Cartridge World – printer cartridge retailing

Who is Cartridge World?
Cartridge World is the world’s largest printer cartridge franchise offering high quality, great value 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 or call 0800 21 55 990 and you could be rewarded with the following:

  • Proven business model utilized by 1,600 franchises worldwide
  • Strong earnings potential
  • Comprehensive training scheme and ongoing support

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.

Help and support
Cartridge World offers comprehensive training, over a 12 month period, covering all key areas required to be a successful franchisee including understanding the brand, product range, franchise model, business growth and marketing.

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.

How it works
The required investment for a Cartridge World franchise is £29,950. Additional budget of approximately £5,000 for outgoings such as legal fees and working capital will also be necessary.

This investment includes an initial marketing budget and an exceptionally comprehensive training programme, which involves a week at Cartridge World’s Head Office, and staggered “on territory” training throughout the first year of trading.

Hear what our franchisees have to say about us
All of our franchisees started off in your position. Watch the video above to see what they have to say about their experience as a Cartridge World franchisee.

If you’re considering becoming a Cartridge World franchisee and want to find out more please visit, call 01423 878 520, or complete and send the form below.

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