How Does It Work?

To join Card Connection, you don’t necessarily need any previous experience in greeting cards or franchising, we’ll train you to be an expert. Our franchisees enjoy the flexibility of being their own boss, backed by the knowledge and dedication of an established and highly successful organisation. We will support you from day one and throughout your journey with us as a franchisee.

With a Card Connection franchise, all you need is determination, a reasonably sized storage facility, a van, mobile phone, iPad and plenty of passion. As we only sell existing, established territories, 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, depending on the size of your territory it is possible to achieve an income of over £50,000 per annum.

Running a Card Connection franchise is straight forward. Our franchisees typically operate as follows:

  • Install a greeting card display with stock in one of our National Accounts or an independent retail outlet.
  • Return a month later, uplift the stock that is remaining and then restock the display with new (fresh) stock.
  • Generate an invoice on your iPad for the cards that have sold, and get paid.

One of the key differentiations 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, covering theoretical and practical sessions. This is followed by approximately 15 days in-field training within your own territory with your Regional Sales Manager (RSM), during which the handover of the territory from the outgoing franchisee will happen. Once complete, your RSM will continue to provide you with additional training if needed and will visit you frequently to continue supporting you as you progress.

Next Steps:

  •  Complete our franchise application form and email to sandra.summerscales@cardconnection.co.uk
  •  If successful, you will be invited to our Farnham Head office to meet senior management to discuss the franchise opportunity in more detail and ask any questions you may have. If this meeting is successful for both parties, a second meeting will be arranged at your home with your Regional Sales Manager (RSM), to discuss specific details.
  • You will then meet with the vendor (selling franchisee), where you will discuss and agree the goodwill value.
  • Once the goodwill and all other purchase costs have been paid and the paperwork completed, we will schedule your training program and your exciting journey as a Card Connection franchisee will begin!