Greeting cards are a UK passion for consumers and retailers!
- UK Greeting card market increases to £1.6 billion per annum at retail
- Online operators, such as Moonpig, account for only 5% of the total
- There are over 45,000 convenience stores in the UK, up by 1.5%
- Symbols stores such as Spar, Costcutter and Premier grew stores by 1.6%
- Greeting Cards are sold in every UK convenience store
1 Source: The 2014 Greeting Card Association (GCA) Market Report
Source: Grocery Retail Structure (GRS) 2015, compiled by William Reed Business Media/IGD
But what about you – is it time for a career change?
Do you want …
- to own a business in both of these growing markets?
- sell a product that sells itself, with high margins for everyone?
- to be in business for yourself but not by yourself?
After almost 25 years, our business model is both simple and proven.
About The Original Poster Company
The Original Poster Company (OPC) is the world’s leading distributor of greeting cards operating through a nationwide franchise network. We sell our quality products through a wide variety of independent retailers and national groups such as Costcutter, Nisa, Spar, Booker etc.
Franchisees install our card racks or spinners in the store, (free on loan to the retailer), and stock the displays with our fast selling, diverse ranges of product and replenish monthly.
The Original Poster Company model is very attractive to retailers as we operate using the sale or return (consignment) method, the retailer only needs to pay the franchisee for what they have sold – there are no upfront costs for the retailer!
The Original Poster Company don’t charge royalty payments or management fees to our franchisees and we offer a five year renewable franchise agreement.
All our home-based, management franchise opportunities are established profitable businesses which include stock, cash flow and customers. This means you are start earning an income from Day One.
After completing your initial comprehensive training, continued support is provided in the form of ongoing training and a dedicated Regional Business Development Manager (BDM).
There is also an experienced UK based Support Team, easy to use online systems, access to independent and branded retailers and regular franchisee incentives – all assisting franchisees to grow their businesses, keep overheads low whilst achieving great profit margins.
Why an OPC franchise?
So, if you are confident, have a strong desire to run your own successful business and can take an existing business and breathe fresh enthusiasm into it – you should be considering an OPC franchise.
Each available franchise has a detailed business prospectus available with all the necessary information including historical sales performance and accurate financial accounts to help you and your financial advisors assess the business potential.
The Original Poster Company franchisees agree that our home-based system gives them the flexibility to enjoy family life.
So … isn’t it time to be in business for yourself but not by yourself?
Please complete the short enquiry form below and we will be in touch with you shortly.