February 10, 2009 // Franchising.com // Emeryville, Calif. – As most retailers were feeling the strain of the recession in 2008, Cartridge World, the world's fastest growing ink and toner refilling retailer, experienced record-setting growth.
As the leader in the $80 billion printer cartridge industry, Cartridge World experienced a 13 percent increase in same-store sales in the United States over 2007. Cartridge World's sales have skyrocketed relative to the economic slowdown as more consumers and business owners are opting for ways to save money on ink costs by refilling cartridges, instead of always buying new.
"In the five years since entering the U.S. marketplace, Cartridge World has continued to experience stellar growth and 2008 was no exception," said President of Cartridge World Americas Steven Yeffa. "The demand for printing and printer cartridges is a constant factor of life and doing business. Cartridge World is a recession-resistant retailer that offers a product that is in high-demand, and we are successful by saving our customers substantially on ink and toner costs, while at the same time helping save the environment."
Refilling and remanufacturing printer cartridges is becoming an indispensable service for businesses and consumers looking to save money on office supplies and adopt green practices. Cartridge World prevents more than 9 million cartridges from going into landfills each year for businesses, schools, organizations and the average consumer.
Cartridge World addresses environmental issues by showcasing its ability to refill ink cartridges an average of three to eight times, without sacrificing quality, unlike the big name brands and big box stores that just recycle and don't reuse the cartridge. All Cartridge World products come with a 100 percent money-back guarantee on quality and offer substantial savings over buying new.
"With Cartridge World's continued commitment to the highest quality refilling of printer cartridges as well as consumers increasing dedication to green-living, Cartridge World will remain an industry leader as cartridge refilling becomes as common place as recycling plastics," said Yeffa.
Emeryville, CA – based Cartridge World is the world's fastest growing ink and toner refilling retailer and franchisor in the $80 billion printer cartridge industry. The company refills and remanufactures inkjet and toner printer cartridges, using state-of-the-art processes and high quality inks and toners. It offers consumers and businesses a more affordable option to buying new, provides a 100% satisfaction money-back guarantee and helps the environment by keeping cartridges out of landfills. Voted #1 in the category of toner replacement services by Entrepreneur Magazine Franchisee 500, Cartridge World has more than 1,700 franchised retail locations in 61 countries.