Brian Pierson, Franchisee, Sydney
I first came across the OPC Business Opportunity at a London Franchise Show in 2002 and was immediately struck by the quality of the cards and the humour they espoused in their captions and messages. After several meetings with the company, including a coffee or two in my home with a longstanding English franchisee, my wife and I decided to purchase a territory in Sydney upon my family’s return to Australia in 2004.
Since that time I’ve found OPC to be a good, clean and honest company to do business with and I have even purchased a second territory.
They produce quality cards across a number of different styles and so have something to offer any newsagent, gift shop, florist, convenience store or supermarket you enter. Retailers love the consignment concept, which really helps me grow my business.
I usually arrange my day to miss the peak-hour traffic, a welcome relief after working long hours as a sub-contract courier in Sydney for most of the 1990’s.
Another benefit of working in this business is the good friendships you build up over time with the retail owners and their staff, many of whom have been selling the OPC ranges continuously in their shops since 2005.
Geoff Rowell, Franchisee, Melbourne
Having been in the retail industry for over 20 years and owning several different retail businesses during that time, I gained first hand experience with The Original Poster Company quality product range by having stocked it for many years and received over whelming positive customer feed back.
The customers loved the unique diverse range with regular design releases giving them better choice compared to other greeting cards.
I loved stocking this great quality product range as it gave me a brilliant selection of popular greeting cards to offer my customers and provided me with strong profit margins without having to pay up front for stock.
As a retailer, The Original Poster Company arrangement, ‘pay only when stock is sold’, gave me better control over my finances when running my business and any slower moving or damaged stock was replaced at absolutely no cost to me. I could leave the management of my greeting card range to the friendly professional service received from The Original Poster Company which gave me one less thing to worry about.
When the chance arose to obtain an Original Poster Company Franchise, I had no hesitation to grasp this golden opportunity with both hands to own one.
I am always looking for solid low risk business opportunities and this business has given me great satisfaction and rewards both personally and financially.
The response from retail customers either existing or newly established has been fantastic. Expanding my territory and giving the opportunity for more retail businesses to stock a popular quality product range with strong profit margins, is my business goal and I look forward to each week when traveling around my district to achieve this.
The Original Poster Company has given me a great working lifestyle to be able to work flexible hours, along with the exciting opportunity to meet many interesting like minded business owners and their staff in the retail industry.
Dene Reynolds, Franchisee, Sunshine Coast
After returning to the workforce after having a family and being a stay at home Mum I decided to look for a business opportunity.
I came across an ad in The Age newspaper regarding a greeting card distribution company and met with the professional team at OPC.
I was really impressed and excited about the opportunity in front of me. The cards were fantastic, I loved the different ranges, and couldn’t wait to get out there and approach my first perspective customer. I needed a business that I could grow, but one that would fit around my lifestyle and family commitments.
When I started canvassing I was really surprised how many retail outlets had a need for our ranges of cards. The retail owners loved the fact that there is no upfront payment, and that we merchandise their stores in a very professional manner, with a great profit for them at the end. I was very surprised how often new designs were released, which made OPC a leader in the marketplace.
I have built my territory up, and bought another one. OPC has given me the freedom I require and the income to enjoy a great lifestyle.