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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

  • My product is mostly geared towards the older generation. They have a need for this product which I have never seen before I started to sell it. They're willing to pay a premium for the product if it means it will enhance their QOL.

    avg. Revenue

    /month

    $72.3k
    avg. Profit

    /month

    $20k
    Inventory value
    $10k
    Asking price
    $60,000
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  • Screenshot of Apexventureco
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    Apexventureco

    An outdoor survival/camping brand selling a variety of products to our eager customer base. We really only put time into growing the store in June/July.

    avg. Revenue

    /month

    $30k
    avg. Profit

    /month

    $14k
    Inventory value

    Asking price
    $80,000
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  • Screenshot of Yugenite
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    Yugenite

    Yugenite is a growing brand that has great revenue figures, brand equity, and customer goodwill. Cost cutting measures will make this a hugely profitable venture for the savvy eCommerce entrepreneur!

    avg. Revenue

    /month

    $9k
    avg. Profit

    /month

    $1.2k
    Inventory value
    $11.7k
    Asking price
    $40,000
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  • Screenshot of The Design Alley
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    The Design Alley

    Shopify only allows average revenue amount, evaluated $10,000 by Exchange. This is a great investment for entrepreneurs who want to jump in to a PROFITABLE NICHE! In July I made $1,854 profit (Proof is in the photos) after I started.

    avg. Revenue

    /month

    $836
    avg. Profit

    /month

    $835
    Inventory value

    Asking price
    $6,500
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  • Screenshot of Kids Playhouse World

    This store is a high ticket dropshipping store specifically geared toward the playhouse/playset niche. Very few websites have such variety and potential in this field. Truly the sky is the limit for this store and all is its potential.

    avg. Revenue

    /month

    $1.6k
    avg. Profit

    /month

    $750
    Inventory value

    Asking price
    $12,000
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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 Taglha
    • Sold
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    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

    $75
    avg. Profit

    /month

    $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

    /month

    $90.1k
    avg. Profit

    /month

    $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.

    avg. Revenue

    /month

    $72.5k
    avg. Profit

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    Inventory value

    Asking price
    $275,000
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  • 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

    $6.4k
    avg. Profit

    /month

    $10.7k
    Inventory value

    Asking price
    $120,000
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  • Screenshot of Feminist Apparel
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    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

    $45k
    avg. Profit

    /month

    $5k
    Inventory value

    Asking price
    $119,120
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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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