Our client, Jan, started her company about 20 years ago as a hobby. She had wanted to start some sort of e-commerce business but didn’t think it would blossom into anything — it was really just a hobby. But to her surprise, within a year and a half, it just exploded, and she was making more with her online business than she was at her day job.
With such terrific success, our client decided to leave her job and start concentrating on her online business full-time. She sold catholic items since that’s something she knew about and loved. Her knowledge, expertise in her product, and overall business sense helped her eCommerce store grow to become quite successful.
This year, our client turned 60 and decided she wanted to retire. While her business had done well, she didn’t have any idea how to sell her business or how much to ask for her online operation. After some research, she chose Website Closers to represent her in selling her business. This made the most sense because from what she learned while vetting brokers who sell eCommerce, Website Closers seemed like the biggest and best option available. They seemed to be the premier company in online sales and she thought their reach for possible buyers would be very large to gain her the best advantage.
Working with one of our brokers, Jeff, our client felt that the service was really supportive, and the process went very smoothly. When asked about her experiences, our client said she really appreciated that her broker representative had helped smooth the way for her. Of particular help were their vast buyer network, their innovative and experienced handling of the sale, and the highly experienced team of professionals that helped her close the deal.
While her eCommerce business property sold quickly, it was not without its stresses. Our client didn’t feel like she understood the process well and didn’t know what was going on. However, her representative, Jeff, helped a lot with the research and education part of it which helped the overall deal work out really well. Jeff was able to walk the client through the finer points of the sale and answer her questions while also helping her negotiate a deal that worked well for her and the buyer.
The website sold within a couple of months for the asking price and to everyone’s satisfaction. In fact, our client was really surprised and very happy since she realized more profit than she had first expected. She got an offer that was rock solid, so she ended up getting the price she wanted in a really quick sale. Overall, she was very pleased with the process, with the sale of the eCommerce business, and with her experience with Website Closers.
From start to finish, this business relationship was a success. Website Closers matched the client with a broker that understood her concerns and lack of understanding. Our broker was able to give some comfort with the process as well as peace of mind that the sale was going according to plan. Ultimately, the client got the price she wanted very quickly.
As she shared her final thoughts: “So I would tell other people, go ahead and do it — take the plunge with Website Closers — retire or do something else to make some money.”
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Today, we are talking to our client, Miguel Concepcion who enlisted Website Closers to sell his company after struggling to find a broker that would take the time to learn about and understand his company.
Miguel had a company that he built as an asset shop back in 2017 when he was still in high school. He developed a streetwear drop-shipping store that could provide streetwear fashion pieces to a worldwide market. In particular, he was focused on locations where they weren’t able to obtain the type of fashionable pieces that Miguel was able to offer because of such difficulties as shipping or difficulties in reaching the country for timely delivery.
After building the company and brand to a successful point, Miguel decided that he wanted to concentrate on his studies as a college student. He also wanted to continue focusing on his career and future opportunities. He decided it was time to sell his business. Once he made the decision, he had to find strong, trustworthy online business brokers that could assist him with the sale.
After Miguel decided to sell, but before he found Website Closers, he has been in contact with different brokers and had one terrible experience after another. Each new broker that he contacted would just flat out reject him or wouldn’t even try to see if his company has value or could be sold. He felt like he continually heard that his business just wasn’t worth what he wanted for it, but it sounded more like the brokers just didn’t understand his business and didn’t want to take the time to learn.
Ultimately, Miguel signed on with Website Closers and was assigned, Alex. From the beginning, Alex accepted his inquiry and actually went ahead and got to know the business in more detail. Miguel felt his eCommerce business was more than a drop-shipping store and Alex took the time to learn more about what it was and how best to market it.
Prior to meeting Alex and Website Closers, Miguel said he was getting rejection emails left and right. His experience with Alex was obviously a lot different. Alex let him know that he and Website Closers were very interested and were willing to fight until the end for the sale on behalf of his store. Miguel knew immediately that he wanted to go with Website Closers.
Once Miguel and Alex had an established rapport, Alex would call every day to keep him updated on the status of the business, what he’s doing, and who’s interested as a buyer. Miguel really appreciated the follow-up and felt that he was very much in the loop on everything. Miguel had felt that the other brokers would have just left him aside and then contacted every other month or so for a very bland update, but not really try to sell his business, let alone get a good price.
After the sale was finalized, Miguel stated that he would definitely recommend Website Closers and Alex for selling an online business. If you’re still trying to find a broker or if you want to look for a very honest company to entrust your business, Miguel said to contact Alex and Website Closers. They will definitely fight for you and for the sale of your store.
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We recently had the chance to catch up with a recent client, Holly, a self-confessed cat lady at heart. She and her daughter had started an eCommerce business about five years ago and were in the market to sell the business.
They had started working out of Holly’s house and fortunately the business just sort of grew and grew and grew. From the beginning, they doubled every year which brings us to why they decided to sell their very successful eCommerce business.
Holly stated that the business actually outgrew her. After they had a big year two years ago and then it doubled again, they could barely manage to keep up. Before long, Holly realized that she was not able to spend time with her family and friends. It was at that point that they decided the situation needed to be reevaluated.
After much soul-searching and reflection, Holly thought it was better for the business and better for her life to turn it over to somebody who had a team of experienced professionals that could manage all the different pieces adequately. It was then that she started looking for a broker with experience selling eCommerce business ventures.
After talking with numerous companies, Holly settled on Website Closers and Jeff as her broker. Holly stated that what she liked about Website Closers was the breadth of people they have looking for businesses all the time and the relationships they have built. She knew without a doubt that Website Closers was going to help her get the business out there and get it sold more quickly than other brokers she interviewed.
Holly noted that all business owners have a lot of pieces to weigh when it comes to selling their business.
Not only are there the financial pieces, the exit strategy, the valuations, but there is also a very personal investment of the owner’s time and effort. A lot of small business owners build it up like it’s a family member which makes it so hard to part with — but she also noted that living life and having time with family and friends is also very important which makes the tough choices worthwhile.
Often when selling a business, what the person wants as much as the financial expertise and marketing prowess is support on a more personal level. Sometimes it can be needing strong communication and feeling in the loop, or it can include more one-on-one education time with the broker. At Website Closers, the brokerage team understands that and works hard to customize the experience based on what the client wants or needs.
In Holly’s situation, what she needed was someone to kind of hold her hand through the process and be responsive. She felt she got that in her working relationship with Jeff. She stated that he always answered my calls and my emails very quickly which was super important because she wanted to know what was happening each step along the way.
In the end, Holly’s business sold relatively quickly and for the price she wanted. And her bottom line was what else can you ask for!
So if you have an online business that you want to sell or even if you just want to talk with someone about your options, Website Closers is available to answer those questions.
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Thu Tran and his wife have been ecommerce entrepreneurs for several years building a successful online business. Finally deciding they were ready to sell their business, they needed to start looking for an exit strategy and that meant a website broker.
Thu wasn’t sure what to expect. He began asking around to people the couple knew to see about how to sell a business. Thu wasn’t even sure if you could sell an online store or ecommerce business – was it a real thing?
Ultimately, he spoke with several friends who had recently sold businesses and they recommended Website Closers to find the right potential buyer.
Thu noted that through a quick Google search, he was able to find a lot of website brokers and empire flippers. However, once he did some research and talked with company representatives, two things stood out to him:
• Website Closers fee structure for commissions was much more fair than the other guys, and
• The big client list of buyers and sellers that Website Closers had successfully worked with over 20 years meant that they were well positioned to represent him and his ecommerce company.
In the final analysis, Thu felt that Website Closers would be able to provide more eyeballs on their listing and would get a faster sale.
Once they decided to work with Website Closers, the process went very fast. Thu felt like the website brokers assigned to his deal were outstanding, giving them all the necessary details and helping the process along. Thu and his wife felt confident and comfortable. It seemed everything kept moving forward and they never looked back.
Going into the process, Thu and his wife didn’t know what would happen or how fast it would sell. In hindsight, it sold really fast and felt like a bit of a whirlwind.
Originally, they were told that it might take several weeks to get an offer and three to six months to actually close. They were told by the broker “You have to be prepared for the long haul.” However, to their surprise, they listed their ecommerce company in December 2020, and had offers in the first couple of days. From signing the offer to close was only about three weeks.
Thu said he attended a lot of meetings but they went really quick. It was a stressful three weeks but before he knew it, it was done.
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Thu noted several pluses about working with Website Closers:
• They were on all of the calls, not just the initial introduction call. The Website Closers broker was a real advocate on their behalf and helped with all negotiations.
• They were available after each call to review and answer questions. Debriefing after each meeting proved to be a valuable learning tool for Thu.
• They were available to give advice on what could be added back or adjusted after each meeting. Part of their role was to give honest advice throughout the process.
When all was said and done, Thu said he and his wife were very pleased with the outcome. They ended up getting over four times their seller subscription earnings per year. Thu said, “You have an amount in your head that you want to sell the company for, but Website Closers got us a decent amount over that. We were very happy with the overall results.”
Thu said that he felt like his website brokers were with them every step of the way before and after close. All of their questions were always answered which made it a very comfortable experience overall. And in the end, Thu said “I would definitely recommend Website Closers — you guys were great!”
Contact and work with Website Closers to learn more when selling your internet business. We offer a business brokerage opportunity where we use our 20+ years of selling experience in the ecommerce marketplace to get you top dollar for your online company.
Kelcey Lehrich and his company, 365 Holdings, have been buy-side clients of Website Closers in the past. Because of their successful history, 365 Partners and Website Closers recently facilitated, conducted, and completed a deal to buy an ecommerce business at the end of 2020.
When it comes to selling your business online, you need a reputable buyer – someone who is committed to making the deal work and has the proven resources to fund the sale with either cash or deal financing. The team at 365 Holdings is just that sort of group.
365 Holdings is a holding company for ecommerce brands and Kelsey Lehrich is their CEO and also deals with strategy and capital allocation. Always on the lookout for the interesting opportunities or people selling websites, 365 Holdings has a portfolio of a handful of brands that they are vertically integrating into a shared services model.
The company is always looking for good brands to add to their family, so Website Closers keeps them in mind when attractive opportunities present themselves. Knowing that Kelsey and his team are interested in certain business categories, Website Closers was excited when they brought this motivated seller that used technology that 365 Holdings was already familiar with and operated in the supplement space (one of 365’s highest performing sales categories).
This deal was a complicated transaction in a lot of ways. When it was first brought to market, there was probably somebody that thought it would be a home run, but it fell apart for one reason or another which is not uncommon.
When it came back to market, 365 Holdings got involved. It was a challenge in the sense that there was some debt on the books that needed to be taken care of because the assets of the business couldn’t transfer unless there was resolution first.
There was a multi-step transaction with several attorneys involved. When there is a distressed loan in place, attorneys are great at coming up with solutions. Ultimately, it all worked out in the final paperwork and the deal was completed with all the assets transferred post-closing.
Luckily, with the help of Website Closers, the seller was great — supportive, willing to get information over when needed. For 365 Holdings, this was the second time they had done a distressed or non-clean, non-easy transaction. The deal wasn’t perfect, but it turns out to be the right kind of sale and a good model for the future. They have concluded that they will continue to look for those types of transactions going forward.
According to Kelsey, “A deal like this is easy to do when you have a great online business broker and a platform. If you haven’t bought an online business before, you want to probably buy a healthy one first and get your arms wrapped around how to run the business. It’s easy to understand what you’re doing and then, you can go look for deals. You could easily drown if you don’t know what you’re doing.”
365 Holdings has developers, a tech team, and marketers that can take something apart and put it back together fast. Having fantastic resources as a buyer helps you tackle the sale and transition phase and ensures success.
Buying or selling an online business is an imperfect science and approaching a deal with a can-do attitude, a collaborative spirit, definitely got this deal done. Kelsey elaborated, “I saw a myriad of places where this thing could have fallen apart, and Website Closers got it done. We sure appreciate it — it worked out awesome. Thank you very much!”
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As the founder of Alternascript, Lucas Siegel decided it was time to sell his eCommerce business and turned to Website Closers. The experience was great. Website Closers helped at every step of the way to create an outcome that was great for both the buyer and the seller.
About eight years ago, Lucas started an online supplement company focusing on energy and cognitive function, probiotics, and memory and sleep support. During the pandemic, Lucas recognized that he wanted to focus on his other businesses and that he was ready to sell. He has an insurance company that’s his primary business and realized that it was a good time to move on, and that life was taking him down a different path. He wanted to recoup his assets and see who could take the brand on to the next level.
Because Lucas was personally invested in his business, he wanted to find someone with that fiery passion as well as the infrastructure and the capacity to really do a great job.
During the initial assessments, Nate Lynn, Website Closers online business broker, realized that they had a bit of a hairy situation. The company was a debt-funded business and when COVID-19 hit a lot of the capital that was readily available for years dried up.
Lucas worked with Nate to figure out the story he wanted to tell about his company? How do they position the company in a way that’s marketable for buyers? What are buyers looking for? What do buyers need to feel comfortable? How do you get preliminary marketing material and assets ready to go to market and then what’s the go-to-market strategy? Nate and Website Closers were there to help through the entire process.
The sale hit at the right time and while the pandemic had created some challenges on the finance side, but it also brought a whole lot of business owners and buyers looking for businesses to acquire.
Website Closers, as a business brokerage, was able to identify the most important parts of getting a business prepped and ready for sale and had a track record with intellectual property. They helped create some really amazing marketing material and were able to really emphasize that the company and the brand had been featured in major publications and on Netflix. From a branding perspective, Alternascript had everything going in its direction and that worked out well.
Lucas felt strongly that the last thing he wanted to do was sell his business off to a buyer that just wanted to strip away the costs and hoard recurring EBITDA. Then the brand goes nowhere, so you really want to think about that before going into a transaction. While he was looking to get out, he also wanted to see his creation thrive.
When selling your business, and following a successful resolution, Lucas felt it was important to remember going through this experience to also encourage others and share some food for thought. Ultimately, selling websites is best left to the professionals and Lucas recommends that a seller would benefit when they work with Website Closers.
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Broker Nate Lind spent some time with a past client of Website Closers, Jon Elders. Jon sold his business with Website Closers recently and he talked to Nate about the fact that he had a number that he was seeing on his vision board. That number was the amount that he was looking for when selling his business — and that’s the number he ended up getting with Website Closers.
Nate told Jon that he’d love to understand a little bit about what his process was in choosing a brokerage. Did he look at any other brokers and who were Website Closers stacked up against? Last, Nate asked Jon why he ended up going with Website Closers?
For Jon, the thing that brought him to make a decision on Website Closers was just a sense of people fighting for his brand and his business. It was clear that Website Closers was getting him the highest business multiple possible.
That was really attractive and then also Jon said that when you talk in mastermind groups, everyone talks about Website Closers.
Jon said he was a big fan of going with industry experts and so the fact that he just kept running into Website Closers’ names in conversations and hearing really good things about them was just something that was really attractive to him. It was important just knowing that he wasn’t going with someone new to the industry of brokering deals. Website Closers were true experts and had a history doing lots of different deals. Jon also said that when he talks to people they want to know how got such great multiples.
He said, “At a multiple that high, part of it’s attributed to Website Closers because there were so many conversations that they had with potential buyers that I wasn’t even privy to.”
Jon continued, “So there’s a lot of work that goes into finding a buyer and Website Closers had told us that they did like over 50 quick phone calls with buyers to screen people. I can’t even imagine doing that work myself and so just knowing that there was a lot of work done on their side that they didn’t even bother me with was pretty great.” Clearly, for Jon, it was a pretty good experience and he had a pretty aggressive number that he was hoping to obtain from a business multiple perspectives.
Nate asked Jon if he was comfortable sharing what multiple he received — four and a half, four and a half. That’s unheard of and it’s one of those things that a lot of people ask him about. His friends in the Masterminds groups ask why his multiple was higher. A lot of it has to do with branding, intellectual property, trademarks, and design patents and product-related things that helped, but he also attributed a lot of it to Website Closers just targeting very specific potential buyers for businesses like his and finding someone that was a really great fit.
Further, Jon stated that the transition was really smooth just transferring all the assets over and the buyer of the business was actually doing fantastic (which is great for everyone). Just concluding, the sale still had a little money on the table through things like earn-outs. All in all, it was a good experience.
Jon said, “ In my opinion, if the seller’s happy and the buyer is happy, then hey that is a good deal and something to be proud of – absolutely!”
At that point, Nate said to Jon, “Thank you very much for sharing your experience. We really appreciate the high marks you gave us. We are fueled by referrals and we’re passionate about what we do. At Website Closers, we fight for everyone’s success on the sell-side and on the buy-side.”
At Website Closers, we believe it takes two to tango and we want to make sure that the buyers are getting deals that they’re excited about too. Everyone has to be excited 100%.
Following a successful sale, RaeAnne Conat sat down to talk about her experiences with Website Closers. RaeAnne started by talking about her original intentions, “I was looking to sell my business about spring of last year and I didn’t know where to start. I did a lot of research on numerous companies.”
Finding that a difficult challenge after talking to several groups, RaeAnne finally found Website Closers and began working with Carson, one of our highly experienced brokers. Their working relationship was one that met RaeAnne’s expectations, and she quickly placed her company for sale through Website Closers. From the beginning, RaeAnne said she found the type of support and helpful assistance that she was looking for and with Website Closers vast market network, a pool of potential buyers at the ready.
RaeAnne noted that she had a company called Swanky Sweet Pea which was a wholesale manufacturing company that produced and sold bath and body products. As an e-commerce business, it was very hard for RaeAnne to wrap her head around putting a value on selling a particular business online versus a brick-and-mortar operation. She related that Website Closers experience and deep knowledge of selling eCommerce businesses was the fit that best suited her needs.
Understanding that their forte was online business sales, RaeAnne was teamed up with Carson who had extensive experience working with her type of business and could provide the type of thorough, knowledgeable guidance that RaeAnne felt she needed. Starting with a thorough valuation and an understanding of RaeAnne’s expectations for the sale of her company, Carson used his extensive market resources to find the perfect buyer.
Remembering her experience, RaeAnne noted that she could count on Carson who was the one who kept her informed, called her over the phone, and helped her from the very beginning. She felt he was providing excellent service and was always calling to follow up and keep her up to date on the sale’s progression. If there was ever anything that she wanted clarification on or further explanation, Carson was always available and willing to explain the details of her sale.
RaeAnne noted, “It was very easy for me to follow the steps because it was almost like a checklist. If I didn’t understand something, Carson was very, very knowledgeable as far as any business terms or valuation information.”
RaeAnne felt she could always trust Carson to tell her what was happening, explain any issues, and that she was getting very solid business advice.
Without a doubt, RaeAnne stated that Website Closers was hands down the best company for her sale and that “her experience to sell my business was completely easy and flawless.”
If you are interested in selling your online or eCommerce business, contact Website Closers and talk with one of our experienced and effective brokers. We have extensive buyers that are looking for solid, performing online companies and we can evaluate and help you position your company for sale in this lucrative market. To learn more, call us today.
We recently had the opportunity to speak with a recent client, Justin Boggs, about his experience buying a business through Website Closers. Justin talked about how he found and engaged Website Closers through his own business where he found listings that were tied to us as a website business brokerage. He was aware that Website Closers also had online businesses that they were selling and so he regularly would go through the different listings to see what’s on the market. In a nutshell, that’s how he came across this opportunity to buy an online business.
Justin was pretty open to opportunities, and he was looking for something in a very particular niche. He said it was nice to find something that was absolutely RV-related, even though he wasn’t closed off to something that was outside of that space. So when he came across this opportunity with RV water filtration and since he had tons of background in online sales and fulfillment, he knew that this was one of those types of opportunities that fit in his wheelhouse. It was definitely a space where he could help add value.
Once Justin had definitely decided to work with Website Closers, he worked with Orin throughout the duration of the transaction. He wasn’t working with him prior to reaching out and communicating on the RV water filtration business, so it was his first time meeting him. Justin noted, “I haven’t worked with a broker in the past.”
Justin talked about the fact that he really hadn’t been seeking out businesses to buy, but that he may consider doing so in the future after his experience with Orin and Website Closers. Justin remarked, “I would say that when you’re trying to bring buyers and sellers together for a business, as in most transactions, it’s not just finding the right opportunity at the right time, but the success is in the details.”
As we talked further with Justin, he elaborated on how Website Closers did a great job of communicating well with him as the buyer as well as with the sellers to keep everyone on track. He said that Orin deftly helped both he and the seller compromise on certain parts of the terms in the negotiation — things that we could both accept and still be excited about in the final deal.
Ultimately, Justin said, “There’s a level of credibility there and trust that you know you need to have and so I think that the result and the product that I was able to buy were solid.” While this was the first deal that Justin and Website Closers closed together, Justin felt that he would definitely do business with Website Closers again. Justin closed by saying, “Overall, this was a very positive experience!”
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During a recent conversation with client Nathan Ross, he shared his experience working with Website Closers to sell his eCommerce business. Nathan stated, “I had a fantastic experience working with Website Closers. My broker, in particular, was Tom. We started communicating via email and, within a couple of days, we hopped on an initial phone call and really hit it off!”
Nathan felt he got top-tier service and that his broker got back to him within 10 minutes oftentimes. He talked about his experience with Tom, “When I would send out an email to him or often just calling his cell phone, he’d pick up and we could chat real quick about something. He was extremely responsive.” What Nathan experienced is that when selling a business, Website Closers provides unmatched service and industry-leading customer service and support.
Nathan’s eCommerce business was active on Amazon and had grown extensively from its inception. At a certain point, Nathan felt like he needed to readjust his timing and use his time more effectively. Nathan decided that he needed to reevaluate where he was spending his efforts and decided that it was probably best if he sold the business to focus more time on his partnership.
According to Nathan, “So that’s where the whole idea of selling the business came from.”
Once the decision was made, Nathan needed to focus on locating a leader in the marketplace who could effectively represent his eCommerce business and get the price he wanted for his company. He wanted to find someone with an impeccable record and strong ties to a marketing network.
Nathan wanted to achieve a shift in priorities and was trying to decide where to spend his time. When looking for a business broker, Nathan wanted to find a group that was sensitive to the specifics of the eCommerce marketplace and knowledgeable about its inner workings.
Once Nathan found Website Closers, he realized that they were definitely very involved with the tech space and that was something that made him extremely comfortable. From there, Nathan noted that it was just such a smooth process. He stated, “I really can’t believe how smooth the process was to sell the business and for the value that I got for it.”
He continued, “I mean there’s just no way I would have felt confident in the process if I was to do it myself. To have somebody by my side and helping me determine the valuation, working with the buyers, knowing what to expect, and having those expectations come to fruition, took away all of those headaches of trying to figure it all out on my own.”
After the sale of his company, Nathan said that he would absolutely reach back out to Website Closers in the future when he is ready to sell his next venture.
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In talking with our client, we learned more about his experience. He started by telling us that he chose Website Closers because a friend told him that he sold his business with Website Closers two years prior and the friend told him he really liked the broker and the service. He said his business sold fast and that he would totally recommend that he work with us.
So he decided to give us a call while he was obviously checking with other brokers. But Website Closers were the ones that give him a really good initial valuation. He also said that our brokers gave him some very good advice on the process of selling the business.
By his estimation, we sold the business very fast to the first company that actually contacted him about his sale. It was really fast — the whole thing took about two months to close.
With Website Closers, he said that he had one point of contact. His assigned person or broker was able to give them a call whenever he had questions. So he felt they were guiding him through the whole process of the sale.
He stated that “when I sold my business, it allowed me to do a lot of things that I was unable before. I just bought a new house. I started another new business. I mean like the level of freedom and security that you have once you sell your business is amazing. Also, I’m at a much better mental level. It’s just great.”
Our customer continued, “You know so even if like you don’t sell your business for the amount that you were expecting – which wasn’t our case – I would still recommend to anyone to sell their business because I think that it just pleases you so much and it gives you a lot of confidence. So yeah definitely I recommend that you do that.” Contact Us.
After successfully brokering the website design business Bohemi+Chic, we sat down with the original owner, Rachel Farabaugh, to talk about her experience with Website Closers.
Rachel told us that she had been running her business for seven years, and prior to that, had been in the e-commerce and web industry for an additional eight years. Her business, Bohemi+Chic, was built around Shopify as a fashion design and e-commerce business. The business had been so successful on the platform that it resulted in both she and the business being named one of the top Shopify experts, particularly in the fashion industry.
Rachel shared how she had chosen Website Closers because of the specialization in online business and e-commerce sales. After speaking with several other brokers, she said that she trusted Website Closers because they honestly had the best attitude and seemed to truly understand the value of her business. Rachel felt that it was important that Website Closers understood the online marketplace which can be somewhat intangible compared to other environments.
Once Rachel selected Website Closers as her brokerage, she worked with Carson as her dedicated representative. Rachel stated that she was impressed when Carson presented each offer as it came in and arranged phone calls with each potential buyer. After six months, Rachel found a buyer that she truly resonated with and this particular buyer was able to take over the business quickly and seamlessly.
From the first call to the actual closing, Rachel had sold her business in less than 30 days to the new owner. Her final closing price was 250K, which was exactly what she had wanted for her venture.
Rachel is now able to pursue other dreams. She talked about being so grateful to now have time to invest in herself as an artist. Following the sale, she has the free time to run her other business ventures. She has opened one shop called Inspirational Tarot and another called Bohemian Dreamer which are retail shops in Sedona, Arizona.
During our conversation, Rachel stated, “I spent so many years behind a computer screen and a digital business that I’m really happy now to focus on my life as an artist.”
Rachel continued, “If somebody were to ask if I would recommend Website Closers, I would definitely say yes! Carson was wonderful to work with — not only did he help me find the right buyer, but he also helped me to negotiate the entire business transaction from start to finish.” In Rachel’s experience, she felt that Carson essentially functioned as a lawyer. She had complete access to his team when reviewing all the contracts and he helped her make sure that everything was in her best interest overall.
If you have an online business or e-commerce business that you are interested in selling (or buying), contact Website Closers to learn more.
As part of our series of client testimonials that we post on our YouTube channel, we had a chance to sit down and talk to our client, Dustin McKay, about his experience with Website Closers. Dustin used Website Closers to broker a deal for him where he purchased a company that was a perfect fit for his business model and philosophy — and one that he probably wouldn’t have found without the help of his broker, Tom.
In fact, it was the references that Dustin had received for Tom, in particular, that were the reason he chose Website Closers. He stated that they were the best references he had ever seen in the website brokerage industry, even after extensive research.
Dustin was particularly impressed with Tom’s thorough e-business knowledge, as well as his understanding of the business and type of customer that Dustin and his company were looking for. In the end, that was primarily why he had decided to go with Website Closers.
Once the relationship expanded to include ongoing education about the company, the most important factor was Tom’s understanding of the value of Dustin’s company. He seemed to have an innate sense and understanding about what type of clients would work best for the company. He also had extensive experience on where to reach the type of clients that made strategic sense for Dustin’s business.
As companies started to answer inquiries about the deal, Dustin said that he just set them over to Tom where everything was taken care of immediately. Dustin stated that he just told potential clients that Tom was the person to talk to and then left it in Tom’s hands. It was a completely trustworthy relationship from start to finish.
Dustin said that he knew almost from the beginning that these were the guys that he wanted to work with, and they proved him right every step of the way. He also said that he would use Website Closers for absolutely any future deals and that he’d recommend them to anybody.
When all was said and done, and the deal had been closed, Dustin noted that he and his partners had done a lot more work than most people when choosing a website brokerage. They had interviewed at least 12 different website brokerage firms and some of them were firms where he personally knew people.
However, Dustin was glad that they stayed with the team that had good, no great, referrals. He was really happy with the outcome of his sale and with the overall process. When working with someone as knowledgeable and collaborative as Tom, it can only go well. Dustin said he would call Website Closers and Tom again when he is ready to sell his next project.
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We were pleased that our client, Shawn Hussain, from the ecommerce Law Group, had a chance to sit down to share his perspective on working with Website Closers. Shawn has a busy law firm that specializes in e-commerce, and we were appreciative of his time today to sit with us to convey his thoughts.
Shawn started by saying that he and his firm work with Website Brokers quite a bit from both the buyers’ and the sellers’ sides. This works out especially well for the law group and makes things much more efficient and much easier when there is such a strong ongoing working relationship and a thorough knowledge of each other’s expectations.
As he continued, Shawn was very candid when he spoke about the fact that, from a reputational perspective, his law firm only likes to work with a strong brokerage and a reputable broker. He continued, “Website Closers, being one of the biggest names in the space and being highly regarded, makes them an easy choice as well.” From the beginning, Website Brokers was someone that Shawn’s law group definitely wanted to work with and partner on a number of deals.
One of the key reasons they maintain an ongoing relationship with Website Closers is the professionalism of the brokers that represent the firm. They have had the pleasure of working with a number of the different brokers on various deals. From their perspective, they work on relatively large deals in this sort of space and so feel that reputation is huge. Also, it’s incredibly important when you have a professional broker who understands how to work with the parties of any transaction, both buyers and sellers.
Another positive attribute, from Shawn’s perspective, was how Website Closers understand how to structure deals and help to move the deals along from a business perspective. The Website Closers brokers understand how to work with people that don’t do this for a living and maybe don’t have a complete understanding of the process. They are very patient and willing to go the extra mile. That is very important when working with buyers and sellers in the ecommerce space according to Shawn.
Shawn further stated that this was especially helpful for them when they’re working on the legal side of things as Ecommerce Law Group does. For them, Website Closers’ ability to facilitate fast, accurate deals was a huge reason they decided to work with them and continue to bring business their way.
In the end, Shawn states that “We would recommend Website Closers to any first-time online business buyers, as well as seasoned expert online business buyers as well.”
If you want to explore your options when it comes to buying or selling an online business, talk to a reputable broker at Website Brokers. They can answer any questions you may have and will walk you through the entire process so that you can understand what’s to come.
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There was a recent opportunity to sit down with one of our clients, Nick Losciuto, to discuss his experience with Website Closers and what it was like working with Ron and Jason, two of our Website Closers’ brokerage team members.
Nick recently sold his online business through Website Closers and worked with our brokerage team to make it happen seamlessly and for the price he wanted. Not only was Nick pleased with the outcome but talked about how easy his brokerage team was to work with during the entire process.
The client, Nick, talked about the fact that Ron and Jason make a great team. From his perspective, he noted that Ron is really great at understanding the business down to its core, as well as what makes it work — day in and day out. And Jason is really good with the dealsmanship and mentoring both parties so that everyone has a solid understanding of the process.
Nick stated that when you sell an online e-commerce business, you need to understand that even though you have a good business, it’s something else entirely to evaluate it from a neutral position and understand what it’s going to need in order to make someone else want to buy that business and take it over. As a seller, Nick noted that you have to entice a buyer to work through the actual dollars and cents of what that deal looks like, as well as the structure of how the deal is going to work.
With Ron and Jason, that came through pretty clearly during the calls the client had with him individually and as a team. Nick went on to say that this was something that they were really expert with — that the brokerage team totally understood what needed to happen. They were ready to go as soon as they had all the details.
In fact, Nick noted that they gave him a call within a day of him sending an inquiry, so he didn’t have to go through several receptionists and scheduled in a week or two. They were ready to go to work immediately.
Nick said he could tell that the brokerage team knew this was something important and, while they could have put things off, they jumped right on it. Nick stated, “So I could tell that’s the kind of person I would want to work with. I think it’s great to work with these guys and they helped me achieve something that’s really actually very tough to do.”
Without a doubt, Nick stated that he would use Website Closers again when he’s in the market to buy or sell an online business.
We thrive because of customers like Nick. If you have an online business that you would like to consider selling or you are in the market to buy a new business, give Ron and Jason, our brokerage team, a call to talk valuations and details. You will be glad you did.
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We sat down to talk with our client, Lucas King, who recently sold his e-Commerce business through Website Closers. Lucas collaborated with our broker, Tom, who he said seemed the most professional of all the brokers from various companies that he had interviewed.
Lucas shared with us that he could tell from the beginning that it would be a great working relationship with Tom and Website Closers. He said that it was clear from the outset that we were going to be getting a lot of lead generation activity going on with lots of interaction with people who would want to buy our business.
With the fantastic amount of lead generation that Website Closers bring, Lucas noted that he ended up with tons of buyers making connections. Many of the people Lucas came across wanted to take a closer look at their business which could be overwhelming. However, Tom was there every step of the way supporting the sale and ensuring everyone had what they needed.
Being his first business sale, he thought that the overall process that Website Closers uses was very professional and well laid out. Lucas commented that he could tell Website Closers had done it so many times before that from lead generation to close, it was incredibly smooth. In fact, Lucas said, “It’s comforting to work and collaborate with them”.
Lucas shared that by selling his business through Website Closers he had met and connected with an entirely new network of people who had also sold their businesses through Website Closers. It seemed that he found a group of people with similar interests that all had great experiences with Website Closers.
His good fortune selling his business led to another partnership that continues with the people he is working with to this day. Lucas noted that he continues to meet people through this network who have sold their businesses through Website Closers – there are several of these business people that he plans to partner with in the future.
In addition to growing his business contacts, Lucas has referred business to Website Closers as well. One of his close friends that lives in Thailand ended up getting in contact with Website Closers and that person is now under contract to sell his business through Tom and the Website Closers’ team.
Without a doubt, Lucas said that Website Closers are probably the best bet when it comes to selling an online business. In fact, he knows so many people who have successfully sold their businesses through Website Closers, he really wouldn’t recommend anybody else.
If you or someone you know is looking to sell e-commerce or online business, contact us today. Someone from our Website Closers brokerage team will get in touch to learn more about selling your internet business. We use our 20+ years of selling experience in the e-commerce marketplace to get you top dollar for your online company by offering the best business brokerage opportunities available.
Recently, we sat down to interview one of our clients, Matthew Davis. Matthew recently sold his ecommerce business, Sheer Strength Labs, through Website Closers after collaborated with our brokers, Ron and Jason. Matthew said they were professional with an impressive array of contacts compared to other brokers from various companies that he interviewed.
After doing his due diligence, Matthew said that Website Closers was a step, or a couple steps, ahead of everybody else and had a really big rolodex of potential buyers. Based on their selling experience, Website Closers was able to offer the buying pool and the customer service that he was looking for in his deal.
Matthew stated, “They just made us comfortable with their experience and background in our industry and their knowledge of ebusiness. Their ability to be able to kind of understand our business as opposed to a traditional business broker that’s mostly dealt with brick-and-mortar businesses was a real plus.”
According to Matthew, Ronnie and Jason stated from the beginning that they could get more money than the other brokers claimed they could realize, and they were able to back it up! From the beginning, the Website Closers brokers had a positive energy that just kept moving the deal forward.
There is a moment that comes in every selling process when the seller realizes that the process is difficult and has to be reminded of the end goal which is incredible. However, according to Matthew, being in the middle of a deal like this is no fun at all and Website Closers definitely does an excellent job of helping kind of bridge that gap. They keep their eye on the ball and keep you interested and informed along the way.
Simply put, Matthew said, “Yes, I would recommend them. I think Website Closers is the best in the business. Website closers is the best there is and their experience shows when they’re navigating the waters and being able to navigate certain land mines. They know how to transfer accounts and what private equity groups or strategic buyers are looking for.”
Matthew continued, “I don’t think any nobody I know can beat them. Their experience and the size of their rolodex, plus everything the brokers bring to the table.” Matthew was extremely impressed with his experience and said that he would continue keeping an eye out in case another opportunity came along.
Bottom line — If you know someone who is looking to buy or sell an online or ecommerce business, contact one of our brokers today. One of our team members from Website Closers brokerage team will be happy to talk with you and learn more about your online business.
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With the recent successful sale of his long-time product and business, Body Back Company, Paul Nash sat down with us to share his experience and the unexpected response he received from Website Closers during the process.
Paul’s first words to us were, “I was incredibly impressed with how Website Closers held and honored the sensitivity of me selling something that was so precious to me.”
You see Paul had started his company 25 years earlier after discovering in massage school the benefits of direct pressure being applied to sore muscles. The problem, he discovered, is that patients needed the ability to massage sore areas in between massage sessions. So, Paul invented the Body Back Massage Tool and started his online business.
Today, the Body Back Massage Tool has over 9,000 verified 5-star reviews on Amazon and has been copied over and over. So, when Paul decided to sell his business, he wanted to work with an online business broker that could understand how important and personal his business was and would take care in properly marketing it and finding a suitable buyer.
By Paul’s own admission, he found Website Closers to be very professional and they took great lengths to understand his business and help him position it for a successful sale.
The first few weeks had Paul working with our Website Closers broker, Ron, to package his company and compile the necessary financial components needed to demonstrate viability and future opportunity.
Paul stated that, “I had three to four weeks of intensive preparation and then, almost immediately, I had three potential buyers interested in my company. We had conference calls with each and then Ron worked with me to understand the terms, review the implications, and develop offers to the interested parties.”
He further stated: “You know, the first thing I would say is just make a phone call and feel it out for yourself — see if it is a good fit. I think you will find that Website Closers offers everything you need and has a massive pool of potential buyers interested in buying solid businesses.”
Paul said “You know Ron was amazing with me every step of the way. As an online business broker, he knows all the ins and outs and what to be aware of, what to look for, and how to proceed when you find the right person or group to buy your business.”
Website Closers appreciates client feedback that reinforces that we really know what we’re doing. It’s something that we deeply value and want to share with others so that they can make an informed decision when listing their company or organization with an online business broker.
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Our client, Jeff Hart, spoke with us about the successful sale of his business, Striking Viking. Striking Viking is a personal care product line that Jeff sold on Amazon where his products were receiving five-star reviews. Additionally, Striking Viking Beard products were receiving excellent reviews and write ups in various men’s product websites, like roughandtumblegentlemen.com and thebaldbrothers.com.
Jeff relayed how he decided to choose Website Closers. After doing a thorough review of brokers in the field, Jeff chose Website Closers because they would put his business model and the success he had been having first and would list the business out in front. He also knew that Website Closers has so many potential buyers and a rich array of market connections. He felt confident that Website Closers was the perfect match for an online business sale due to their large list of potential buyers.
Jeff knew that Website Closers had been around for a while. He also knew that we had the expertise and the experience that would benefit him in his quest to get top dollar for his business. He had even worked with an individual broker that found and sold online businesses who had recommended Website Closers. So, it all made perfect sense to go with us to broker his business and locate ideal potential buyers.
When Website Closers originally posted the listing, it only took a couple of days to get responses for an online business sale. Jeff stated, “My first call from Website Closers Broker is where he told me there were over 80 different people who were interested in the business. That was better than my wildest hopes. Ultimately, it was the very first person that made me an offer — I went with that person, and we closed the deal in record time.”
With an outstanding product that had a solid following of dedicated customers, Striking Viking was a natural draw for Website Closers’ prospective buyers, so it sold incredibly quick. Any buyer would have a business with market cache and a steady stream of return customers that relied on their product. That made the client happy, and the eventual buyer was thrilled.
Jeff was so pleased with the service at Website Closers that he recommended us to one of his good friends. After similar results, we ended up selling the friend’s business as well.
In the online business sale industry, it’s the referrals that mean everything and we strive to have each and every client tell their friends and business associates about the great experience they had at Website Closers. That’s why we’re known throughout the sector as having the biggest pool or potential buyers and sellers which makes brokering businesses so achievable in record time.
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At Website Closers, we take great pride in the job we do for clients. Sitting down with Stephen Supe at Superior Home Supplies, we talked about the sale of his company and the services that his broker was able to provide. Here is Stephen’s take on Website Closers and how our company and Stephen’s specific broker performed for him getting him top dollar for his well-established HVAC and appliance company.
Stephen started by talking about the really professional reputation that he heard so much about and with that came a level of comfort as well. He knew that Website Closers had a massive pool of both buyers and sellers and so was able to market his company to a broad group of industry-leading buyers.
Website Closers walked him through the process to package his company for sale, vet out various different companies, and go through various different listings that he was able to sort out and filter. It was imperative to Stephen to find the type of buyer that would understand his HVAC supplies and appliance sales business and offer future opportunities for customers to purchase overstock and discontinued products online.
Since starting the business in 2005, Stephen had poured heart and soul into the business and felt strongly that he was finding a buyer that would carry his vision forward. When they had narrowed it down to a couple of buyers, Website Closers’ broker helped Stephen take an unvarnished look at a few different businesses and then he settled on Gem Overstock.
Once the terms had been agreed upon, Stephen said that his broker walked him through every step of the process helping him understand the financial aspects of the deal, as well as his overall compensation. Stephen stated, “You made sure I checked off the box for each step of the process with your diligence and commitment. I can’t thank you enough.”
He continued, “You helped me and the buyer get set up with financing arrangements and used your available resources to ensure that we both understood and agreed to everything along the way. There were no surprises.”
To summarize our conversation with Stephen — Website Closers brought their expertise at finding buyers and brokering deals to every aspect of this deal. Stephen was able to sell his business, Superior Home Supplies, in a way that aligned with his core values and for a price that was more than expected.
Stephen had started his overstock HVAC and home supply company from scratch and felt strongly that he wanted to find a like-minded and committed buyer to purchase and continue his business.
He felt that Website Closers was very well-informed and very helpful every step of the way.
If you are considering buying a new online business or selling an online business that you own, contact Website Closers to learn more about our brokerage services. We have one of the most extensive pools of buyers and sellers to get your business in front of, as well as the most experienced and successful brokers in the industry.
Jason and Ron, What an amazingly positive experience from start to finish. Having you boys in our corner made us feel secure and confident. You provided us with an unbelievable amount of priceless value through this entire process. We had private offers and were considering going direct. But you made us feel comfortable and safe. We wanted to have your expertise to help guide us through the process and take some of the stress and workload off our hands. You did exactly that and produced over and above your promises.
You boys are on the next level. We are forever grateful for sticking with us from the start!
– Jeff P
As a first time seller of a business, I had a ton of questions and challenges but I was lucky enough to connect up with Jeff Hanson of Website Closers, who was so much help and made the process as transparent and easy as possible.
We had multiple buyers lined up right away and thankfully, Jeff was there to lean on during my decision process of selecting the best buyer for my business.
Jeff always made time for me and walked me through each step along the way. I felt like I had a friend looking out for my best interests and helping me get through the process.
Thanks to Jeff Hanson and Website Closers!
– H Gomes
As a business owner preparing for my exit, I could not have been more fortunate to have worked with Tom Howard as my business broker. What was most important to me, Tom delivered. He quickly understood our business structure, set and met a sale price commensurate with my expectations and corporate financials, and introduced appropriate buyers. Tom is a seasoned broker who is highly capable and determined to meet the many challenges of a business sale. The process was both structured and transparent. At each stage, Tom offered advice and a suite of contacts which resulted in access to skilled financial advisers, bankers, and qualified buyers. I would not hesitate to work with Tom on a future sale.
– Roseanne Lowe
What can I say! My experience with Website Closers & Alex as my broker has been more than amazing. Alex promised my store would sell and the guarantee was kept! On top of that, Alex kept me updated regularly about the process of my store, lets you know if you have any offer, any recommendations to add to your listening, and overall keeps you constantly updated on what’s going on, a lot better than other website brokers who disappear after weeks and leaves you in the dark. If you’re thinking of selling your business, then I can’t stress enough that Website Closers is the best place to go. I really appreciate all the hard work and dedication Alex put into everything he does, 10/10!
– Miguel C.
Lassiter certainly earned his commission on this one! I had calls with a couple brokers before signing with Website Closers. I wanted to make sure I felt like I was working with someone that understood the business and could get the job done, but also someone that I wanted to work with on a friendly level. Lassiter hit the mark perfectly in all areas. I wouldn’t hesitate to work with Website Closers again.
– Sam U
I worked with Tom Howard on the acquisition of Gorilla Shipper in 2019. Tom was very timely and professional. In addition he was able to bring independent advisors into the due diligence process that helped make the decision making process very simple. I would not only use his services again but would highly recommend him to anyone looking to get into the e-commerce space.
– Kirk Mellecker
This is a review about my experience selling two internet companies with Website Closers in 2015. The companies sold for over 350,000 USD. Grier Holiday was my broker for these sales, and will continue to be in the future as I move forward. He and his team had both of my companies sold within 3 months….
– Corey Chiappiazzi
Website Closers is a go-to brokerage for all things ecommerce consumer products. They have great deal flow and their brokers know the market and how to get deals done. I work most closely with Tom Howard. Tom is a pleasure to work with. He has a talent for facilitating transactions effectively. I strongly recommend Tom and Website Closers.
– Boris Katsnelson
Grier from WebsiteClosers.com did a great job of facilitating our transaction from start to finish. He had a great feel for the key parts of the deal and made us feel very comfortable. His recommendation for a consultant for post-sale outsourcing was excellent. We wouldn’t hesitate to work with him again.
– Will Shaw
Working with the websiteclosers team and my broker Grier Holliday was a great experience. Very prompt response times and extremely helpful in assisting a first time seller like myself get through the process effortlessly. I really felt like they were looking out for my interests above all else….
– Jason Tanner
Tom was the utmost professional. The information he provided was very timely and complete. As the buyer of the website company, I felt our relationship was very consultative. He was candid, straightforward, provide full disclosure and was genuinely concerned for it being the “right deal” for both the buyer and seller.
– Randall Schultz, PhDCEO at JMJK Sports Collectibles
Working with Tom was effortless and efficient – professional and thorough. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for an e-commerce business broker. A pleasure throughout the experience.
– Gail GranowitzMD, Director of Anesthesia at NJ Spine Institute
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