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Units as of 2019
558 (397 lost in 3 years)
71.1%
2021 Franchise 500 Rank
N/R Not ranked last year
Initial investment
$37K - $136K

Company Overview

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 Illinois. Franchisees sell ink and toner printer cartridges and printers, and offer printer repair services.

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About Cartridge World

Founded
1997
Parent Company
CW Global Holding Co. Ltd.
Leadership
Mark Pinner, CEO

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1997 (24 years)
# of employees at HQ
8
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.

This company is seeking new franchisees worldwide.

# of Units
558 (as of 2019)

Franchisor Information

Social
Facebook, Twitter
Corporate Address
3917 Mercy Dr.
McHenry, IL 60050

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Cartridge World franchise.

Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here’s what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

Initial Franchise Fee
$18,500
Initial Investment
$36,900 - $136,300
Net Worth Requirement
$100,000
Cash Requirement
$30,000 - $40,000
Veteran Incentives
15% off franchise fee
Royalty Fee
6%
Ad Royalty Fee
2%
Term of Agreement
10 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes

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Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

On-The-Job Training
50 hours
Classroom Training
72 hours
Ongoing Support
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Field Operations
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Ad Templates
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
No
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
Yes
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
# of employees required to run
3
Are exclusive territories available?
No

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