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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
Convenience Store / Newsagents in

Sheringham is a delightful, thriving, affluent seaside market town that attracts tourists year round due to the many attractions it offers. The store is well situated on the main road to take advantage of the passing trade and has a large regular...

Location: England, Norfolk, Sheringham

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

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  • L/H Price
  • £79,995
Freehold detached newsgents with post

Profitable well established business serving a large commuter village for nearby Leicester and convenient for the M69 motorway. Further housing development planned within the village with 128 new houses to commence construction in 2014 and a further...

Location: England, Leicestershire

For sale under: Newsagents, Post Offices

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  • F/H Price
  • £425,000
Village Post Office & Stores

A charming detached grade two listed village shop and Post Office and offering three bedroom accommodation. Sales ex vat for the last financial year was £286,529. Total gross profit inclusive of the Post Office remuneration of £24,696 = £82,884....

Location: England, Essex, Chelmsford

For sale under: Convenience Stores, Post Offices

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  • L/H Price
  • £68,000
  • Annual T/O
  • £286,529
CONVENIENCE STORE NORTH CORNWALL

Modern CONVENIENCE STORE, average SALES in excess of £15,000 PER WEEK, spectacular NORTH CORNWALL coast, prime trading position within this famous visitor destination, situated just off major tourist route amongst stunning scenery. Very well fitted...

Location: England, Cornwall, Tintagel

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

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  • L/H Price
  • £110,000
  • Annual T/O
  • £736,361
Price Reduced
CONVENIENCE STORE DEVON/DORSET

High profile CONVENIENCE STORE, desirable SOUTH DORSET coast, close CHARMOUTH and world famous 'Jurassic Coast', fronts major 'A' road holiday route, benefits from car park. A modern detached premise, the subject of recent £50,000 refurbishment,...

Location: England, Dorset

For sale under: Convenience Stores, General Stores, Off Licences, Post Offices, Other Retail businesses

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  • F/H Price
  • £259,000
  • L/H Price
  • £159,000
  • Annual T/O
  • £456,172
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 £35,000 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
  • £35,000
  • Weekly T/O
  • £9,500
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
Van Based Wholesale Confectionary

A unique opportunity to purchase a very well established business which has been trading successfully for over 15 years. Customer base of over 120 +regular accounts,specialising in jars of sweets soft drinks chocolate ice lollys and a full range of...

Location: England, South Yorkshire, Chesterfield

For sale under: Vending Round businesses, Confectioners, Sweet Shops, Wholesalers, Mobile Retail

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  • Asking price
  • £14,950
Price Reduced
Newsagents / Off Licence / Convenience

Well established business - Trading over 15 years. Located in a popular residential area in Newbury, Berkshire. Takings of approximately £10,000 per week. Just 1 full time member of staff. Services offered include: pay point, collect-plus (parcel...

Location: England, Berkshire, Newbury

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

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  • L/H Price
  • £89,995
  • Weekly T/O
  • £10,000

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.