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Refilling printer cartridges - A booming industry

Over the past few years, refilling printer cartridges has become one of the fastest growing industries in the world. And when you look at the facts, it’s easy to understand why. Information technology has taken the world by a storm. Anyone and everyone in the advanced world has a computer for their business and their home. Computers need printers and printers need cartridges, which run out of ink or toner on a regular basis. With the development of digital photography comes a large increase in the usage of inkjet printers. Cartridge World is ideally positioned to refill the empty cartridges created by this demand. Recycling is also a hot issue and another huge growth industry. Here are two good reasons to recycle printer cartridges:

_ More than 1.25 gallons of oil is needed to make one new laser cartridge

_ Hundreds of millions of cartridges go into landfills each year

CUSTOMERS WANT THIS INDUSTRY

First of all, they save money. By refilling and recycling their cartridges instead of buying new ones, people can save up to 50% on the cost of a new cartridge.  And with replacement cartridges costing up to €400,00 that’s no small change! Secondly, because recycling cartridges is environmentally friendly, people feel good about preserving the environment.

WHAT EXACTLY IS CARTRIDGE WORLD ALL ABOUT?

Our core business is refilling empty printer cartridges. It’s that simple. When possible, we refill the customer’s cartridge while they wait. Most cartridges can be refilled whether they are inkjet or laser, photocopier or fax, large or small, black or color. We also offer other services:

_ New ink and laser cartridges (because nothing lasts forever)

_ Specialty papers for quality photographic prints

_ Printers

_ Copier toners

_ Fax supplies

_ 100% guarantee

_ Expert advice.

In other words, we’re a true one-stop-shop for printer requirements.

OUR CUSTOMER BASE IS GROWING

Market research shows that more than 70% of people currently throw away their used cartridges and buy new ones. Imagine what this means in terms of the growth potential of our industry as more and more people realize they can have their cartridges refilled AND save around 50% on the cost of a new one.

THE CARTRIDGE WORLD GROUP IS EXPANDING FAST

Right now, we have franchisees joining us at a rapid rate. As at the end of January 2012, we have over 1700 franchises established all around Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, USA, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Singapore, Greece, Hungury, Ireland, Latvia, Poland, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Serbia and other in total 45 countries.

AT THE FOREFRONT OF THE INDUSTRY

Our technical staff travel overseas on a regular basis, keeping up with the latest developments. As a Cartridge World franchisee, you’ll get ready access to a wealth of knowledge which has been built up over 20 years.

You’ll be kept up to date so you can always feel confident that you’re giving your customers the very best advice.

IT’S FUN

Once you have the basics, it’s a relatively simple business to run and there isn’t too much paperwork. This business is suitable for people of all ages and from all different walks of life. And it’s a very friendly business, too. You get to know your customers because they keep coming back.

HIGH PROFILE LOCATIONS

Cartridge World, with its high profile retail locations, is the world leader in providing refilling of printer

cartridges. Our distinctive stores are bright in color and easy to find.

Customers are happy walking into a bright, well-designed Cartridge World store.

HERE’S WHAT YOU GET FOR YOUR INVESTMENT

_ Professional franchise training program in Athens, Greece for two weeks.

_ New start-up stock, ink and toner supplies

_ Unique equipment

_ Uniforms, stationery and software

_ Ongoing support in all areas of business operations

_ Assistance with store construction

As you can see it’s a very comprehensive package.

LOTS OF HELP TO GET YOU STARTED

While computers can be highly technical, the printer cartridges we service and refill are really quite easy to understand. You will be taught specialized skills. We have trained hundreds of people now working in the industry, most with no previous experience. At Cartridge World, we’ve designed an intensive training course which will give you the very best start in your new business. We’ll train you in every aspect of the operation of your franchise and provide you with a detailed business operations manual and computer software. Our program includes technical information, purchasing and stock control, administration and bookkeeping, plus sales and marketing.

ONGOING SUPPORT TO KEEP YOU GOING STRONG

Once you are up and running, we won’t leave you in the lurch. You can be sure that ongoing support and technical advice are always just a phone call away. As a Cartridge World franchisee, you’ll be part of a growing team of people, keen to share knowledge and ideas, and we keep you informed with technical updates via a secured section on our website as well as annual meetings and seminars.

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