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Kitchen & Bedroom Design & Installation

The Business Partnership is pleased to be appointed sole selling agent for a very well established and profitable business located in a prime retail position with a high level of passing trade. The business was first established more...

Location: Nottinghamshire, England

For sale under: Home & Garden Services, Interior Design Companies, Bathroom Retailers, Decorating Businesses, Kitchen Retailers

  • L/H Price
  • £55,000 (Leasehold)
  • Annual T/O
  • £199,000
Off Licence With 4 bed Accommodation

Weekly turnover is £10k-£11k Annual Rent is £18,150 Business rate is annually £1200 This is a well established off licence store which has 4 bedroom 1 living room 2 bathroom flat above the shop. All takings are made from tobacco, alcohol...

Location: Ferndown, Dorset, England

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

  • L/H Price
  • £85,000
  • Weekly T/O
  • £10,000
Online car parts retailer

The Business Partnership in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire is pleased to be appointed sole selling agent for this well established and successful online car parts retailer. The business is being sold as a going concern with excellent...


For sale under: Motor Accessory Shops, Other Service Businesses, Mechanical Services

  • Price on Application
  • Annual T/O
  • £270,000
Leading Bridal Retailer in South

The Business Partnership is pleased to offer for sale one of the leading bridal retailers in the South of England. They provide an excellent and varied selection of Wedding gowns, Bridesmaid dresses, and accessories from leading bridal wear...

Location: Hampshire, England

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

  • L/H Price
  • £60,000 + SAV (Leasehold)
  • Annual T/O
  • £105,000
Outstanding Pet Food Delivery Franchise

This is a van-based business that allows a franchisee to quickly develop their own exclusive franchise territory, and to run the business offering a friendly and professional service. The franchisor stocks a range of quality pet foods like...


For sale under: Pet Shops, Service franchise resales, Delivery franchise resales, Home Food Delivery, Pet Services

  • Price on Application
Boutique Guest House set in 3 Acres

This is a beautifully stone built Victorian guest house offering boutique B&B accommodation in the Snowdonia National Park bordering North Wales & Mid Wales Set in 3 acres of land the property boasts fishing rights to the trout stream...

Location: Dolgellau, Gwynedd, Wales

For sale under: Other Entertainment & Leisure businesses, Guest Houses, Hotels and Motels, Fishing Tackle Shops, Travel Agencies

  • F/H Price
  • £700,000 + SAV (Freehold)
Featured business

MAINS POST OFFICE AGENCY AND EXPANDABLE NEWSAGENCY BUSINESS RETIREMENT SALE AND PRICE REDUCED FOR A QUICK SALE SOUTH STAFFORDSHIRE Post office mains contract, current level of remuneration c£48,000 per annum plus low key retail business operating as a news agency; WNB advised as c £400 per week, counter sales plus some local deliveries. FYE March 2015 accounts sales £122,363; gross profit £13,674. EBITDA £32,355....

Location: Staffordshire, England

For sale under: Newsagents, Post Offices

  • F/H Price
  • £247500
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Retail freehold with 10% yield plus

The Business Partnership is pleased to be appointed sole selling agent for this attractive investment opportunity in the commercial property sector. The property consist of 5 modern retail units in a neighbourhood shopping parade and 8 residential flats. Included in the sale are all fixtures & fittings in two of the  retail outlets, which are fully fitted as a food takeaway and a hairdresser. Three of the four units...

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England

For sale under: Investment Properties, Development Sites, Other Commercial Property, Shopping Centre Units, Land (Commercial)

  • F/H Price
  • £250,000 (Freehold)
  • Annual T/O
  • £25,000
Popular Café in Hove

The Business Partnership is pleased to offer for sale a popular café located in a busy part of Hove. The café has 24 covers, and offers a very varied menu and sells an excellent selection of breakfasts, lunches, snacks, sandwiches etc., made...

Location: Hove, East Sussex, England

For sale under: Cafes, Sandwich Shops, Coffee Shops

  • L/H Price
  • £69,950 + SAV (Leasehold)
  • Annual T/O
  • £236,000
High Quality Perfumes Aromatics and

The Business Partnership is delighted to be able to offer for sale, this modern, high quality perfume shop business. This is a franchise offering tremendous potential for further growth and development. Equivalenza, the brand, was initiated...

Location: Hampshire, England

For sale under: Cosmetic Shops, Medical / Health businesses

  • L/H Price
  • £29,500 + SAV (Leasehold)
  • Annual T/O
  • £42,800
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Established ecommerce bookseller

ESTABLISHED ECOMMERCE BOOKSELLER FOR SALE United Kingdom Asking Price £140,000 Turnover £500,000 Net Profit £50k - £100k Excellent opportunity to purchase an expandable and long established ecommerce book retailing business selling to the general public. Operating within the UK trading via multi ecommerce platforms including Amazon (including cross border trading enabled for Europe) and EBay. A...

For sale under: Ecommerce/Website based retail

  • Asking price
  • £140,000
  • Price Reduced
Cafe and Sandwich Round

The Business Partnership is pleased to offer for sale a popular Cafe together with an established sandwich round in south east Hampshire. The dedicated sandwich round supplies hot and cold food to customers Monday to Friday. The business has...

Location: Hampshire, England

For sale under: Cafes, Sandwich Shops, Tea Rooms

  • L/H Price
  • £29,995 + SAV (Leasehold)
  • Weekly T/O
  • £2,000
Freehold Retail unit with two flats.

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
  • £209,950 (Freehold)
Busy Traditional Town centre Cafe

The Business Partnership are pleased to be appointed as sole selling agent for this busy Traditional style cafe situated in a high street location.  Established many years ago and in the hands of the current owners for the last 11 years, the...

Location: Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, England

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

  • L/H Price
  • £30,000 (Leasehold)
  • Annual T/O
  • £74,500
Secondhand Shop Freehold For Sale

The Business Partnership is pleased to offer for sale this well known popular local business which buys and sells second hand goods which mainly consists of reproduction furniture. The current owner has been operating the business for 12...

Location: West Sussex, England

For sale under: Discount Stores, Furniture Shops, Homeware Stores

  • F/H Price
  • £225,000 (Freehold)
  • Annual T/O
  • £30,000
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Thriving Delicatessen on Stony

Positioned at Number 1 High Street in Stony Stratford " The Jewel " of Milton Keynes, the delicatessen is ideally situated in this busy market town steeped in history. A popular stop for tourists who come here to enjoy the wealth of history, the fantastic annual events and also its wonderful independent shops. Opened in 2014 this specialist food retailer was established through its owners love of fine foods. It is...

Location: Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England

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

  • L/H Price
  • £55,000
  • Annual T/O
  • £83,000
Teas & Magazines Kiosk in South London

ATTRACTIVE KIOSK. The equipment includes cool display counter, electronic cash register, coffee machine, domestic microwave, 3 fridges.. Turnover : £2,200/£2,500 p.w. We are further advised the gross profit is in the region of 58/60%. TO...

Location: South London, London, England

For sale under: Newsagents, Tea Rooms, Kiosk Premises

  • L/H Price
  • £45,000
  • Weekly T/O
  • £2,200
Launderette and Dry Cleaning Receiving

Restricted parking in front of parade SPACIOUS DOUBLE FRONTED PREMISES with tiled floor, fluoresent lighting. The equipment includes 6 Ipso 16lb front loading washing machines, 2 Ipso 25lb front loading washing machines, 4 30lb gas tumble...

Location: Berkshire, England

For sale under: Dry Cleaners, Launderettes

  • L/H Price
  • £60,000
  • Weekly T/O
  • £1,250
Dry Cleaners and Launderette in

NO PARKING RESTRICTIONS SPACIOUS DOUBLE FRONTED premises, partly carpeted plus tiled floor, suspended ceiling with concealed lighting. Counter, electronic cash register. Firbimatic Dry Cleaning Machine, 3 Ipso 16lb front loading, washing...

Location: Buckinghamshire, England

For sale under: Dry Cleaners, Launderettes

  • L/H Price
  • £65,000
  • Weekly T/O
  • £1,600
Convenience Store in Hampshire

Forecourt with parking for 2 cars Electric shutters to SPACIOUS DOUBLE FRONTED SALES SHOP, probably in the region of 700 sq. ft. sales area, with non-slip floor, suspended ceiling, concealed lighting. Fully equipped including modern...

Location: Hampshire, England

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

  • L/H Price
  • £50,000
  • Weekly T/O
  • £7,000

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.