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. Support is 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 determination, a reasonably sized storage facility, a van, mobile phone, iPad and plenty of passion.
As we only sell existing established 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 is pretty straight forward. Our franchisees typically operate as follows:
• Install a greeting card display in a National Account or 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.
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 existing established franchise territories as and when they become available.
Goodwill is negotiated directly with the existing franchisee. We provide guidelines on valuation which will take into account the size and performance of the territory.

Training

Initial training and then continuous on-going training for franchisees is, we believe the most effective way to develop our business, and is what we provide.

The franchisee training program is as follows:

Initial franchisee training – 2 days at our head office in Surrey. This is done prior to franchisees starting and consists of interactive theory and practical sessions,

On the job training with your dedicated Franchise Manager of 20 (+) days during the handover (from outgoing franchisee) and thereafter as you take over the territory on your own

On-going training and support from your Franchise Manager who will visit you as 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 and suitable to invest 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 opportunity in more detail.
If this is successful for both parties then a second meeting will be set up at your home with our Franchise Manager to further discuss the business and to ensure there is sufficient space to operate from etc.

STEP 3

Paperwork for 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 as a Card Connection franchisee will start.

STEP 4

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, and continues thereafter in the field.