CardSmart Franchise

CardSmart's concept is based on greeting cards and gifts. We offer different assortments of traditional and trendy greeting cards and gifts for every celebration and occasion. We've designed our value-based retail strategy to surround greeting cards and a vast line-up of gifts. At CardSmart, we sell premium greeting cards at 50% off their retail prices daily. This offer always drives traffic into our stores but what keeps bringing our customers back and gives us more sales is our value-priced selection of gift wraps, bags, bows and tissue which are also 50% off.


Franchisor Details

Incorporated Name: Cardsmart
Total Units: -
Year Founded: -
Franchising Since: -
Home Office: Commack, NY
Training: Available
Locations Available: See Below*
Franchise Costs

Franchise Costs

Financing: Via 3rd party
Liquid Capital Required: N/A
Net Worth Required: N/A
Total Investment: N/A – N/A
Franchise Fee: N/A
Royalty Type:
Veteran Discount:

*CardSmart is currently accepting inquiries from the following locations: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Values & History

Designer Greetings, the supplier of CardSmart, is a family-owned company founded in 1982 by Jack and Vickie Gimbelman. Designer Greetings is into the production of the most large-scale seasonal and everyday greeting card lines in the United States. Their line-up of greeting cards is unmatched in its quality, value and depth. The attention put into their products and their use of high-quality materials meets and exceeds their customers' expectations. Their drive for creative excellence, level of dedication, quality service, customer care and fast delivery is what builds and maintains their customer relationship.

Industry Performance

Market & Competition

. For over 20 years, CardSmart has remained the first and only North American national card and gift brand that offers 50% off every card without hassles. CardSmart has several licensed stores that offer customers unique shopping experiences and high-quality products at great prices. No other gift and card shop can execute this concept successfully as we do. Joining our franchise network and owning your own CardSmart shop will open you to joining a community of zealous entrepreneurs who are always driven about what the future holds.

Training & Support

Support: We'll provide these services as part of your franchise benefits:

  • Gift-buying assistance and seasonal promotions.
  • Installation and sales support.
  • Inventory management system.
  • Site selection guidance and support.
  • The option of a ready and stocked store.
  • Exclusive newsletter.
  • Exclusive marketing programs.
  • Annual conference and store owners networking.
  • Training from business experts

Ideal Candidate & Qualifications

Our ideal candidate will be a person who is dynamic and experienced in sales and marketing.

Purchasing a CardSmart Franchise

There are no franchise or royalty fees.

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