There are over 144,000 convenient stores in the United States so how does a buyer find convenient stores for sale that offer the best opportunity to generate wealth? The key for finding the best convenient stores for sale is to focus on location. This business relies heavily on customer convenience and the location of the store is the number one determinant of whether or not customers will find their way inside.
The Ideal Location For Convenient Stores For Sale
A convenient store should be convenient to access. Ideally, the best location for a store is at the corner of an intersection after passing the traffic light. This makes the store both easy to see in a high traffic area and allows motorists to safely stop and pull in even if they notice the store at the last moment. Convenient stores are not often the target for destination shoppers, so being visible on a street corner will bring in customers who need to make a quick purchase on the run.
Accessibility And Convenient Stores For Sale
Optimal locations for convenient stores for sale have to be accessible; this includes accessibility for both motorists and pedestrians. Ample parking areas that are well lit will attract customers right off of the street. Handi-capped parking spaces and store access, in addition to being mandatory by law, will also drive in customers. For pedestrians, controlled intersections, crosswalks, and curb cuts will increase walk in business as well as sales.
The Right Neighborhoods For Convenient Stores For Sale
Finding appealing locations for convenient stores for sale also require a buyer to look around the facility to pick good neighbors and neighborhoods. Convenient stores for sale that are near other businesses will create opportunities for customers to come in while running other errands. Aim to purchase locations near residential and commercial neighborhoods while being mindful of other convenient stores that may act as competition; in addition, check local census statistics to pick densely populated areas to maximize your potential for walk-in traffic.
Convenient Stores For Sale That Make The Most Of Their Location
A good buy should aim to offer as many services as possible in a single location, which is why convenient stores are so commonly co-located with gas stations. Other complimentary services or co-located businesses include food service, banking and ATM services, novelty and seasonal products for sale, area specific items (such as beach equipment near costal tourist regions), check cashing capabilities, as well as money order services.
Buyers that focus on convenient stores for sale with a stellar location and complementary services will position themselves in a business with great potential to generate profit.
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About The Author: Peter Siegel, MBA is the Founder of www.BizBen.com and the Director of the BizBen Network & ProBuy / ProSell Programs on BizBen. Peter Siegel can be reached direct at 866-270-6278 to discuss getting resources for selling a convenient store, financing a convenient store purchase, or buying California convenient stores. Make sure you check out BizBen's long list of C-Stores postings (available & wanted requests) - this list is updated daily!
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|Harry Sidhu, CBB, Broker - SF Bay Area, Central Valley, SAC Region
Assisting both sellers and buyers of businesses - dealing mainly with Liquor Stores, Grocery Markets, Gas Stations, Smoke Shops, Restaurant Related, Retail Related, Service Related. Serving SF Bay Area, North Bay, Sacramento area. Call Harry Sidhu, CBB for assistance at 510-366-6130.
|Lee Petsas, Business Broker - Orange, San Diego Counties, Inland Empire
UBI Business Brokers has been successfully selling businesses in Southern California since 1965. Our Agents have over 100 years of experience in selling small to medium size businesses throughout Southern California. We service Orange County, Inland Empire, San Diego. Phone Lee at 714-363-0440.
|Brad Steinberg, Broker - Laundromat Specialists
Laundry specialists - founded in 1968 by three laundry professionals, PWS is a family-owned corporation. Through the years it has grown to become the largest vended laundry equipment distributor in the United States. Call Brad Steinberg at 323-721-8832 to sell or buy a coin or card laundromat.
|Diane Boudreau-Tschetter: Escrow And Bulk Sale Services
California Business Escrow, Inc. is a full service independent escrow company serving all of California and has expertise in a wide range of escrows. Our team prides itself on providing an exceptional escrow experience. For more info phone Diane Boudreau-Tschetter at 888-383-3331 or 209-838-1100.
|Willard Michlin, CPA, Certified Fraud Examiner, Due Diligence Services
Willard Michlin, CPA #106752, offers buyers step by step training & assistance in doing Due Diligence Services when they are thinking of making an offer, or are in process of investigating a business purchase. He helps to determine the actual net profit even when there is cash. Call 800-864-0420.
|Chris Seaman, Business Broker - San Diego County Area
Founded in 1994, First Choice Business Brokers has accelerated to become one of the most successful Business Sales Organizations in the world. Our team of agents have gone through extensive training to become experts in the field of business brokerage. Call Chris at 858-578-4111 for more info.
|Helen Yoo: Escrow & Bulk Sale Services - Southern California
New Century Escrow, Inc. is a fully licensed & bonded independent escrow company. Over 20 years combined experience in handling bulk escrow transactions. Multi-lingual staff that speaks your language, including Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese. Call Helen Yoo direct at 626-890-1151.
|Jack Oh, Business Broker - LA, Orange Counties
Business broker and real estate services in the Los Angeles and Orange County areas. 10 years experience with great negotiating skills. To sell a business or buy a business in the LA or Orange County Areas phone Jack and his team at 562-787-4989.
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