Original Poster Company franchisees acquire new site

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Franchisees Michael and Claire Welham of greeting card distribution chain the Original Poster Company (OPC) have acquired a second territory adjacent to their current Twickenham/Kingston site.

Based in South West London, the husband and wife duo claim the new site will enable them to build on the success of their first franchise.

With backgrounds in fashion management and motorisation, the couple originally became franchisees for the greetings card franchise in 2010 with the aim to utilise their merchandising and commercial skills and gain a better work-life balance.

Established in 1991, OPC claims to be the world’s largest greetings card franchise providing its franchisees with a home-based working system and business development managers to provide sales support and advice.

Franchise packages are currently available for £33,000 plus a £3,000 licence fee in 75 sites across the UK and Ireland.

Commenting on the purchase, Claire Welham said:

“The South West London territory has a lot of development potential and it has a really big border with our current territory in Kingston. So it made a lot of sense for both of us to buy the territory to further expand our business.

“With our new territory it’s now all about building relationships and trust with the national account managers in the area to start stocking our cards in more stores.”

To find out more about becoming a franchisee for OPC, click here.

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