Ecommerce/Website based retail for sale in Gloucestershire

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E-commerce Global Reseller of Rare Books ALL via Internet

Gloucestershire, England

  • Leasehold Price: £150,000 (Leasehold)
  • Annual Turnover: £326,179
Seller Reference: 1781JMH
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Seller Reference: 1781JMH
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                            *****WORLDWIDE INTERNET TRADING BUSINESS*****

Business Partnership is delighted to have been appointed as sole selling agent in order to seek a purchaser for this most unusual and niche business opportunity, which saw our client commenced trading originally back in 2000 and is only offering it for sale due to a wish to fully retire.

In principle, the business deals with rare books sales, which are generally Non-fiction, First Edition and in Good Condition.

The business has two distinct revenue streams; the sale of its own books with the other being dealer sales. This review stream means representing retail book shops and dealers in the sale of specialist books. This is due to the company's very prominent standing of its internet business within the marketplace. Within this second income stream comes the ability to be able to charge a storage fee per month per book, which goes a huge way to paying for the overall rental costs of the industrial unit occupied by the business.

The business has an excellent bespoke software operating system, which is fully maintained, and enables huge flexibility when controlling the listing, monitoring and pricing of over 400,000 books managed by the company across some 20 separate internet platforms worldwide.

We welcome any seriously interested party, after completing the necessary non-disclosure agreement online, to contact us in order to discuss this business opportunity in more detail.

  • Established business, originally traded by our client in 2000.
  • Excellent bespoke management control software in place and fully maintained. 
  • One of the market leaders in rare book sales in the world, dealing on all worldwide platforms and portals.
  • Five star status for trading reviews, which includes Amazon, Ebay etc.
  • Excellent cashflow from the fact that all portals pay within 7 days maximum for books and could be up to an including sales from the previous days trading.
  • Sales for year ending 30 November 2019 was £326,179 which produced an adjusted net profit of circa £34,956
  • Currently run mainly under management with a general manager in place.
  • An excellent handover is assured.
  • Genuine retirement sale. 
Location Details:
Excellently located with the Cotswold's on a well situated industrial estate near prominent road network.
Leasehold Term:
Leasehold – we understand that a fully renewable lease, which is renewed yearly and commenced 1 July 2018, is in place for any purchaser at a rental of £30,000, per annum. This does of course offer huge flexibility should any purchaser wish to relocate the business.
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