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10 Places to Sell Your Ecommerce Business

Here's where you go when you're ready for your exit

There's tons of easily accessible resources to help founders build their D2C business, but when it comes to selling a D2C business, there's a complete lack of resources and clarity leaving founders wondering - what do I do next? Who can buy my D2C store? What platforms can I trust to list my business?

If you don't actively keep up with some of the top D2C podcasts and newsletters or aren't familiar with modern acquisition platforms, it might be hard to know where exactly to look to sell your business nowadays.

You're not alone. Thanks to Tom Brown for kicking off the conversation on twitter.

1. Moiz Ali

Moiz Ali is the founder of Native, a natural deodorant brand that was acquired by Procter & Gamble for $100 Million in November 2017. Nowadays he's focused on helping entrepreneurs. He's an investor in over 100 startups and also launched Moiz Ali Buys, where he purchases ecommerce businesses.

2. Microacquire

Microacquire AKA "the #1 startup acquisition marketplace" is a great platform connecting ecommerce founders and buyers. Their platform can connect you with 100,000+ vetted buyers and acquisitions can take up to less than 30 days. They've facilitated $500M+ acquisitions on their platform!

3. Quiet Light

Quiet Light is a marketplace that has sold  600+ online businesses sold and over $300,000,000 in total transaction value. Quiet Light's sweet spot is businesses between the mid 6 to low 7 figure range. Sources tell us if you're looking to list your DTC on Quiet Light, then give Joe Valley a shout!

4. Flippa

Flippa is a global marketplace to buy and sell an online business. Founded in 2009, they've facilitated 300K+ sales, traded $140M+ digital assets, and have 3M users. Flippa's podcast "The Exit" is a great place to learn more about Flippa can learn more about Flippa and learn from the pros about selling your business!

5. OpenStore

OpenStore is an innovative platform that allows Shopify merchants to sell their store for cash. OpenStore works fast - get an offer within 24 hours and get paid in 2 weeks. This efficiency is evident in its acquisition of DTC yoga brand Yogaste - within 24 hrs Yogaste received an all-cash 490K  offer from OpenStore.

6. Empire Flippers

Empire Flippers makes it easy to buy and sell an online business. They've handed $400 million worth of transactions. Empire's average sales duration is 66 day and have an overall sales volume of $421,852,920.79.

7. FE International

FE International is an award-winning global M&A advisor of SaaS, e-commerce and content business. Founded in 2010, FE has a network of 80K+ pre-qualified technology investors and has facilitated $1B+ in lifetime acquisitions.

8. Exchange by Shopify

Exchange is Shopify’s marketplace to buy and sell businesses. Exchange is easy to use and a popular solution for Shopify merchants looking to sell. Their guide even gives you a step-by-step breakdown on how to sell your Shopify business

9. Moonshot

Moonshot was founded by startup veterans and buys Amazon and Shopify businesses. The process to get a formal offer is fast and easy. Moonshot takes  48 hours to provide a valuation, makes an offer within 72 hours, and close the deal in 35 days or less. If you're not looking to sell but still want to tap into the action, Moonshot offers a finder's fee that ranges from 20K - 600K 

10. Everstores

Evertstores launched in fall 2022 out of Berlin, Germany. They're buying up Shopify businesses in Europe exclusively for now. After the sale, Everstores operates your brand in a way that stays true to the experience and quality your customers have come to expect. They  generally do not take over any employees. However, we are always cognisant of strong talent and are willing to make exceptions in certain cases.