July 06, 2015 // Franchising.com // Leading greeting card publisher and franchisor, Card Connection has today announced the roll out of a new stand-alone display spinner designed to optimise in-store space and maximise sales. 350 spinners have already been distributed to Card Connection’s network of 69 franchisees throughout the UK.
“This newly design fixture has been introduced to help our franchisees make best use of existing space and gain extra attention for new designs, particularly the stunning new “Elegance” hand-made additions to our Santé range,” explains Michael Johnson, managing director, Card Connection. “The spinner can be sited anywhere in a retail store and accessories such as our wrap or bags also included.
“By moving a whole range such as Santé to the spinner, franchisees can also free-up space on wall mounted racking for our more designs like birthday, relations plus other occasions,” continues Johnson. “Clever use of space in this way will help maximize sales for both franchisees and their retail customers alike.
“Our proven business model and focused approach has enabled hundreds of franchisees to run successful businesses over the past two decades,” confirms Johnson. “Some of our franchisees have been with us for more than 20 years! This year, we were named as a ‘British Franchise Association Franchisor of the Year Award finalist’ in recognition of the support we provide for our franchisees.
“Due to retirement, we currently have a limited number of franchise territories available for those keen to become part of an established and successful business,” explains Johnson. “Territories currently available include: Hull, Ayr/Kilmarnock, Edinburgh/ Borders, Lanarkshire, Cork/Limerick/Kerry/Waterford & South Tipperary and Plymouth.”
Card Connection is part of UK Greetings, which is a subsidiary of American Greetings Inc., one of the largest greeting card publishers in the world and has limited vacancies for franchisees that are keen to run an expanding business. The business’ unique model of consignment sales has resulted in a strong brand and established reputation which has been proven over many years. Through its franchisees Card Connection supplies around 12,000 retailers throughout the UK.
Since the franchise network in the UK is complete, the available opportunities now consist of acquiring an already-established territory from an existing franchisee. These vary in price according to their level of development, but start at £7k + Stock + Card Connection fee with earnings potential in excess of £50k per annum.
For further information about franchises for sale, please see: www.card-connection.co.uk.
Card Connection is one of the UK’s most successful card publishers and is the market leader in the franchised distribution of greeting cards.
The company was established in 1992 and became a Full Member of the British Franchise Association in 1995. It now distributes greeting cards to around 12,000 outlets through its network of 69 franchisees. www.card-connection.co.uk.
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Card Connection is one of the UK's most successful card publishers and is the market leader in the franchised distribution of greeting cards.