Publisher Membership

Join our community to benefit from specialist resources, support, discounts from suppliers, attend networking events and have a voice in the industry.

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Our publisher members are the cornerstone of our industry. It’s through their creativity and drive that the British greeting card industry continues to thrive and grow; we lead the world in greeting card design and innovation, exporting our cards all over the globe.

GCA members benefit from a series of specialist resources, expert help and support designed to aid business growth plus discounts from specialist suppliers.

As a member you can promote your business on the GCA website, a key trade source, and use the search facility to attract retailers, artists, writers and others. You can also feature your product in the Thinking of You Week Gallery , our consumer facing site, to support your sales and marketing activities.

The GCA runs member networking 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 within the GCA community.

The GCA will keep you up to date with pressing industry and business issues to support you and your business, leading debate within the industry. We also compile an annual greeting card market report which is available to publisher members free of charge, providing valuable information on our industry as you plan product releases.

Membership of the GCA also helps us to continue to promote the importance of greeting cards to consumers, through the media and initiatives such as Thinking of You Week, ensuring that the British tradition of card sending remains, and our industry grows.

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Member Benefits


Have a Voice

Be part of the Greeting Card Industry and help shape it’s future

Members' Directory

Reach retailers with your own dedicated profile page on the Members’ Directory

Member Only Content

Access the GCA library full of resources and support for Publishers

Advice and Support

Industry experts to help you grow your business, just a phone call away


GCA Members’ events designed to support business growth

Exclusive Discounts

Save money and access reliable and trusted specialist suppliers

GCA Market Report

Free access to the GCA Market Report (saving £750+VAT)

Range Name Register

Ensure your range names are unique by checking & registering with the GCA Range Names Register

Marketing & PR Support

Promote your company with confidence both online and offline

Trade Show Support

Access preferential rates, and best practice guides for exhibition success

Legal Advice

Access specialist advice on Employment Law, Agents Law, IP and more

Stay Informed

Regular communications to help keep you in the know about the industry


Ready to Join? Let’s go…

You are about to purchase an annual subscription to the Greeting Card Association's Publisher Membership. This membership is for publishers working in the Greeting Card Industry in the UK. The minimum membership term is 1 year. Payment for subsequent years will be taken automatically using the payment details you provide at the time of joining.

You will be notified by email in the weeks before your renewal.

Cost of Membership:

From: £100.00 / year