Successful Independent Card Shop in Ludlow
- Excellent Reputation
- Well Equipped Business
- Strong Supplier Relationships
The business for sale is a highly successful independent card shop located in Ludlow.
First established in 2015, the business has built up a fantastic reputation in the local area - boasting a 4.9-star rating on Google. Now with a large, loyal customer base – their main clientele comprises of a large number of local residents as well as a strong level of passing tourist trade.
With some competition in the immediate vicinity, this business stands out thanks to its core focus on quality and variety. Customers can browse a wide selection of high-quality items, such as cards, mugs, Italian handbags, fragrance lamps and other high ticket items. Their range of pop-up cards in particular has proven to be extremely popular.
Only for sale due to the current owner’s desire to retire, the business currently employs three members of staff with a management structure in place. This means that a new owner can be as hands-on or hands-off as they wish.
This is a leasehold opportunity with rent payable at a rate of £9,500 per annum. The business’s water bill is included in the price of the rent and the current asking price includes approximately £7,500 worth of stock.
Located in the popular Shropshire town of Ludlow, this business is situated next to (and is in fact part of) the famous Feathers Hotel. This provides a huge amount of passing tourist trade to the shop.
Situated on a bustling high street with complementary businesses nearby, customers benefit from nearby car parking for their convenience.
At street level, the shop is accessed via a shared entrance. A corridor, with a small card display, leads to the main retail area. With two rooms spacious in which to display products for sale, the premises also contain a counter and POS system. The property also boasts a kitchen area, ample room for storage and a toilet with a sink.
The vendor has advised they are willing to offer a transitional period, should it be required.
This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone in search of a busy, customer facing role within the retail sector.
As the current owner has prepared for retirement in recent years, a team of three staff members has been put in place to allow a more hands-off approach. Should a potential buyer wish, coming into the business as an owner operator would help reduce overhead costs and increase profit margins.
At present, the business has a very minimal online presence. Exploring more digital means of promotion, such as a website and social media, would help to boost awareness, drive more customers and increase sales overall.
Furthermore, the shop is currently only open Monday – Saturday. Extending the hours of operation to include a Sunday would help to attract more trade from the busy tourism community consistently passing through.
- Products Sold: Cards
- Google: 4.9
- High Street Location
- Close to Local Businesses
- High Footfall
- Nearby Car Parking
- Limited Competition