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Cartridge World
Printers, cartridges, printer services



Franchising Since

1997 (21 Years)

Corporate Address

3917 Mercy Dr.
McHenry, IL 60050


Mark Pinner

Parent Company

CW Global Holding Co. Ltd.

Financial Requirements
Initial Investment

$68,300 - $151,800

Net-worth Requirement

$75,000 - $150,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$40,000 - $50,000

Ongoing Fees
Initial Franchise Fee

$40,000 - $40,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee


Ad Royalty Fee


Financing Options

Cartridge World has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: 
franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Veteran Incentives

15% off franchise fee

Support Options
Ongoing Support



Toll-Free Line

Grand Opening

Online Support

Field Operations

Site Selection

Proprietary Software

Franchisee Intranet Platform

Marketing Support

Co-op Advertising

Ad Templates

National Media

Regional Advertising

Social media


Website development

Email marketing

Loyalty program/app

On-The-Job Training:

48 hours

Classroom Training:

47 hours

Number of Employees Required to Run:

3 - 3

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.
Initial Investment: Low - $68,300 High - $151,800
-5.7%-54 UNITS (1 Year) -25.0%-301 UNITS (3 Years)

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:

Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.
Franchise Financing
Using 401(K)/IRA Funds
  • Tax Penalty-Free
  • Debt Free
  • Expert Guidance
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Updated: December 8th, 2017