Archies (company)

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Archies Ltd
Public company (BSE532212
IndustryGreeting Cards
HeadquartersNew Delhi, India
Area served
RevenueIncrease 1,396.43 million (US$19 million)[1]
Decrease 123.3 million (US$1.7 million)
Decrease -108.7 million (US$−1.5 million)

Archies Limited (earlier called Archies Greetings and Gifts Ltd.) is an Indian company based in New Delhi.[2] It was started in 1979 by Anil Moolchandani.[3] Initially it sold song books, posters and leather patches. The company's main product, greeting cards, was introduced in 1980. Cards were introduced for major Indian festivals such as Holi, Diwali and Rakhi, apart from the usual new year, birthday and anniversary occasions. The company went public in 1995. In 1998, it was listed on the National Stock Exchange of India and Bombay Stock Exchange.

Archie's Limited. is a fast growing company in order of any other gift and gallery company across India.

Archies Limited is in the business of manufacturing and selling greeting cards and other social expression products such as gifts and posters. Archies has a market share of about 50% of India's greeting cards market.[4]

Archies has about 3000 outlets and franchisees, called Archies Galleries, spread across 120 cities[5] and 6 countries. It has tie-ups and licensing arrangements for merchandising characters such as Dennis the Menace and Disney characters. It has arrangements with Paramount Cards Inc., Anne Geddes, and American Greetings, for greeting card design and name use.

Following the increasing popularity of e-cards, Archies started its online portal in 2000.[6][7] The company expanded its product range to include artificial jewellery, crystal ware, chocolates and perfumes, and accordingly changed its name to Archies Limited in 2002.


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  2. ^ "Contact|Send Fresh Flowers To India|Buy Fresh Flofgd wers|Rose|Bunches|Business Queries". Retrieved 7 August 2010.
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  4. ^ "Archies captures half of India's greeting cards market-ET Cetera-News By Industry-News-The Economic Times". 31 December 2007. Retrieved 7 August 2010.
  5. ^ "Archies Superbrand Article". Archived from the original on 21 June 2010. Retrieved 7 August 2010.
  6. ^ "Archies: The Way Indians Greet | Business Strategy Case Studies | Case Study in Business, Management". Retrieved 7 August 2010.
  7. ^ "Science Fair Projects - Archies Limited". Archived from the original on 26 July 2011. Retrieved 7 August 2010.