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Buy a Card and Gift Shop the Hilton Smythe Way?

Congratulations on the new job!

The next greeting card you receive could congratulate you on your career move. Have you always dreamt of being your own boss? Buying a local business can give you the independence you need and is a great challenge to thrive on. Running a business isn’t easy, but it is fulfilling to work for yourself and you could improve your work life balance.

You don’t necessarily need experience in the retail sector to run a gift shop. Research the market and the opportunity for profit, and if you think you could successfully sell greetings cards in the area of the store then it could be a brilliant business decision. Card shops are often located on busy high streets and therefore have passing trade as well as regular custom.

A growing industry

With the growth of online personalised card websites such as Moonpig and Funky Pigeon, you’d be forgiven for believing that traditional greeting cards shops are on the decline. Additionally, digital messages are now a mainstream way of expressing feelings and many people send personalised greetings on social media.

However, according to the UK Greeting Card Market Report 2017, this has had no effect on the industry and it’s actually worth more than ever before. The public are spending £1.75 billion a year on greetings cards alone!

Stocking special gifts and party supplies such as balloons could also boost the revenue at your card shop. Unusual or handmade gifts prove very popular as they are unique and make people feel special.

Financing your card and gift shop

Buying a business is a huge investment which means you will probably need a helping hand to raise the finance. Our financial services team will recommend lenders and guide you through the process of raising capital for commercial purposes. Whether you’re a first time buyer or an established businessman or woman, we’ll take you through the application step by step to ensure success.

Are you ready to start your new adventure in the greeting card industry? Check our retail listings for shops for sale across the UK. Browse our card and gift shops for sale and get in touch to make your dream a reality.

Many people love to buy from independent greeting card stores and gift shops, so buying this kind of retail store can be very beneficial.

Saying ‘Happy Birthday’ or ‘Thank You’ never goes out of style! If you can see yourself helping customers celebrate special occasions, then take a look at our card shops currently for sale.

Some of our businesses for sale

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For SaleWell Presented Barbers With Excellent ReputationRossendale, Lancashire
£29,999
For SaleConvenience Shop with Polish/Eastern European FoodSheffield, South Yorkshire
£17,995
For SaleKent Fresh Foods, Sheerness, ME12 1UDSheerness, Kent
£39,999
For SaleSERIOUS OFFERS CONSIDEREDBlue Pearl Fish Bar Walsall West Midlands WS1 2DHWalsall, West Midlands

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