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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

Santa Clara
Total businesses
82
Los Angeles
Total businesses
43
Gardena
Total businesses
18
San Francisco
Total businesses
16
San Jose
Total businesses
11
San Diego
Total businesses
9
Hawthorne
Total businesses
7
Sacramento
Total businesses
6

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

  • Screenshot of Oh My Underwear
    • Offers support
    Oh My Underwear
    avg. Revenue

    /month

    $12.1k
    avg. Profit

    /month

    $2.5k
    Inventory value

    We are a dropshipping underwear store catering mainly to gay men. Our net profits last year were $30k with a lot of room for growth. Our mailing list (10k) and Facebook followers (14k) are great opportunities for growth.

    Asking price
    $150,000
    View listing
  • Screenshot of The Car Part
    • Offers support
    The Car Part
    avg. Revenue

    /month

    $19.8k
    avg. Profit

    /month

    $12k
    Inventory value

    High ticket items. Profit margin is high! this business is set on auto pilot.

    Asking price
    $82,690
    View listing
  • avg. Revenue

    /month

    $15.9k
    avg. Profit

    /month

    $2.8k
    Inventory value

    If you are looking for a business that will run on autopilot, with the most tolerant and passionate audience, zero return rate and minimal time required to run customer support - this business is for you. This is fully branded store.

    Asking price
    $53,210
    View listing
  • Screenshot of Indestructible Cable Co
    avg. Revenue

    /month

    $5.5k
    avg. Profit

    /month

    $2.1k
    Inventory value

    Valued at $53,780 - this established tech brand is a perfect business opportunity with thousands social proof and a promising sale performance. The website was professionally designed, optimized and copywritten to create a selling machine.

    Asking price
    $35,000
    View listing
  • Screenshot of Water Proof Bag Co
    • Offers support
    Water Proof Bag Co
    avg. Revenue

    /month

    $4.9k
    avg. Profit

    /month

    $800
    Inventory value

    Overall, this is an extremely simple business to manage with a product that has extreme potential to become a 6-7 figure business in the next few years (if someone is willing to put in the work!)

    Asking price
    $15,000
    View listing

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

Browse businesses for sale in nearby areas

New York
Total businesses
185
Florida
Total businesses
157
Texas
Total businesses
137
Alabama
Total businesses
62

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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  • Screenshot of Element Survival
    • Sold
    • Offers support
    Element Survival
    avg. Revenue

    /month

    $16.6k
    avg. Profit

    /month

    $3.5k
    Inventory value
    $100

    This is a standard dropshipping business in the camping/outdoor recreation market that was founded in January of 2018. During 2018 this store generated over $500,000 in revenue.

    Asking price
    $8,000
    View listing
  • Screenshot of Mari & Maison
    • Sold
    • Offers support
    Mari & Maison
    avg. Revenue

    /month

    $3.5k
    avg. Profit

    /month

    $2.3k
    Inventory value

    We will provide 20,000+ email list We have great branding Facebook pixel and google analytics integration Products are carefully chosen based on their potential All photos have no supplier logos, and have been edited for uniformity

    Asking price
    $5,000
    View listing
  • Screenshot of Make It Easi
    avg. Revenue

    /month

    $4.3k
    avg. Profit

    /month

    $1.1k
    Inventory value

    This store is 100% optimized to sell, you just need to decide what you want to sell and advertise it!

    Asking price
    $997
    View listing
  • Screenshot of Christian Curation
    avg. Revenue

    /month

    $96.9
    avg. Profit

    /month

    $40
    Inventory value

    Christian clothing company with large amounts of room for upscale.

    Asking price
    $100
    View listing
  • Screenshot of Taglha
    • Sold
    • Offers support
    Taglha
    avg. Revenue

    /month

    $66.9
    avg. Profit

    /month

    $90
    Inventory value

    Become the Owner of a High-Quality and Appealing Online Store with a huge Potential! Are you a the one to give the right boost to the store?

    Asking price
    $100,000,000
    View listing

How it works

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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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