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 We were absolutely overwhelmed by the response to our sales advertisement for our Bath Coffee Shop. 

Mike Watts and Wendy Race (September 2016)
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Glazier In Devon

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: Seaton, Devon, England

Search categories: Window and Conservatory retailers, Other Retail businesses

  • Asking price
  • £99,950
  • Annual T/O
  • £32,110
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Beauty & Toiletries Store In Buckinghamshire

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: High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England

Search categories: Health Spas, Other Service Businesses, Other Retail businesses, Beauty Salons

  • L/H Price
  • £19,000
  • Annual T/O
  • £46,090
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Cafe/Restaurant

Very popular breakfast options. Homemade lunches everyday. Homemade desserts. A lot of regular customers as well as new ones everyday that after a while become regulars. The location of the cafe is right on the corner of a busy main road. Glazing all around the front providing the interior with a lot of natural light. 42 indoor sitting and 12 outdoor sitting space. Separate male and female toilets with baby changing....

Location: Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, England

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

  • L/H Price
  • £68,500
  • Annual T/O
  • £126
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Bakery and Shop/Cafe with 30 covers

Established in 1958, this seaside based bakery, has been operating successfully for nearly 60 years. This profitable business, renovated throughout in Spring 2017, consists of 200 sq meters of bakery, shop, 30 cover café facilities and large...

Location: Cornwall, England

Search categories: Bakeries, Sandwich Shops, Cafes, Coffee Shops, Confectioners

  • F/H Price
  • £580,000
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Bakery in Surrey

SINGLE FRONTED PREMISES. The equipment includes cool display counter, 2 fridges, 1 deep freezer, racking for bread display etc. Staff w.c. & wash hand basin Busy road, residential area, on the SURREY/MIDDLESEX BORDERS Turnover :...

Location: Surrey, England

Search categories: Bakeries

  • L/H Price
  • £30,000
  • Weekly T/O
  • £1,800
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Shoe Shop in Kent

Attractive SINGLE FRONTED SALES SHOP with quality floor, ceiling lighting, display shelving, display units, counter. Rear Stockroom with metal racking. Kitchen area with sink and drainer. Cloakroom with w.c. and wash hand basin. Stairs...

Location: Kent, England

Search categories: Shoe Shops, Clothes Shops, Ladieswear Retailers

  • L/H Price
  • £45,000
  • Weekly T/O
  • £6,000
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Convenience Store in Derbyshire

Double fronted MEDIUM SIZED SALES SHOP with tiled floor, counter, electronic cash register, 1 3.5m open cool display unit, 1 1.5m open cool display unit, modern shelving, CCTV system with 8 cameras, monitor plus recording. Stockroom. Staff...

Location: Derbyshire, England

Search categories: Convenience Stores, General Stores, Off Licences

  • L/H Price
  • £40,000
  • Weekly T/O
  • £4,500
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Main Post Office in Hampshire

Spacious double fronted SALES SHOP, probably in the region of 1000 sq. ft. sales area, with tiled floor, suspended ceiling with LED lighting, air conditioning. Equipment includes 13 greeting card display stands (7 with drawers under),...

Location: Hampshire, England

Search categories: Post Offices, Card Shops, Stationers

  • L/H Price
  • £145,000
  • Weekly T/O
  • £1,500
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Newsagent and Off Licence in Surrey

Service road in front of parade, with parking. Electric shutters to SINGLE FRONTED SALES SHOP, in the region of 450 sq. ft. sales area, with tiled floor. Equipment includes counter, electric cash register, 2.5m open cool display unit,...

Location: Surrey, England

Search categories: Newsagents, Off Licences

  • L/H Price
  • £74,500
  • Weekly T/O
  • £7,000
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FULLY LOADED ARTISAN BAKERY

FULLY LOADED ARTISAN BAKERY FULL A3 - £300K TURNOVER ZONE 1 AREA LONDON REF: C1439 £199,995 LEASEHOLD + SAV •TURNOVER CIRCA £300,000 •FULLY LOADED THROUGHOUT •FULL A3 & A5 LICENCE •RATES £11,000 •ESTABLISHED 4 YEARS •TRADES OVER 250...

Location: London, England

Search categories: Catering premises, Bakeries, Cake Shops, Cafes, Sandwich Shops

  • L/H Price
  • £199,995
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Re-Locatable Kitchen, Bedroom and Bathroom Business

BUSINESS Hilton Smythe is delighted to welcome to the market this kitchen, bedroom and bathroom retailer. The business was established by our client over 30 years ago and is only now offered to the market due to personal reasons. The...

Location: Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, England

Search categories: Interior Design Companies, Bathroom & Kitchen Retailers

  • Asking price
  • £10,000
  • Turnover
  • £39,179
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British Butchers in Prime Trading Location

BUSINESS The business has been operated by the current owners for decades and is truly established within Earls Barton and the surrounding area; having expanded its range of products and services over the years to create an exceptional...

Location: Northampton, Northamptonshire, England

Search categories: Butcher shops, Delicatessens

  • L/H Price
  • £149,950
  • Turnover
  • £380,000
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Profitable Convenience Store Loyal Customer Base

BUSINESS Hilton Smythe welcomes to the market Money Wise Mini Market based in Batley in West Yorkshire. This busy and attractive business sells a wide selection of cigarettes, tobacco, milk, cold drinks, confectionery, crisps, ices, dairy...

Location: Batley, West Yorkshire, England

Search categories: Greengrocers, Convenience Stores

  • L/H Price
  • £49,950
  • Turnover
  • £250,000
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Stylish Hair Salon With Enviable Client Base

BUSINESS Hilton Smythe are welcoming to the market a popular hair salon with living accommodation. The salon boasts a fantastic reputation and is beautifully presented. Early viewing is advised as this is such a rare opportunity.  ...

Location: West Yorkshire, England

Search categories: Hairdressers Salons, Barber Shops

  • F/H Price
  • £385,000
  • Turnover
  • £80,000
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Sandwich Shop on Busy Main Road Location

BUSINESS This established business has been a food outlet for a number of years and owned by the current operator for over two. Our client now wishes to sell, to focus on other interests. The site is renowned locally and is handy for...

Location: Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England

Search categories: Sandwich Shops, Takeaways (Other)

  • L/H Price
  • £24,950
  • Turnover
  • £60,000
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Willington, Bedford Post Office and store with Accommodation

• BOUGHT BY THE PRESENT OWNERS IN 2011, THIS POST OFFICE AND CONVENIENCE STORE ARE SITUATED ON THE MAIN ROAD INTO WILLINGTON. • ACCOUNTS FYE MARCH 2016 SHOW TURNOVER OF OVER £388K – WITH ADJUSTED NET PROFITS OF £49.9K. • THE POST OFFICE...

Location: Bedford, Bedfordshire, England

Search categories: Post Offices, Convenience Stores, Card Shops

  • L/H Price
  • £135,000
  • Annual T/O
  • £388,000
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Elstow, Bedford Post Office and store

• BOUGHT BY THE PRESENT OWNERS IN 2013, THIS POST OFFICE AND SHOP ARE SITUATED IN THE HEART OF ELSTOW. • ACCOUNTS FYE AUGUST 2016 SHOW TURNOVER OF OVER £99K – WITH ADJUSTED NET PROFITS OF £22.5K. • THE POST OFFICE WAS REFITTED AND EXPANDED...

Location: Bedford, Bedfordshire, England

Search categories: Post Offices, Convenience Stores, Card Shops

  • L/H Price
  • £65,000
  • Annual T/O
  • £99,000
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High Street Florist Business in Maldon

This is a well-established florist business situated on Maldon High Street. The current owners bought the business as a going concern 16 years ago. Situated in a Grade II Listed building, the shop sits in the middle of Maldon High Street...

Location: Maldon, Essex, England

Search categories: Florists

  • L/H Price
  • £49,995
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Fully Fitted Restaurant Lease For Sale in the heart of Shoreditch

800 sq ft ground floor A3 opportunity moments from Shoreditch High Street / Brick Lane. Benefitting from outside seating, a high quality fit out, premises license and extraction this property offers a true turnkey operation.

Location: Shoreditch, London, England

Search categories: Restaurants, Cafes, Takeaways (Other), Retail Space, Bakeries

  • L/H Price
  • £165,000
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Stunning Luxury Beauty Salon & Spa - SW London

TRULY EXCEPTIONAL BEAUTY SALON & SPA – Immaculately presented. Prime trading position. Affluent South West London borough. Turnover £184,096 per annum (y/e March 2017). Outstanding reputation. Large 4,000+ client base. 4 Spacious luxury...

Location: South West London, London, England

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

  • L/H Price
  • £75,000
  • Annual T/O
  • £184,096

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.