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Impressive & Well Stocked General/Toy Store For Sale

Shaftesbury, Dorset
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Hilton Smythe welcomes to the market Box of Allsorts. The business was founded by the current owners in 2007 and has been a real labour of love. The business is now being sold due to our client’s desire to move on to other ventures.

Box of Allsorts is a general store that is absolutely stocked to the rafters with interesting and useful products such as:
• Hardware
• Gardening
• Cookware
• Toys
• Games and puzzles
• Traditional Sweets
• Stationary
• Arts and crafts
• Summer and outdoor furniture
• Discount books

And much, much more!

The business has lots of regular customers, the business enjoys good visibility with a host of complimentary reviews.

Scope to Improve:
• Advertising and marketing campaign
• Maximise the use of social media particularly Facebook and Twitter
• Extend the opening hours
• Website to extol the products stocked ideally with an e-commerce facility
• Consider an eBay shop

Hilton Smythe highly advise early viewing to avoid disappointment.

Shaftesbury is a town and civil parish in Dorset, England. It is situated on the A30 road, 20 miles west of Salisbury, near to the border with Wiltshire. It is the only significant hilltop settlement in Dorset, being built about 215 meters above sea level on a greensand hill on the edge of Cranborne Chase.

The site is in an excellent trading location along a main bus route in and out of the area and is easily accessible on foot or by car, with ample on street parking close by and surrounded by residential dwellings as well as other businesses in this busy location.

Externally the business is highly visible with large display windows and forecourt displaying several products.

Internally set out over 3 floors, large retail unit with fitted shelving around perimeter and display units exhibiting the vast array of stock and serving counter.

Suppliers - Branded fixtures and fittings and box lights are on loan from said companies i.e. LAMY, Playmobil, Schleich etc.

Equipment Included in the sale:
• Counter
• CCTV & Alarm System and monitors
• 3 x Greeting Cards Stands
• Metal Shelving System
• Pick 'n' Mix Stand
• Wooden shelving units in stockroom
• Ice Cream Freezer Unit

We are advised the business is being sold as a Leasehold.

Original lease length: 12 years
Lease to be renewed in Feb 2022.
Rent: £33,000 per annum

Business Rates £8183.33

Monday 9.00 am – 5.30 pm
Tuesday 9.00 am – 5.30 pm
Wednesday 9.00 am – 5.30 pm
Thursday 9.00 am – 5.30 pm
Friday 9.00 am – 5.30 pm
Saturday 9.00 am – 5.30 pm
Sunday Closed

The business is currently run and managed by our clients, with the help of one full time and two part time members of staff.

Financial Profile
Box of Allsorts generated an advised turnover of circa £330,000 as of the 2018 accounts, with a gross profit of £113,000.

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