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Businesses for sale in California United States

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Gain access to one of the wealthiest economies in the United States

California is home to some of the United States' most vibrant industries

California is home to some of the United States' most vibrant economies. In the south, Los Angeles is the heart of the entertainment industry and home to extensive tourism and gaming markets. In the north, San Francisco is home to Silicon Valley and several other centers of innovation. And across the entire state, there are almost 40 million residents. Some of the most successful industries in California are professional and business services (things like lawyers and advertising firms), financial services, retail trade, and information and communication technology. There are also strong construction and manufacturing industries. This plethora of well paid employment opportunities provides California with an incredibly nurturing environment for all kinds of small businesses, especially ecommerce businesses that don't have to worry about potentially massive rents. Buying a California business from the Exchange Marketplace is one of the easiest ways to become part of this booming economy. We facilitate bidding, negotiations, and purchases entirely online so you don't even have to live in the state to start doing business in California.

Top growing cities in California

Browse businesses for sale in some of California’s fastest growing cities

Los Angeles
Total businesses
29
San Diego
Total businesses
15
San Jose
Total businesses
8
San Francisco
Total businesses
7
Chula Vista
Total businesses
5
Irvine
Total businesses
4
Sacramento
Total businesses
4
Encinitas
Total businesses
3

Why use Exchange?

Exchange is the largest and fastest-growing marketplace for Shopify e-commerce stores

Verified listing data

The revenue and traffic data that you see on each listing is pulled directly from its Shopify account. This means that the data has been verified. Exchange reviews and monitors listings for thorough and accurate information.

Secure messaging platform

You will be able to communicate with sellers via a secure messaging platform. After you log in and request information from a listing, sellers are notified and have the ability to respond. When you are ready, you can make an offer.

Encrypted payment capture

Exchange and Escrow.com have partnered together to provide you with safe transactions that have bank encryption, making sure that payment is securely captured. Escrow.com ensures that its users pass verification checks before transactions can proceed.

Take time to inspect the business

Once you submit payment to Escrow.com and the payment has been secured, the funds are held until you confirm that all assets received are as negotiated. You can use the inspection period to ask the seller any extra questions about the business.

Safe store transfer

When the transaction is finalized, the dedicated migration team at Exchange will begin the process of making you the new owner of the store. Buyers and sellers will be notified via an email from the Exchange team once store transfers have been completed.

Post-purchase 24/7 Shopify support

Once you log into your Shopify account for the first time and choose a subscription plan, Shopify Support Gurus are available 24/7 to help you with the settings of the store.

Best businesses in California

See a sample of some of the up-and-coming businesses for sale in California

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    This is a great opportunity to start making profit because people all around the world have iPhone cases and they are always wanting to find new cases.
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    The store has a vast amount of potential. Being in the dog niche which is incredibly popular the store has a lot going for it. Acooring to GoDaddy domain itself of the store is valued at 1,237 (can show proof).
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    Buying this store will give you a start in a niche that isn't often explored. For anyone who enjoys alternative fashion and the occult lifestyle this is the store for you. This is a drop shipping business so no physical inventory required.
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    Buying this store will give you a start in a niche that isn't often explored. For anyone who enjoys alternative fashion and the occult lifestyle this is the store for you. This is a drop shipping business so no physical inventory required.
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    Huge sales right out of the box, beautiful website, customer service is already taken care of, I really don't know how you can find a better investment.
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    Huge sales right out of the box, beautiful website, customer service is already taken care of, I really don't know how you can find a better investment.
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Small businesses, big opportunities

Explore the benefits of buying a business in California

California is a massive and growing economy that sits at the heart of several international industries. If the United States is the nation of opportunity, California is the ultimate state of opportunity, rife with potential for entrepreneurs of all kinds. All new and established businesses for sale on the Exchange Marketplace come with fully functional ecommerce stores and pre-selected product lines. These businesses use remote warehousing and dropshipping technology so you can sell your products anywhere in the world, without having to worry about the shipping yourself. Some of the companies for sale in our marketplace come with physical stock. We strongly recommend local purchases in these instances, as this provides investors with an opportunity to meet with the owner during the negortiation in person and verify the quality of any merchandise before they make a purchase. Local business owners might also be able to access additional benefits, such as tax breaks and other financial supports, that are restricted to residents of California.

Nearby regions you might like

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Florida
Total businesses
162
New York
Total businesses
126
Texas
Total businesses
104
Maryland
Total businesses
60

Thousands of entrepreneurs already bought businesses on Exchange

Hear from new and past business owners about their experience with Exchange

Ryan G.Ryan G.Bought WearWood“I was initially thinking about investing in some additional real estate, and that got me thinking about other options that might not tie up as much capital.”
Daymon S.Daymon S.Sold Fidget Widgets Co.“We sold our Shopify store for $27,000 and handed off the business in 2 weeks.”
Austin N.Austin N.Bought the Reclaimed Farmhouse“Buying this store from Exchange Marketplace was the best decision I ever made because I didn’t have to start from scratch.”

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  • Seller lists business

    Exchange uses uneditable verified Shopify sales data, owner-reported data, and market trends to suggest a valuation price. The seller is free to use the suggested price or set their own as a starting point for negotiation.

  • Buyer & Seller Communicate

    Buyers and Sellers can communicate through a secure messaging system to share their business context, history, and future opportunities.

  • Buyer sends offer

    A Buyer makes an offer to buy the business with the price they are willing to pay. Upon offer acceptance, Buyer and Seller begin the payment transaction through Escrow.

  • Secure Store Transfer

    Exchange Support securely transfers the store to the buyer and the seller receives the funds from Escrow.

Questions? Exchange Support Specialists are available

Exchange Support Specialists can be reached at exchange-support@shopify.com to assist buyers and sellers throughout the transaction process. They understand that buying and selling a business is no small feat, so if you have any questions, they will be happy to help.

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