“Card Connection has the largest selection of quality greetings cards in the franchise sector,” explains Michael Johnson, managing director, Card Connection. “As a franchisor, our whole ethos is to support our franchisees both nationwide and individually, to enable them to run profitable businesses. Therefore, we are focused on creating new designs to catch the imagination and appeal to our broad customer base, ensuring our franchisees always have the very best, freshest product to offer to retailers.
“Through the popularity of our greetings card designs and our proven business model we have enabled hundreds of franchisees to run successful businesses over the past two decades,” continues Johnson. “Some of our franchisees have been with us for more than 20 years! This year, we have been named as a ‘British Franchise Association Franchisor of the Year Award finalist’ in recognition of the support we provide for our franchisees.
“The new range of Santé Elegance cards really live up their name,” confirms Johnson. “Our franchisees will now carefully merchandise the stock, ‘blocking them’ for the greatest impact to help optimise sales in around 12,000 retail stores across the UK.”
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 around 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.