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Cartridge World

Who is Cartridge World?
Cartridge World is a worldwide franchise network which offers high quality, cost effective printer cartridges for all major brands of printers to businesses and the high street consumer.

The franchising structure of the company was initially developed in 1992 in Australia and in 2001, the first UK Cartridge World franchise opened in Harrogate. Since then, the network has continued to grow from strength-to-strength and today there are 1,600 franchises in over 50 countries across the world, with 170 stores across the UK.

Why choose a Cartridge World franchise?
With over 20 years of industry expertise and a strong reputation founded upon delivering excellence and quality, Cartridge world is the UK’s leading printer cartridge specialist.

We provide our franchisees with a first class Support Network to ensure they are getting the most out of their business.

We have successfully launched over 1,600 franchises in over 50 different countries and our tried and tested business formula has the potential to turn over £300,000 a year.

If you are looking for a fantastic franchise business opportunity, then get in touch. Simply email franchise@cartridgeworld.co.uk or call 0800 21 55 990 and you could be rewarded with the following:

  • Proven business model with over 1,600 franchises worldwide
  • Strong earnings potential
  • Comprehensive training scheme and ongoing support
  • Working for an environmentally friendly company

Freedom and independence
Owning a franchise allows you to be your own boss but instead of starting from scratch, you’re following a proven business model. Becoming a Cartridge World franchisee allows you to become part of an established and successful brand making it easier for you to attract customers and make profit.

Fantastic earnings potential
Over 50 percent of UK homes have at least one printer in the household so printer cartridges are always in demand. In addition, all businesses have the need for regular replacement printer cartridges, in some cases as often as weekly.

At Cartridge World we know people look for low cost alternatives to the printer-branded cartridges and they usually need the cartridge there and then, something that online retailers cannot provide.

As a Cartridge World franchise owner, you are on hand to service the customers who need their replacement cartridge straight away. By joining Cartridge World you are perfectly placed to take care of – and profit from – this demand.

Proven business model
We’ve spent the past 20 years fine-tuning our business model so you don’t have to.

Through the multiple business models available, Cartridge World franchisees are able to create a long term, profitable future. With no limits on franchise expansion, successful Cartridge World franchisees have the potential to grow their business and territory further with concessions and satellite stores.

Cartridge World also offers a franchise option which focuses specifically on servicing the printer needs of local businesses in its new, Cartridge World Express model.

Initial help and support
Our unique and comprehensive training scheme will leave you feeling confident in running your own store. Our start-up training scheme includes learning the basics at our Franchise Support Centre, getting to grips with your position at one of our training stores and constant ongoing support throughout your business ownership. Click here to read more on our Franchise training.

Marketing and PR
Cartridge World develops and implements national marketing campaigns based on research findings from target audience insights and market data, on behalf of the franchise network. The campaigns include a variety of methods including national PR, television, radio, print, an e-commerce website with store finder and online advertising.

The Marketing department offers support and guidance to a franchisee’s local marketing plans to help drive footfall and business to business leads.

You will also gain access to our Marketing Resource Centre, where you will be able to create and order branded marketing materials to help promote your store locally.

Keeping ahead of technology
Our in-house Research and Development departments in Chicago (USA) and Harrogate are constantly researching the latest in print technology to ensure we maintain our high standards and can continue to meet our customers’ needs. In addition, we also work alongside preferred suppliers to ensure we are always offering the best products and competitive pricing to our customers.

Do your bit to help the environment
Every year, 45 million* printer cartridges end up in landfill sites, where they can take up to 1000 years to decompose**. We are constantly researching new ways to reduce a cartridge’s carbon footprint and pride ourselves on being a sustainable company.

By helping your customers to refill rather than replace their cartridges, you’ll be reducing the amount of cartridges that end up in landfills and in turn, saving the limited natural resources our planet has. Both the general public and the corporate environment are becoming increasingly aware of the environmental impact of their daily lives and your business will offer them a solution to reduce this impact and save money!

How it works
The required investment for a Cartridge World franchise starts from £29,950, plus costs for production equipment, shop fitting, opening stock and vehicle wrap. Additional budget for outgoings such as legal fees and working capital will also be necessary.

This investment includes a comprehensive training programme which involves three weeks at Cartridge World’s Technical Support Centre, a week gaining hands on experience in an accredited training store and an assigned business development manager who offers business support throughout the first year of trading. With this thorough guidance, franchisees can hit the ground running.

Hear what our Franchisees have to say about us
All of our franchisees started off in your position, read below to see what they have to say about their franchise, how they got started and how they’ve been successful.

The training at Franchise Support in Harrogate was great. Even after two years trading, we’re in touch with them regularly – having access to that knowledge is massively beneficial.”
Stuart Lloyd, Cartridge World Nuneaton

The benefit of owning a Cartridge World franchise is that assistance is available whenever it is needed.  Technical support is always there at the end of the phone to provide any help needed and it is really reassuring to know that you’re not isolated in the business.”
Ashley Smith, Cartridge World Rotherham

Our Business Development Manager has been fantastic and helped us no end. He’s really showed us how to run our store as a business and provided an endless stream of useful suggestions.”
Dave Kenton, Cartridge World Preston

* Source: UK Cartridge Remanufacture Association, 2006
** Source: International Imaging Technology Council

Franchise name Cartridge World
Business description Printer cartridge retailers
Total investment cost Price on application
Website www.cartridgeworld.co.uk/franchise-opportunities
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