The sales model is SALE or RETURN to retail outlets which makes for an easy selling proposition, there being no cost or risk for the retailer (even the display equipment is provided on a loan basis).
The customer base (currently 150 active accounts) ranges from national account symbol stores (such as Spar, Best One, Londis, and Costcutter) to care homes and libraries in the territory. Invoicing is monthly and is either settled on a cash or credit basis; credit being restricted to National Accounts.
The product range is unique, attractive and very competitively priced. New designs are introduced on a continual basis; these cards and bags really do sell themselves!
N.B. 1. INVENTORY / STOCK (SAV) is £48,000 which is treated as an asset for accounting purposes (this is additional to the £18,000 goodwill) and includes all product stock (in store and stockroom), display/marketing equipment.
N.B. 2 BANK FUNDING (High Street) is readily available based on the Franchisor\'s (The Original Poster Company - OPC) accredited membership of the British Franchise Association (BFA)
A new owner will be required to take out a new 5 year agreement with the franchisor at a cost of £3,000 (£600 p.annum); the subsequent 5 years will be charged at £1,500 (£300 p.annum). This charge covers full training and on going support both face to face and on line.
N.B. This franchise is a part of the worlds leading greeting card distribution franchise group, operating in the UK greeting card industry which alone is worth over £1.4billion. Established in 1991, has had complete UK coverage for over 20 years and is a full member of the BFA (British Franchise Association).
Support & Training:
All new franchise owners follow an initial comprehensive in house training programme, including a 2 week field support period with a dedicated Business Development Manager.
Yes, via the franchisor\'s accreditation with Business Franchise Association in association with the major High Street banks.
This business is relocatable but you will need to live with in Hampshire , West Sussex or Surrey.
Is this business relocatable: Yes
Is this business home based: Yes
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