The Original Poster Company

The Original Poster Company (OPC) is the world's leading distributor of greeting cards operating a franchise network for over 25 years.

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The Original Poster Company (OPC) is the world’s leading distributor of greeting cards operating a franchise network for over 25 years. We sell our quality products through a wide variety of independent retailers and national groups such as Costcutter, Nisa, Spar, Booker etc.

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Our Business

Our business model is simple and proven.

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.

Our 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!

We don’t charge royalty payments or management fees to our franchisees and we offer a five year renewable franchise agreement.

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Life with OPC

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.

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Our franchisees agree that our home-based system gives them the flexibility to enjoy family life.

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.

Investment Requirement

The total minimum investment to run an Original Poster Company franchise is £33,000.

Personal investment can be as low as £15,000 as banks can lend up to 50% - 70% of the cost of your franchise - subject to your financial history.

Is it time for a career change?

Do you want …

to own a business in both of these growing markets?

have a product that sells itself, with high margins for everyone?

to be in business for yourself but not by yourself?

For over 25 years, we have operated this simple and proven business model.

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If you’ve been following our recent successes, you’ll know that we welcomed the dynamic Team Aujla in January to the Birmingham/Bromsgrove franchise territory, and the lovely Beverley Potts to the Teeside/Durham franchise territory in February.Now we have another addition to our OPC franchise family – the Cadwalladers!John and Michelle Cadwallader have purchased the North Wales franchise territory from previous franchisee Angela Lloyd – a longstanding franchisee with OPC. We’ll miss Angela and...

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What a start to the year!We just finished settling the Aujla Team in place in the franchise territory of Birmingham and we’re off to the franchise territory of Teeside/Durham to welcome the lovely Beverley Potts into the OPC greeting cards franchise family!Beverley has worked for the Durham County Council for over 14 years but has always yearned for a something she could do for herself and after a considerable amount of research; she decided that OPC was where she would be able to do just that –...

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Cathay Investments 2 Limited (Cathay) purchases The Original Poster Company Limited (OPC) franchise, a producer and distributor of greetings cardsOPC franchise produces a range of greetings cards, wrap, bags and displays, distributed through a franchise network to a variety of independent retailers and national groups around the World using the sale or return (consignment) method.About the acquisition of OPCCathay is purchasing OPC as part of its commitment to expand its distribution business. B...

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OPC franchise network reaps benefit of new systemsWe’re barely past the half way mark of 2016 and already we’ve celebrated our 25th birthday, welcomed new franchisees, settled in Keith, our new Financial Controller, helped a number of our franchisees purchase their second territory and launched our long awaited cloud and iPad based consignment system - phew!We just caught our breath during Easter before we begun the roll-out of the new systems, ConsignPak and FAST, to our franchise network in Ma...

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We welcomed in the New Year with Judit Folinek joining us having taken over the Canterbury franchise in December. Coming from Hungary, Judit not only had to learn the ropes of our greeting cards franchise but she also had to contend with driving on the left hand side of the road for the first time and figure out the complexities of roundabouts - all whilst driving a van for the first time too! Quite a challenge when you’re trying to merchandise stores and launch your new business. Now we’ve s...

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