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Description: Card Connection is the UK's No 1 greeting card franchise, servicing over 15,000 outlets in Britain and Ireland. Opportunities: Re-sale franchises now available in the UK. Export opportunities elsewhere. Business Type: Franchise. Minimum Investment: £40,000. Training Provided: Yes. Home-based: Yes.

Card Connection Launches Carrie Bags

The Carrie Bags are innovative, new shopping bags that fold-up into their own specifically designed pouch and fit easily into a handbag.

Leading greeting card publisher and franchisor, Card Connection has today announced the launch of its new product: Carrie Bags.  The innovative, new shopping bags fold-up into their own specifically designed pouch and fit easily into a handbag, therefore reducing the need to use plastic carriers at retail checkouts.  However, unlike the supermarket equivalent the Carrie Bags are bright, stylish and eye-catching and don’t display any company branding.

With a recommended retail price of £2.99 the Carrie Bags are made from durable polyester which extends the bag’s lifetime as it won’t shrink or crease when washed.

“The Carrie Bags will be distributed by our network of franchisees to retail outlets throughout the UK,” confirms Andrew Cutler, franchise director for Card Connection.  “As part of our Gift Connection range, our franchisees have been particularly enthusiastic about the prospect of selling the Carrie Bags as it gives them the chance to earn income in addition to our greeting card ranges while selling through the same retail outlets.”

The Gift Connection range, includes Heartwarmers – sentimental verses on credit card keepsakes, Card Connection’s own unique designs of flashing badges, mini collectable bears that can be attached to belts, bags and mobiles, in addition to magnets and keyrings incorporating the unique animal designs of Rachel Hale.  National accounts stocking Gift Connection items include: Palmer Harvey, NISA, Best-one and Costcutter members, Bargain Booze, Women’s Royal Voluntary Service (WRVS) and Total Forecourts.

“The Carrie Bags are a new and exciting addition to our quality product range,” explains Cutler.  “The bespoke design, exclusive to our franchisee network underlines our ongoing commitment to help our franchisees continue to build and grow their businesses over the long term.”


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