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Businesses for sale in California United States

Discover opportunities for entrepreneurs in California

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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
90
Los Angeles
Total businesses
35
San Diego
Total businesses
15
San Francisco
Total businesses
13
Gardena
Total businesses
12
Chino
Total businesses
9
San Jose
Total businesses
8
Hawthorne
Total businesses
7

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 Elevante Lashes & Beauty

    Started business in Feburary and have reached $100,000 in sales in May. Trending niche with huge growth potential for the right individual.

    avg. Revenue

    /month

    $17.1k
    avg. Profit

    /month

    $5k
    Inventory value

    Asking price
    $84,995
    View listing
  • Screenshot of Good Wave
    • Offers support
    Good Wave

    Good Wave is a growing & trusted brand among outdoors families, sourcing only from the US & Canada and provides turnkey advertising and email marketing to a new owner. Suggested time commitment is 2-3 hours per week.

    avg. Revenue

    /month

    $896.3
    avg. Profit

    /month

    $456
    Inventory value

    Asking price
    $55,500
    View listing
  • Screenshot of Radiant Jewels Co
    • Offers support
    Radiant Jewels Co

    Radiant Jewels Co is the home of the You Are My Sunshine Necklace. Our brand strives on making couples and loved ones feel more connected by providing them with a loving message inside of a unique necklace. We are a drop-shipping brand.

    avg. Revenue

    /month

    $11k
    avg. Profit

    /month

    $7.5k
    Inventory value

    Asking price
    $8,000
    View listing
  • Screenshot of The Coffee Grind

    Coffee is a niche that will never not sell. This professionally designed store will boost you to making sales quickly, skipping all the hassle of product research, designing your website, product descriptions etc. You are just a click away.

    avg. Revenue

    /month

    avg. Profit

    /month

    Inventory value

    Asking price
    $300
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  • We have poured energy into rapidly creating a profitable, scalable business with a excellent reputation. A buyer with experience of social media marketing could exponentially grow this business into a major health and beauty company.

    avg. Revenue

    /month

    $81.6k
    avg. Profit

    /month

    $20k
    Inventory value
    $450k
    Asking price
    $1,300,000
    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
174
Florida
Total businesses
152
Texas
Total businesses
114
Alabama
Total businesses
66

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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Recently sold businesses

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  • Screenshot of Taglha
    • Sold
    • Offers support
    Taglha

    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?

    avg. Revenue

    /month

    $78.1
    avg. Profit

    /month

    $90
    Inventory value

    Asking price
    $100,000,000
    View listing
    • Sold
    • Offers support
    Private listing #9491

    Exclusive partnership with 1 supplier and workshop for creation and customization of our own products. 740K USD turnover in 7 months. 6% Global Conversion Rate. Avg. 100% Turnover = 37%costs Ads, 32%costs Goods, 6%costs, 25% profits. +B2B

    avg. Revenue

    /month

    $90.1k
    avg. Profit

    /month

    $25.1k
    Inventory value

    Asking price
    $300,000
    View listing
  • Screenshot of Booty Must

    Successful Fashion Store for sale. ****Dropshipping store, no inventory.**** First come first serve basis.

    avg. Revenue

    /month

    $74.3k
    avg. Profit

    /month

    Inventory value

    Asking price
    $275,000
    View listing
  • Screenshot of Art of Wall St
    • Sold
    • Offers support
    Art of Wall St

    This business was founded: a years ago. Everything is optimized to make money, this website is made with passion and testing. BundleUpsell (20% Conversion Rate), SMSMarketing (40% Conversion Rate), AbandonnedCart (4% Conversion Rate).

    avg. Revenue

    /month

    $6.5k
    avg. Profit

    /month

    $10.7k
    Inventory value

    Asking price
    $120,000
    View listing
  • Screenshot of Feminist Apparel
    • Sold
    • Offers support
    Feminist Apparel

    This is a business with a proven model and following. It's great for either a passionate, first-time owner with an interest in politics and activism or a seasoned entrepreneur with other POD brands under their belt currently.

    avg. Revenue

    /month

    $45.6k
    avg. Profit

    /month

    $5k
    Inventory value

    Asking price
    $119,120
    View listing

How it works

Learn about the fastest growing community of thousands of entrepreneurs

  • 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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