Retail businesses for sale

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Quora-style authority, 106M visitors (3

Vertical/Niche Q&A "Quora-style" Site SEEKING ACQUISITION OFFERS. Largest Q&A Community In Its Industry. 35+ Million Unique Visitors per Year. Top 10,000 Site GLOBALLY. 12+ Years Running/Growing (Established 2004). 100% Organic Traffic. $0 Ad Spend Budget. $0 Marketing/Sales Costs. $0 VC or Other Investment Funds. 1.9 Million Posts. 500,000+ Questions. Secure, Fast Loading, Efficient Code (Developed and Run By 34+...

For sale under: Media / Publishing businesses, Websites and Ezines, Online Retailers, Internet Franchise Resales

  • Asking price
  • £1,900,000
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Superb diverse Hair & Health (Tanning &

A fantastic opportunity to acquire a very well established and highly regarded hair salon and Health tanning / toning business situated in a very popular Derby city suburb, in a highly visible location and with excellent footfall and served by densely populated residential locality. Unique business trading incorporates two interdependent trading activities under one central facility. The Hairdressing / Styling...

Location: Derby, Derbyshire, England

For sale under: Hairdressers Salons, Tanning Salons, Toning Salons

  • L/H Price
  • £48,000
  • Annual T/O
  • £72,000
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  • F/H Price
  • Price on Application
  • L/H Price
  • Price on Application
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LICENSED CAFE / COFFEE SHOP (SEATS 30)

Beautifully appointed double fronted Café / Coffee Shop, located in the centre of a bustling high street, one of the few, that consists mainly of independent traders. The area itself is growing rapidly with new build developments ensuring the high street will remain popular and busy, yet still retain its charm of rural Essex. The premises is decorated in a contemporary style seating 30 covers inside, with a small...

Location: Great Dunmow, Essex, England

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

  • L/H Price
  • £75,000
  • Annual T/O
  • £140,000
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West Midlands Based Car Sales, MOT

Business Partnership is pleased to have been appointed sole selling agent in order to seek a purchaser for 100% of the shares in this unique business in a very prominent position, which has huge potential to further increase both car sales...

Location: West Midlands, England

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

  • L/H Price
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Tea Room & Cafe with Busy Take Away

Business Partnership is pleased to offer for sale this delightful well-established tea room and café with very busy take away food counter. The business has been established for over 20 years with the current owners having run it for 13 years. It has 13 covers on the ground floor, together with a sales counter in the entrance and a further 30 covers together with kitchen/preparation facility on the first floor,...

Location: Worcestershire, England

For sale under: Cafes, Catering Companies, Sandwich Shops, Coffee Shops, Tea Rooms

  • L/H Price
  • £49,995 + SAV (Leasehold)
  • Annual T/O
  • £120,000
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Timber Suppliers to the Building,

Business Partnership is pleased to be appointed sole selling agents for this long-established and very profitable timber supplies merchants supplying the building trade and consumer customers. The vendors are the freeholders and will,...

Location: West Midlands, England

For sale under: DIY and Hardware Stores, Home & Garden Services, Furniture & Wood, Garden Maintenance & Landscaping, Builders Merchants

  • L/H Price
  • Annual T/O
  • £975,000
Mature Online Home Based Affiliate

This is a Mature Proven Established Business For Sale. Full disclosure on financials available, no experience needed to continue to run this business. Mutliple Revenue Streams with incredible Growth Profit for last years accounts £44000.00...

For sale under: Ecommerce/Website based retail, Home Based Internet Businesses, Marketing Businesses, Online Retailers, Home Based (Other)

  • Asking price
  • £69,000
  • Price Reduced
  • Annual T/O
  • £60,000
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Exeter Community Conveinence Store

* STRIKING C-STORE & OFF LICENCE * SOUGHT AFTER LOCATION EXETER * JUST HAD COMPLETE EXTENSIVE REFIT 30k PLUS * ESTABLISHED CIRCA 1960 * NEW LEASE WITH REASONABLE RENT * EXCELLENT OPORTUNITY AND LIFE STYLE * COUNTER NEWS ONLY * NATIONAL...

Location: Exeter, Devon, England

For sale under: Convenience Stores, General Stores, Newsagents, Off Licences, Post Offices

  • L/H Price
  • £74,998
  • Price Reduced
  • Annual T/O
  • £500,000
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Distributor of Landscaping Products &

The Business Partnership is pleased to have been appointed as sole selling agent in order to seek a purchaser for this very well positioned business, which has only been made available for sale due to our client wishing to pursue other personal interests. The products supplied have all been extensively used in landscaping and construction projects, including schools, industrial buildings, leisure sector, public...

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For sale under: Other Distribution companies, Builders, Other Service Businesses, Builders Merchants, Landscape Gardening Businesses

  • Price on Application
  • Annual T/O
  • £550,000
Tea Room & Café with Busy Take Away

Business Partnership is pleased to offer for sale this delightful well-established tea room and café with very busy take away food counter. The business has been established for over 20 years with the current owners having run it for 13...

Location: Worcestershire, England

For sale under: Cafes, Catering Companies, Sandwich Shops, Coffee Shops, Tea Rooms

  • L/H Price
  • Annual T/O
  • £120,000
Traditional Hair Salon in Prominent

A long-established and traditional hair salon situated within a parade of shops on a busy main road frontage with free parking and with accommodation above. The salon comprises 2 main rooms and has 4 stations with 1 backwash station....

Location: Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England

For sale under: Beauty Salons, Hairdressers Salons, Barber Shops, Nail Bars and Nail Salons

  • L/H Price
  • £19,950 + SAV (Leasehold)
Retailer of Bespoke Guitars

As a recent lyric testified "It's all about the bass" at this retailer of bass guitars. If you are a professional, semi-professional or leisure bass guitar enthusiast and you want  the best advice on your next purchase, this is the place...

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester, England

For sale under: Other Entertainment & Leisure businesses, Music Shops, Ecommerce/Website based retail, Recording Studios, Hobby Shops

  • Asking price
  • £35,000
  • Annual T/O
  • £110,000
General Store & Off Licence -

• Taking £6,500 per week • 25% gross profit • Counter sales only • New lottery terminal • Much sought after location in very popular Northern Quarter • Very busy main road • Close to much development, offices, other businesses & many...

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester, England

For sale under: General Stores, Off Licences

  • L/H Price
  • £39,000
  • Price Reduced
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Sandwich Bar - Mottram, Hyde

• Fantastic opportunity • Busy main road • Large residential area • Close to industry • Seating for approx 4 with room for more • Rent £80 per week • 6 year lease from June 2013, with 3 yearly rent reviews The premises provides seating for approx 4 with room for more, service counter, preparation area, kitchen providing washing up area, preparation area and WC facilities.

Location: Hyde, Greater Manchester, England

For sale under: Cafes, Sandwich Shops, Vacant Premises

  • L/H Price
  • £4,950
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Newsagent and Off Licence in Cheshire

SINGLE FRONTED MEDIUM SIZED SALES SHOP carpeted, fluorescent lighting. New counter, till with EPOS scanning system, modern adjustable shelving, open cool display unit etc.. Small stockroom First floor Large Room Cloakroom with w.c. & wash hand basin In our opinion there is potential for the first floor to be converted into small accommodation, subject to the necessary planning permission & landlords approval....

Location: Cheshire, England

For sale under: Newsagents, Off Licences

  • L/H Price
  • £49,000
  • Price Reduced
  • Weekly T/O
  • £6,500
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Established ecommerce retailer trading

Seller will sell the business goodwill without stock if an interested party just want to acquire total internet positive feedback of 170,000 and elevated seller status Established ecommerce retailer trading on Amazon (including cross border trading enabled for Europe), EBay & other platforms We feel the business is a great opportunity for an internet seller or high street store to increase their exposure on multiple...

Location: Buckinghamshire, England

For sale under: Ecommerce/Website based retail

  • Asking price
  • £140,000
  • Price Reduced
Sandwich Bar - Sale Moor

• Taking £2,500 per week • Huge scope for deliveries • Very busy parade in village centre • Seating for 16 with al fresco seating for 4 • Surrounded by numerous businesses, offices and a large residential area • Potential for longer opening...

Location: Sale, Greater Manchester, England

For sale under: Cafes, Sandwich Shops

  • L/H Price
  • £39,950
  • Price Reduced
Sandwich Bar - Altrincham

• Taking £800 per week • Seating for approx 8 with al fresco seating for 4 • Town centre • Very busy main trunk road • Surrounded by large residential area, shops & hotel • Bay parking at the front • Potential owner parking to the rear (TBA...

Location: Altrincham, Greater Manchester, England

For sale under: Cafes, Sandwich Shops

  • L/H Price
  • £14,950
  • Price Reduced
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Established Hair & Beauty Salon

Business Partnership is pleased to have been appointed as sole selling agent in order to seek a purchaser for this very well established business, which has been under the same ownership for the last 9 years, and has only been made available for sale due to the pending retirement of our client. This local community Hair and Beauty Salon is very well fitted out and comprises of 5 Styling stations, 2 back-washes, a...

Location: Worcester, Worcestershire, England

For sale under: Beauty Salons, Hairdressers Salons, Tanning Salons

  • L/H Price
  • £19,999 + SAV (Leasehold)
  • Annual T/O
  • £60,000

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.