How Does It Work?
To join Card Connection, you don’t necessarily need any previous experience in greeting cards or franchising. We’ll support you from day one and throughout your journey with us as a franchise. Card Connection franchisees enjoy the flexibility of being their own boss with the knowledge and dedication of an established and highly successful organisation backed by a multinational corporation.
With a Card Connection franchise, all you need is a reasonably sized storage facility, a van, mobile phone, iPad and plenty of passion and determination.
As we only sell established existing territories which means you will from day one have active accounts which will provide you with an income.
Our franchisees achieve sales volumes that are the envy of our competitors; combined with good profit margins it is possible to achieve an income of over £50,000 per annum.
Running a Card Connection franchise could not be simpler. Our franchisees typically operate as follows:
- Install a greeting card display in an independent or National Account retail outlet.
- Return a month later, uplift the stock that is remaining and then restock the display with new stock
- Generate an invoice on your iPad for the cards that have sold and get paid.
You have all the benefits without the risks associated of starting your own venture.
What does it cost?
The Card Connection franchise network is complete, however, prospective franchisees can purchase an established franchise territories as and when they become available.
Goodwill is negotiated directly with the existing franchisee. We will provide guidelines on valuation which will take into account the size and performance of the territory.
We believe that initial training and then on-going training is the most effective way to develop our business, therefore, we provide extensive on-going training for our franchisees.
The franchisee training program is as follows:
Initial training - 2 days at our head office in Surrey. This is done prior to franchisees starting and consists of theory and practical sessions,
On the job training with your dedicated Franchise Manager of 20 (+) days during and post-handover (from the outgoing franchisee).
On-going training and support from your Franchise Manager who will visit you as and when required.
Complete our franchise application form
This form is your opportunity to tell us more about yourself and why you might be interested in one of our franchises.
A meeting to find out more about our franchise opportunities
We will invite you to meet with our Managing Director at our head office in Farnham, Surrey to discuss the franchise in more detail.
If this is successful and both parties wish to proceed, a second meeting will be set up at your home with our FM to further discuss the business and to ensure there is sufficient space to operate from etc.
Paperwork & assignment to your chosen territory
After successful interviews, you will meet the vendor (selling franchisee), and agree a goodwill value.
Once the price has been agreed, you will pay us the total purchase price (goodwill, stock, fixtures and initial supplies), which we hold in trust for the duration of the transaction.
Once the monies have been received and the paperwork is complete, we will schedule training and your exciting journey with the Card Connection family will start.
Training at our Head Office in Farnham Surrey
One of the key differentiation's of our Franchise opportunities is the unrivaled comprehensive training and support you will receive from the word go. This starts at our Head Office with your detailed 2 day initial training.