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Plan-it Cards Greeting Cards Franchise In Brighton & Hove For Sale

Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, UK
Asking Price:
£25,000 Furniture / Fixtures and Inventory / Stock included
Sales Revenue:
Cash Flow:

The Plan-it Cards Brighton territory is an existing franchise business that offers tremendous potential for a new owner to take this established territory to the next level.

This exclusive business based on the South Coast has a current annual turnover of over £28K and is a fantastic opportunity for a new owner to take this established and profitable business to the next level.

Plan-it Cards franchisees supply greetings cards, gift wrap & gift bags to retailers in their exclusive territories on the 'only pay for what you sell' method of distribution commonly known as consignment within the retail trade.

We visit our customers once a month, more often if needed. On each visit displays are replenished with fresh stock and new designs are introduced as appropriate.

At the end of our visit, we raise the invoice for what has been sold and collect payment.

The Brighton territory currently covers 95 trading stores and includes well known symbol group names like Spar, Costcutter, Bestway, Nisa, Keystores as well as several independent stores and post offices. Most of the customers are in the convenience sector which means you can plan your visits around their opening hours,7 days a week.

This flexibility allows you to decide on the right work/leisure balance.

Working with a base of both independents and national accounts and income from day 1, the business offers the new owner an established income coupled with tremendous growth potential through the development of the current merchandising cycle of visits, and through the opening of more shops in the territory.

The franchise territory has a good foundation to build on and there is the potential to grow and support over 160 accounts in the territory with a regular visit.

The on-going support for the franchisee is focused on the continued growth of the business and is provided through a structured support programme in the field.

We will support you from day 1 but more importantly we will continue to support you for the life of your business.

We keep things simple AND convenient. We have over 400 designs available across 2 sizes of cards and 2 Everyday price points and bar codes, so our range is broad in appeal.

Everyday Birthday cards as well as extensive Occasions, Relations and Age titles are available. Packeted gift wrap and gift bags completes the Everyday display. Interest is maintained by regular monthly releases, Extra business is generated by the release of new seasonal ranges every year (Christmas, Valentine's, Mother's Day, Easter, and Father's Day).

It is a full-time business for an individual franchisee or ambitious partnership who through having a good entrepreneurial background and mindset wants a new challenge and lifestyle change with a business that is already generating good income from day 1.

Working from home, (or a small business unit) all you need is a good-sized garage (or equivalent) for stock, a van or hatchback, mobile phone, tablet, and plenty of enthusiasm and passion!

Plan-it Cards will supply all the necessary training so no previous business experience is needed as a full and comprehensive training programme will be given.

Living in the heart of the territory we are seeking a new franchisee who will have an enthusiasm for working in a good size territory and be able to capitalise on the many opportunities that are still available.

Property Information


The new owner can live anywhere on their territory.

The Brighton territory is a good size geographical area with a resident population of around 2 million.

The territory comprises of the Brighton (BN) Tunbridge Wells (TN) and Redhill
(RH) postcodes.

Good road networks make it easy to travel round your stores.

The territory reflects the urban and densely populated nature of the south
coast stretching from the M25 down to the south coast and this in turn creates
a traditionally strong foundation for a greeting cards franchise.

Premises Details:

Like several of our franchises the stock is currently stored at home but is
easily transferrable to home or warehouse premises.

Business Operation

Expansion Potential:

The franchise territory is established and therefore there is potential to grow and support over 160+ accounts with a regular visit.

There continues to be many potential outlets for the selling of our cards, wrap and bags; petrol stations, post offices, convenience stores (independent and symbol), chemists, hospital shops, bookshops, newsagents and more. Some of our customers are well known.

In addition expanding displays and improving product mix/offering within existing stores will also aid growth.

Competition / Market:

The greeting card market continues to grow and currently stands worth £1.75 billion according to the latest Greeting Card Association industry report. It indicates the robustness of the individual card market and just how engrained greeting card sending continues to be among the British consumer.

Greetings Cards and businesses like ours continue to help drive consumers to bricks and mortar retailers. Greetings Cards remain an important high-profitable product for all manner of retailers, sold in more types of outlets than any other products.

The size of the market confirms the UK’s appetite for buying and sending greeting cards continues unabated.

Every day is a Birthday and it’s a fun product to be involved with.

Reasons for selling:

It is being put on the market by the current franchisee who having run the
business - for over 13 years, is now looking to realise a value for their business
and pursue other interests.

Trading hours:

Full Time Franchise

Years established:

Franchise Information

Franchise opportunity:

Franchise Resale

Franchise terms:

Initial franchise agreement is for a term of 5 years and this will be renewed on a 5 year term as long as both the franchisee and franchisor are happy to continue.

Other Information

Support & training:

We undertake a full and comprehensive training programme co-ordinated through our Franchise Director so no previous greeting card or business experience is required. The existing owner will also be on hand to introduce you to retailers and ensure a smooth handover.

Inventory / Stock value:
£13,000 - included in the asking price
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