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Cafe and Two Sandwich Rounds

The Business Partnership is pleased to offer for sale a popular Cafe together with two well established sandwich rounds in south east Hampshire. There are 2 dedicated sandwich rounds that supply hot and cold food to our Customers Monday to...

Location: Hampshire, England

For sale under: Cafes, Sandwich Shops, Tea Rooms

  • L/H Price
  • £62,250 + SAV (Leasehold)
  • Annual T/O
  • £138,000
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Established Oxford Card Gift and Party

A very well established card and gift shop, also catering for all your party needs, with a wide range of helium balloons, banners, novelty gifts and gadgets, all designed to be the one-stop shop for all party makers. This is a family run...

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

For sale under: Card Shops, Fancy Goods Shops, Gift Shops, Party Shops, Party Planning

  • L/H Price
  • £15,000 + SAV (Leasehold)
CONVENIENCE STORES WITH ‘LOCAL’ POST

CONVENIENCE STORES WITH ‘LOCAL’ POST OFFICE APPOINTMENT NORFOLK Enviable location to a pretty village in the Norfolk Broads convenient Norwich and the Norfolk coast. Ideal acquisition for a couple offering as it does a lovely family home...

Location: Norfolk Broads, Norfolk, England

For sale under: Convenience Stores, Post Offices

  • F/H Price
  • £525,000
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INDEPENDENT CONVENIENCE STORES WITH

INDEPENDENT CONVENIENCE STORES WITH ‘MAINS’ CONTRACT POST OFFICE APPOINTMENT NORFOLK Long established convenient stores currently trading as part of the NISA symbol group. Offering grocery, news, off licence, lottery, external ATM and mains post office appointment. Mail sorting site. Prime trading position to a busy main road to the centre of this affluent village. Convenient for Norwich. Sales for last FYE...

Location: Norfolk, England

For sale under: Convenience Stores, Post Offices

  • L/H Price
  • £325,000
Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe

The Business Partnership is pleased to be able to offer for sale this Mr Simms Sweet Shop franchise, ideally situated in Christchurch, one of coastal east Dorset's most attractive and affluent towns. Well established (2010), with a mix of...

Location: Christchurch, Dorset, England

For sale under: Other food service businesses, Sweet Shops

  • L/H Price
  • £22,500 + SAV (Leasehold)
  • Annual T/O
  • £96,000
Successful Mobility Centre with

The Business Partnership is pleased to be appointed sole selling agent for this well established, successful and profitable mobility centre. It sells, maintains and repairs a wide range of products designed to help those who are less...

Location: Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England

For sale under: Mobility Aid Shops, Other Retail businesses, Beauty Salons, Other Service Businesses, Medical / Health businesses

  • F/H Price
  • £150,000 + SAV (Freehold)
  • Annual T/O
  • £200,000
Specialist Wholesale Catering Butcher

Started by the current owner and his former business partner over 27 years ago, the business has built up an enviable reputation for quality of product and service. Supplying to restaurants, pubs, golf courses, hotels, schools and colleges,...

Location: Buckinghamshire, England

For sale under: Catering Companies, Other food service businesses, Butcher shops, Health Food Shops, Wholesalers

  • Asking price
  • £250,000 + Net Assets
  • Annual T/O
  • £1,100,000
Freehold Investment/Development

Business Partnership are please to offer for sale this Freehold property Investment/Development Opportunity with Retail + 2 flats (Formally an Independent Bookmaker business). Located in a very visible main road position this property still...

Location: Derbyshire, England

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

  • F/H Price
  • £234,000 (Freehold)
Quality Restaurant and Catering

The Business Partnership is please to offer for sale this established business which has been providing quality food through a restaurant/sandwich takeaway facility, and an external catering service since being established by the current...

Location: Basingstoke, Hampshire, England

For sale under: Catering Companies, Restaurants, Sandwich Shops

  • L/H Price
  • £100,000 + SAV (Leasehold)
  • Annual T/O
  • £400,000
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Market Leading PVCu Window and

This is a well established and very profitable business, which has traded from its current location for the last 20 years. It is market leader for mid to high-end PVCu windows, doors and conservatories in the local area of Buckinghamshire, also reaching out across Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Hertfordshire. It has a dedicated sales showroom in a trading estate location, which over the years has become a destination for...

Location: Buckinghamshire, England

For sale under: Other Retail businesses, Window and Conservatory retailers

  • L/H Price
  • £340,000 + SAV (Leasehold)
  • Annual T/O
  • £1,400,000
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TOBACCO SHOP

Harrow, Middlesex, T/O £186,000, Established over the last 70 years, Superb main road trading location, High levels of repeat custom, Great footfall, Lack of competition within the area, Wide range of products, Leasehold premises,...

Location: Harrow, London, England

For sale under: Other Retail businesses

  • Offers Invited
  • Annual T/O
  • £186,000
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Luxurious Urban Day Spa specialising in

This attractive, luxury day spa was opened in June 2006 by a previous owner. The current vendor acquired the business in 2010, and soon after engaged on a comprehensive refurbishment at significant cost, that raised the quality of the...

Location: Oxfordshire, England

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

  • L/H Price
  • £150,000
  • Annual T/O
  • £155,870
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NEWSAGENTS, LISKEARD

Award winning NEWSAGENTS, within the top 300 in the country, prime LISKEARD town centre trading position, fronting the main shopping thoroughfare, nestled amongst national retailers, enjoys considerable foot flow, still benefits from low...

Location: Liskeard, Cornwall, England

For sale under: Convenience Stores, Newsagents, Stationers, Sweet Shops, Toy Shops

  • L/H Price
  • £85,000
  • Annual T/O
  • £546,491
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Internet - E-commerce and Online in

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: North Yorkshire, England

For sale under: Online Retailers

  • Asking price
  • £49,950
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Convenience Stores, Newsagents & Post

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: Hertfordshire, England

For sale under: Convenience Stores, Newsagents, Post Offices, Office Space

  • Asking price
  • £25,000
  • Annual T/O
  • £10,000
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Internet - E-commerce and Online in

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...

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For sale under: Online Retailers

  • Asking price
  • £750,000
  • Annual T/O
  • £1,700,000
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Retail - Other Retail in Wilstead,

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: Bedfordshire, England

For sale under: Other Retail businesses

  • L/H Price
  • £1,100,000
  • Annual T/O
  • £1,972,000
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Established delicatessen, tea room and

• Prime location in the heart of the town • Presented to a very high standard throughout • Successful outside catering business included • Improving Turnover and Profits • Established over 25 years • Open plan trading area • Much...

Location: Crediton, Devon, England

For sale under: Coffee Shops, Delicatessens

  • L/H Price
  • £99,950
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Subway Sandwich Bar in Kent for sale

Outstanding opportunity to acquire a fully equipped Subway. The purchase of this business is subject to a franchise agreement, full details available upon request. SPACIOUS DOUBLE FRONTED PREMISES occupying a corner position. Breakfast...

Location: Kent, England

For sale under: Sandwich Shops

  • L/H Price
  • £115,000
  • Weekly T/O
  • £4,600
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Motor Spares Shop in South London for

ATTRACTIVE SINGLE FRONTED SALES SHOP approximately 4 metres wide with new adjustable shelving, display stands, new counter, computer system. Small storage area Staff w.c. & wash hand basin. Turnover : £2,500 p.w. in our opinion offering...

Location: London, England

For sale under: Motor Accessory Shops

  • L/H Price
  • £15,000
  • Weekly T/O
  • £2,500

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.