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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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Florist in West Yorkshire

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: Leeds, West Yorkshire, England

Search categories: Florists

  • L/H Price
  • £13,000
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Pet Shop In Northamptonshire

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: Kettering, Northamptonshire, England

Search categories: Pet Shops, Other Retail businesses, Pet Services

  • L/H Price
  • £59,000
  • Annual T/O
  • £75,000
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Flower Shop in Lichfield

This is a very well established concern which primarily conducts a popular independent retail operation of an extensive selection of traditional seasonal fresh flowers and arrangements for all occasions. Run at present by our Client who has...

Location: Lichfield, Staffordshire, England

Search categories: Florists

  • L/H Price
  • £35,000
  • Annual T/O
  • £100,000
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Haberdashery and Sewing Workshop Business in Lutterworth Leicestershire

The business offers beautiful and quality fabrics from well known brands , such as Makower , Michael Miller and Riley Blake and the Craft Cotton Company all available to be purchased by the metre and are.all suitable for Patchwork, Quilting...

Location: Lutterworth, Leicestershire, England

Search categories: Haberdashery Shops, Curtain and Blinds Retailers, Dressmaking, Sewing Machine Shops

  • L/H Price
  • £44,000
  • Annual T/O
  • £45,000
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FAMILY BUTCHER - Crewkerne, Somerset

• Highly profitable family butchers – South Somerset • Freehold town centre premises with 3 bed accommodation over • Originally established in 1888. • Established commercial client base traditionally accounting for 25% of sales • Finance...

Location: Crewkerne, Somerset, England

Search categories: Butcher shops

  • F/H Price
  • £300,000
  • Annual T/O
  • £429,000
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Shop in Puerto Banús

100% SALE, NOT TRASPASO PROFITABLE REAL ESTATE IN THE POPULAR SHOPPING CENTER "CRISTAMAR" IN PUERTO BANUS PRICE REDUCED FROM 350.000€ TO 275.000€ LARGE DAILY CUSTOMER TRAFFIC LARGE TERRACE LARGE GLASS SHOWCASES ON THREE SIDES...

Location: Puerto Banus, Malaga, Spain

Search categories: Retail Businesses

  • Asking price
  • €270,000
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Shop in Puerto Banús

Freehold - marvelous prime location commercial real estate for investors Unique chansce to own a property which will give you an incredible potential to earn rental income from a number of fantastic options this front line commercial real...

Location: Puerto Banus, Malaga, Spain

Search categories: Retail Businesses

  • Asking price
  • €9,000,000
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Local Newsagents in Presteigne

BUSINESS Hilton Smythe welcomes to the market this very well priced and popular community store easily managed from extremely well fitted & presented character parade premises, offering a low rent and a wonderful lifestyle setting,...

Location: Presteigne, Powys, Wales

Search categories: Newsagents

  • L/H Price
  • £25,000
  • Turnover
  • £194,447
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Internet Based Taxi Booking Business

BUSINESS Hilton Smythe are delighted to offer to the market Breeze Airport Cars, a renowned taxis agency business established by our client in 2011.  The business now comes to the market to allow our client to retire. All bookings for...

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire, England

Search categories: Taxi Hire, Ecommerce/Website based retail

  • Asking price
  • £69,995
  • Turnover
  • £152,634
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Established Florist With Excellent Reputation

BUSINESS Hilton Smythe are delighted to offer to the market Georgies the Florist, established in 1941. The business has been run by members of the same family for over 30 years and only now is offered for sale for our client to concentrate...

Location: Reading, Berkshire, England

Search categories: Florists

  • L/H Price
  • £79,995
  • Turnover
  • £156,449
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Village Post Office With Two Pop-up Locations

BUSINESS Hilton Smythe welcomes to the market Penparcau Post Office. The Post Office has been established in this location for over 60 years. Our client then took over in 2003 and is looking to sell the store, due to the desire to take a...

Location: Aberystwyth, Dyfed, Wales

Search categories: Post Offices, Greengrocers, Newsagents

  • F/H Price
  • £279,950
  • Price Reduced
  • Turnover
  • £10,000
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Charming Highland Hotel with excellent mix of income from wet, food,...

A wonderful opportunity has arisen to purchase The Cluanie Inn, a charming Highland hotel set in the remote and beautiful valley of Glen Shiel in Skye & Lochalsh. This 16 ensuite bedroom hotel has been tastefully extended and upgraded over...

Location: Highland, Scotland

Search categories: Pubs and Hotel Property, Restaurants, Petrol stations, Guest Houses, Bed & Breakfasts

  • F/H Price
  • £1,250,000
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A Discount Store on Front Street in Arnold For Sale

Ellis & Ellis Nottingham offer at a very sensible price this leasehold discount store trading from a very high footfall location on Front Street, in Arnold, north Nottingham. The vendor has run the business for some years but is now looking...

Location: Arnold, Nottinghamshire, England

Search categories: Discount Stores

  • L/H Price
  • £19,750
  • Annual T/O
  • £124,000
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Ice Cream Parlour & Coffee Shop In Newquay For Sale

Veritas Business Sales are delighted to offer for sale this respected Ice Cream Parlour & Coffee Shop concern which is located in Newquay. The business has been established for 15 years and has been in the careful hands of my clients for the...

Location: Newquay, Cornwall, England

Search categories: Ice Cream Parlours, Coffee Shops, Cafes

  • L/H Price
  • £28,000
  • Annual T/O
  • £70,521
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UNIQUE HOME-BASED PHOTO BOOTH BUSINESS FOR SALE

• Photo Booth events business for sale • Very well branded business with the ability to charge premium prices • Rapidly growing turnover with good profit margins • 2 full size photo booths, accompanying equipment, props and branded van...

Location: Glasgow City, Scotland

Search categories: Photographers/Photo Shops, Other Service Businesses

  • Asking price
  • £36,000
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LONG ESTABLISHED FAMILY RUN BUTCHERS - GREATER MANCHESTER

LONG ESTABLISHED FAMILY RUN BUTCHERS - GREATER MANCHESTER Long established business and highly reputed 2 self contained flats to rent out (incomplete) Situated in the residential area of Reddish Genuine reason for sale due to retirement Well...

Location: Stockport, Greater Manchester, England

Search categories: Butcher shops

  • F/H Price
  • £179,999
  • Annual T/O
  • £250,000
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Well established Rehearsal and Recording Studios...

Established in 2001 a successful rehearsal and recording studios with excellent reputation. Close to Birmingham city centre, 22 studios in total, comprising a mix of hourly rehearsal and contracted lock up type studios, a large reception...

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands, England

Search categories: Recording Studios, Other Service Businesses, Music Shops, Other Entertainment & Leisure businesses, Venue and Conference Businesses

  • L/H Price
  • Offers Invited
  • Annual T/O
  • £48,000
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Could this be just what you are looking for?

Wonderful opportunity to acquire a well established horticultural machinery business with a fully kitted out workshop and stock in a farmshop location. Excellent position adjacent to A14 with large database of existing customers. Ideal for a person looking to expand their business, or acquire a ready made business to fulfill their dreams. Cash buyers accepted.

Location: Northamptonshire, England

Search categories: Garden Centres/Nurseries, Other Agricultural Businesses, Garden Machinery Businesses, Garden Repairs, Garden Maintenance & Landscaping

  • L/H Price
  • £65,000
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Cowes Cafe in Prominent Position

Situated in Cowes, this fantastic opportunity is located on Shooters Hill and benefits from a high level of footfall and passing trade. Neighbouring businesses include Sainsburys, Staples & Green and Corries Cabin with Coast being very close...

Location: Cowes, Isle of Wight, England

Search categories: Cafes, Sandwich Shops

  • L/H Price
  • £60,000
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Specialist Printing Finishing And Copying Business For Sale

Established family business with outstanding reputation Ideal central location in the affluent village of Pudsey Annual turnover of £176,201 with good gross profits Early viewing is strongly recommended Spacious 3,500 sq ft premises Database...

Location: Pudsey, West Yorkshire, England

Search categories: Printers/Print Shop

  • L/H Price
  • £165,000
  • Annual T/O
  • £176,201

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.