The business has been established for 10 years and trades as a high street retailer and online supplier of pet related products, with a particular specialisation in aquatics. Approximately 90% of sales revenues come from online orders – mainly via Amazon – with the remainder coming from shop sales. It operates from retail premises in Hailsham, East Sussex and the turnover for the year ending December 2019 was approximately £1,600,000.
There is an experience team of three staff who are responsible for the majority of the day-to-day operations and the business.
Location & Premises
The premises are on the High Street in Hailsham, East Sussex. There is a good sized, well equipped retail shop with a total area of approximately 77 sq m and storage to the rear where stock is stored and online orders are processed.
The rent is £13,500 and we understand the lease currently ‘holding over’ on a quarter by quarter basis. A new lease will be offer to the buyer if required. Alternatively, the opportunity could be taken to relocate the business or absorb it into another existing operation.
The shop sells live fish, tanks, pumps, gravel, tank-care products, food, etc as well as toys and care products for other pets such as dogs and cats. These products (excluding live fish) are also available online plus additional items such as home gifts and personal accessories.
There is also a tank set-up and maintenance service offered to customers in the area.
High Street location
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