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Long Established Retailer & Installer

Thriving long established retailer and installer of conservatories, windows & doors with additional income from other sources. Trading from unique, substantial, well presented leasehold lock-up site comprising central office building and a large display of show buildings. The business has built a regular domestic trade in the local area and around the South West and has also worked alongside commercial companies...

Location: Exeter, Devon, England

For sale under: Other Retail businesses, Glaziers, Other Service Businesses, Window and Conservatory retailers, Builders Merchants

  • L/H Price
  • £225,000
  • Annual T/O
  • £400,000
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Profitable Online Directory

Established 100% automated business directory with stable revenue and high traffic. Makes over $10,000 USD (£8,000) per month now. You will be able to verify the income level before buying! Can be run by anyone: no special skills are needed. Full marketing and technical support guaranteed. I will teach you how to run this site and how to support its high productivity. The website operates in the Business & Marketing...

Location: City of London, London, England

For sale under: Ecommerce/Website based retail, Websites and Ezines, Home Based Retail Businesses, Home Based Internet Businesses, Online Retailers

  • Asking price
  • £85,000
  • Annual T/O
  • £120,000
Mobile Dog Grooming Van Business For

We are pleased to offer for sale this mobile dog grooming business operating from a self-contained van within Cheshire. With an active client base within easy travel of Northwich, all sizes and breeds of dog can be catered for within the...

Location: Northwich, Cheshire, England

For sale under: Pet Shops, Dog Grooming Businesses, Pet Care, Dog Walking, Pet Services

  • Asking price
  • £35,000
  • Annual T/O
  • £35,022
Signwriter niche in Construction

This is a traditional sign writing business which has developed a particular niche serving businesses operating within the construction sector.  The business has provided it's owner with a consistent income for nearly 30 years, at a pace...

Location: Cheshire, England

For sale under: Printers/Print Shop, Sign Makers, Marketing Businesses, Sign Erectors

  • Asking price
  • £40,000
  • Annual T/O
  • £47,075
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ROTHERHAM - Convenience Store

£8,000 Per Week, GP 21% 3 Bed Accommodation Available Rent Free Period on Leasehold option Run under management Excellent Development/Expansion Opportunity EPC - C Blacks Brokers is delighted to bring to the market this fully licensed convenience store which is available on a leasehold or freehold basis operating from these extensive premises in Rotherham, Yorkshire. T.C.’s Mini Market has been trading for over two...

Location: Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England

For sale under: Convenience Stores

  • F/H Price
  • £349,950
  • L/H Price
  • £29,950
  • Price Reduced
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LONDON - High End Catering & Events

Highly Reputable Annual Turnover Of £866,000 Impressive Client Base A History Of High Profile Events Tremendous Potential EPC - C This business is a confidential sale. To learn more about this business you must contact the selling agents, who are Blacks Business Brokers. You can contact them by clicking the ‘contact seller’ button on this page, or by calling 0844 820 0000.

Location: London, England

For sale under: Catering Companies, Amusement businesses, Events Businesses, Catering equipment & restaurant supply shops

  • L/H Price
  • £850,000
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CORNWALL - Post Office & Convenience

Weekly takings of £4,500 + P/O comms £1,450 per month Avg Post Office Comms Retirement Sale Well Established for Many Years Accommodation available EPC – C Blacks Brokers are delighted to offer for sale this village post office and licensed convenience store in the based Cornwall area. St Erth Post Office & Store is a beautiful & traditional village based store in the St Erth area of Cornwall. St Erth is a stunningly...

Location: Hayle, Cornwall, England

For sale under: Convenience Stores, Post Offices

  • L/H Price
  • £75,950
  • Price Reduced
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Freehold shop and two flats. Expected

Business Partnership are pleased to offer for sale this Freehold property Investment/Development Opportunity with Retail area and two flats located to the rear and above the ground floor retail space (currently being operated as a...

Location: Derbyshire, England

For sale under: Investment Properties, Development Sites, Retail Space, Other Commercial Property, Residential Investments

  • F/H Price
  • £201,950 (Freehold)
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Long Established Family Jeweller in

The Business Partnership is pleased to be appointed sole selling agent for a very well established family jeweller in a prominent location in the centre of a busy Nottinghamshire town. The business was first established more than 60 years ago and since then has developed a strong reputation for its range of products, quality of service and friendly approach. It has many loyal customers ensuring a consistent sales...

Location: Nottinghamshire, England

For sale under: Jewellers, Engraving Service businesses, Other Service Businesses

  • L/H Price
  • £50000 + SAV
  • Annual T/O
  • £240,000
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CORPORATE GIFTS

CORPORATE GIFTS, key fobs, diaries, pens etc, lifestyle business run from home, established client base in south west, scope to increase customers & expand territory, retirement sale. 2016 Commission £9,911, Sales £30,013 GP @41% Relocatable...

Location: Devon, England

For sale under: Office Suppliers, Stationers, Printers/Print Shop, Home Based Retail Businesses, Home Based Sales Businesses

  • Asking price
  • £20,000
  • Annual T/O
  • £30,013
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BEAUTY CLINIC & HAIR SALON

Located in the affluent area of Hoveton/Wroxham a few miles to the north of Norwich, Aspire Beauty Clinic and Hair Studio offers comprehensive beauty services, including manicures and pedicures, massage and waxing as well as a range of...

Location: Norfolk, England

For sale under: Beauty Salons, Hairdressers Salons, Medical / Health businesses, Barber Shops, Service Businesses

  • L/H Price
  • £45,000
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Delightful Village Store in

Close to village green in thriving and affluent “Midsomer” village Charming cottage with exposed beams and inglenook fireplace No local competition Four Bedroom accommodation and large garden Rent currently only £7,200 pa Get your...

Location: Buckinghamshire, England

For sale under: Convenience Stores, General Stores, Gift Shops, Newsagents, Off Licences

  • L/H Price
  • £34,950
  • Annual T/O
  • £157,543
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CONV STORE/OFF LIC WITH LOTTERY & 4 BED

A South Wales Convenience Store/Off Licence with National Lottery, Paypoint, Parcel Collection Service,Money Transfer service and a spacious 4 Bed Home. Only 25 minutes or so drive from Cardiff city centre the property/business is also...

Location: South Glamorgan, Wales

For sale under: Convenience Stores, Newsagents, Off Licences, Other Retail businesses, Retail Space

  • L/H Price
  • £39,500
  • Annual T/O
  • £208,000
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Lancaster City Centre Cafe,

• Coffee Shop, Bistro, Sandwich Shop, Meeting Venue, Bookshop. • Substantial three storey premises. • Desirable City Centre Location in Lancaster. • Potential Restaurant. • Serves hot drinks, hot food – breakfasts, omelettes, paninis,...

Location: Lancaster, Lancashire, England

For sale under: Bistros, Cafes, Coffee Shops, Book Shops

  • L/H Price
  • £49,000
  • Annual T/O
  • £85,000
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Halal Butchers In North West London

This business has recently been brought to the market & more information about this business will follow shortly. To express an interest in this business and to receive full business sales details, please request more information below...

Location: Wembley, London, England

For sale under: Butcher shops, Other Retail businesses, Other Service Businesses

  • L/H Price
  • £250,000
  • Annual T/O
  • £500,000
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Commercial Catering Repair Business

This business has recently been brought to the market & more information about this business will follow shortly. To express an interest in this business and to receive full business sales details, please request more information below...

Location: Kent, England

For sale under: Hotels and Motels, Engineering companies, Miscellaneous businesses, Outside Catering Businesses, Catering equipment & restaurant supply shops

  • F/H Price
  • £1,795,000
  • Annual T/O
  • £1,500,000
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A1 UNIT WITH UPPERS

Prime position within Soho, a very busy footfall to operate anything under an A1 License. The premises consists of basement for storage, ground floor trading and uppers which has recently been granted planning permission for 3 flats,...

Location: Soho, London, England

For sale under: Cafes, Sandwich Shops, Takeaways (Other)

  • L/H Price
  • £150,000
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ESTABLISHED & WELL LOCATED TAKE-AWAY

ESTABLISHED & WELL LOCATED TAKE-AWAY FOOD BUSINESS, Worcester city centre. Takings average £2,000 weekly from limited high margin menu producing excellent profits to husband and wife proprietors closing 4:00 pm Monday to Friday and 5:00 pm...

Location: Worcester, Worcestershire, England

For sale under: Sandwich Shops, Takeaways (Other), Other food service businesses, Chicken Shops

  • L/H Price
  • £55,000
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Former Doctors Surgery in Avoch

DESCRIPTION Avoch Surgery was purpose built in 1992, and is situated on Rose Street just off the main road in the village of Avoch, on the popular Black Isle. The property comprises a one story, stone built building under a tiled roof, with...

Location: Black Isle, Highland, Scotland

For sale under: Beauty Salons, Development Sites, Retail Space, Medical / Health businesses, Business Units

  • F/H Price
  • £47,500
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Cheshire Butcher Shop with £1m turnover

We are delighted to bring to market this superbly profitable and uniquely positioned butchers shop in Cheshire.This is not This is not a traditional butchers. Instead, it has been developed to provide a modern niche supermarket experience...

Location: Cheshire, England

For sale under: Other food service businesses, Butcher shops, Delicatessens, Supermarkets

  • L/H Price
  • £600,000 (Leasehold)
  • Annual T/O
  • £1,144,179

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.