What are the costs of advertising your business?
When advertising on BusinessForSale.com, you can select the package that works best for your needs. The options available are:
- 6 months
- R1,995 ZAR
Less than R333 ZAR per month
- Best Value
- 3 months
- R1,495 ZAR
Less than R499 ZAR per month
- 1 month
- R995 ZAR
- Limited Trial
- Advertise your business for free for 20 days. Check out buyer interest BEFORE you pay.
- Buyer contact details will not be provided until you pay to advertise.
All packages are billed in one instalment.
This is a one-time fee and we will not take any commission. Included in this price are a free online valuation and dedicated support.
You can pay an additional fee in order to have us send out an email campaign to potential buyers about your business or have our professional team write your listing for you.
Can I remain anonymous when selling?
Yes. BusinessesForSale.com recognises that selling a business is a sensitive process and we respect the privacy of sellers.
Sellers listing their businesses online will not have to reveal any specific details about their business for sale. For example, contact details, the name of the business, or its exact location. The messages from potential buyers will be sent through our onsite email system. Therefore, your anonymity can be protected at all time.
How do buyers make contact with me?
When a buyer is interested in your business, they will click the ‘Contact Seller’ button on your listing. They will then send you a message through the BusinessesForSale.com email system. You, as the seller, can then screen all the messages you get before replying.
Please note, if you have selected the free trial to begin advertising your business, some of the buyer’s contact details will be removed.
How do I monitor / improve my listing?
As soon as your business goes live on the site you can sign in and make changes to your listing.
Please note: when you submit a listing for the first time and when you submit a change, it may take up to one working day for our customer services team to process.
At any time during your advertising period you can sign in and monitor all enquiries made on your listing.
How do I renew my listing?
Two weeks before the expiry date of your advertising period, you will be offered the opportunity to renew your listing. However, you can sign into your account any time after your expiry date and make your business listing live again.
You can sign in to your account to make changes or renew your listing.
How do I register with BusinessesForSale.com?
If you want to advertise your business, head to our sell a business page and follow the steps set out. There are details of the process from start to finish and you should find the package that suits your needs.
How do I change or update my account details?
You can make changes to your listing at any time. Sign in and monitor all enquiries made on your listing anytime during your advertising period by signing into your account.
Please note that it may take up to one working day for your changes to appear on your account.
What are membership/upgrade packages available?
We have two options available to sellers that are looking to upgrade their membership:
- Professional Prospectus: Our business sales copy team will rewrite your listing to a professional prospectus standard.
- Email Campaign: Target buyers proactively with an email campaign promoting your business.
How do I create multiple listings?
Private Sellers can do so from their account by using the "Create New listing" button. From there, select the country where the business is located. Each listing must be uploaded individually and will be linked to the country in which it is based.
Brokers can add the listings manually or via a data feed upload.
Can I create duplicate listings on different countries?
Currently, this is not offered. We advise Private Seller against having multiple listings in different countries for the same business. Buyers looking for businesses in certain countries will search for them in those specific countries not in the country they are based.
E.g.: a buyer based in France interested to buy a business in USA will search for it on the USA page, not the France page.
Will my listing appear in Google?
Yes, your listing will appear in Google. However, you will increase the visibility of your listing if you include more information and details about your business. Making your listing content-rich will improve its performance in search research results.
Our Professional Prospectus service offers you the opportunity to have our experienced team write your listing to the best possible standards. This will help your listing rank well.
How do I create a good listing?
If you are looking to create the best possible listing so that you can attract the right buyers, have a look through our Create a Listing Guide. It will give you all the tips you need to make the right listing.