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Cartridge Depot Franchise for Sale
Business to Business From: R600000 to: R700000

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Cartridge Depot (Pty) LTD is a printer cartridge retailer currently operating in Gauteng and Witbank regions in South Africa. The business re-manufactures, distributes and sells printer cartridges under its own Registered Trademark brand (EclipseTM). Additionally Cartridge Depot purchases, distributes and sells original equipment manufacturer (“OEM”) cartridges as well as printing paper and memory devices through its own network of Cartridge Depot Stores and online through its website.

The own branded and guaranteed Eclipse product lines (re-manufactured and imported) are up to 60% cheaper than the OEM product line with all product lines merchandised side by side in the stores.

Production, Inventory, Distribution, Marketing, Business Support Functions and Logistics are managed and controlled from the Head Office.

Finance Details

  • Initial fee: R125 000
  • Set-up cost: R425 000
  • Deposit: Dependent on Landlord Requirement
  • Training: included in setup cost
  • Working Capital: R100 000
  • Total Investment: R650 000 (excluding lease deposit)
  • Royalty fee: 5%
  • Marketing fee: 2%

Franchisee required to have 50% unencumbered funds available.

What do you get for the investment?

Full turnkey Cartridge Depot Store ready to trade:

  • Shop Fittings
  • Signage
  • Stock
  • Systems + Computer Equipment (POS)
  • Operating and Financial Systems, Policies and Procedures

The Ideal Franchisee

Skills: Good communication skills, Sales and Customer Relations
Experience: Minimum of 5 year’s business experience,
Personality Traits: Entrepreneur, Go-getter,
Role of franchisee: Provide a quality customer service experience,

  • Have previous business experience and business network that can be tapped into, preferably some sort of corporate experience
  • Passionate about delivering excellent Customer Service
  • Passionate about IT and Technology
  • Printer knowledge advantageous

Training and Support

Initial Training and Support

Initial setup and training will be supplied. Business Setup, System, policies and procedural training will be supplied by Cartridge Depot Support Function

Ongoing Training and Support

  • Telephonic as well as remote desktop support will be supplied
  • Scheduled and ad-hoc store visits will be undertaken by support function


  • Gauteng
  • Eastern Cape
  • Western Cape
  • Mpumalanga
  • Limpopo
  • Kwa-Zulu Natal
  • Northern Cape
  • Free State
  • North West
  • Other (in Sub-Saharan Africa)

Franchise Details

Cartridge Depot started in the mid-1990s by the previous owners Ivan and Irma Barkley. From humble beginnings where the business was started in a garage, it now operates out of 1500m2 Head office located at N4 Gateway Industrial Park, 190 Rooiberg Street, Willow Park Manor X65 in the east of Pretoria since 2012.

On 21 December 2015 Cartridge Depot shareholding was purchased by Tanditrix (Pty) Ltd, an investment company with Frank de Ornelas, Manny de Canha and Martin Schermers as shareholders. Manny and Martin are the appointed directors of Cartridge Depot and are directly involved in day-to-day management. Cartridge Depot was converted from a Close Corporation (“CC”) to a private company (“(Pty) Ltd”) on 7 December 2015.

At the date of the transaction, there were 13 Stores. Since the acquisition, the network has grown to 27 Stores (20 self-owned and 7 franchises).

Cartridge Depot is ideally positioned to expand its network of Stores nationally drawing on the following:

  • Well-established business and brand, drawing on the rich experience of operating own growing network of Stores
    • Solid foundation, with regards to operating procedures, policies and support functions
    • Well-developed Financial controls and Systems
    • Product and Service offering that has an excellent track record and value proposition.



Finance Details

  • Initial Fee
  • Set-up cost
  • Deposit

    Dependent on Landlord Requirement

  • Training

    Included in setup cost

  • Working Capital
  • Total Investment

    Excluding lease deposit Franchisee required to have 50% unencumbered funds available.

  • Royalty fee
  • Marketing fee
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