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Cartridge World

2014 Franchise 500
#90
At a Glance

Products & Services: Ink and toner printer cartridges, printers

Number of Locations: 1,177

Total Investment: $68.8K - $150.8K

Founded: 1997

Began Franchising: 1997

About Cartridge World

Cartridge World was founded in Adelaide, Australia under the name Australian Cartridge Co. The company name was changed to Cartridge World in 1999, and the first U.S. franchise opened in 2003 in Orlando, Florida. The company is now headquartered in Spring Grove, Illinois. Franchisees sell ink and toner printer cartridges and printers, and offer printer repair services.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2014 510 2 665 0
2013 543 7 863 0
2012 558 10 877 3
2011 592 10 985 9
2010 629 10 1,032 0
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.
Direct Capital

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $68,800 - $150,800
Franchise Fee: $50,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 6%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Veteran Incentives: 10% off franchise fee
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $200,000
Liquid Cash Available: $75,000
Operations
40% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 3 - 3. Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed. (90% of current franchisees are owner/operators).
Direct Capital
Financing Type In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee
Startup Costs
Equipment
Inventory
Accounts Receivable
Payroll

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 2 weeks. At franchisee's location: 2 weeks.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives, Lease Negotiation
Marketing Support: Ad slicks, National media, Regional advertising,

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #90 (2014), #414 (2013), #208 (2012), #308 (2011), #145 (2010),
America's Top Global: #164 (2012), #115 (2010),