Card Shops for sale

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Polly Franey (July 2015)
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Leasehold Price: £95,000 Price Reduced Annual Turnover: £105,000 Annual Net Profit: £40,000
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Business Description
Retail, wholesale,franchise service.
Wigan. Greater Manchester. BUT EASY TO RELOCATE.

REDUCED PRICE as I have now paid off more of the loan (business will be free of loans) and my aging family issues are getting more difficult. I WILL HAPPILY LOOK AT OFFERS IN THE REGION OF £95,000.
We may be able to come to an agreement on a deposit and monthly payments.

A business already up and running, income from month one.
Top up orders from current franchisees, currently averaging around £6000 per month.
Stock included to keep you going for a while. Currently around £40,000 at my cost price (around £75,000 worth when sold to franchisees at their cost price)
A "pipeline" of around £18,000 of payments due from franchisees over the next 12 months. These payments are ON TOP OFF the ongoing stock purchases by the franchisees.
The opportunity to greatly grow the business by filling vacant areas with franchisees or self employed distributors.
The opportunity to open a franchise for yourself or a family member, at no cost AS WELL AS HAVING THE MASTER FRANCHISE BUSINESS.

Well fitted stocking unit with stock, that can be relocated by buyer.
Superb reputation
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This is a profitable business that is currently run by owner operation within a huge UK market. The business is well established in Scotland and parts of Northern England.
The sale of the business is to include hundreds of designs that are scarcely available elsewhere. These designs offer huge potential for distribution within the industry.

The business is being sold on a leasehold assignment

EPC Rating
C 51-75
Key financials
AT: £105,000
NP: £10,000
Est: 2007
Rent: £4992
Rates: SBR (currently zero as 100% discount applied by council).

There is visible space and potential within the single storey ground floor lock up unit that the business currently trades from.
The unit has been laid out in accordance with the needs of the business growth since inception. The business is well stocked with hundreds of lines and the originally empty business unit has been developed into a small distribution hub that has shelving and storage facilities for separation of the product lines. This makes it easier to put up orders for the franchisees, whom the business wholesales to.

The rent for the unit is very fair when considering the size and standard.
It must be noted however, that this business can be relocated. The business could be run from home and is not wholly reliable on a permanent commercial address.
As part of a multi national franchise, the business gains full and ongoing support when needed, and follows a structured business model that allows for profitable success. The multi national franchise that it is part of, offers some of the very best growth support in the industry.

To purchase a greetings cards and gift supply business that already holds a share of the market in Northern England and Scotland.
The business has been trading profitably since it’s inception. The franchise model that the business trades to is well known for success due to a pro-active approach within the industry.

The business manages around 8 franchisees who provide a range of greetings cards, bags and gifts to approximately 600 retailers through their combined territories. This structured client base (ie the franchisees) use the business to provide around £1500 per week in revenue, on average.
The franchisees and their respective shops can only get these products exclusively through this business.
The business has a firm net profit that can be adjusted to over £30,000 PA.

THERE IS HUGE POTENTIAL to develop this business further by increasing the number of franchisees or self employed distributors.
The business could be easily run as an owner operated business.

The current owner is looking to sell for time commitment and health reasons. He would be delighted to discuss the huge potential that is there for the person or persons with a dynamic attitude AND the ability to obtain new franchisees and/or self employed distributors.

Currently trading from a lock up unit in Greater Manchester but can genuinely be relocated to anywhere in the North of England or Scotland.
The current lock up warehouse can have it’s lease re-assigned if needed.

If of interest please arrange contact me. Any more detailed information, such as accounts, please contact me.
Trading Hours: Up to owner.

Tenure: Leasehold

Support & Training:
I will physically work full time beside a new owner for a 2 week training period. After that, i will be available to call on permanently , as I have recently opened a territory for myself.

Location Details: This business is relocatable, anywhere north of Stoke.

Please contact me regarding viewing, it will be my pleasure.
It is an up and running business with income already there. It can be developed into a much bigger and better business, but not by me due to not the greatest of health, plus ageing parents 120 miles away.
This is an opportunity to buy this business at it's lowest ebb. By August, it will be on it's way back up. And so will the price.
Thanks for looking,
Trading Hours:
Up to owner.

Number of Employees: 1-5

Tenure: Leasehold

Support & Training:
I will physically work full time beside a new owner for a 2 week training period. After that, for a further 4 weeks I will be at the end of a phone/email. I will visit in that period, if it is required by new owner.

Location Details:
This business is relocatable, anywhere north of Birmingham.

Is this business relocatable: Yes

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