Welcome to Cardgains

Cardgains is the largest buying group in the UK catering specifically for independent retailers within the greeting card, gift and associated products marketplace.

Cardgains has been trading since 1989, and has helped 1000’s of independent retailers and membership remains constant.

Factors contributing to the success are the excellent support, relationship building and commitment from existing suppliers and members, as well as improved procedures and efficiency of account handling at Head Office.

More than ever, in difficult retailing conditions, Cardgains strives to assist members by focusing on areas where they can make a point of difference, including greeting cards, gifts and customer service. Cardgains also aims to encourage new members by showing them benefits of the preferential trading terms from within the portfolio and how to use them to optimum potential.



Unfortunately, the Cardgains offices are temporarily closed due to the current Covid-19 situation.

The majority of staff are on furlough leave, however Chris, Steve and Debbie will be working from home throughout November and on hand to respond to supplier and member needs with any accounts and sales requirements.

Members will be kept up to date via direct emails from the team and the member ‘what’s-hot’ supplier emails will also continue.

Useful Government and trade links will be added to the website

This link gives advice on the grants available at the moment -


Member statements were posted to shop addresses on 5th November and email statement copies are being sent to members.

Let’s hope the various Covid-19 restrictions across England, Scotland and Wales have a positive impact on the virus and we can all be open again early December to optimise the remaining sales opportunities for Christmas retail and maximise our new found ‘shop local’ consumer policy.

It’s time to all stay safe again and follow the rules for the benefit of us all.



Cardgains November Contacts



Chris Dyson

Joint Managing Director


07802 802564

Steve Grocott

Joint Managing Director


07789 980537

Debbie Levick

Accounts Manager


07792 763778