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Trusted Luxury Fairtrade & Organic Ecommerce Linens Business For Sale

Glasgow, Glasgow City
Asking Price:
£50K - £100K Inventory / Stock included
Turnover:
£50K - £100K
Net Profit:
Available on request

Well established luxury linens ethical brand, ecommerce website, dual organic and Fairtrade certification in place.

Multi-channel revenue streams across own brand, online markets and trade, with a trusted reputation for the consumer and hospitality markets; as well as supplying ethical retailers. Third party warehouse and fulfillment company which is easily relocatable. Excellent sustainable supply base to access and supplier relationships.

The business is managed and run entirely by the owner and was established to allow the flexibility of working from a home office whilst bringing up a family. The business has achieved average annual growth of 21% and has significant opportunity for growth. The owner is looking to sell the brand as has moved and is now involved in a new project.

Activities
The Fairtrade organic linens company is an owner- run business that has been trading for ten years. Customers are ethically conscious consumers, ethical retail and hospitality businesses from across the UK and also internationally. The company has had a full ecommerce site since 2009.
Annual turnover growth is 21%. Current turnover up to 100k with average 20% gross profit margin on sales, financial accounts are available covering all trading years.

The company operates its business to the highest environmental and ethical standards, with certification to the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) and Fairtrade as well as providing the highest quality products.

Opportunities
The business could be run as a standalone business or as an extension to a soft furnishings or ecommerce business. The company has a registered mailing list of 100 over business users and 3,500 consumers. This provides a large pool of loyal customers. Opportunity for significant business growth exists as consumers and businesses become increasingly concerned with sustainability and provenance. With investment in marketing, the current processes, products and technology would support this growth. The company is also a UK agent for green Hotel linens, and this could be further developed into the hospitality sector.

Buy Out Proposal
The valuation of the business is calculated as follows: Website and ethical brand value £15k, Stock £25k. Mailing list £5k. The owner is looking for a price in excess of £45k for the sale of the business. The owner will be available throughout the transition period and ongoing as a source of support and advice if required.

The company will be sold with no debt or major liabilities, any leases or expenditure commitments. The business holds a physical stock of luxury linens which can easily be re-located. This is an ecommerce business and remote hosting plus support can easily move to a new location without any substantial impact on sales performance.

Property information

Location:

Ecommerce website, open source, easily relocatable

Premises Details:

Business ran from home office. Fulfillment and stock storage managed by 3rd party company, easily relocatable.

Business Operation

Expansion Potential:

Opportunity for significant business growth across established sales channels with existing retail and business customers and new business growth as consumers and businesses become increasingly concerned with sustainability and provenance. With investment in marketing, the current processes, products and technology would support this growth. The company is also a UK agent for green Hotel linens, and this could be further developed into the hospitality sector.

Competition / Market:

Other organic linens business that are in or enter the market.

Reasons for selling:

The business is managed and run entirely by the owner and was established to allow the flexibility of working from a home office whilst bringing up a family. The business has achieved average annual growth of 21% and is ready to be scaled up. The owner is looking to sell the brand as has moved and is now involved in a new project.

Trading hours:

24/7 online operation

Employees:
1
Years established:
10

Other Information

Support & training:

The owner will be available throughout the transition period and ongoing as a source of support and advice if required.

Inventory / Stock value:
£25,000 - 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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