Card Connection only offer established businesses for sale (resales), so you if you invest in one of our franchises you will be earning an income from day 1.Established in 1992, the Card Connection franchise is one of the UK’s largest card publishers and is the market leader in the franchise distribution of greeting cards.
Card Connection franchisees provide bespoke card displays to approximately 12,000 outlets/retailers throughout the UK and Republic of Ireland. These are largely convenience outlets, such as Spar, Budgens, BP and Londis to name but a few. Franchisees also supply seasonal ranges, including Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and Christmas, plus we supply Gift wrap, Gift Bags and Party lines.
Card Connection offers a comprehensive training programme. Training is spread over several weeks and covers every aspect of the business in both the classroom and most importantly in the field.
On an on-going basis, every franchisee is supported by their Regional Sales Manager, who provides support and encouragement, as well as genuine business development within their territories.
Franchisees are encouraged to meet regularly, either through formal meetings/conferences or socially.
Using a proven system, franchisees typically visit between 5-8 supply customers a day, merchandising the greeting cards and associated product displays. This means stripping down the remaining stock and supplying a fresh new display. This ensures customers always have fresh, clean, and up to date displays. The uplifted stock is taken home where it is sorted to be used for future merchandising.
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 with the convenience sector.
Due to the nature of convenience stores, Card Connection franchise owners can work flexible hours to suit themselves and enjoy a better work/life balance. Franchisees typically visit their customers within their exclusive territory on a monthly basis to replenish stock.