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LONG ESTABLISHED BAKERY - LANCASHIRE Massive scope to further develop the business Well established and highly reputed business Freehold option available subject to negotiation Early viewing is essential to fully appreciate High level of...

Location: Preston, Lancashire, England

Search categories: Bakeries, Confectioners, Delicatessens, Cafes

  • L/H Price £160,000
Shop to let on new lease in prominent High Street position

Mid terrace shop unit in the centre of Walton High Street. The main retail area measures approximately 570 sq ft, beyond which there is a W.C. and Kitchenette off a passageway leading to a rear store/office area of approximately 250 sq ft....

Location: Walton-On-Thames, Surrey, England

Search categories: Mobile Phone Shops, DIY and Hardware Stores, Barber Shops, Dog Grooming Businesses, Electrical repairs/Electricians

  • L/H Price £22,000

WELL ESTABLISHED CARPET, FURNITURE & DIY RETAILER - COUNTY DURHAM Situated in the residential village of Trimdon Well presented and highly reputed business Genuine reason for sale due to retirement Early viewing essential to fully...

Location: Trimdon, Durham, England

Search categories: Furniture & Wood, Furniture Shops, Soft Furnishing Shops, Flooring Businesses, Carpet Shops

  • F/H Price £379,950
  • Annual T/O £168,664

POPULAR SERVICE & REPAIRS GARAGE – LANCASHIRE Situated in the popular coastal town of Blackpool Long established and highly reputed business High amount of regular and repeat trade Training can be provided if necessary Scope for further...

Location: Blackpool, Lancashire, England

Search categories: Garages, MOT Garages, Body Shops, Motor & Transport businesses, Motor Accessory Shops

  • L/H Price £57,500

OUTSTANDING DISTRIBUTORS OF FIXINGS, FASTENERS AND ALLIED PRODUCTS - TYNE & WEAR Well established and highly reputed business Genuine reason for sale due to retirement Supplies to major companies Brilliant fixtures & fittings Walk in...

Location: Tyne and Wear, England

Search categories: Miscellaneous businesses, Scrap Metal Merchants, Other Retail businesses

  • L/H Price £850,000

Very well established & TripAdvisor highly rated business offering premium quality products from stylish corner parade premises fitted & furnished to superb contemporary specs in prime town centre position. Comes with valuable inventory of...

Location: Chester Le Street, Durham, England

Search categories: Tea Rooms, Ice Cream Parlours, Confectioners, Sweet Shops, Ice Cream Vans

  • L/H Price £189,950 plus SAV
Leasehold News/Convenience store, Post Office, Somerset village near Bath

Well established leasehold News/Convenience store, Post Office and Off Licence with Lottery, attractive Somerset village near Bath, main road location, sales c£2,000 pw, can easily be increased, £26,000 pa PO remuneration, Lottery, 2 bed...

Location: Bath, England

Search categories: Convenience Stores, Newsagents, Off Licences, Post Offices, Other Retail businesses

  • L/H Price £40,000
  • Annual T/O £104,000

We are pleased to bring to you the opportunity to acquire this long established and well regarded card and gift shop situated in a prime position at the end of an attractive parade in the centre of this ever expanding market town. Wymondham...

Location: Wymondham, Norfolk, England

Search categories: Card Shops, Gift Shops, Other Retail businesses

  • L/H Price £39,950

South England. Generated a turnover of £483k in YE18. Services include class IV, V and VII MOT testing, vehicle repairs and tyre replacements. Provides 50 MOT services per week. Continual revenue generated through servicing cars,...

Location: South East England

Search categories: Garages, MOT Garages, Motor Accessory Shops

  • Offers Invited
Established Takeaway, Off-License and Convenience Store in Wingate

This is a brilliant freehold opportunity for a buyer looking to take over a popular and successful takeaway and off-license in Tyne and Wear. The business was established in 1989 and has consistently delivered great service ever since. It...

Location: Wingate, Durham, England

Search categories: Fish & Chip Shops, Other food service businesses, Takeaways (Other), Convenience Stores, Off Licences

  • F/H Price £290,000
  • Annual T/O £200,000
Freehold Off-License & Newsagent in West Yorkshire

This is a lucrative opportunity for a buyer looking for a popular newsagents in Knottingley, West Yorkshire which is now for sale on a freehold basis. Established in 1993, this business is a fully licensed, local convenience store...

Location: Knottingley, West Yorkshire, England

Search categories: Convenience Stores, General Stores, Other Retail businesses, Off Licences, Newsagents

  • F/H Price £250,000
  • Annual T/O £583,932
Well-established Newsagents in Blackpool

This is a superb opportunity to purchase a very well-established newsagents in Blackpool, now only up for sale due to personal circumstances. Operating as a vital pillar of the local community since 1988, the business has received ample...

Location: Blackpool, Lancashire, England

Search categories: General Stores, Convenience Stores, Other Retail businesses, Newsagents

  • L/H Price £95,000
  • Annual T/O £324,000
Convenience Store and Substantial Freehold Property in Herefordshire

An unmissable opportunity to purchase a convenience store and large freehold property outright has arisen in Herefordshire. Acting as an essential pillar to the local community, the convenience store has been operating for over 20 years,...

Location: Herefordshire, England

Search categories: Convenience Stores, Other Retail businesses

  • F/H Price £695,000
  • Annual T/O £523,000
Specialist Franchise Milkshake Retailer For Sale

This family established and well known milkshake business has been part of this major franchise since 2013 and is only being sold to enable the main proprietor to concentrate on his other non-related businesses. The franchisor is the...

Location: Horsham, West Sussex, England

Search categories: Milkshake Bars, Fast Food Restaurants

  • L/H Price £39,950
  • Annual T/O £160,000

WELL ESTABLISHED GARAGE SERVICES BUSINESS - WEST YORKSHIRE Early viewing essential to fully appreciate Long established high reputed business Scope for further development Genuine reason for sale Regular/ repeat trade LEASEHOLD Business...

Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire, England

Search categories: Garages, MOT Garages, Motor Accessory Shops, Motor & Transport businesses

  • L/H Price £150,000

Large shop to let, arranged over two floors with rear access. Suitable for a variety of different retail uses. Alternative uses considered.

Location: Barnet, London, England

Search categories: Retail Space

  • L/H Price £90,000

Turnover in excess of £3.28m with an EBITDA of £665k. Prestigious client base in the aviation sector. Experienced and knowledgeable second-tier management team with management successions in place. 80% client retention rate with several key...

Search categories: Flooring Businesses, Fitout Businesses, Other Service Businesses

  • L/H Price Offers Invited
  • Annual T/O £3,280,000
Online Business Directory

Intelligent Business Sales are pleased to announce our clients business for sale, this online business directory was established in 2003. The website was designed to have two aims, firstly to offer a cost effective quality advertising...

Location: Congleton, Cheshire, England

Search categories: Online Retailers, Advertising agencies

  • Asking price £100,000
Coffee House Cafe Brighton

This business is situated close to the busy Seven Dials area roundabout surrounded by densely populated residential neighbourhoods, and is in within easy reach of BHSVIC 6th Form College and Brighton mainline railway station. There has been...

Location: Brighton, East Sussex, England

Search categories: Cafes, Coffee Shops, Sandwich Shops

  • L/H Price £37000.
  • Weekly T/O £1,400
Specialist Roofing Company

The company has been successfully trading as a specialist roofing company since 1995. The owners have built up an enviable reputation for quality and service and are well known in the area. The company offers a diverse product portfolio...

Location: Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, England

Search categories: Property Maintenance, Builders, Construction businesses, Builders Merchants, Facilities Management Businesses

  • Price on Application
  • Annual T/O £200,000

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.

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