Frequently asked questions

What is the role of a Books and Gifts Direct franchisee?

As a distributor, it’s your job to get our sample boxes into as many workplaces as possible. Then, each fortnight, deliver orders from the last two weeks and put a new box on display.

That means you’ll be required to regularly visit a number of workplaces in an exclusive geographical area. You’ll leave a sample box in an agreed spot (e.g. the reception desk or lunch-room), and fill the box with sample products and relevant order forms. Two weeks later, you’ll return and fill any orders, collect payment, and replenish the sample box with a new selection of products.

You must have your own vehicle and a safe, dry area to keep stock of our books and related products.


If you are looking for the freedom and lifestyle from owning your own business, Books & Gifts Direct offers their distributors:
  • Easy-to-sell quality products
  • A proven sales model
  • No ongoing royalty or marketing fees
  • Strong financial returns
  • Affordable investment
  • Stock on consignment
  • Exceptional business support
You should be motivated, hardworking, driven and customer focused! A positive attitude, self-belief, and determination to succeed are more important than experience or qualifications, and previous experience is not necessary.
Yes! A lot of our franchisees actually work with their partners or family members. Although the work required is full time, distributors create a flexible schedule which enables them to be able to focus on their family as well as work. We believe in work-life balance, and the key to our success is happy franchisees.
The products we sell are up to 70% off recommended retail price. We know the book and gift market, and we handpick all of our products. So the products you’re selling are what customers actually want to buy. Only they’re cheaper than they can find elsewhere. Plus your customers can touch, feel, and even smell the products before ordering. And they get the purchases delivered for free, complete with a money-back guarantee! In other words, once you get a box into a workplace, the products sell themselves.
The costs of becoming a Books & Gifts Direct franchisee varies between areas, but are all very affordable. All territories require a low start-up franchise fee, a van, and a storage area.
No. Most other franchised companies work like that, but we don’t. When you own a Books & Gifts Direct franchise, you don’t pay any ongoing royalty fees or management fees, and all stock is supplied on a consignment basis.
No. Again, most franchise operations make you pay set marketing fees, but not us. There are absolutely no advertising or marketing fees required as part of your Franchise Agreement. Of course, you’ll still need to promote your business, but you can choose your own marketing investment.
Your earning potential depends on three things: the demographics of your territory, your work ethic, and your chosen customers. You’ll get all the necessary tools and guidance you need to build your business and maximise your earnings potential. You’ll determine your earnings!
Our experienced Support Team will mentor you with training and ongoing support, and with your hard work and the established systems in place, you will maximise your earning potential. We are always investing in the latest technology to make your life easier. Some of our state-of-the-art technology includes a content management system which allows our franchisees to do their own marketing. We also have a Field Unit Device that connects to your mobile device and doubles as a point of sale machine, takes orders, and searches for products.
  1. Study us! Read our Information Packet.
  2. Submit your details online via “Apply Now”.
  3. Initial phone discussion. We will contact you, generally within 72 hours.
  4. Interview. We want to learn more about you and you to learn about us.
  5. On the road. Assuming you’re the right fit a discovery day is scheduled with a local distributor. You’ll tour existing client workplaces and get an overview of operational procedures.
  6. Checks and balances. We will review all of your credentials.
  7. Approval. Once your application has final approval, the franchising procedures start. Confirming finance, agreeing on franchise territory, issuing of disclosure and franchise agreements, scheduling settlement, and so on.
  8. Training. You then take part in the training program, where you’ll learn all about working with your current workplaces, winning new clients, managing clients, product drops, stock control and territory reports
  9. It’s official… You’re a Books & Gifts Direct Franchisee!
  10. Ongoing training and support. Our Support Staff are always here to help you improve the performance of your business.


Franchise Information Pack (download PDF)