Retail businesses for sale

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BASINGSTOKE - Hardware Store

Established 34 Years Weekly Takings £2,000 Massive Potential Excellent Trading Position A Fantastic Opportunity EPC - C Blacks Brokers are pleased to bring to the market this long established, reputable and profitable hardware and...

Location: Basingstoke, Hampshire, England

For sale under: DIY and Hardware Stores

  • L/H Price
  • £69,950
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Caravan, Camping & Boating

CARAVAN STORAGE AND INVESTMENT PROPERTY in South Yorkshire for Sale. Outstanding opportunity to acquire this substantial site with well-established caravan storage business and further rental income. This is a very profitable concern which...

Location: Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England

For sale under: Caravan Parks, Leisure businesses, Camping Shops

  • F/H Price
  • £499,950
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Post Offices

POST OFFICE in Harrogate for Sale. Imposing Post Office enjoys a commanding, corner position on this major, arterial road through a well populated and much sought after community in the Harrogate area. Lots of local residents and many local...

Location: Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England

For sale under: Post Offices, Office Space

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Jewellers & Pawn Brokers

JEWELLERY, REPAIRS AND GIFTS BUSINESS in West Yorkshire for Sale. This is an outstanding jewellery business worked out of substantial premises. The concern is situated on a major high street in a bustling market town. The present owners are...

Location: Pontefract, West Yorkshire, England

For sale under: Jewellers

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Other Retail

FISHING TACKLE SHOP (FREEHOLD WITH SELF-CONTAINED ACCOMMODATION) in Hull for Sale. Excellent opportunity to acquire this substantial freehold property occupying an imposing corner position on this busy road in this bustling Hull suburb,...

Location: Hull, East Yorkshire, England

For sale under: Other Retail businesses

  • F/H Price
  • £165,000
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Cafe & Sandwich Bars

CAFÉ / SANDWICH BAR in Leeds for Sale. Very well presented café sandwich bar ideally located on the main road through a Leeds suburb opposite a very popular shopping centre on a parade of shops. The business is achieving a good weekly...

Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire, England

For sale under: Cafes, Sandwich Shops, Bars

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Cafe & Sandwich Bars

SHOPPING CENTRE CAFÉ in Leeds for Sale. Fantastically presented café within this very popular shopping centre in this popular Leeds suburb. Our client has operated the business since 2010 and is now selling to enjoy a well-deserved...

Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire, England

For sale under: Cafes, Sandwich Shops, Bars

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Clothing & Accessories

TWO LADIES FASHION SHOPS in North Yorkshire for Sale. An opportunity to acquire these HIGHLY PROFITABLE fashion houses situated in enviable positions in the heart of popular and bustling North Yorkshire shopping centres – ABSOLUTE PRIME...

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For sale under: Clothes Shops

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Cafe & Sandwich Bars

SANDWICH BAR & CAFÉ in Wakefield for Sale. Very well appointed sandwich bar and café on a major road near the M1 and Wakefield city centre. This is a superb trading location passed by thousands of people daily with a mass of potential...

Location: Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England

For sale under: Cafes, Sandwich Shops, Bars

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Post Offices

SUB POST OFFICE, CARDS AND STATIONERY in West Yorkshire for Sale. Situated in this enviable trading position right on the towns car park and bus station – A VERY BUSY SITE. The business is highly profitable and really must be seen to be...

Location: Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, England

For sale under: Post Offices, Office Space

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Post Offices

MAINS POST OFFICE AND FULLY LICENSED CONVENIENCE STORE WITH FULL LOTTERY in Huddersfield for Sale. An opportunity to acquire this outstanding Mains Post Office and highly profitable convenience store situated in this commanding trading...

Location: Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England

For sale under: Post Offices, Office Space

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Cafe, Shop and Accommodation near

DESCRIPTION The Laggan Stores Coffee Bothy and Wayfarer’s Rest is an attractive property in a prominent roadside location offering something quite unique. Considerable investment has created this modern and cosy property from subjects dating...

Location: Newtonmore, Highland, Scotland

For sale under: Cafes, Restaurants, Convenience Stores, Greengrocers, Holiday Lettings

  • F/H Price
  • £295,000
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Licence available on this beautiful

London Victoria Properties are delighted to offer on the market this beautiful and recently refurbished ground floor and basement Tanning Salon. 5 years from 17th February 2016 until 16th February 2021 with the Licensee paying a rent of...

Location: Roehampton, London, England

For sale under: Convenience Stores, Hairdressers Salons, Retail Space, Tanning Salons, Nail Bars and Nail Salons

  • L/H Price
  • £35,000
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Pet Fayre, Lower Earley - Reading

The Business Partnership is delighted to have been appointed as sole selling agent in order to seek a purchaser for this popular and well positioned business. Pet Fayre is a very well established and well supported independent pet supplies...

Location: Reading, Berkshire, England

For sale under: Pet Shops, Pet Services

  • L/H Price
  • £49,500 + SAV (Leasehold)
  • Annual T/O
  • £250,000
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Baby and Childrens Clothing Retailer

A family run business established for 23 years Baby clothing and quality branded nursery products More recently an online presence that the current owners view as a way of expanding the business. Very profitable business. Retirement sale.

Location: West Midlands, England

For sale under: Childrenswear retailers, Nursery Goods Shops, Babywear Shops, Online Retailers

  • L/H Price
  • £24,000
  • Weekly T/O
  • £2,500
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Hair & Beauty Salon in Village Location

BUSINESS Hilton Smythe welcomes to the market Anna Mather Colour Specialist Hair & Beauty. The business was first established by our client in 2011. The owner is now looking to sell the business, due to the desire to focus on a change...

Location: Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland

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

  • L/H Price
  • £34,950
  • Turnover
  • £80,000
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Popular Sweet Shop for sale in Alfreton

BUSINESS Hilton Smythe are proud to present to the market The Sweet Shop. The business was established in 2009 and our clients took ownership of the business in 2015 but have reluctantly decided to sell due to wanting to move on and try new...

Location: Alfreton, Derbyshire, England

For sale under: Confectioners, Sweet Shops

  • L/H Price
  • £18,950
  • Turnover
  • £10,852
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Bakery Offering Fresh Food Plus

BUSINESS Hilton Smythe welcomes to the market JF & J Settle, which is currently trading as Settle’s Bakery. This bakery was originally established by our client in 1966. The business has an exceptional reputation in this area for its...

Location: Bolton, Greater Manchester, England

For sale under: Catering Companies, Bakeries, Greengrocers

  • F/H Price
  • £210,499
  • Turnover
  • £150,000
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Elegant, Chic Hair Salon set in a West

County Business Sales have pleasure in bringing to the market a well-established unisex hair salon set on 2 floors with plenty of room for expansion or the addition of another business on the premises. The business is set among the hustle...

Location: Earls Court, London, England

For sale under: Hairdressers Salons, Barber Shops

  • L/H Price
  • £85,000
  • Annual T/O
  • £182,000
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Ladies Giftwear and accessories Shop

This is a very well established concern which enjoys all the considerable commercial advantages of a highly visible and much sought-after trading position among other complementary outlets on a main road/high street location in this busy...

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands, England

For sale under: Fashion Accessory Shops, Jewellers, Ladieswear Retailers

  • L/H Price
  • £65,000
  • Weekly T/O
  • £1,500

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.