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Profitable Apple Laptop Ecommerce Business, Great Growth Potential For Sale

Windsor, Berkshire
Asking Price:
£250,000 Inventory / Stock included
Turnover:
£220,000
Net Profit:
£72,000

The business:

For sale is a specialist MacBook online retailer of used and refurbished MacBooks. This business is simple to operate, consumes relatively little time due to the high value and high margin on the product. A ~30% gross profit margin is very high for the industry and the company has enjoyed continuing growth. Sales increased from zero to over £200k in 2 years with significant further potential.

The business has established a strong relationship with its main supplier providing access to large volume, attractively priced and secure supply of MacBooks (and other Apple products), ensuring cost competitiveness and stock stability – which are key success factors in the segment. Alternative sources are available if required and the business operated at similar revenues/margins prior to this relationship.

Currently all sales are only through eBay. The business has set up two e-commerce websites each for a different purpose, and though resources have been spent on establishing quality websites, not a lot has yet been spent on making them work at their desired level as eBay alone has provided sufficient revenue. Current website maintenance costs are therefore very minimal. These websites offer excellent growth potential should the new owner build their capabilities.

Easy to learn and operate: owner started this business with no prior experience with MacBooks/computers and have learnt everything and made the connections along the way.

Simple upgrades/repairs are made quickly and profitably (in-house), board level repairs/other technical issues are outsourced when needed.

Large and highly fragmented market with lots of unprofessional/unfocused/poorly capitalised operators makes for further opportunities to capture market share and add product lines to grow the business further.

Can be run part time, or full time depending on your lifestyle and ambitions.

Owner selling due to an expected move abroad.

What you get:

Three-year-old Limited company, VAT registered.

Two eBay accounts - combined feedback of 1100+, 100% positive feedback, Top Rated seller with low fees. Main account has a monthly listing/selling limit of £750k, which has taken time to build up. Both accounts are in very good standing with eBay. Accounts benefit from eBay seller fee discounts, superior listing rankings and other Top Rated Seller benefits.

Corporate PayPal account (subject to PayPal transfer approval). Large volume of sales through the account brings the fee down to just 1.9% per transaction. In very good standing with PayPal. Good history allowing for a Working Capital loan if required of up to 25% of the previous year’s turnover.

Business bank account in good standing (subject to bank transfer approval). Has an arranged overdraft of £20k (at 10%) which is currently unused.

Two active websites:

Website One
- Serves for selling new MacBooks and buying used MacBooks from users
- Custom built for the company with a better quotation process than any in the industry

Website Two
- Serves to sell used/refurbished MacBooks allowing the company to expand beyond eBay

Stock (of MacBooks) - currently about £35k of stock (at cost, retail is closer to £60k). As the company is still active this will fluctuate during the sale so can use £35k as the base with this sale and adjust price at the time of purchase.

Stock (of Parts) - HDDs, SSDs, RAM, etc. used for upgrades, around £5k of various parts. Again company is still active so this will fluctuate.

Industry connections for stock and parts, which have taken years to establish.

Fixed assets - Fixed assets are quite low, in the region of £2k - two iMacs, iPhone, printer, etc.

With the existing stock of laptops and parts the company already has it can continue to operate at current levels without any issue or further investment or working capital. Overdrafts, loans, PayPal Working Capital or additional personal capital can be leveraged to grow the company more rapidly.

Cash in the bank / tax liability - Will balance these two for a net of 0 at the time of the sale.
All tax accounts in good standing.

Debt/liability free.

Sale of company preferred to asset sale.

Support:

Owner willing to provide a week of on-site support/training/handover time for any questions regarding the business, also to write any guides/procedures/best practices/tips, make introductions to industry contacts for parts, etc. Also willing to provide a further 2 weeks of remote support to ensure a smooth handover.

Growth potential:
• Selling on Amazon
• Greater focus on own websites to access additional audiences, increase conversions at attractive cost, increase margins.
• Additional product lines such as iPhones, iPads, iMacs (can be sourced from main supplier)
• Offering repairs/upgrades
• Wholesale
• Physical store(s)
• International expansion in both sourcing and selling stock

Property information

Location:

Online

Premises Details:

Home office/self-storage

Business Operation

Expansion Potential:

Growth potential:
• Selling on Amazon
• Greater focus on own websites to access additional audiences, increase conversions at attractive cost, increase margins.
• Additional product lines such as iPhones, iPads, iMacs (can be sourced from main supplier)
• Offering repairs/upgrades
• Wholesale
• Physical store(s)
• International expansion in both sourcing and selling stock

Reasons for selling:

Owner selling due to an expected move abroad.

Trading hours:

Can be operated part-time or full-time

Employees:
1
Years established:
3

Other Information

Support & training:

Owner will provide extensive and detailed support and training to the buyer.

Inventory / Stock value:
£40,000 - included in the asking price
Website:
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Home based:
This business can be run from home.
Relocatable:
This business can be relocated.

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