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Businesses for sale in Chicago, Illinois

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Chicago is about more than sports and deep dish pizza

Gain access to over 2.5 million potential customers

Chicago is known for its love of sports and deep dish pizza, but it's also one of the most heavily populated cities in the United States, home to over 2.5 million residents and over 100,000 small businesses. Chicago is a hub for advanced manufacturing in several industries, including the automotive industry. In recent years it has also committed to improving opportunities in technological sectors like biotechnology, clean energy technology, and information and communication technology. This prevalence of well-paid jobs attracts a large pool of highly skilled workers, creating a strong consumer culture ideal for retail businesses. If you're an entrepreneur looking to break into the Chicago market, you're in the right place. The Exchange Marketplace features a variety of new and established Chicago businesses for sale by owner. Even better, we facilitate the entire purchasing process online, so you can start doing business in Chicago without even having to visit the city.

Best businesses in Chicago

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

  • $300,000+ in total sales over 4 months! Shopify valuation is $188,920! I no longer have the time or cash flow to continue running this store which is why I'm selling it at an amazing price. The first offer will be accepted.

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    $33.9k
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    $20k
    Inventory value

    Asking price
    $19,945
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  • Screenshot of Legasocks
    • Offers support
    Legasocks

    Featured on GQ magazine, Legasocks is a legwear store with a proven business model around unique best-selling leggings and socks. People caught on and have joined the community, as we've grown to over 20k Social Media followers combined.

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    $774.4
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    $300
    Inventory value
    $1.5k
    Asking price
    $7,350
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  • Screenshot of Gallitos US

    It is a business without much competition in which can grow enough but for reasons of time and economic problems I can not devote the necessary time

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    $1.2k
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    $400
    Inventory value

    Asking price
    $69,000
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  • Screenshot of Naturalgraphite

    This is a yoga and wellness store, which also has some health teas and workout accessories. This was built to be a one stop shop, from towels to leg warmers and mats including teas. Also this store has a couple of sales to achieve befor...

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    Asking price
    $399
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  • Screenshot of antisnorring

    dropshipping store

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    $150
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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.

Build your future with a business in Chicago

Own and operate a Chicago company from anywhere in the world

Chicago is home to over 2.5 million potential customers, making it an ideal environment for small businesses looking to grow. There are a plethora of opportunities available for both new and experienced entrepreneurs, and a supportive infrastructure of B2B businesses to help your company flourish. Here on the Exchange Marketplace we sell both new and established businesses in a wide range of industries, including fashion and apparel, home and furniture, and electronics retailers. You can also find some service-based businesses, mostly in fields like digital marketing, for sale. Every business listed in our marketplace features a fully functional ecommerce website and at least one existing product line, so you can start selling almost immediately. You don't need to live in Chicago to purchase one of these companies, but there are some advantages to local purchases, such as tax breaks and other financial supports that are restricted to Chicago residents. You'll also be able to meet with the owner and conduct part of the negotiation in person. Some of the businesses for sale on the Exchange Marketplace also come with an existing physical stock; for these businesses we recommend local purchases, as this gives investors the opportunity to quality-check the merchandise.

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Thousands of entrepreneurs already bought businesses on Exchange

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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 Sleepmate Rx®
    • Sold
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    Sleepmate Rx®

    You're getting a store with a WINNING PRODUCT, AUTOMATION, and ADVERTISING ASSETS, for an incredibly reasonable price as I move into a different project!

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    $1.7k
    avg. Profit

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    $2k
    Inventory value

    Asking price
    $1,999
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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

    $172.9
    avg. Profit

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    $90
    Inventory value

    Asking price
    $100,000,000
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    • Sold
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    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

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    $90.1k
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    $25.1k
    Inventory value

    Asking price
    $300,000
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  • Screenshot of Booty Must

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

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    $104.2k
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    Asking price
    $275,000
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  • Screenshot of Art of Wall St
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    • 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

    $10.7k
    avg. Profit

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    $10.7k
    Inventory value

    Asking price
    $120,000
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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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