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Sell a Card and Gift Shop

Selling a card and gift shop

Book your FREE BUSINESS VALUATION today with one of our local valuers, and find out how we can help you sell your card & gift shop

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Looking to get your card & gift shop sold? Get in touch today!

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Why use Hilton Smythe to sell your card or gift shop?

No large up-front fees to sell your business 

Choose how you want to pay our fees, with our no up-front fee option.

Award winning business broker

 Number 1 in the UK for the volume of businesses sold first half 2020.

Matching and email software system

Our bespoke software system matches your business to tens of thousands of active registered buyers.

Independent finance company

Hilton Smythe Finance can help buyers finance the purchase of a business.

Get an instant on-line market valuation of your card & gift shop

Each year we sell more businesses and are constantly raising the bar for other brokers and business sales experts.



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Compared to our nearest competitor

*Completions figure is comparable to K3 Capital PLC from 2017. Data based on our nearest competitor K3 Capital PLC, results in 2018 against comparable period.

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Our customers love what we do

Good professional service well pleased with the result.
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Do you need to sell your retail business fast?

Special occasion shops selling greeting cards, gifts and party supplies can be attractive to buyers because they are easy to run and often have a loyal customer base. If you’ve taken your shop as far as you can, Hilton Smythe will help you cash in on your years of hard work.

Give yourself the gift of time

Many business owners, after years of running a shop or busy service, simply want some time to themselves. Running a business is extremely hard work and means putting in long hours with few holidays. This can put pressure on families, and means business owners often miss out on leisure activities and quality time with loved ones. Building a business is a great achievement, but it can take over your life.

However, if you want more free time, then you could retire early when you have an asset to sell. All those years of working six or seven days a week and missing out on special occasions can pay off when you decide to sell your business. Finding a buyer for a gift shop is normally quite easy because you don’t need any specialist skills or experience to run the store. So if you’d like your life back – contact the UK’s leading business broker today to start the sale process.

Free Valuation

Moving on from your business doesn’t have to be stressful – let us do all the hard work for you! The first step is to get a professional opinion on how much your card and gift shop is worth. We offer a free, no obligation valuation so you’re aware of the price your business could sell for. Then it’s up to you to decide whether now is the right time to sell or not.

It’s impossible to say how long it will take to sell your business, as it all depends on finding the right buyer and how they are facilitating the sale. However, Hilton Smythe has a great reputation – the average business sells in just six months.

Selling a business is a big decision. If you think you’re ready to move on to a new challenge or need a break from running a business, we’ll manage the project on your behalf. We’ve sold hundreds of card and gift shops nationwide, so let us help you get the best price for your business.

So, what are you waiting for?

Recently sold gift shop businesses

SoldWell Used Chocolatier, Card and Gift Shop Wolverhampton, West Midlands


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