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Well established Carpet & Flooring business in affluent West Surrey location

Trading for the last 9 years, turnover has increased yearly. We are a well established carpet & flooring retailer for domestic and commercial properties. With a high percentage of repeat business and recommendations from previous clients. We have an impressive client base as well as a prominant internet presence with excellent reviews. We deal with many top end manufacters and interior designers. We are Karndean...

Location: Surrey, England

Search categories: Carpet Shops, Flooring Businesses, Carpentry Businesses, Other Retail businesses, Other Service Businesses

  • L/H Price £160,000
  • Annual T/O £400,000
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Off Licence & Convenience Store for sale

Licensed Convenience store situated on the Scotforth Road, which is one of the busiest road in Lancaster that goes to the Lancaster University. This is well established business with the benefit of no direct local competition. Customer parking is also available in front of the store. The shop is also in front of kids primary school, this is another great benefit of customer footfall in the store. The shop has been...

Location: Lancaster, Lancashire, England

Search categories: Off Licences, Convenience Stores, Newsagents, General Stores, Supermarkets

  • L/H Price £38,000
  • Price Reduced
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Retirement Sale of Stock

Ideal small business to relocate anywhere. Ill health and retirement forces sale of rrp £300k of retail stock for £30K. To include brass candle sticks, EPNS candle sticks, assorted candle shades, LED wax candles, shade carriers and the parts for the famous "Constant Candle", which is still in the top listings on the web. We used to sell the products at shows such as Country living, Chelsea Flower Show, Homes and...

Location: Diss, Norfolk, England

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

  • Asking price £30,000
  • Annual T/O £1
Company specialising in the enterprise technology market.

The Company provides bespoke solutions for each of its customers, creating the perfect package of both custom designed products and associated services. It is involved at each stage of the customer journey, and can help with design,...

Location: Central London, London, England

Search categories: Printers/Print Shop, Technology Businesses

  • Asking price £650,000
  • Annual T/O £1,300,000
Pet Food and Accessories Retailer in Daventry

Intelligent Business Transfer are pleased to bring to the market this brilliant opportunity to obtain a successful business which enjoys a reliable customer base and online profile. Its wide range of good quality and unique pet products...

Location: Daventry, Northamptonshire, England

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

  • L/H Price £49,000
  • Annual T/O £142,000
Popular Kitchen/Bathroom Design, Supply & Installation Business

Intelligent Business Transfer are delighted to have been instructed to find a buyer for this established business that has built a solid reputation for style and quality within the local area. Through offering a reliable, timely and...

Location: Lincolnshire, England

Search categories: Other Service Businesses, Kitchen Retailers, Other Retail businesses, Bathroom & Kitchen Retailers, Design Agencies

  • Asking price £69,950
  • Annual T/O £76,972
Coffee Shop in East London

We understand the premises have A3 use SINGLE FRONTED MEDIUM SIZED CAFÉ. New tiled floor, new ceiling with LED lighting. Tables & chairs providing seating for 30 persons. Counter, electronic cash register, 3 group coffee machine, coffee...

Location: East London, London, England

Search categories: Cafes, Fast Food Restaurants, Coffee Shops, Sandwich Shops, Bakeries

  • L/H Price £50,000
  • Weekly T/O £2,800
Sandwich Bar & Coffee Shop in Surrey

Forecourt area with space for 1 table & 2 chairs SINGLE FRONTED COFFEE SHOP/SANDWICH BAR with woodstrip floor, ceiling with 3 chandeliers. Tables & chairs providing seating for 19 persons. Open cool display unit (used for soft drinks),...

Location: Surrey, England

Search categories: Sandwich Shops, Coffee Shops, Bakeries, Patisseries

  • L/H Price £60,000
  • Weekly T/O £1,200
Convenience Store in Hampshire

FRONT AREA WITH PARKING FOR 3 CARS SPACIOUS DOUBLE FRONTED SALES SHOP in the region of 1,000 sq. ft. sales area with tiled floor, suspended ceiling with concealed lighting. Fully equipped including counter, 2 tills with EPOS scanning...

Location: Hampshire, England

Search categories: Convenience Stores, General Stores, Off Licences, Supermarkets

  • L/H Price £110,000
  • Weekly T/O £7,000
Butchers and Convenience Store in Essex

Electric shutters to DOUBLE FRONTED MEDIUM SIZED SALES SHOP with tiled floor. The equipment includes 7 glass topped chest display deep freezers,1 open cool display unit, 1 double door glass fronted cool display unit, 1 electronic cash...

Location: Essex, England

Search categories: Butcher shops, Convenience Stores

  • L/H Price £75,000
  • Weekly T/O £7,000
Fruit & Greens Shop in Hertfordshire

ATTRACTIVE SALES SHOP in the region of 30 sq. metres with tiled floor, fluorescent lighting. The equipment includes electronic scales, electronic cash register, 3 open cool display units, shelving etc. Staff cloakroom with w.c. & wash hand...

Location: Hertfordshire, England

Search categories: Fruit & Veg shops, Greengrocers

  • L/H Price £17,500
  • Weekly T/O £2,500
Supermarket in East London

SINGLE FRONTED SALES SHOP in the region of 500 sq. ft. sales area. We understand refitted in 2015. Modern adjustable shelving, centre display gondola, 1 glass topped chest display deep freezer, 3-tier ice cream deep freezer (owned), 1...

Location: East London, London, England

Search categories: Convenience Stores, General Stores, Off Licences, Supermarkets

  • L/H Price £125,000
  • Weekly T/O £9,500
Convenience Store and Off Licence in Staffordshire

The shop occupies a corner position approximately 6m wide x 8m depth with tiled floor, fluorescent lighting. The equipment includes 4 glass topped chest display deep freezer, 1 dairy display cabinet, shelving, counter, till with scanning...

Location: Staffordshire, England

Search categories: Convenience Stores, General Stores, Off Licences, Supermarkets

  • L/H Price £55,000
  • Weekly T/O £6,000
Convenience Store, Newsagent and Off Licence in Wiltshire

Forecourt with parking for 4/5 cars to Spacious single fronted Sales Shop approx. 900 sq. ft. sales area with tiled floor. Partly refitted approx. 2 years ago. Modern adjustable shelving, centre display gondola, 2 ice cream deep freezes...

Location: Wiltshire, England

Search categories: Convenience Stores, Newsagents, Off Licences

  • L/H Price £47,500
  • Weekly T/O £4,500
Professional Hair & Beauty Salon Holbeach

BUSINESS Hilton Smythe welcomes to the market an established hair and beauty salon, which has been located in its current position for many years; however, our client is looking to sell as they have another business interest. The salon...

Location: Spalding, Lincolnshire, England

Search categories: Hairdressers Salons, Beauty Salons, Barber Shops

  • L/H Price £25,000
  • Price Reduced
  • Turnover £48,000
Well-established Newsagents in Good Trading Location

BUSINESS Hilton Smythe is delighted to welcome to the market this well-established newsagent with an enviable local reputation. Mitchells Newsagents has been under the ownership of our client for some 10 years and is now being offered to...

Location: Kelty, Fife, Scotland

Search categories: Newsagents, Card Shops

  • F/H Price £162,950
  • Turnover £337,000
Newsagents, Off Licence, Village Store and Gift Shop.

BUSINESS Hilton Smythe welcomes to the market the busy and long established The Gift Shop. This excellent family business has been owned by our client for over 7 years and has been established for at least 50 years. Our client is...

Location: Richmond, North Yorkshire, England

Search categories: Greengrocers, Card Shops, Newsagents, Gift Shops, Off Licences

  • F/H Price £350,000
  • Turnover £259,963
Beautifully Presented Bridal Shop

BUSINESS Hilton Smythe are privileged to offer to the market Cloud Nine bridal wear.  Established in the village over 20 years ago and purchased by our client in 2014 who is now selling due to her wish to now retire. The highly...

Location: Sutton, London, England

Search categories: Wedding Services, Bridal Wear Shops

  • L/H Price £64,995
  • Turnover £117,525
Thriving Take Away and Sandwich Bar in City Centre

BUSINESS Hilton Smythe are delighted to bring to the market an opportunity to acquire a thriving and long-standing sandwich bar and hot food take away with an enviable reputation within Glasgow City Centre. Madison’s has been trading for...

Location: Glasgow, Glasgow City, Scotland

Search categories: Sandwich Shops, Takeaways (Other)

  • L/H Price £95,000
  • Turnover £416,000

CONV STORE/ OFF LIC KENT REF:21280 Thriving double fronted shop situated in a busy parade. Walking distance to the train station, Lots of passing trade. Densely populated area, Well established business...

Location: Kent, England

Search categories: Convenience Stores, Off Licences, Supermarkets, Confectioners

  • L/H Price £89,950

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.