"We are currently recruiting for franchisees for re-sale territories in Scotland due to the retirement of several existing franchisees," explains Michael Johnson, managing director, Card Connection.
"At the shows we will be displaying a range of our quality greeting cards to give potential franchisees a real feel for the products we supply.
What better way to introduce them first hand to our range than through a prize draw? Entry and parking to the Scottish Franchise shows is free and so the exhibitions are a must for anyone considering starting their own franchise business in Scotland!"
Card Connection franchisees have their own exclusive territory with an extensive customer base and earn immediate income from a portfolio of unique products. Card Connection currently has three, established, re-sale territories available in Scotland: Ayr/Kilmarnock and Edinburgh/Borders and Lanarkshire.
Card Connection franchisees supply greeting cards and accessories in retail outlets on a ‘consignment’ basis, also supplying the display equipment free on loan if appropriate, 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 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. 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 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.