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Cartridge Depot Franchise for Sale
Business to Business From: R715000

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Cartridge Depot, re-manufactures, imports, distributes and sells printer cartridges under their own Registered Trademark brand (Eclipse™) and Original Equipment Manufacturer (“OEM”) printer cartridges, as well as complementing products like printing paper and memory devices through their network of Cartridge Depot stores and online through the Cartridge Depot website.

Cartridge Depot also gives back to the environment by offering remanufactured Eclipse™ printer cartridges – which are also up to 60% cheaper than OEM cartridges. By encouraging customers to make the switch, the carbon footprint per printer cartridge is reduced by approximately 2.5kg of CO2 emission and 3 liters of crude oil. All Cartridge Depot stores also offer recycling bins to encourage customers to recycle their old printer cartridges.

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

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Finance Details

  • Initial fee: R137 500
  • Set-up cost: R467 500
  • Deposit: Dependent on Landlord Requirement
  • Training: included in setup cost
  • Working Capital: R110 000
  • Total Investment: R715 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

Franchise Details

Cartridge Depot started in the mid-1990s. From humble beginnings where the business was started in a garage, it now operates out the Head office located at N4 Gateway Industrial Park, 190 Rooiberg Street, Willow Park Manor X65 in the east of Pretoria.

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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