“The new designs offer a choice to suit every ‘best mum’,” confirms Michael Johnson, managing director, Card Connection. “Our dedicated design team has been working hard to create a combination of contemporary and traditional themes. Captions includie ‘You deserve to be treated like a Queen for the day’ and ‘Amazing Mum’ to the more traditional ‘Happy Mother’s Day’ and all reflect the sentiment that ‘mum deserves the best’.
“The range has been developed across four price points and includes some of our popular luxury hand-finished cards, traditional floral designs and a variety of carefully selected verse and humour cards, plus gift and bottle bags to encourage customers to make linked purchases,” continues Johnson. “There really is something for every mum!”
Card Connection 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, and in 2013 Card Connection celebrated its 21st year in operation as a franchisor. 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. It has limited vacancies for franchisees who 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.
Territories currently available include: Devon, Dorset, Plymouth, Southend-on-Sea, Manchester, Kingston Upon Hull, Cardiff and Southport/Wigan and Ayr/Kilmarnock.