Cartridge World


With more than 650 retail stores in the U.S. and Canada, with locations throughout the world in Australia, the U.K. and beyond, Cartridge World is the leading global specialty retailer of top quality re manufactured and refilled printer cartridges. Using a multi-step, state-of-the art manufacturing process, high-quality inks and toners, while offering personalized service and a 100% product guarantee, Cartridge World is a top choice for consumers, small businesses and organizations.

Cartridge World was launched in North America in 2003 with the goal of offering businesses and consumers a smarter approach for ink and toner printer cartridges needs. Working with every major brand of printer cartridges for home or business (including HP, Canon, Lexmark, Dell and more), Cartridge World makes the refillable cartridge option a seamless process for its customers. To ensure brand compatibility, Cartridge World offers cartridges that are remanufactured to the highest specifications backed with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

In addition to guaranteed quality and consistency, the environmental benefits of purchasing remanufactured and refilled cartridges are significant – reducing the carbon footprint created by businesses and consumers, saving millions of printer cartridges from ending up in landfills each year.

Investment Highlights:

Ensuring Quality, Saving Money

Cartridge World presents businesses and consumers a full spectrum of services and benefits that are rarely offered by other major brands of printer cartridges. By using Cartridge World’s refilled and remanufactured products, savings range between 20-40% versus OEM products. Additionally, Cartridge World’s 100% quality assurance guarantee takes the guesswork out of trying money-saving and green products. This provides businesses and consumers the dual advantage of saving on costs without worrying about compatibility with expensive equipment.

Another highlighted benefit of Cartridge World is the personalized and superior customer service offered at retail stores – not typical in today’s retail environment. With pick-up and delivery services and product guarantees, Cartridge World prioritizes meeting the needs of its customer base.

What Makes Cartridge World Exceptional?

Cartridge World set out with the intention of providing businesses and consumers with an effective way to reduce the impact of the millions of cartridges that are thrown away each year. This proactive solution to waste reduction is a triumph for businesses, consumers and the environment. Every cartridge reused means one less cartridge in a landfill.

Cartridge World exceeds excellence by creating jobs locally, ensuring the best customer service, presenting the highest quality recycled products and being environmentally responsible. Cartridge World looks forward to the day when recycling cartridges is as common as separating waste material in businesses and homes for the recycle bins.

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Year Established: 1992
Year First Franchised: 1997
Franchised Units: 100+
Actual number of units: 1650
Company Owned Units: N/A
Projected New Units (12 months): 100

States referrals are accepted in:

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
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  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
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  • Montana
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  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
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  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
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  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

Avail. in Canada: Masters/Area Developer: Yes


States from which Broker Referrals are being accepted: All


Financial / Terms

Cash Investment: $35,000
Minimum Investment: $120,000
Minimum Net Worth: $250,000
Franchise Fee: $30,000

Royalty: 6%
Ad: 2%
Average # of Employees: 2
Passive Ownership Allowed: Yes
Earnings Claims: No


Total Investment: $120K - $220K

Discounts: VetFran = $5K discount


Franchise Sales

Single Unit: Yes
Multiple Units: Yes
Area/Master Developer: Yes
Resales: No


International Expansion

International Expansion Opportunities: Yes
Developing outside of the U.S.: Australia, Asia/Pacific, Middle East & Africa
Single Unit Availability Outside U.S.: No
Multiple Unit Availability Outside U.S.: No
Area Development or Master Avail.: Yes
Cash Investment: Inquire with Corporate
Total Investment: Inquire with Corporate


Support & Training Provided

Financial Assistance Provided:Yes
Site Selection Assistance: Yes
Lease Negotiation Assistance: Yes
Co-operative Advertising: Yes


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Freddy O'Pry

Franchise Development