Caboodle Cartridge Debuts California's First Inkjet and Laser Refilling Retail Stores24 Aug, 2004
Caboodle Cartridge Debuts California's First Inkjet and Laser Refilling Retail Stores
Caboodle Cartridge, LP is creating an entirely new channel for ink jet and laser printer cartridges by introducing an advanced recharging laboratory and first-of-its-kind retail service outlets in California. Caboodle Cartridges enables printer users to simply walk into a local store and have their cartridges either refilled or exchanged in as little as ten minutes.
Although the concept of refilling is not new, Caboodle Cartridge is the only company to open dedicated retail outlets allowing customers to walk in and instantly receive replacements. Caboodle recharges all popular cartridges for color and B/W laser and ink jet, including Hewlett Packard, Canon, Panasonic, Lexmark, Brother, Samsung, Minolta, Epson, Canon and Lexmark.
"Printer manufacturers rely heavily on the tremendous profits generated from sales of printer cartridges, and customers are practically locked into paying prices that usually cost more than the printer itself," said Daniel Wencel, General Director of Caboodle Cartridge. "The Caboodle concept provides overdue relief for printer users because we save them from the pains of overpaying for new cartridges, trying to inject ink through syringes, and obtaining lower quality refilled cartridges, while giving them a local resource to instantly solve their personal or business printing needs."
When servicing laser printer cartridges, the company refills the toner and also replaces the inside components. For ink jet services, Caboodle stocks almost 200 varieties of ink. It uses the highest quality inks made in Germany, which incorporates special formulas for each different cartridge type. The cartridge filling process follows stringent manufacturing guidelines, which call for correct ink ingredients and thoroughly cleaning each cartridge through an intricate technical process utilizing heat, ultrasound and centrifugal force.
With the approval to offer franchise licenses, Caboodle Cartridge plans to rapidly expand and open a robust network of service outlets patterned after the first store in Saratoga. Several locations are already in development throughout the Bay Area and Central California. The company is on track to open 60 retail locations by early 2005. The company can be reached at 408-988-0064 or via the Web at www.cacartridge.com.