“I am particularly excited about the products,” explains Hanish. “The constant stream of new card designs is really strong. In addition, the association with UKG also means Card Connection has a great portfolio which impresses the retailers and this sets us apart from the competition. I am also looking forward to introducing the brand new, bright pink point of sale displays very soon as they are sure to make an immediate impact on sales!”
Card Connection franchisees supply greeting cards and accessories in retail outlets on a ‘consignment’ basis, also supplying the display equipment free on loan if appropriate, minimising the retailers’ costs and maximising their profits. This is one step beyond ‘sale or return’ as retail customers don’t have to buy the stock initially; they only pay for what they sell. Card Connection’s award winning merchandising service provided to retailers has proved popular all over the UK and Ireland.
Card Connection which last year celebrated its 21st year in operation as a franchisor is one of the UK’s largest card publishers and is the market leader in the franchised distribution of greeting cards. The business’ unique model of consignment sales has resulted in a strong brand and established reputation which has been proven over many years. Through its franchisees Card Connection supplies about 12,000 retailers throughout the UK.
Card Connection is part of UK Greetings, which is a subsidiary of American Greetings Inc., one of the largest greeting card publishers in the world and has limited vacancies for franchisees that are keen to run an expanding business. Since the franchise network in the UK is complete, the available opportunities now consist of acquiring an already-established territory from an existing franchisee. These vary in price according to their level of development, but start at £7k + Stock + Card Connection fee with earnings potential in excess of £50k per annum.
For further information please see: Card Connection's listing. Territories currently available include: Southport/Wigan & Liverpool, Ayr/Kilmarnock, Edinburgh/ Borders, Lanarkshire,London - North and West, Oxford/Banbury and Newport.