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Fantastic opportunity to own a thriving

This fantastic and well established business is situated in the popular and sought after Suburb of Sale, located in the south of the Greater Manchester Conurbation. The local area is a good mix of residential housing and other retail businesses...

Location: England, Greater Manchester, Sale

For sale under: Confectioners, Convenience Stores, General Stores, Newsagents, Off Licences

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  • L/H Price
  • £54,995
  • Weekly T/O
  • £9,500
Price Reduced
Freehold Car Service Garage in Cheshire

This traditional garage business provides repair and servicing to its local community and over many years has provided its owners with a very good living.There are 3 repair bays plus ample parking for customers to leave their vehicles all day, whilst...

Location: England, Cheshire, Alsager

For sale under: Car Dealerships, Motorcycle Dealerships, Garages, MOT Garages, Motor & Transport businesses

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  • F/H Price
  • £189,000
  • Annual T/O
  • £120,958
Delicatessen & Cafe - West Dorset

The Business Partnership is delighted to be able to offer for sale this full service delicatessen and café situated in a prime trading position in the centre of a busy West Dorset market town. Established and trading profitably for in excess of 25...

Location: England, Dorset

For sale under: Cafes, Sandwich Shops, Coffee Shops, Delicatessens, Tea Rooms

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  • L/H Price
  • £62,950
  • Annual T/O
  • £141,659
Snappy Snaps Franchise

Everything you could want in a franchise businessExceptionally strong and supportive national franchise with 30 years experience backed by a household name national retailerEstablished and proven local franchise, profitable and growing...

Location:

For sale under: Other Retail businesses, Photographers/Photo Shops, Retail franchise resales

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  • L/H Price
  • £89,950
  • Annual T/O
  • £155,000
Christchurch Surf & Lifestyle Clothing

The Business Partnership is delighted to be able to offer for sale this distinctive retail business, situated in the popular and affluent town of Christchurch in Dorset.   Surf and Lifestyle clothing, footwear and accessories are the principal focus,...

Location: England, Dorset, Christchurch

For sale under: Childrenswear retailers, Clothes Shops, Shoe Shops, Ladieswear Retailers, Menswear Retailers

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  • L/H Price
  • £12,500
Price Reduced
FOOD DISTRIBUTION SOUTH DEVON

FOOD DISTRIBUTION, delivering throughout SOUTH DEVON, offering scope to develop and enlarge territory. Supplying coffee shops, cafes, other catering establishments, guest houses and hotels, offering a wide range of popular chilled & frozen foods,...

Location: England, Devon, Plymouth

For sale under: Other food service businesses, Other Distribution companies, Wholesalers, Wholesale / Distribution businesses, Transport and distribution businesses

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  • L/H Price
  • £59,995
  • Annual T/O
  • £281,480
Price Reduced
OFF LICENCE , CONVENIENCE STORE, WITH

PLEASE CALL ON 07716666014 (VIPIN LUTHRA) FOR MORE DETAIL THANKS Coseley General Store offers a wide range of convenience items including toiletries, greeting cards and wrapping paper, dairy products, confectionary, crisps, cigarettes, soft drinks and...

Location: England, West Midlands, Bilston

For sale under: Confectioners, Convenience Stores, General Stores, Newsagents, Off Licences

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  • L/H Price
  • £25,000
  • Weekly T/O
  • £4,000
Price Reduced
Established Town Centre Computer Repair

Town centre computer repair and IT support business with 630+ loyal residential and business customers. Business now locally recognised resulting in jump in revenue of 50% in 2013 over 2012 followed by another 28% increase over the last 12 months...

Location: England, Berkshire, Wokingham

For sale under: Computer shops, IT & Computing services, Computer Repair

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  • Annual T/O
  • £55,000
£55000.00 OBO
Lingerie Shop

This is a fantastic opportunity to acquire a well established lingerie retail business with an excellent reputation for providing a personnel customer bra fitting service. The owners opened the business 33 years ago and now wish to sell onto an...

Location: England, Surrey

For sale under: Clothes Shops, Fashion Accessory Shops, Lingerie Shops, Ladieswear Retailers

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  • L/H Price
  • £70,000
  • Annual T/O
  • £120,000
Thriving Retail Kitchen Showroom

Business Description This is a thriving business. The best showroom in a brand full of successful stores is now on the market. A business that achieves annual turnover of more than half-a-million pounds, and will every year. One that's...

Location: England, Kent, Maidstone

For sale under: Bathroom & Kitchen Retailers, Furniture Shops, Bathroom Retailers, Kitchen Retailers, Kitchen Design

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  • Annual T/O
  • £550,000
Offers Invited
SCRAPYARD, FREEHOLD IN ESSEX BREAKERS

Car Breakers Yard/Waste Management Site in St Osyths Clacton Essex on Approximately 3.25 Acres with planning permission dating back to the 50's as a scrapyard with the addition for 5 x large warehouses including offices, toilets/washrooms + new areas...

Location: England, Essex, Colchester

For sale under: Other Commercial Property, Waste Management and Disposal Businesses, Scrap Metal Merchants, Vehicle Dismantling Businesses

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  • F/H Price
  • £750,000
Woodburning Stove Retail and

Very successful business retailing and installing woodburning stoves, gas and pellet fires is for sale due to retirement. Established 14 years ago the business has an enviable reputation on the Costa Blanca for quality products and high quality...

Location: Spain, Alicante, Jalon

For sale under: Other Retail businesses, Home & Garden Services, Fireplaces, Heating and Plumbing Shops

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  • L/H Price
  • £65,000
Price Reduced
Pet Shop for Sale

Established in the 1980’s, this is a rare opportunity to acquire a thriving pet shop business in the gateway to the Derbyshire Dales. Residents from the market town of Matlock (pop. 12,000) and surrounding tourist areas make up the bulk of the...

Location: England, Derbyshire, Matlock

For sale under: Pet Shops, Other Retail businesses, Dog Grooming Businesses, Retail franchise resales, Pet Care

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  • Annual T/O
  • £125,000
Price on Application
***REDUCED***LONG ESTABLISHED FISHING

Situated on the Hampshire coast between Portsmouth and Southampton, this angling centre has been established for more than 60 years. It has a good footfall, excellent reputation and loyal clientele. Accounts held with all major brands. Prime High...

Location: England, Hampshire

For sale under: Fishing Tackle Shops, Sports Shops, Other Retail businesses, Gun Shops

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  • Annual T/O
  • £350,000
£10000+
Tenerife Baby equipment Hire Company

A fantastic opportunity to purchase an extremely profitable business in sunny Tenerife. This is a completely unique business which has been well established for over 6 years. Providing Holiday makers with top branded baby equipment such as...

Location: Spain, Tenerife, Las Americas

For sale under: Mobility Aid Shops, Tool Hire/Sales, Babywear Shops, Online Retailers, Child Care Businesses

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  • Asking price
  • £59,000
Busy Six Counter Main Post Office

Post Office salary of £142,000. Retail turnover of £229,000 excluding VAT. Prime position Post office, located within a busy shopping precinct in Bournemouth. The Post Office offers a full range of services including Bureau de change, passport check...

Location: England, Dorset, Bournemouth

For sale under: Post Offices

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  • L/H Price
  • £210,000
LONDIS - Horsefair Street - LICENSED

27- Horsefair Street Leicester LE1 5BP Price reduced to £30,000 Looking for a quick sale.Owner moving abroad.I will accept a resonable offer. No time wasters pls.please do not contact if you cannot afford. For an appointment to view or more details,...

Location: England, Leicestershire, Leicester

For sale under: Confectioners, Convenience Stores, General Stores, Newsagents, Off Licences

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  • L/H Price
  • £30,000
  • Weekly T/O
  • £8,500
Price Reduced
Victor Hugo Continental Delicatessen

Busy south side of Edinburgh delicatessen . T/o in excess 500k good regular trade. The business has been established since 1940 and is Scotland's second oldest delicatessen . Selling UNION coffee this is a favourite destination for many with...

Location: Scotland, Edinburgh City, Edinburgh

For sale under: Cafes, Restaurants, Sandwich Shops, Coffee Shops, Delicatessens

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  • L/H Price
  • £250,000
  • Annual T/O
  • £500,000
PETROL FILLING STATION FOR SALE

A VERY BUSY PETROL STATION FREE OF TIE. FREEHOLD. Annual Shop sale is £475000.00 +£175,000 gas,electric,phonecard, lottery. Annual Fuel sale is 1.8 Million litres .Extra annual Income £16000.00 for car-wash ,cash-machine and airline . Staff...

Location: England, West Midlands, Wolverhampton

For sale under: Motor Accessory Shops, Garages, MOT Garages, Petrol stations

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  • F/H Price
  • £385,000
  • Annual T/O
  • £2,000,000
Price Reduced

Advice on buying a shop

 

Whether you’re selling confectionery, curtains or cars, there are thousands of retail businesses for sale to choose from on Daltons Business. Before you purchase a retail business, it’s important that you ask some fundamental questions about the kind of business you want to run, and then try to buy a shop that matches these ambitions. 

First off, are you sure you need a permanent high street presence? Some of the more unusual options include…

  • Online Retail: Nowadays, many online retailers operate from a spare room in their homes, gradually renting more space as and when the business merits the expansion. If you buy a home-based online retailer with a relatively small turnover, you need to think carefully about whether you have the necessary skills to take the business to the next level to justify the cost of office and warehousing space in future.
  • Pop-Up Retail: Another less traditional option is the ‘pop up shop’, where a physical premises is set up on a temporary basis to sell a short run of products, or to cover a seasonal trading period. One example of this is a Christmas gift or calendar shop, which might open its doors in the autumn, then close again once the New Year has begun. 
  • Mobile retail: Lots of mobile retail options are also available, mostly in the food retail sector. You can view a full list of mobile businesses for sale here.

If you do want to buy a retail business that includes physical premises, you need to consider the specific benefits of the location you’re looking at. The premises’ position on the high street (or its shop frontage) will have an impact on how many people are aware of your shop. The number of people walking past your shop (i.e. the ‘footfall’ of the premises) is another important factor in determining the level of trade that premises will command. The area itself may have a reputation for a certain kind of shopping experience, and you need to consider this as well. Is it easy to park close by? Are there a lot of upmarket boutique-type shops in the area or does the street have a grocery focus? 

High footfall and superb shop frontage isn’t always available, but it’s also not always a vital requirement when buying a shop – it depends on the kind of retail business you hope to run. Home and garden centres on the outskirts of busy towns can do well if the parking is good, and some bookshops and luxury goods shops, if they stock a unique range of goods, can do well on exclusive side streets. The advantage of buying a shop as a going concern is that the current owner has already proved that the location is suitable for the kind of retail you hope to carry out.

For further information, try our guide on how to buy a retail business.