If there's one thing that never goes out of style, it's sending a good old-fashioned greeting card to your loved ones on a special occasion. As well as birthdays, weddings, christenings and house moves which obviously happen all year round, there are also those yearly events which mean a big buck for card companies. We're here to help you make your greeting card franchise dreams a reality.
Whilst retail sales in 2017 more generally have not been good news, it's a whole different story for card shops. According to site PGBuzz.net, sales for indie card shops actually went up in the first quarter of 2017, with many shops seeing a significant growth in sales after a successful spring trading season. It's not just indie card shops, though: larger companies such as Wakefield-based Card Factory are also seeing a large amount of growth this year, with 11 new stores opening and a 6.1% increase in trading across the group.
Lots of these bigger companies are now looking for franchisees through which to expand their businesses even further, and take advantage of recent profits. For example, Card Connection is looking for new owners for already established territory. They are one of the UK's largest greeting card franchises, so opportunities like this are not to be missed. Alternatively, a business such as Plan-It Cards openly welcomes new retailers, stating that they're passionate about allowing people to be in a business for themselves, but not by themselves. If you want the independence of running your own business, but with the support, connections and wealth of knowledge that comes from being part of a franchise, then contact us today to find out more!