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LocationSouth Africa, Northern Cape

Sector - Sales & Services

Asking Price
R2,700,000
Monthly Profit
R 93,162
Asset Value
R 481,308
Stock Value
R 600,000
Yearly Net Profit
R 1,117,938

Summary

This excellent well established business customer base includes local mining houses, municipalities and various SME's. Urgent sale / reduced price

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Fully describe the business's activities?

This long established business specializes in the packaging and general sales sector supplying products to the local market which includes mining houses, municipalities, businesses in the local and surrounding areas (i.e. guest houses) , Government departments and retail customers.

Typical products include but not limited to items such as plastic bags, bubble wrap, toilet paper, cleaning materials, packaging solutions, paper towels , safety gear ( PPE ) , stationary firewood , general consumer products and many more.
The business is also to biggest wholesaler of firewood in the town and supply catering equipment for the hospitality and restaurant industries in the area

How does the business operate on a daily basis?

The sales staff is responsible for the daily processing of customer orders and to ensure the collection/delivery of items. In addition retail customers are also assisted in the in-house showroom area. The owner is responsible for inventory, purchasing and administration functions. Deliveries to the bigger surrounding area are mainly outsourced to courier firms .
Local deliveries is done by the business

What Advertising/Marketing is carried out?

No marketing is being performed, only during business start-up phase.
No website / no social platform

What competition exists?

No local based competition, competitors mainly form the Western Cape regions.
This business serves a huge area of 250 square kilometres

How could the profitability of the business be improved?

New business can be easily attracted by establishing contact with customers on the business owner level.
These interactions have been lacking and resulted in a stagnation of the business to some degree.
New product lines can be introduced and more focus can be placed on wholesale
Website and online sales will attract more customers - and encourage them to spend more

Give a breakdown of staff/ functions/ length of service?

Details to be provided during the due diligence phase.

Do any have management potential?

No , not yet
There is a new employee that undergoes training and will have potential to help with management
The seller will be available for a take-over period

How involved is the Owner in running the business?

The owner is responsible for the financial management of the business and is daily available on site.

When does the current lease end?

November 2020

What are the trading hours?

08h00 - 17h00 Weekdays
08h00 - 13h00 Saturdays

What are the main assets of the business?

Assets include 5 PC's, various workstations, shelving and miscellaneous items.
Details of assets to be made available during the due diligence phase.
Stock levels are well maintained

Strengths?

Long established business with a solid diversified customer base.
Servicing a huge geographical area
The business is on the supplier and vendor database of many governmental and local institutions

Weaknesses?

Currently no customer interaction/marketing taking place.
No social media presencer or website

Opportunities?

Investigation into new generation packaging solutions to compliment and support existing product offerings.
There is an opportunity to add a wider product range and to do better stock-holding.
Online sales definitely offers an good opportunity

Threats?

Start-up of new competitor a perpetual threat and general volatile economic climate.

What is the reason for the sale?

The seller's personal circumstances - urgently want to downscale

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