Card Connection ‘connects’ some more
When Simon Hulme established Card Connection in 1992 he had no idea that it would grow to become the biggest and the most successful of companies supplying cards in the UK.
As of now, Simon’s company, which supplies cards on the basis of consignment stands, is the market leader in the franchised distribution of cards.
A member of the British Franchise Association, Card Connection has over 100 franchisees who are working to provide coverage all over the UK and Ireland with new franchises coming up in Australia and Malta.
According to the Franchise Director of Card Connection, Andrew Cutler, economies of scale can be achieved by running a larger operation and thus their profit margins can be improved. This strategy is adopted by some of the most successful franchisees of Card Connection who use a small team to pack and distribute cards with the help of liveried vans.
Now, however, Card Connection has expanded from a distribution franchise to one which has franchisees which are mini-businesses in their own right. Card Connection plans to use this basic model to help its other franchisees by running this strategy over the whole country.
This can present very exciting prospects for those who are planning on buying areas in the future since Card Connection will keep providing the support and help of an experienced and successful franchisor.