274 Carp Street

Price Guide: Buy
$770,000 +SAV
Car Spaces:

The story of
Barbeques Galore Bega
Commenced trading 11/11/1993

Business started by Greg & Sue Bethell in the current premises at 274 Carp St Bega, ranging Barbeques and accessories, wood heating, outdoor furniture and camping gear. I joined the family business in February 1996 and have worked in this industry ever since.
In the beginning we were sharing the premises with another business, Modern Pine which was a raw pine furniture business. Modern Pine was subsequently purchased and both businesses continued trading until Barbeques Galore became too big and the pine furniture business was wound up.
Shortly after winding up the pine furniture business, we began selling box trailers and registered the name Trailers Galore. We have been stocking and selling box trailers of all shapes and sizes ever since, branching into the camper trailer market when it began.
Barbeques Galore Bega and associated businesses were purchased by Tim & Ellen Bethell in July 2007 and have continued running in its present form since then. Since purchasing the business we have expanded the range in all categories and seen significant growth year on year.
Being part of the Barbeques Galore group offers a lot. We have our own business manager to help with any problems we encounter and keep us updated with any issues from head office. Store visits are conducted to review performance and trading results, O.H.S. updates and any changes or updates to your franchise agreement or code of conduct. We have a customer care department; this operates from head office Sydney and is available to both customers and franchisees. This department manages all faulty stock issues, damages and more importantly the customer can use this to see where their claim is up to in real time. We have buyers for all categories, they in turn have teams to co-ordinate the range and communicate this to the franchisee. Our best asset is our marketing department, with so many mediums for advertising in this current market they cover it all. They manage T.V., digital mediums, social media, corporate and all the other forms of advertising that is out there today. This would be impossible to manage by yourself, their help is invaluable.

Goods and services offered under each category.
Barbeques Galore:
Barbeques Galore is one of the most recognized brands in the market, having a sizeable proportion of market share.
We stock and sell the full range of Barbeques offered by our Licensor plus other well-known brands such as Beefeater and Kitchenaid. We also have an ever-increasing range of smokers of all types. This smoking phase is huge and possibilities for this are endless.
We also stock and have through our main warehouse a massive range of spares to support not only our brands but many other brands as well.
The ability to back our product with after sales support is what set’s BBQ’S Galore apart from all our competitors, virtually no-one in this market has that ability.
Outdoor furniture:
The outdoor furniture market in Australia is huge and growing every year, Barbeques Galore has good market share and is growing all the time. Our point of difference to any other retailer is our ability to warehouse product in our distribution centres and deliver to customers in a short delivery window. Our time from point of order to point of delivery can be as little as 3 days. Our range covers all price points, frame types, wicker finish, sling finish and cushion finish. We complement our metal frame range with a good timber furniture range. Also offered is a comprehensive accessory range both from our own warehouse and approved level 2 suppliers.
Wood heating:
Barbeques Galore is the largest wood heater manufacturer in Australia, we currently have five brands that we own and are expanding and innovating all the time. Our Franchise manager is the head of the Australian Home Heating Association giving us access to the latest standards information, wood heating trends and new products. From Barbeques Galore Bega’s point of view this gives us the ability to offer a complete service from choosing your heater, installation of your wood heater, use of your wood heater and after sales service for your wood heater. We have an excellent relationship with our installer’s and work closely to ensure few issues. We have little or no competition that offers what we can offer.
Camping and outdoor:
We have a massive range of camping equipment sticking with the two of the largest suppliers in Oztrail and Companion Brands. These businesses are supported by the suppliers’ catalogues of which there is eight on average per year. There are other camping shops in the area however they do not get access to the large flyer we exclusively have from these suppliers. Using these suppliers keeps it simple with minimal requirement to shop elsewhere. Camping was once very seasonal but now it sells all year round.

Trailers galore:
We sell box trailers of all shapes and sizes including custom sizes upon request. We pick up our own stock direct from the supplier in Sydney reducing freight costs and keeping our prices the lowest around. We have one competitor in the local area selling mainly imported Chinese product which is suffering from the anti-China sentiment present at the moment. We are selling only Aussie made product.
Other business:
We fill all sized cylinders from our premises and are listed on a gas fill app for travellers as the least expensive in the area. We do 50-55 tonnes of gas a year (a lot of fills). While cylinders are being filled customers are browsing the shop, perfect situation.

Barbeques Galore is a unique franchise, there is almost an even amount of independently owned franchise stores and company owned stores, over eighty stores in total giving good buying power which results in a greater margin for the franchisee. As we all know we do not work for fun, it is all about making money and return on investment. Without a financial reward for effort, it is demanding work for nothing, our figures support an excellent reward for effort. With a fresh perspective and innovative ideas, I believe this business can only go from strength to strength.

Our biggest plus is the lack of any big box competition in our area. I know that may not last forever but is an opportunity for continuation of business as usual. There are a lot of opportunities for a fresh set of eyes and fresh enthusiasm to expand even more.
We are a profitable, well-established business with a strong franchise and 27 years of trading to support this, our customer base extends from Moruya in the north to Mallacoota in the south. We have a long and secure lease in a building providing main street frontage with off street parking, display area to the front and ample storage on site. Our diversity of products allows us to flatten the curves created by a seasonal business, when one part is not performing usually another is taking up the slack.

For further information or a business overview please contact Craig on 0414865922

Asking price $770,000 plus stock at valuation.

Property Type
Property Category
Property Size
500.0 Sqm
Land Size
1008.0 Sqm
Commercial Listing Type

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