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.
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.
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 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.
This 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.
>In 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:
- Bishop Auckland (Middlesbrough/Sunderland)
- Fife & Edinburgh including the Scottish Borders
- Lake District
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.