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This exclusive Card Connection territory with a current annual turnover of over £68k is a fantastic opportunity for a new franchisee to take this established business forward into a new decade. Taking in profitable locations either side of the Firth of Forth, this newly independent Card Connection territory has been created from a previously larger territory. The right person will have the chance to open new sites and build sales.
Card Connection franchisees supply greetings cards and associated products to retail outlets on a 'consignment' basis. This is one step beyond 'sale or return' as retail customers don't have to buy the stock initially; they only pay for what they sell. This proven, award-winning business model has enabled hundreds of franchisees to run successful businesses since the early 1990's.
This territory's compact size covers 78 trading stores including names like Spar, BP Simply Fresh, Bestway, Nisa, Keystores and also a number of independent stores. The area stretches from Peebles and Inverleithen in the South, to the seaside town of North Berwick in the East. Then back into Edinburgh and all the surrounding towns, following the M8 to the new town of Livingston. Finally, crossing over the new Queensferry crossing to Fife to Kirkcaldy, East Neuk, and finishing in the home of golf at St Andrews.
The vast majority of the customers are in the convenience sector, meaning they stayed open during the lockdown and cards continued to sell. Franchisees were able to post stock to customers until they were once again able to go out and merchandise them again.
The work is flexible so that the new owner can live anywhere in the territory. Great road networks makes it easy to travel round your stores and the contrast between the City of Edinburgh and the seaside towns mean every day is different from the one before!
There is growth potential through both new outlets and benefiting from any new stores being opened by National Accounts. In-store there is scope to expand displays and improve product mix/offering to grow sales.
The business has a superb range of products on offer, with new cards released every 2 weeks, as well as new seasonal ranges every year (Christmas, Valentine's, Mother's Day, Easter and Father's Day). Card Connection also works with an excellent National Account base.
The Edinburgh & Fife territory is ideally suited to an ambitious individual/couple looking to enjoy the flexibility of being their own boss but with the peace of mind knowing they have the support, knowledge and dedication of an established and highly successful organisation behind them.
Working from home, (or a small business unit) all you need is a good sized garage (or equivalent) for stock, a van, mobile phone, iPad, and plenty of enthusiasm and passion! Card Connection will supply all the necessary training plus a detailed hand-over which includes an introduction to every single customer, helping to ensure the new franchisee gets off to a great start and income from day one. You'll then enjoy continued support from our Regional Sales Manager based in Scotland.
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Fife & Edinburgh region. The new owner can live anywhere in the territory. Great road network makes it easy to travel round your stores and the contrast between the City of Edinburgh and the seaside towns mean every day is different to the one before.
Based at home.
Opening new outlets and benefiting from any new stores being opened by National Accounts.
In-store - expand displays and improve product mix/offering to grow sales.
Current Franchisee after 12 years building the business wishes to sell to have the resources and time to explore new opportunities.
Full Time Franchise.
Initial franchise agreement is for a term of 5 years and this will be renewed on a 5 year term as long as the franchisee and franchisor are happy.
H/O training of 2 days, in-field training of 16 days and further on going support and training from Scottish based Regional Sales Manager.
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