Retail businesses for sale

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Ian McGregor (Nov 2013)
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Featured business NEW

Recurring Revenue/Membership, Virtual

This business is simple... every freelancer (53 Million in America alone now freelance), every small business, every internet business owner needs 'internet business services' done for them at some point. 80% of any business with a web presence is spent on tasks including: design, development, lead generation, SEO, etc. This company provides a monthly membership based access to a highly trained (160+ 5-star...

For sale under: Other Service Businesses, Ecommerce/Website based retail, Web Design and Development, Marketing Businesses, Software Businesses

  • Asking price
  • £250,000
  • Annual T/O
  • £509,892
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New A1 lock up Coffee/Sandwich/Ice

Unique opportunity to purchase a newly opened business just fifty yards from Cheltenham High Street & Promenade. Opened in December 2015, this small lock up shop gives you an opportunity to purchase a ready made business and is only now for sale due to a genuine change in circumstance. Providing predominantly take away snacks, hot and cold drinks, ice cream and cakes. Total trade area of 200sq ft, fully fitted...

Location: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England

For sale under: Cafes, Sandwich Shops, Takeaways (Other), Coffee Shops, Ice Cream Parlours

  • L/H Price
  • £38000
  • Weekly T/O
  • £1,200
Featured business UPDATED
Well Established Spa & Beauty Salon

Highly desirable business which functions as a floatation center, spa and beauty salon and is favoured by the local inhabitants for its excellent quality service. Providing a professional and efficient service to all its customers, this business has acquired a large customer following in the last two years of trading, which has ultimately helped it generate a high annual turnover in excess of £150,000 and net profit...

Location: Orpington, London, England

For sale under: Beauty Salons, Tanning Salons, Health Spas, Nail Bars and Nail Salons

  • L/H Price
  • £125,000
Price Now Reduced - American Diner &

Significant Price Reduction. Outstanding Opportunity. Not To Be Missed - Viewing Is Essential. Smokin' Jo's Diner - A superbly presented and extremely well equipped American Diner and Cafe/Takeaway occupying an outstanding trading...

Location: Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England

For sale under: Cafes, Catering Companies, Sandwich Shops, Coffee Shops, Other food service businesses

  • L/H Price
  • £39,950 + SAV (Leasehold)
  • Annual T/O
  • £98,000
Featured business UPDATED
CUMBRIA - Convenience Store & Post

Superb West Lake District Village Annual T/O £458,000 Unopposed Business Hill Views & 2 1/2 Miles to Sea Very Spacious 5 Bed House & Garden EPC - C Blacks Brokers are delighted to offer for sale this wonderful, Cumbria based convenience store and post office. The business is situated in the historical village of Bootle, in an ideal high street location. Benefiting from completely unopposed trading, the shop boasts...

Location: Bootle, Merseyside, England

For sale under: Convenience Stores, Post Offices

  • F/H Price
  • £490,000
  • Price Reduced
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HERTFORDSHIRE - Italian Deli & Coffee

Town Centre Location Annual T/O £442,000 Immaculate Presentation/Terrific Potential Has extended licence For Evening Trade Licensed For Alcohol EPC - D Blacks Brokers are delighted to bring to the market this exceptional Italian Diner Deli and Coffee Bar situated in this busy location in Hertford Town Centre. Giambrones operates from a fully equipped premises at 18 Fore Street in this historic town centre surrounded...

Location: Hertford, Hertfordshire, England

For sale under: Coffee Shops, Delicatessens, Bars

  • L/H Price
  • £220,000
  • Price Reduced

* Popular village centre location * Double fronted shop unit circa 755 sq.ft (70 sq.m) with front display area * Four bedroomed family accommodation over two floors, with views over Bideford Bay and Northam Burrows * Rear garden and basement...

Location: Westward Ho!, Devon, England

For sale under: Gift Shops, Catering premises, Investment Properties, Office Space, Retail Space

  • F/H Price
  • £349,950
Now Reduced - Bridal & Wedding

Now Offered At A Reduced Price - Must Be Viewed. A quite superb, beautifully presented, long established and highly reputable Bridal & Wedding Outfitter occupying an outstanding trading position at the heart of a bustling and popular...

Location: West Yorkshire, England

For sale under: Fashion Accessory Shops, Bridal Wear Shops, Dress Hire, Ladieswear Retailers, Menswear Retailers

  • L/H Price
  • £49,500 + SAV (Leasehold)
  • Annual T/O
  • £213,894
Long Established Freehold Bakery With

Tindall's Of Tideswell - A quite beautiful, very long established freehold Family Bakery with extensive accommodation in the form of two separate cottage/apartments occupying a quite stunning location at the heart of the picturesque Peak...

Location: Derbyshire, England

For sale under: Sandwich Shops, Other food service businesses, Bakeries, Delicatessens, Health Food Shops

  • Price on Application
  • Annual T/O
  • £98,800
Reduced Price - Manufacture, Sales &

Significant Price Reduction. Excellent, High Value Opportunity. Viewing Is Very Highly Recommended. A long established, very highly reputable, thriving and successful niche market business specialising in the design, manufacture, sale and...

Location: West Yorkshire, England

For sale under: Other Manufacturing companies, Office Suppliers, Removals/Storage, Wholesale / Distribution businesses, Furniture & Wood

  • L/H Price
  • £144,950 + SAV (Leasehold)
  • Annual T/O
  • £129,228
Reclamation & Architectural Salvage


Location: South Yorkshire, England

For sale under: Antiques Shops, Interior Design Companies, Development Sites, Builders Merchants, Flooring Businesses

  • F/H Price
  • £450,000 + SAV (Freehold)
  • L/H Price
  • £120,000 + SAV (Leasehold)
  • Annual T/O
  • £244,000
Popular Town Centre Licensed Cafe

An excellent opportunity to acquire this superb cafe & coffee shop located in a popular area of this West Yorkshire town centre. The business is very well known and enjoys a super reputation for a quality product using locally sourced...

Location: Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England

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

  • L/H Price
  • £58,899
  • Weekly T/O
  • £2,850
Fun Party Photo Booth Business - Costa

This Party Photo Booth business is a real fun business and has been running for almost five years. It is run as a part time business and therefore has plenty of scope for expansion. The most popular venues are weddings, corporate events,...

Location: Marbella, Malaga, Spain

For sale under: Other Entertainment & Leisure businesses, Photographers/Photo Shops, Leisure businesses, Bouncy Castles / Inflatables Hire

  • Asking price
  • €37,500

The Aberfoyle Butcher, Mayfield, 206 Main Street, Aberfoyle, FK8 3UQ - Quality butcher with renowned reputation - Majority of income from trade supply contracts plus an element of shop sales - Loyal customer base - Turnover £400,000 -...

Location: Stirling, Scotland

For sale under: Butcher shops

  • F/H Price
  • £170,000
Boat building company GRP

GRP boat building company. Commercial and pleasure catamaran range up to 10m All moulds designed and owned by company. Full order book with currently a 12month waiting list Sale includes all mould tooling and all designs Huge scope to...

For sale under: Boat Yards, Boat Building Businesses, Marine Services Businesses, Marinas and Boatyards, Chandlers

  • Asking price
  • Offers Invited
  • Annual T/O
  • £500,000
Basement Level, A1 Retail shop, office

A1 RETAIL SHOP, A2 OFFICE OR STORAGE! (BASEMENT LEVEL) SITUATED IN EXCELLENT LOCATION AT KINGS CROSS ST PANCRAS London Victoria Properties are delighted to offer on the market this unique opportunity to acquire this basement floor A1 retail...

Location: Kings Cross, London, England

For sale under: Photographers/Photo Shops, Office Space, Retail Space, Health Spas, Home Based Internet Businesses

  • L/H Price
  • £12,000
Architectural Ironmongers, Hardware,

Aspire is delighted to offer for sale this ironmongers and hardware retail business with substantial freehold premises, centrally based in Lancashire. The business is situated in an enviable, prime trading location, which has excellent...

Location: Lancashire, England

For sale under: DIY and Hardware Stores, Tool Hire/Sales, Precision Tools

  • F/H Price
  • £1,500,000
  • Annual T/O
  • £1,150,000
Freehold Interest Available of Shop and

London Victoria Properties are pleased to offer on the market the freehold interest of this ground floor and basement premises which previously traded as a Health and Beauty D1 premises and prior to this a Mini Cab office. The premises...

Location: Clapham, London, England

For sale under: Development Sites, Retail Space, Residential Investments, Land (Commercial)

  • F/H Price
  • £1,400,000
New Lease or Licence Available on this


Location: Thornton Heath, London, England

For sale under: Coffee Shops, Hairdressers Salons, Office Space, Retail Space, Nail Bars and Nail Salons

  • L/H Price
  • £22,000
Convenience Store - Eccles

• Well established and lucrative licensed convenience store • Weekly takings £8,750, Paypoint £2,200, genuine growth potential • Prime main road position (A57), densely populated residential area • Well fitted inc EPOS, CCTV, air...

Location: Eccles, Greater Manchester, England

For sale under: Convenience Stores

  • L/H Price
  • £85,000
  • Annual T/O
  • £455,000

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.