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Offered for sale is this exclusive Card Connection territory with a current annual turnover of over £110k. The right person will have the scope 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 100 trading outlets, including names like Spar, BP Simply Fresh, Bestway, Nisa, Keystores and also a number of independent stores. The territory covers the south of Glasgow, as well as the main towns of Kilmarnock, Ayr and Irvine in the North of the region. Travelling south follows in the footsteps of Rabbie Burns, visiting various smaller towns: Largs, Maybole, Darvel, Stranraer and Gatehouse of Fleet. The world renowned golf courses of Troon and Turnbury are also found here. Wigtownshire and Kirkcudbrightshire form the southern part of the area. Ayr is a popular seaside resort, complete with a charming seafront, situated on the Southwest coast of Scotland and located 37 miles south west of Glasgow. It has been ranked the 16th best place to live in the UK for the second year running.
The vast majority of the customers are in the convenience sector, meaning they stayed open during lockdown and continued to sell cards. Franchisees were able to post stock to customers until they were able to go out and merchandise them again. The work is flexible enough that the new owner(s) can live anywhere in the territory. Great road networks make it easy to travel round the stores, making every day different from the one before!
There is plenty of scope for both new outlets and the benefits from any new stores being opened by National Accounts. In-store potential growth lies both in expanding displays and improving the product mix/offering in outlets.
The Ayr 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, earning income from day one. You'll enjoy continued support from our Regional Sales Manager based in Scotland.
Card Connection enjoys a range of superb products, with new cards released every 2 weeks. There is a new seasonal range every year (Christmas, Valentines, Mothers Day, Easter and Fathers Day). Franchisees are provided with an excellent National Account base and the excellent reputation of great service provided by franchisees.
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Flexible so that the new owner(s) can live anywhere in the territory. Great road networks make it easy to travel round your stores, making every day 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 11 years building the business wishes to sell to have the resources and time to explore new opportunities.
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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