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Multimillion dollar franchise SNAP partners with major global brands

Australia’s leading business printing franchise, SNAP Franchising Limited, today announces international alliance with two prominent print and design groups in North America.

The partnership heralds the next phase in SNAP’s business evolution as the franchise expands its operations internationally and becomes the print, design and website provider of choice for the domestic SME market.

The three-way alliance, known as ASP3, will see SNAP partner with US company Allegra Network and Canadian company Print Three. Between them the two have more than 600 locations and work with over 1 million small business customers across the globe.

Announced today at SNAP’s national conference in Sydney, the alliance will allow SNAP to build an international presence, benefiting from new global procurement opportunities, benchmarking and scalability.

SNAP’s clients will also gain access to new market insights, international R&D, staff and skills sharing, as well as access to new marketing and print concepts.

This new ASP3 alliance is part of a wider strategy to own the print, design and website market for small and growing businesses.

Stephen Edwards, SNAP CEO, says, “I cannot overstate what major step forward this is for us. While we’re very well established and trusted in this country as a print, design and website provider, this alliance will allow us to benefit from global insight and technology from two of the true market leaders.”

“For our clients that means more leading-edge marketing communication solutions and for our franchisees, it means the chance to aggressively grow and expand with a growing portfolio of new products and services. We are rapidly becoming an unbeatable choice for the Australian SME.”

Currently, SNAP has 179 owner-operated Centres across Australia as well as China, New Zealand and Ireland and services more than 500,000 business and retail clients, with a turnover of over $130 million per annum.

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