Why join our team

As the world’s number one franchise network in home and business printing needs there are so many reasons to become a Cartridge World franchisee. But remember, only you can guarantee your success.

Our franchise owners have the right to provide multi-brand, impartial printing advice, printer choice, printer monitoring, management and supply, printer sales, service and support, access to genuine Cartridge World ink & toner printer cartridges and printer and copier paper from their franchised stores under the registered Cartridge World brand.

Be part of a global family

As a Cartridge World franchise owner, you’ll be the local ambassador of a global brand with over 600 stores across 42 countries and hundreds of thousands of personal, business, corporate, and government clients.

Our ever-evolving franchise model and a focus on the thousands of businesses in your area capable of providing you with an annuity income from a growing fleet of printers under management will allow you the opportunity to build a rewarding business and be a respected business leader in your local community.

Share in our vision

We are extremely proud of our franchise owners. They are highly valued for their printing expertise and passion for customer service.

As a Cartridge World franchise owner, the strength of our brand and premium quality Cartridge World branded products, and your own skillsets, will provide you with the credibility you need to launch a business with the potential to really grow.

We’ll give you the tools you need to build your knowledge and expertise, so you can share in our vision of providing a valuable ongoing service to all our potential customers.

Be your own boss but with reduced risk

Cartridge World is typically a 9am to 5pm white collar business operating 5 days per week employing 1 to 3 team or family members.

One of the most rewarding things about becoming a Cartridge World franchisee is the ability to own your own business under the operating framework of a global franchise network.

But rather than starting from scratch, you’ll follow a well-established business pathway, allowing you and your team or family to attract customers, generate multiple revenue streams and build a business for the future that you and your family can be really proud of.

Multiple retail, B2B and internet streams

A Cartridge World franchisee not only enjoys the retail sales income of residents and local businesses who walk into our Cartridge World stores every day looking for printing advice and solutions, printers, service, printer cartridges and paper.

Our Cartridge World print-services Business-2-Business model generates revenue underpinned by our unique “Why Buy a Printer Program” and our impartial Cartridge World printing assessment and print solutions.

This B2B model can be offered directly to business customer by our franchisees visiting the business owner or manager at his or her own office or retail premises. The opportunity to provide advice tailored to the actual business’s needs, and to supply printers, service and repairs and our exclusive Cartridge World brand quality ink & toner printer cartridges while at the business coal-face with the customer has proven to build a valuable, long-term business customer base out of the thousands of service and retail businesses that surround our Cartridge World stores.

Our franchisees that have adopted our proven B2B annuity sales strategy believe it is the most exciting revenue-building development in our business since launching our own high quality, factory manufactured Cartridge World brand ink and toner printer cartridge range.

It is a simple local area marketing plan that can be actioned by every franchisee by regularly visiting his or her local businesses, and being active in the local business community and business networking groups in the franchised territory.

In addition to these two income streams, online printer and printer cartridge orders from local homes and businesses in a franchise territory that are generated by our internet eCommerce platform www.cartridgeworld.com.au are directed to the local Cartridge World store to fulfil.

This means you can choose to provide an instant, local response and provide personal delivery to our growing online customer base. New internet orders are sent directly to your store via email the moment the internet order is placed, without you lifting a finger.

This provides you with an online internet sales business within your local store and the opportunity to promote online sales to every home and business in your territory.

This Cartridge World clicks & bricks multi-channel business model demonstrates the technology and innovation a global brand can deliver.

Ongoing training and support

When you become a franchisee, you and your family will receive the training and support you need to get started. A range of ongoing training opportunities are also available through training modules, conferences calls, and regular seminars. Our master franchisees are on hand to offer support, and our dedicated technical web platforms provide you with almost all the advice and assistance you need.

If it’s not there, someone in our global network will have the answer.

We’re leaders in the field

Our research and development capabilities are constantly evolving, and as market leaders, we are always exploring the latest updates in print technology to continue to meet our customers’ needs, and provide the best quality products. As a Cartridge World franchise owner, not only will you have access to the latest print technology, but you’ll also get the opportunity to help us look for new and better ways of running a Cartridge World business.

Marketing is the Key

We have a range of innovative programs designed for national, regional and local marketing efforts, and invest heavily in advertising our brand, products and services through the year.

As a Cartridge World franchisee, you’ll visit local businesses and actively promote your business to the local community. You will also contribute to our significant marketing fund to help build awareness and drive customers to your store on foot, by phone and via the internet.

Potential for growth

Cartridge World franchisees also have the chance to introduce our global brand to new markets – be it locally, nationally or even globally. There’s also potential for franchisees to grow existing markets further, both throughout Australia and the world.

Cartridge World history
  • 1988 – Australian Cartridge Co. started refilling empty printer cartridges in Adelaide, Australia.
  • 1996 – Franchise business model was developed.
  • 1997 – First franchise was granted in South Australia.
  • 1999 – Australian Cartridge Co. changes name to Cartridge World.
  • 1999 – First Master franchises granted in Australia.
  • 2000 – First International Master franchise granted in New Zealand
  • 2002 – First European Master franchise granted in UK
  • 2005 – Cartridge World established in United States
  • 2007 – Private Equity buys into Cartridge World and the global headquarters relocated from Adelaide, Australia to California, USA.
  • 2008 to 2015 – Global expansion opens new countries and markets.
  • 2010 – Factory re-manufactured cartridges start changing the industry.
  • 2012 – Internet sales growth accelerates need for new CW business model
  • 2015 – Suzhou Goldengreen Technologies Ltd (SGT) purchases the global network of Cartridge World and the global headquarters relocates to Hong Kong.
  • 2016 – Cartridge World launches first factory re-manufactured Cartridge World brand Premium ink printer cartridge and the Classic and Premium toner printer cartridge range, vastly improving product quality and consistency.
  • 2017 – “Why Buy a Printer” B2B service and supply model launched.
  • 2019 – Cartridge World Australia & New Zealand licence purchased by Australian company CWA Australia & NZ Pty Ltd based in Cleveland Qld.
  • 2020 – Cartridge World Australia launches new Agency Model.
Be part of our future

Today, Cartridge World has regional support offices and team members in Cleveland Australia, Harrogate UK, Chicago USA and Hong Kong. We are a globally recognised brand supplying small, medium and large businesses, corporations and governments with printing advice, printers, service, paper and our own factory manufactured Cartridge World branded Premium and Classic range of consistent quality ink and toner printer cartridges.

We are opening new regions and countries every year and, subject to your application meeting our requirements, we offer the opportunity for the right applicants to become a single or multi-unit franchise owner, a master franchisee, an area developer or a regional developer in many towns, cities, regions or countries across the world.

Cartridge World can provide the brand and system but it’s up to you and your family to build your dream. Do you think you have what it takes?

Enquire today and you could be operating a Cartridge World franchise in a new location, or taking over an existing franchise and building on the established customer base of a proven business within 60 to 90 days.