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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 Aims to ‘Make Mum’s Day’ with New Mother’s Day Range

Leading greeting card publisher, Card Connection, has launched its Mother’s Day range for 2015. This year, Card Connection’s in-house design team have come up with 36 stunning new card designs available across six formats and matching everyone’s budget by covering four price points. Card Connection’s network of franchisees will deliver and merchandise the new range in around 12,000 retailers across the UK, in time for the big day on 15 March.

Mother's Day.jpg“This year the emphasis is on beautiful contemporary and traditional designs balanced by cute, fun humour to ensure everyone’s Mum is catered for,” explains Michael Johnson, managing director, Card Connection. “Included in the range are floral designs and a variety of carefully selected verse and humour cards, plus ten stunning hand-finished designs.

"There’s even a tongue-in-cheek Mrs Brown’s Boys card licensed through Danilo, who hold the license for the very popular Mrs Brown’s Boys, which will offer customers the option of a slightly risqué send. The range has been developed to make sure the perfect card choice will really make Mum’s day.”

Card Connection franchisees supply greeting cards and accessories in retail outlets on a ‘consignment’ basis, also supplying the display equipment free on loan, 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 is one of the UK’s larger 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.

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.


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