Wonderful Online Retailer of Personalised Clothing for Babies and Children
- Loyal customer base
- Significant growth potential
- Equipment included in sale price
- Low overhead costs
- Wide variety of garments sold
- Strong supplier relationships
This is a unique opportunity to acquire an ecommerce business with a custom clothing website which specialises in selling high-quality, personalised garments for babies and children. Established in 2008, the business retails its products through its domain, www.thebeestees.co.uk, which is run on a Wordpress/Woocommerce platform. Most orders come from individuals via this website, although very occasionally the vendor receives requests from businesses, sports clubs, and other groups for branded merchandise.
Operating this wonderful enterprise involves the printing of a wide range of cute, funny, and sporting slogans across a vast collection of clothing items such as baby bibs, hats, bodysuits, sleepsuits, baseball caps, bags, t-shirts, hoodies, and onesies. The delightful garments are then packaged and distributed directly to happy customers across the country. The owner purchases exclusively from UK-based suppliers and wholesalers, possessing good working arrangements with all parties involved.
The vendor works on the website on a part-time basis, and so there is fantastic potential to scale up the business by investing more time into its growth.
As an online enterprise, The Bees Tees is available for sale on a fully relocatable basis. It is currently operated from the owner’s home and so the buyer will have the same option of running the business from the comfort of their own home, or they may wish to move to premises according to their preferences.
Alongside the company’s fantastic website and Facebook page, the buyer will benefit from taking on a great set of equipment. This includes the following items: Roland GX24 Camm-1 vinyl cutter, Pnuematic heat Press 20 x 15”, BB24V SILENT Compressor 24L, Insta swing heat press, Studio Combi Hat and Press, OKI C610 Laser Printer, Computer with all necessary applications installed including Windows, Microsoft and Coreldraw Dual Monitors 22”, and Zebra GK42Od Direct Thermal Barcode Printer. A second domain, www.thebeestees.uk, is also be available. Additionally, the vendor is willing to offer a transitional period to foster a seamless handover of business operations.
Previous experience in retail, ecommerce or digital marketing would be helpful but is not essential.
The key method of growing the business further is to have a stronger online presence to increase brand awareness amongst the target demographic and boost sales. There is enormous untapped potential on social media, as the vendor has not utilised the Facebook page since inheriting it from the previous owner, other than to update its branding.
The business sold non-personalised items on Amazon for 5 years until March 2020 and has an eBay account for buying products. Whilst neither of these accounts are included in the sale, the new owner may wish to explore expanding the business through selling on Amazon and eBay too.