Membership of the Greeting Card Association means that you are part of the UK independent, not for profit, greeting card trade association, and have a voice within the industry representing the UK greeting card market.
The GCA provides help, advice and support, in addition to the benefits accessible through the GCA website and our fantastic group of partner companies.
Discounts and free advice from many industry specialists are negotiated on behalf of our members. These range from trade show discounts through to specialist legal, licensing and copyright advice, plus HR and website development help.
There are lots of free opportunities to promote your business to buyers, artists, writers, agents and others through our GCA and Thinking of You Week websites. Our Members’ Directory is a good resource for buyers looking for new card ranges, buyers can search by genre to find new suppliers.
We organise events that provide opportunities to build business relationships with other greeting card publishers and retailers, plus established supplier members, who are recommended and already working with other GCA members. For example Dragons Speed Dating is a popular events that connects publishers with buyers from across the industry, plus our Conference and AGM is a fun annual opportunity to network with a broad range of industry leaders and keep up to date on key issues.
We have a GCA Members’ only Library that is full of useful information for greeting businesses of all sizes, plus we compile an annual greeting card market report which is available to members free of charge.
Please download our logo to use on your website and other communication to show that you are a GCA member
Also please check on our website as we regularly update our News and Member Benefits, so there may be additions or the information in the GCA Library may change.