With large number franchise models available in every stream, selecting one can be diﬃcult. Card Connection is the UK’s No. 1 greeting card publishers and the leader in the franchising business in its category. The company was established in 1992 and in no time developed itself into the leading business supplying greeting cards on consignments. Soon it began to operate its franchise business models all over the UK and Ireland. Now the franchise models have spread to Australia and Malta. The company is a subsidiary of UK Greetings Ltd. There are around 85 franchisees providing the service to 15,000 outlets in the UK.
Card Connection Franchise option is a proﬁtable business model with earning potential exceeding £25,000 p.a. for certain locations. A small warehouse for packing and picking of approximately 180 Sq Ft, 2-3 support staﬀ and a delivery van is all that is required. No experience of this ﬁeld is required to start the operation. Complete training and support is provided at all stages from set-up to marketing and operations.
Availability of vibrant seasonal cards selection, gift wraps and gift bags has made Card Connection greeting cards popular. Especially during the festive season like Christmas, Valentines Day and Mother’s Day you will deﬁnitely need to hire additional staﬀ and arrange for additional delivery vans as the demand for greeting cards will be very high.
Card Connection Company has very limited vacancies to start the franchise. They would require someone who possesses marketing and management skills. The franchise network in the UK and Ireland is full, so the only remaining opportunity is to take over the already established outlet from the existing franchisee. This will cost you around £20,000 (+ stock) to start with.
To conclude if you are the person who wants to start up your own business and work according to your convenience and lifestyle then the Card Connection Franchise option maybe for you. Don’t expect huge proﬁt streams but most franchisees run at a proﬁt each year.