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Franchise 500 Rank
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Initial investment
$75K - $107K
Units as of 2023
125 Decrease 36% over 3 years

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.

About Cartridge World

Industry Business Services
Related Categories Miscellaneous Business Services, Electronics Stores, Miscellaneous Tech Businesses
Founded 1997
Parent Company CWE America LLC
Leadership Gregory Carafello, President
Corporate Address One World Trade Center, #8500
New York, NY 10007
Social Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn

Business Overview

Franchising Since 1997 (27 years)
# of employees at HQ 3
Where seeking

This company is offering new franchises throughout the US.

# of Units 125 (as of 2023)

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 Information Circle
$50,000
Initial Investment Information Circle
$75,150 - $106,800
Net Worth Requirement Information Circle
$100,000
Cash Requirement Information Circle
$30,000 - $40,000
Veteran Incentives Information Circle
15% off franchise fee
Royalty Fee Information Circle
8%
Ad Royalty Fee Information Circle
2%
Term of Agreement Information Circle
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 40 hours
Classroom Training 40 hours
Ongoing Support
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Grand Opening
Online Support
Field Operations
Site Selection
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Ad Templates
Regional Advertising
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? Information Circle
Yes
Can this franchise be run part time? Information Circle
No
# of employees required to run 3-3
Are exclusive territories available? Information Circle
No
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Updated: December 12th, 2022