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It is a company in charge of selling greeting cards founded by Simon Hulme in 1992. It began to franchise that same year. It became a member of the British Franchise Association (1995) and the Irish Franchise Association (1996). It grew rapidly and expanded in the United Kingdom and Ireland providing retail services. In 2008, it joined UK Greetings Ltd, which was a subsidiary of American Greetings Inc. Today it is one of the best franchises in the United Kingdom. It has managed to establish 63 franchises today.
- Year Business Began: 1992.
- Franchising Since: 1992.
- Headquarters: Farnham, Surrey, England.
- Estimated Number of Units: More than 60.
- Number of Employees: Not provided.
It was a pioneer and is now a market leader in the distribution of greeting cards. It has grown rapidly, providing its retail services to much of the United Kingdom and Ireland. It has established more than 60 franchises and supplied more than 12,000 outlets in independent stores. It has managed to design more than 900 types of cards for all kinds of events such as birthdays, weddings, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s day, and many more to cover a wide range of possibilities.
The minimum investment is £ 50,000, although it may be higher depending on the size of the business. Also, you will need a capital of 20% of the turnover so that the franchise flows faster and more profitably.
The revenue depends on sales, employees, and other factors, along with good profit margins. The annual income can reach £ 50,000.
Training & Support
It begins with an initial franchisee training where theoretical and practical topics are studied for two days at the company’s headquarters. Subsequently, you will do job training for 20 days with the support of your established franchise manager. From that moment, you can start working your franchise, and you can count on the periodic advice of the Manager.
How to Apply for Card Connection ?
To apply, you must first fill out the form at
https://card-connection.co.uk/franchise-application-form/?franchise=204, and then they will contact you and invite you to a meeting at their headquarters. If all goes well, another meeting will be held to discuss business issues.