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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

Los Angeles
Total businesses
32
San Diego
Total businesses
18
San Jose
Total businesses
8
San Francisco
Total businesses
7
Irvine
Total businesses
5
Sacramento
Total businesses
5
Santa Monica
Total businesses
4
Hawthorne
Total businesses
4

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

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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

  • Total Revenue USD
    $4,253,314USD
    This is a very established online Automotive Lighting Business. We have been in business for 8 years and continue to grow and increase our profit margins. Our gross annual sales range between 1.3-1.6 million with a net profit margin of $...
    • $98.9kUSD
      $98,914USD
      avg. Revenue
      USD /month
    • $35kUSD
      $35,000USD
      avg. Profit
      USD /month
    • $50kUSD
      $50,000USD
      Inventory value
      USD 
    • Asking price
      $1,200,000USD
    Asking price USD
    $1,200,000USD
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    This is a very established online Automotive Lighting Business. We have been in business for 8 years and continue to grow and increase our profit margins. Our gross annual sales range between 1.3-1.6 million with a net profit margin of $...
    • $98.9kUSD
      $98,914USD
      avg. Revenue
      USD /month
    • $35kUSD
      $35,000USD
      avg. Profit
      USD /month
    • $50kUSD
      $50,000USD
      Inventory value
      USD 
    • Asking price
      $1,200,000USD
    Asking price USD
    $1,200,000USD
    View Listing
    Total Revenue USD
    $4,253,314USD
    Asking price USD
    $1,200,000USD
    View Listing
  • Total Revenue USD
    $4,574USD
    SoleFog is a fast acting and strongly scented shoe odor eliminator. We created the product after a need of our own. Stinking shoes that really stank, like cleared the room stank! We needed something that killed the bacteria that created ...
    • $152.5USD
      $152USD
      avg. Revenue
      USD /month
    • $4.6kUSD
      $4,600USD
      avg. Profit
      USD /month
    • $1.3kUSD
      $1,300USD
      Inventory value
      USD 
    • Asking price
      $50,000USD
    Asking price USD
    $50,000USD
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    SoleFog is a fast acting and strongly scented shoe odor eliminator. We created the product after a need of our own. Stinking shoes that really stank, like cleared the room stank! We needed something that killed the bacteria that created ...
    • $152.5USD
      $152USD
      avg. Revenue
      USD /month
    • $4.6kUSD
      $4,600USD
      avg. Profit
      USD /month
    • $1.3kUSD
      $1,300USD
      Inventory value
      USD 
    • Asking price
      $50,000USD
    Asking price USD
    $50,000USD
    View Listing
    Total Revenue USD
    $4,574USD
    Asking price USD
    $50,000USD
    View Listing
  • Total Revenue USD
    $173,105USD
    Accessory Brand for Women & Men made in Los Angeles, CA with Wholesale Accounts with Urban Outfitters, ASOS, Free People, NastyGal, and More. Etsy Shop Included. Harnesses, Suspenders, Garters, Belts, Jewelry. Gross Sales Year $180-280K.
    • $3.7kUSD
      $3,683USD
      avg. Revenue
      USD /month
    • $3kUSD
      $3,000USD
      avg. Profit
      USD /month
    • $10kUSD
      $10,000USD
      Inventory value
      USD 
    • Asking price
      $59,000USD
    Asking price USD
    $59,000USD
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    Accessory Brand for Women & Men made in Los Angeles, CA with Wholesale Accounts with Urban Outfitters, ASOS, Free People, NastyGal, and More. Etsy Shop Included. Harnesses, Suspenders, Garters, Belts, Jewelry. Gross Sales Year $180-280K.
    • $3.7kUSD
      $3,683USD
      avg. Revenue
      USD /month
    • $3kUSD
      $3,000USD
      avg. Profit
      USD /month
    • $10kUSD
      $10,000USD
      Inventory value
      USD 
    • Asking price
      $59,000USD
    Asking price USD
    $59,000USD
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    Total Revenue USD
    $173,105USD
    Asking price USD
    $59,000USD
    View Listing
  • Total Revenue USD
    $288,220USD
    If you're looking to invest into an e-commerce business that is actually profitable this business could be for you. Everything is read to go and to be transferred to you're name! Open to potentail seller financing.
    • $16kUSD
      $16,012USD
      avg. Revenue
      USD /month
    • $8.7kUSD
      $8,700USD
      avg. Profit
      USD /month
    • -
      Inventory value
      USD 
    • Asking price
      $30,000USD
    Asking price USD
    $30,000USD
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    If you're looking to invest into an e-commerce business that is actually profitable this business could be for you. Everything is read to go and to be transferred to you're name! Open to potentail seller financing.
    • $16kUSD
      $16,012USD
      avg. Revenue
      USD /month
    • $8.7kUSD
      $8,700USD
      avg. Profit
      USD /month
    • -
      Inventory value
      USD 
    • Asking price
      $30,000USD
    Asking price USD
    $30,000USD
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    Total Revenue USD
    $288,220USD
    Asking price USD
    $30,000USD
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  • Total Revenue USD
    $872USD
    The value of this site is a built out store, and the exact match domains Natural Art Supplies dot com and Organic Art Supplies dot com and the first page ranking for those keywords as well as a few others. I have not had the time to foc...
    • $22.4USD
      $22USD
      avg. Revenue
      USD /month
    • $10USD
      $10USD
      avg. Profit
      USD /month
    • -
      Inventory value
      USD 
    • Asking price
      $15,000USD
    Asking price USD
    $15,000USD
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    The value of this site is a built out store, and the exact match domains Natural Art Supplies dot com and Organic Art Supplies dot com and the first page ranking for those keywords as well as a few others. I have not had the time to foc...
    • $22.4USD
      $22USD
      avg. Revenue
      USD /month
    • $10USD
      $10USD
      avg. Profit
      USD /month
    • -
      Inventory value
      USD 
    • Asking price
      $15,000USD
    Asking price USD
    $15,000USD
    View Listing
    Total Revenue USD
    $872USD
    Asking price USD
    $15,000USD
    View Listing
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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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New York
Total businesses
170
Florida
Total businesses
160
Texas
Total businesses
95
New Jersey
Total businesses
55

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.

  • Secure Store Transfer

    Upon acceptance of the offer, the Buyer and Seller begin the payment transaction through Escrow where funds are securely held to provide the Buyer time to review the store.

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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