Retail businesses for sale

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 I had a great response from potential buyers which resulted in 3 offers for my business. 

Peter Webber (March 2014)
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Featured business NEW

Apollo Blinds franchise , established over 20 years, highly profitable...

Currently " business of the month" , Apollo Blinds has been established over 40 years with many franchisees who have been with us for several years and continuing to prosper. The Kirkcaldy branch has been located in the same High St. site for 21 years and has developed a very strong position in the local market mainly through the highly effective leadership of the franchisor, part of the world-renowned Hunter...

Location: Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland

For sale under: Soft Furnishing Shops, Other Retail businesses, Interior Design Companies, Curtain and Blinds Retailers

  • L/H Price
  • £55,000
  • Annual T/O
  • £175,000
Very Profitable Traditional Gentleman's Barbers

The Business Partnership is pleased to bring to market this very profitable and highly successful barbers business in Derbyshire. Set in a popular wealthy town location the business is very well known and respected having been established...

Location: Derbyshire, England

For sale under: Beauty Salons, Hairdressers Salons, Barber Shops

  • L/H Price
  • £35,000 (Leasehold)
  • Annual T/O
  • £49,000
Featured business NEW
Soft Furnishings And Interiors Business

The Business Partnership is pleased to be appointed the sole selling agent for this well established and respected business in the soft furnishing and interiors sector. The business provides a bespoke service to customers for made to measure curtains and blinds. In addition, it offers a range of soft furnishings, small items of furniture and household items designed to provide the finishing touch to any room. Over...

Location: Nottinghamshire, England

For sale under: Soft Furnishing Shops, Interior Design Companies, Homeware Stores, Curtain and Blinds Retailers, Fabrics Retailers

  • L/H Price
  • £115000 + SAV
  • Annual T/O
  • £280,000
Featured business UPDATED
Quality Gift Packaging Company For Sale

This business was set up by the present owner 15 years ago who had worked in retail and saw there was a niche in the market to supply good quality, reasonably priced gift packaging in small quantities to the Retail Sector. Quality packaging generally up to then had to be bought in bulk and stored by the Retailer, this resulted in a huge outlay of cash up front, storage problems and associated costs. Company...

For sale under: Card Shops, Florists, Manufacturing businesses, Home Based Retail Businesses, Packaging Businesses

  • Asking price
  • £87,950
  • Price Reduced
Property Investment Opportunity

 * Fronting a market town High Street. *Part of the ground floor operating as a retail outlet on short term flexible lease.*The ground floor extends circa 293 m² but much of it vacant/under-utilised.*First floor has 2 bed self-contained flat...

Location: Horncastle, Lincolnshire, England

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

  • F/H Price
  • £425,000 (Freehold)
Retail Fashion

Retirement prompts sale of this established and successful shop and the exciting opportunity the freehold interest presents.The trading business itself offers a wide range of ladies and gents popular lifestyle brands.The property provides a...

Location: Lincolnshire, England

For sale under: Clothes Shops, Fashion Accessory Shops, Ladieswear Retailers, Menswear Retailers

  • F/H Price
  • £475,000 + SAV (Freehold)
  • Annual T/O
  • £286,865
Featured business UPDATED
Mobile Phone Repair & Accessory Shop

Business Partnership is proud to introduce to market this highly successful and easily managed mobile phone and tablet repair business in Nottinghamshire. The business has minimal input from the vendors with loyal, hard working staff keen to stay on in the business. The business was formed in 1998 and is to be sold as a going concern with premises under a three month rolling licence agreement. The location is...

Location: Nottinghamshire, England

For sale under: Computer shops, Fashion Accessory Shops, Other Retail businesses, Other Service Businesses, Finance / Professional businesses

  • L/H Price
  • £59,995 + SAV (Leasehold)
  • Annual T/O
  • £160,000
M & R Glass & Glazing Limited

Business Partnership are pleased to have been appointed sole selling agent for M & R Glass and Glazing Limited. Trading Since 1984 and pending retirement prompts this business coming to market for sale. Traditionally described as double...

Location: Spalding, Lincolnshire, England

For sale under: Garden Centres/Nurseries, Glaziers, Interior Design Companies, Picture Framing, Garden Maintenance & Landscaping

  • F/H Price
  • £375,000 + SAV (Freehold)
Manufacturer of Beauty Care Products

Business Partnership are pleased to be appointed as sole selling agent for this business which offers high quality, ethically hand-made Olive Oil soaps and skin care products direct to the retail market via the internet, county/horse shows...

Location: England

For sale under: Other Manufacturing companies, Cosmetic Shops, Beauty Salons, Medical / Health businesses

  • Asking price
  • £49,999 + SAV
Freehold Garage, MOT, Servicing Repairs - J D Birch & Son Ltd, Sutton-On-Sea

Well deserved retirement sale, in the family over 50 years, no succession. Interesting site -forecourt, office, shop area, waiting area, large and well equipped workshop, includes “one man testing bay”. Offers fuel, MOT’s class 3,4,5,7...

Location: Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire, England

For sale under: Motor Accessory Shops, Garages, MOT Garages, Motor & Transport businesses, Petrol stations

  • F/H Price
  • £220,000 + SAV (Freehold)
  • Annual T/O
  • £516,444
Open Plan Retail Premises

This former Cost cutter unit is located just off the A3122, the main approach road leading into Dartmouth, and is situated within an established and expanding residential area. The town lies at the mouth of the River Dart in an area of...

Location: Dartmouth, Devon, England

For sale under: Other Retail businesses

  • Price on Application
Vacant Retail Premises

64 Victoria Street is prominently positioned on the main thoroughfare within the heart of Paignton, located opposite Paignton’s train station and just a short walk from the seafront. Former Ladbrokes Betting shop and more recently a...

Location: Paignton, Devon, England

For sale under: Other Retail businesses

  • Price on Application
Hidden Artists Website With Huge Potential For Sale

If you are looking to start your own AFFORDABLE, LOW RISK online business in a multi-billion pound industry that offers EXCELLENT POTENTIAL then this website, hidden artist could be just what you have been looking for! Promoting a range of...

For sale under: Art Galleries, Ecommerce/Website based retail, Marketing Businesses, Online Retailers, Internet Franchises

  • Asking price
  • £250
NORTH YORKSHIRE - Angling Supplies Retailer

Retirement Sale Weekly Takings £1,000 Gross Profit 23% Same Owner Since 1982 Large 2 Bedroom Accommodation EPC - TBC This business is a confidential sale. To learn more about this business you must contact the selling agents, who are...

Location: North Yorkshire, England

For sale under: Fishing Tackle Shops

  • F/H Price
  • £200,000

Price: £395,000 + VAT (£474,000). The property is prominently situated on the A47 Westbound, close to the roundabout junction with the A1122 some 2 miles from Swaffham. Kings Lynn is some 14 miles to the west and Norwich 29 miles to the...

Location: Swaffham, Norfolk, England

For sale under: Fast Food Restaurants, Restaurants, Car Dealerships, Car Valeting Businesses, Garages

  • F/H Price
  • £474,000


Location: Flint, Clwyd, Wales

For sale under: Plastics & chemical manufacturing companies, Household Goods Shops, Miscellaneous businesses, Ecommerce/Website based retail

  • Asking price
  • £55,000
Art Galleries & Craft

ART GALLERY in a Famous West Yorkshire Town for Sale. An opportunity to acquire this unique art gallery situated in the heart of this much sought after famous town which attracts 1,000's of visitors here. HIGHLY PROFITABLE CONCERN IN THIS...

Location: Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, England

For sale under: Art Galleries, Craft Shops

  • L/H Price
  • £25,000

FAMILY BUTCHERS in Sheffield for Sale. An opportunity to acquire this thriving family butchers situated in this bustling shopping area within a densely populated area of Sheffield – BUSY MAIN ROAD SITE. The business is worked in very easy...

Location: Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England

For sale under: Butcher shops

  • L/H Price
  • £29,950
Well Established Newsagents and PO Local

BEDFORDSHIRE - Very well established Newsagents and Post Office in the heart of a well populated residential suburb approximately 10 minutes walk from the town centre. Post Office Income £27,398 last year trading as a Post Office...

Location: Bedfordshire, England

For sale under: Newsagents, Post Offices

  • L/H Price
  • £79,500
Market Researching Business In Suffolk

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: Suffolk, England

For sale under: Other Service Businesses, Online Retailers

  • L/H Price
  • £1,000,000
  • Annual T/O
  • £1,285,144

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.