Retail businesses for sale

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Julie Ashcroft (March 2017)
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Successful E-commerce business, sole distribution rights to unique product,...

Online business selling a unique gift product primarily through a dedicated website with some additional sales through Amazon and Prezzybox. The business comes with the sole U.K. and Ireland distribution rights for Ecospheres - there is no...

Search categories: Ecommerce/Website based retail, Online Retailers, Other Retail businesses, Home Based Internet Businesses, Websites and Ezines

  • Asking price
  • £34,999
  • Annual T/O
  • £71,000
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Artisan Cafe with 40% Growth in Prime Position

Rare opportunity to acquire a successful and rapidly growing business. Situated in a prime position in New Milton, which is on the edge of the beautiful New Forest. Tastefully fitted out to a high standard, it has become a very popular meeting place with locals. The summer sees a vast influx of tourists. Sales have seen an impressive increase since the café opened in June 2016, and since the first anniversary, it...

Location: New Milton, Hampshire, England

Search categories: Cafes, Coffee Shops, Restaurants, Sandwich Shops, Takeaways (Other)

  • L/H Price
  • £95,000
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Stunning freehold hair and beauty salon in affluent Berkshire location

A luxury salon equipped and fitted to a very high standard with premium hair & beauty brands. Currently trading 5 days a week with huge ongoing potential for significantly increased trade with increased opening hours and a growing team.

Search categories: Beauty Salons, Hairdressers Salons, Health Spas, Barber Shops, Nail Bars and Nail Salons

  • F/H Price
  • £1,995,950
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Exciting opportunity to own a unique online training platform.

Would you like to enter the growing demand area of providing online training – High demand sector of online learning and training Our clients The ECERT training company is one of the leading distance learning and E-Learning training...

Location: Somerset, England

Search categories: Training Centres, Online Retailers, Training & Education Providers

  • Price on Application
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Model shop with growing sales

Business Partnership is pleased to bring to market this very busy model and hobbies shop in Nottinghamshire. Situated in a busy town location with excellent passing trade and high footfall the business represents a very good going concern....

Location: Nottinghamshire, England

Search categories: Model Shops, Craft Shops, Hobby Shops

  • L/H Price
  • £70,000
  • Annual T/O
  • £150,000
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Superb Freehold Gift & Christmas Shop Business Cheddar Gorge with Accommodation

OLD ROWLANDS GIFT & CHRISTMAS SHOP (www.oldrowlands.com) is a superb freehold Retail Gift & Homeware Business in the heart of the world renowned Cheddar Gorge occupying an enviable prime trading location. Substantial period property with immaculate, tasteful 3 bedroom self-contained owners accommodation with newly-fitted kitchen & bathroom complete with a beautiful garden overlooking the Mendip Hills AONB. Suitable...

Location: Cheddar, Somerset, England

Search categories: Card Shops, Gift Shops, Other Retail businesses, Retail Space, Homeware Stores

  • F/H Price
  • £415,000
  • Annual T/O
  • £80,000
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Fabulous mobile catering opportunity - Festivals, Weddings, Outdoor Events

The business trades from two converted, vintage horse trailers, superbly fitted out for events catering. No expense has been spared. One trailer has a Blistering wood fired pizza oven and is equipped with refrigeration and preparation areas. The second trailer has an Italian expresso coffee machine, large drinks cooler and refrigeration. This trailer can also be run as a mobile bar and works brilliantly for things...

Location: Derbyshire, England

Search categories: Mobile Catering, Catering Companies, Outside Catering Businesses, Sandwich Shops, Cafes

  • Asking price
  • £40,000
Freehold Barbershop Ladies Hair & Beauty Salon

Business Partnership are proud to be marketing for sale this rare opportunity to purchase a very well presented and long established, freehold, hair and beauty salon, located in the heart of a thriving West Midlands town centre. The...

Location: West Midlands, England

Search categories: Beauty Salons, Hairdressers Salons, Nail Bars and Nail Salons, Barber Shops

  • F/H Price
  • £189,950 + SAV (Freehold)
Outside Catering and Sandwich Shop

Business Partnership are appointed to market for sale this established and highly profitable outside catering and sandwich retail business based in Birmingham. The business turns-over circa £150k per annum on a good GPM. The business is...

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands, England

Search categories: Catering Companies, Sandwich Shops, Outside Catering Businesses

  • L/H Price
  • £29,995 + SAV (Leasehold)
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Delightful Bridal Business in Essex

The Business Partnership are pleased to be appointed as sole agents to market for this sale this delightful bridal wear business based in a delightful Essex town centre. The business model is based on offering high end, previously loved,...

Location: Essex, England

Search categories: Bridal Wear Shops

  • L/H Price
  • £25,000 + SAV (Leasehold)
NEWSAGENTS AND OWNERS ACCOMMODATION WITHIN ESTAURY SIDE VILLAGE AND ENJOYING...

* Within popular Estuary side village close to Quayside * Newsagency shop sales and news rounds undertaken * 3 mobile news rounds, undertaken by staff, vans included within sale * 3 bedroom accommodation, kitchen, lounge and dining room,...

Location: Appledore, Devon, England

Search categories: Newsagents, General Stores, Convenience Stores

  • F/H Price
  • £329,950
Profitable Travel & Hotels Booking Affiliate Website

This is a highly lucrative opportunity for anybody to earn £500 to £5000 or more per month of passive income from home, without working more than a few hours each week. The website comes fully set up, along with your own unique affiliate...

Search categories: Travel Agencies, Websites and Ezines, Hotels and Motels, Ecommerce/Website based retail, Home Based Internet Businesses

  • Asking price
  • £395
  • Price Reduced
  • Annual T/O
  • £50,000
Bespoke school uniforms and workwear

An interesting business that specialises on the supply and embroidery/printing of a wide range of school, work and leisure wear. They enjoy a number of long standing relationship that provides regular reoccurring income. The business ethos...

Location: Devon, England

Search categories: Uniform Shops, Other Retail businesses, Childrenswear retailers, Schools

  • L/H Price
  • £39,500 + SAV (Leasehold)
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Well Established Gift and Homeware Business.

Business Partnership is pleased to have been appointed as sole selling agent in order to seek a purchaser for this very well established business, which was started by our client some 14 years ago, and has only been made available for sale due to pending retirement. Very attractive gift shop in a fantastic high street position in historic and affluent market town. Offering high quality gifts and home-wares with...

Location: Monmouth, Gwent, Wales

Search categories: Furniture Shops, Homeware Stores, Home & Garden Services, Soft Furnishing Shops, Card Shops

  • L/H Price
  • £69,950 + SAV (Leasehold)
  • Annual T/O
  • £170,000
Well Established Coffee Shop/Cafe in Fantastic High Street Location

The Business Partnership is pleased to have been appointed as sole selling agent for this very well presented coffee shop. This profitable business occupies an outstanding trading position at the heart of the town providing very good and...

Location: Ebbw Vale, Gwent, Wales

Search categories: Cafes, Sandwich Shops, Coffee Shops, Ice Cream Parlours, Tea Rooms

  • L/H Price
  • £49,950 (Leasehold)
  • Annual T/O
  • £82,000
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Oliver's licensed award winning coffee shop, takeaway and dine in cafe

The Business Partnership is delighted to be selling this superb award winning café and Mediterranean-style takeaway in Derby. Oliver's is a modern award winning concept and has received fantastic reviews from its growing customer base and it is already profitable having only opened within the past couple of years. The vendors have spent heavily on the fixtures and fittings with no expense spared in the quality décor...

Location: Derby, Derbyshire, England

Search categories: Cafes, Catering Companies, Restaurants, Sandwich Shops, Coffee Shops

  • L/H Price
  • £60,000 (Leasehold)
  • Annual T/O
  • £160,000
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Natural and Organic Health and Wellbeing Retail Shop

Business Partnership is pleased to have been appointed as sole selling agent in order to seek a purchaser for this very well established business, which was started by our client some 10 years ago, and has only been made available for sale due to pending retirement. In short, the business offers a wide range of natural and organic products to promote health and wellbeing, as well offering a wide range of specialist...

Location: West Midlands, England

Search categories: Cosmetic Shops, Beauty Salons, Retail Space, Medical / Health businesses

  • L/H Price
  • £39,500 + SAV (Leasehold)
  • Annual T/O
  • £143,305
Featured business
Exceptional Organic Food Retail Business

Business Partnership is delighted to have been appointed as sole selling agent in order to seek a purchaser for this superb organic food business.  It is difficult to know where to start with this business...it supplies organic; natural; local - where possible; ethical - a must; vegetarian produce, which includes health food, supplements, honey, jam, nuts, seeds and pulses, fruit and vegetables including an excellent...

Location: West Midlands, England

Search categories: Other food service businesses, Bakeries, Convenience Stores, Fruit & Veg shops, Health Food Shops

  • L/H Price
  • £99,500 + SAV (Leasehold)
  • Annual T/O
  • £373,352
Try Before You Buy Fully Automated Passive Online Casino Software Business...

Online Casino Software With A Guarantee Minimum Daily Returns Of £600 / £1200 For 30 Minutes Work A Week Or We Make Up The Difference - NO UPFRONT PAYMENT REQUIRED - FULLY VERIFY THE FIGURES QUOTED YOURSELF BEFORE YOU BUY WITH OUR...

Search categories: Service franchise resales, Home Based Retail Businesses, Software Businesses, Internet Franchise Resales, Home Based Management Businesses

  • Asking price
  • £1,799
  • Annual T/O
  • £438,000
Featured business
Fireplace Design Manufacture and Installation

West Country Fireplace, Stove and Chimney Specialists. Highly respected family business specialising in the design, supply and installation of fireplaces, stoves and related equipment. High quality products and reliable service Built on a strong tradition of customer service and safety Highly skilled and trained craftsmen ensure attention to detail and a high standard of workmanship Bespoke design to installation...

Location: England

Search categories: Fireplaces, Design Agencies

  • Price on Application
  • Annual T/O
  • £245,000

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.