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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 Franchisee Grows Business by 18%

Leading greeting card publisher and franchisor, Card Connection, has announced Northern Ireland franchisee, Seamus Given, has grown his franchise by 18% in the past 12 months. Seamus, who joined Card Connection as a franchisee 13 years ago, supplies and merchandises Card Connection’s quality range of greetings cards and accessories to retailers in Londonderry and West Tyrone.

Man standing beside greetings card displayFormer Spar retail owner Seamus Given explains: “I first discovered Card Connection as a franchisee supplied my stores. When the opportunity came up to purchase the franchise, I jumped at the chance to take on a role with much more variety and far less stress!

“Since start-up I have managed the franchise on my own, however, Card Connection secured a number of new national accounts last year, including stores belonging to SUPERVALU which is part of Musgraves,” continues Given. “After a successful pilot, I started supplying greetings cards to the stores on an ongoing basis. I have needed to take on part-time help to manage the increase in workload!

“I normally start at about 8am and visit between five to six stores per day, then am home mid-afternoon to complete any paperwork and prepare for the next day’s deliveries,” confirms Given. “Each day is a new challenge, even though I have worked with some of the same retail managers for 13 years now! It is a testament to the team at Card Connection and the quality of the product that I am still able to continue to grow my franchise in this established marketplace.”

Card Connection’s proven business model has enabled hundreds of franchisees to run successful businesses over the past two decades. Fifteen full-time head office staff manage 100 national retail accounts on behalf of the franchisee network.

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.

Territories currently available include: Bath, Coventry, Bournemouth, Northampton, Liverpool, Croydon, Windsor, Brighton, Plymouth, Edinburgh and Ireland South. For further information about franchises for sale, please fill out the enquiry form.


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