Shop for sale

North Street, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27

Leasehold 38 sq. m. | £29,995

Property Description

Commercial information

  • Business for sale
  • 409 sq ft (38 sq m)

Key features

  • REF 12446
  • LEASEHOLD
  • COMPUTER SHOP

Full description

Tenure: Leasehold

BUSINESS
Hilton Smythe welcomes to the market Whatever Laptops. The business was originally established by our client in 2012. The owner is now looking to sell the store due to the desire to focus on other business interests.

The business specialises in the sale and repair of laptops and computers. Trade is split 90% service and repair and 10% retail sales. They sell reconditioned laptops, accessories and spare parts. Our client also offers home visits for repairs. The business offer a remote support subscription service and have a different website address for this www.whateverhelps.com It is available in a few formats depending on the level of service required.

The current turnover for the business is an advised turnover of around 50,000 per annum with a great gross profit of 59%. This is a good turnover however we feel this could be increased in several ways.

The business does have an eBay shop, which is included in the sale. The eBay name is Laptops Hailsham. This is a great way of gaining custom from a more further afield. This is a well-known business in its location that receives repeat loyal trade. Payments are taken by Gocardless.

The store has a Facebook page from which they promote products available. They also advertise special offers and events to their 90 followers. There isn't a business website which could be something the new owner looks to develop. A great online presence is key to expanding custom.

Domain names www.whateverlaptops.co.uk and www.whateverlaptops.com however there is no website at present.

We are advised the store has very recently been fully-refurbished with new storage units and a central island work space. The store looks presentable and modern. All tools, stock and equipment is including within the sale.

This is an excellent business that has been run to a great standard. Hilton Smythe highly advise early viewing to take in the full potential of this business.


LOCATION
Whatever Laptops is located in Hailsham, East Sussex.

The business is situated directly across the road from a large Tesco store. Next door to the premise there is a barbers and a charity shop. In the area are a range of retail stores due to the town centre location. The road on which the business is located is just off the main high street in the town. The road runs off the A22 which is an A-road from Eastbourne into Croydon. This is a great location as there is always a high amount of footfall.

Directly facing the shop there is a bus stop which has regular routes into surrounding towns. The combination of road links and public transport makes this area great for commuting. The centre of London is approximately just a 2-hour drive away.

PREMISES
The business boasts an eye-catching premise. The front of the property is lime green and comes fully signed.

On entrance, there is the large open plan trading area. This is a clean open store that looks tidy. The stock is laid out around the perimeter on bespoke shelving. There is a seating area for awaiting customers to the left. In the centre of the room there is a counter with bar stools and computers, this is used as a work station. To the rear is the main service counter, where repairs take place. This is a modern well-kept premise.

Equipment included in the sale is as follows-
3 Touch screen all in one pc's
Laser printer
Card photocopier
Projector
Pull down screen
Re-flow machine
32 Inch wall mounted flat screen TV.

All tools, stock and equipment is including within the sale.

There will be new signage and paint applied to the outside of the building within the next couple of weeks.

TENURE
We are advised the business is leasehold.
Original lease length: 1 year
Remaining lease length as of 2016: 1 year
Rent: 5,400 per annum

HOURS
The business opening hours-

Monday - Friday: 10am - 5pm
Saturday - Sunday: Closed

STAFF
The business is run and managed by our client with the help of 1 apprentice.

FINANCIAL PROFILE
The business generates a turnover in the region of 50,000 per annum.
Gross profit 59%

Nearest stations

  • Polegate (3.0 mi)
  • Berwick (4.3 mi)
  • Pevensey & Westham (4.4 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Hilton Smythe, Bolton

20 Wood Street, Bolton, BL1 1DY

01204 299002 Local call rate

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Nearest stations

  • Polegate (3.0 mi)
  • Berwick (4.3 mi)
  • Pevensey & Westham (4.4 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Hilton Smythe, Bolton

20 Wood Street, Bolton, BL1 1DY

01204 299002 Local call rate

How much will it cost me to call the number displayed on the site?

Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

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