How Does It Work?

To join Card Connection, you don’t need any previous experience in greeting cards or franchising.  We’ll support you from day one and throughout your time 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 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 remaining stock and restock the display with new stock
  • Generate an invoice on your iPad and get paid.

You get all the benefits of running your own business without the risks associated with starting your own venture.

For more information about franchising in general please visit

https://www.thebfa.org/about-franchising/prospect-franchisee-certificate 

What does it cost?

The Card Connection franchise network is complete, however, prospective franchisees can purchase an established franchise territory 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.

Training

We believe that on-going training is the most effective way to develop our business, therefore, provide 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 a dedicated Franchise Manager (FM) of 20 (+) days during and post your handover.

On-going training and support from your FM who will visit you on and when required.

STEP 1

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.

STEP 2

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.

STEP 3

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 purchase price, which we hold during 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.

STEP 4

Training at our Head Office in Farnham Surrey

One of the key differentiation's of our Franchise opportunities is the unrivalled training and support you will receive from the word go.  Join us at our Head Office for your detailed training programme.