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Join Wild to part of every Australian celebration!!!

Wild Cards & Gifts is all about providing cards, gifts and wraps for every occasion in life. From the big milestones such as birthdays, engagements, weddings, graduations, anniversaries and new babies all the way through to hen’s and bucks’ nights, Mother’s and Father’s day, Valentine’s day, Christmas and just because! You name it, Wild has it.

We stand out from the crowd and fill the gap in the market for premium, yet unique cards, gift and wrap.

Our business concept is all about helping our customers celebrate each special event and occasion with the perfect card, gift and wrap. Wild stores have a large range of exclusive products not available elsewhere in Australia, which is one of the key benefits of being part of the WH Smith group, we give our franchisees access our own products at lower prices. Current running at an average product profit margin of 59% which improved trading terms with our local supplier partners, so with addition of our exclusive high margin product, Wild store profitability is sure to increase.

One of our major points of difference along with exclusive product, is our stores wrapping service, where customers can get their gifts wrapped as part of our Wild service. Wild stores have become a destination for all things wrap.
The business model is set up perfectly for owner operators who are passionate and motivated about their customers and the products we sell. Owning and running your own Wild store is not overly labour intensive; however the more time and effort you put into your store, the more you will get out of it.

With a low franchise fee of 4% + GST, no marketing fees and a low franchise fee of $42,000 + GST we offer our franchisees our competitors simply cannot. The level of support we offer our franchisees is second to none, from training and store operations to stock selection, marketing and promotions, all of which is covered by the low 4% franchise fee.

Through supplier funded national marketing program all stores receive monthly in store promotional material plus major campaigns focused around our major seasonal events, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day & Christmas.
Wild stores operate a centralised integrated stock management and Point of Sale program, thus providing a technology and information based edge over our competitors.

**No other Card and Gift group offers the potential for profit equal to Wild franchisees**

Our Wild team needs to be:

  • Motivated to make a difference in peoples lives to keep them coming back
  • Enthusiastic about your customers
  • Passionate about our cards, gifts and wrap being part of everyone’s special occasion through our product.
  • Above all you need to be a little Wild...

Be part of and celebrate everyone’s birthday, wedding, graduation, and every other event on the calendar by joining Australia's card, gift & wrap specialist today!

If you have the passion for our product, motivation to make a difference and are a little Wild we want you to our team today!

Get the lifestyle you desire...

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THE WILD ADVANTAGE

Joining Wild Cards & Gifts will reward you with a great business model backed with the operational and business support to make our franchisees as profitable as possible.

  • Higher turnover, outstanding margins and low service fees - the basis for Wild franchisees achieving profitability
  • By joining Wild Cards & Gifts you immediately gain the commercial advantage of an outstanding, award winning image and brand
  • As Australia’s largest card and gift group our increased purchasing power enables Wild Cards & Gifts franchisees to obtain specialised products at the best prices
  • Backed by UK based retail group WHSmith providing outstanding industry best knowledge and support
  • Access to exclusive WHSmith product not available in Australia creating a point of difference for our customers meaning higher profits for franchisees
  • Local and national low cost marketing campaigns to help build your business through enhanced customer loyalty and brand recognition
  • A highly efficient advertising system where each store participates at their own chosen level, maximising franchisee return on advertising investment
  • National loyalty program which ensures customers return to your store time after time, increasing the value of every customer
  • Our award winning store design is under constant review to maximise impact and ensure costs are minimised
  • Point of Sale system, providing insight into national product trends and opportunities

A LITTLE ABOUT US

Wild Cards & Gifts is a great Australian success story, beginning with one store in 2002 in Geraldton, WA. We have since achieved outstanding growth which no other Australian cards and gifts retailer has accomplished so quickly to now be the leading card, gift and wrap retailer in Australia.

Our aim is to offer a low cost, high return franchise model for franchisees and we enhance this goal and constantly look for new and diverse avenues of revenue and profitability.

The philosophy of Wild Cards & Gifts is simple - to make our stores #1 for profitability! Every aspect of what we do flows from this core value. We believe that the formula to having outstanding success comes from having a great relationship with our franchisees. We deliver high quality, high demand cards & gifts in a contemporary, well designed store whilst offering value for money to our customers in a fun and energetic environment.

In early 2014, Wild Cards & Gifts was acquired by giant UK retailer WHSmith. Founded in 1792, WHSmith employs over 16,000 people and manages over 350,000 sqm of retail space. With more than 1,200 retail outlets globally in airports, train stations, hospitals and high streets, specialising in books, magazines, stationary, gadgets and entertainment products.

Wild Cards & Gifts is a business opportunity that has achieved a history of outstanding support from within the card & gift industry for over 20 years. The collective wisdom of WHSmith and current franchisees within our group adds value for all stakeholders. As the brand of choice amongst Australia’s landlords, we receive constant leasing opportunities in all states. Our consistent and continued growth allows Wild Cards & Gifts to claim the title of Australia’s largest group of franchised card and gift stores.

We are always looking for ways to make sure our stores stand out and stay ahead of our competitors. We want to ensure Wild stores are cutting edge and offering not only the best but unique products to our customers.

Step 1. ENQUIRY

Lodge your enquiry via our web site to let us know you’re interested

Step 2. INFORMATION

Wild will reward your expression of interest with an Information Pack & Confidentiality Agreement (just to make sure our secret information isn’t shared with anyone)

Step 3. PHONE

We would love the opportunity to speak with you over the phone and ask you a few questions

Step 4. APPLICATION

After we have had a chat, and you want to take the next step, it is time for you to send in your completed Confidentiality Agreement.

Step 5. MEETING

Lets personalise it, put faces to names and set up a meeting with our Franchise Business Manager to discuss your options in more detail.

Step 6. APPLICATION & DUE DILIGENCE

Following on from the meeting we will issue you an Application Form, a draft Franchise Agreement and Disclosure Document to review… don’t worry you don’t sign anything yet. This is the time where you seek your own legal and financial advice, then come back to us with any questions

Step 7. LETTER OF OFFER

When you’re comfortable and want to move forward we will send you a letter of offer, essentially letting us know you would like to become a Wild Cards & Gifts franchisee and is the green light for us to look for a suitable site.

Step 8. SITE SEARCH

Upon receiving your completed Application Form and signed Letter of Offer plus deposit, we will begin looking for a suitable site in your preferred location on your behalf… be aware this can take a little bit of time to find the right location

Step 9. SUCCESS

We have found you a site that you are happy with, now we will issue with you Franchise Agreement and lease for you to review and sign

Step 10. SET UP & TRAINING BEGINS

You are ready to GO! We will begin with training and setting up your store, providing support with layout, construction and pre and post aspects of store opening procedures.

Step 11. CONGRATULATIONS!

Trading commences and you are now on your journey as a Wild Cards & Gifts franchisee



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“I have enjoyed every day of owning my Wild store. Being part of a group means I get the best trading terms, highest turnover and lowest costs possible for my business”

Eddie Boctor - Owner, Wild Cards & Gifts Rouse Hill

“We first met Wild not long after we arrived in Australia. In no time we had our own store and have traded profitably since. It is the best decision we have made in 30 years as retailers”

Terry & Shauna Maggs - Owners, Wild Cards & Gifts Bunbury

“In my opinion, Wild Cards & Gifts was and still is the only group that has access to the best suppliers and shopping centres in Australia”

Paul Myers - Owner, Wild Cards & Gifts Carindale

“When we commenced working with Wild neither of us had any retail experience. The support and advice from management and other franchisees is a major reason for the success of our business”

Terry & Barbara Nuss - Owners, Wild Cards & Gifts Toowoomba

 

AWARDS

BRW Fast Franchise for 6 years in a row “2007,2008,2009,2010,2011,2012”

 

FAQ'S

How much is the initial Franchise Fee?
The Franchise Fee for a single site is $42,000 + GST

Do I pay any other fees on an ongoing basis?
Yes, there is an ongoing royalty fee of 4% of your gross weekly sales the lowest in our industry.

How much will I make?
The profitability of a Wild Cards & Gifts store is subject to many variables including location, product mix and the skill of the franchisee in running the business. Potential Wild Cards & Gifts franchisees must seek independent financial advice in deciding if it is an appropriate investment for them.

How much startup capital do I need to become a Wild Franchisee?
As a guide typical investment in our business range from $200,000 to $300,000 including stock + approximately $20,000 to $30,000 in working capital (or cash flow).

What training will I receive and what does it cost?
Wild Cards & Gifts give you initial on the job training at an existing Wild store starting 4-6 weeks from your store opening covering all aspects of our business then on an ongoing basis once your store is open. There is now additional charge for training as this is covered in the initial franchise fee.

Who selects the site for my store?
Wild’s Franchise Business Manager will help identify and approve all store sites. They will assist with lease negotiations and oversee store construction and fit-out as well help when it comes time to renew your lease.

What is the length of my Franchise Agreement?
Wild Cards & Gifts offers an initial period of 5 years with an option to renew for a further period.

Can I own more than one Wild store?
Yes you can, provided you have the financial resources and have the necessary skills to take on multiple stores.

What is an ideal size for a Wild Cards & Gifts store?
Store sizes range from 72m2 to 150m2, however our ideal size is around the 100m2 mark.

Can I buy a Wild franchise but not run the store?
Our experience suggests that to be successful and to get the best return on investment you must be directly involved in the day-to-day management of your business. The more you are willing to put into a business the more you will get out of it.

 

 

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