If you’re thinking about selling your Amazon FBA or ecommerce business, then take a look at these platforms or services to help market or facilitate the sale of your business.
Selling an ecommerce business that sells through Amazon FBA or other marketplaces can be tricky, and it’s likely to cause buyers more anxiety because they’re not buying a tangible business like with a brick and mortar store.
Check out these websites and brokers to see if one will help you sell your ecommerce business, including Amazon, eBay, and Shopify store.
Some questions you’ll want to consider:
- What other assets are included with the sale (inventory and social media)?
- How long do you want to be available to answer questions or provide training for buyers?
- Are suppliers, employees, or contractors willing to remain after the sale?
SellerZen is not affiliated with any of these services, nor does SellerZen endorse any of these services. We’ve created this list only for informational purposes, so do your own due diligence before you sign up with any services listed in this article.
BizBuySell is part of the CoStar group, which includes Apartments.com.
The website boasts over 45,000 businesses for sale across a vast range of categories. This includes physical locations as well as ecommerce businesses.
Buyers can sort by several factors including location and business type.
BizBuySell is not a broker. Sellers pay for an ad and are contacted by interested buyers. Ads start from $49.95 per month.
This brokerage firm states it has helped broker sales of over 300 websites with a combined total of 25 million dollars.
The selling point is that they have a 95% success rate with their team of brokers.
No pricing is readily available on the website, so you’ll have to contact them for the fee schedule.
Digital Exits acts as a broker to sell your ecommerce or Amazon business. You can get a valuation and browse through the businesses they’re currently selling to get an idea of how much your business is worth.
Fees aren’t posted, but most brokers will charge you a percentage of sale price once your business sells.
You can sell almost anything on eBay. This includes businesses, though gaining visibility may be difficult due to all the spam.
Browse the categories or of businesses sold to get an idea of the interest, sales velocity, or price of the most recent sales.
Make a note of those businesses that have sold and what they did well. You’ll want to copy successful features of the listing, like good pictures, clear descriptions, or other characteristics.
Fees for some categories, like food trucks, are only 2% up to a maximum of $300 instead of 10% with a maximum of $750.
You may have seen this business featured on Forbes and Business Insider.
Empire Flippers vets sellers to provide buyers with authenticated information. This prevents sellers from making up numbers, and it allows buyers to make informed decisions.
Potential buyers can browse the marketplace and see details such as gross monthly revenue and net profit, both factors that may be confirmed by Empire Flippers.
For this service and the marketplace, Empire Flippers takes a listing fee of $297 for first-time sellers and an additional 10-15% of the sale.
Exchange is a marketplace where you can buy and sell Shopify stores. Potential buyers can sort by major cities if they want a local business.
Potential customers may prefer this marketplace if they’re looking specifically for a Shopify store with established social media accounts.
This may be easier than starting a Shopify store from scratch if customers are looking to enter a specific niche.
Like Empire Flippers, the listings have a good amount of detail for potential buyers, and some of the financials are verified by Shopify.
It’s free to list your business, but there’s a service fee based on the sale amount. You’ll see this fee once you decide to accept an offer from a buyer.
FE International is a broker that helps businesses sell. They have a high success rate for sales because of their advisors and the support provided.
A quick glance reveals ecommerce businesses are selling for $175,000 to $10,000,000.
There’s a fee charged only when the business is sold.
We’ve added Flippa in case some of our readers want to visit the site to compare selling prices of Amazon or ecommerce businesses.
Flippa claims to be the #1 platform to buy and sell businesses.
In addition to businesses, you can buy domains on this website. There are other websites that sell domains, so if you’re looking for domains only, you may want to shop around.
It’s $15 per month for a subscription and a success fee if you sell your business. The success fee is anywhere from 5% to 15% depending on the final sale price.
This brokerage firm is similar to FE International with over 600 businesses sold at the time of writing and more than an 87% closing rate.
You’ll have to contact the business for pricing.
This business specializes in purchases and sales of mid-sized websites and tech companies with gross sales between 1 and 250 million dollars.
WebsiteClosers claims to have over $750,000,000 in ecommerce and website sales.
A quick glance at websites or ecommerce businesses for sale on their website shows some Amazon FBA businesses selling in the tens of millions of dollars.
Whether you’re looking to raise capital for another business venture or you want to exit the business, using a marketplace to list or a broker to help sell your business can minimize your stress and save you a lot of time.
Having a broker doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll get less for your business. On the contrary, they may be able to get more for you even after their fees because of their connections and reputation.
Even if you’re not currently interested in selling your business, check out the websites to get an idea of how much you can expect to get for your business.
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