Cardies Franchise

  1. Description

Cardies opened their doors in 1977 as an entry point into the retail card business. The original kiosk was in the Flora Centre in Johannesburg. The group started franchising in 1981 with great success. Today they run 66 outlets nationally and 1 Internationally.


Established: 1977
Initial Franchise Fee: On Application
Set-up Costs: On Application
Management Fees: 5%
Marketing Fees: 2%
FASA Member: Yes
Irma Robinson
+27 (0)11 661 1167

About the Franchise


Cardies has become an iconic South African brand. First opened in 1977, it has grown to over 80 stores. It sells greeting cards and related products, gifts and novelties

Franchisee selection criteria

The ideal Cardies franchisees should:

  • Be a natural entrepreneur
  • Have a passion for the brand
  • Understand the importance of customer service
  • Be ready to be hands on
  • Have excellent people skills
  • Be financially stable
  • Understand how franchising systems work and be committed to it