, BP and Londis…to name but a few.

How does our unique distribution system work?

Using a proven system, franchisees place greeting card ranges in retail outlets on a ‘consignment’ basis, which means the stock and display equipment is installed on free loan to the retailer.

Card Connection franchise business opportunity homebased greeting valentines weddings birthdaysThis is one step beyond ‘sale or return’ as Card Connection customers never have to buy the stock in the first place, only paying for what they sell. The award winning merchandising service our franchisees provide is second to none; we are proud of Card Connection’s excellent reputation within the convenience sector.

Due to the nature of convenience stores, trading throughout the day and often at night, Card Connection franchise owners can work flexible hours to suit themselves. Franchisees tend to visit their customers within their exclusive territory on a monthly basis to maintain or replenish stock.

What do I get for my investment?

When franchisees invest in our brand, we walk with them every step of the way. You would undertake a comprehensive training programme over several weeks, which covers every aspect of the business in both the classroom and, most importantly, in the field.

Card Connection franchise business opportunity homebased greeting valentines weddings birthdaysIn addition to this training, you would be supported by a Regional Sales Manager on an on-going basis who will provide you with additional support and encouragement, as well as genuine business development within their territories.

As a franchisee within the Card Connection network you are encouraged to meet regularly with other franchise owners at our biannual regional meetings to share helpful experiences and best practice.

Existing franchises for sale

Card Connection has a number of existing franchises for sale:

Don’t see your region here? Complete the enquiry form below to enquire about upcoming franchises for sale.

Are we right for each other?

We are looking for individuals, couples or business partners who have a strong desire to run their own business and are able to take on an existing business and breathe fresh enthusiasm into it. Sound like you? We would love to hear from you.

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