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Specialist Apple Supplier On-line business

Location: United Kingdom

Price: £70,000 +SAV

Very unusual opportunity to purchase a fascinating business supplying a range of specialist and “old breed” apples, some of which have recently been revived as recent as 6 years ago – having been commercially discontinued in the fits half of last century. This is something more than a business, its also about the preservation, revival and continuance of these rare breeds, some not seen for 75 years. Breeds like Devonshire Quarrenden, Gladstone, Ribstone Pippin and the Pitmaston Pine Apple are in demand as buyers search for a change from the standard supermarket offerings, variety and a range of new (old) flavours. The business, based around the website is 100% on line and all sale are ecommerce, and mail ordered. The business currently operates from premises including an office, despatch room and storage room for stock. Run the owner and his wife there is also 1 part time staff, with business hours of 9 to 5 and Saturday mornings during busy periods. A prospective purchaser will ideally have an existing interest in apples or conservation, but the owners are happy to train and assist during the transfer.

Apart from selling apples the website also take suggestions from users of which apples they would like to see brought back, a free membership scheme for users promoting brand loyalty and a monthly newsletter preparing customers for next months stock / available breeds. Plans have been made to introduce some value add departments such as apple jams and sauces.

This business has oodles of scope for growth and is already turning over approx £135,000 pa with good gp. Stock holding is never super high due to the nature of the product involved.

The sales includes the website, domain name, transfer of hosting, fixtures and fittings in the premises inc packing machines, racking, pcs, desks etc This is a business to make history in ! Call for early viewings.

Please contact J & R Business Sales for further details.

(This is a fictitious advert is for demonstration purposes only. )

Additional information

Url: Available upon request

Date established: 02/10/2013

Site statistics
Monthly visitors:1500
Monthly page views:11600
Site members:348
Business information
Premises type:Lockup Unit
Premises rent (p/a):£5,000
Number of staff:2
Turnover (p/a):£135,000

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