Retail
Business Loans

Faster, easier small business financing with one simple application—no bank needed.

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Lendio Knows Retail Small Businesses

Whether you’re looking to upgrade your supply chain technology and eCommerce platform or simply need to cover everyday business costs, a retail store business loan can help.

Small business retailers have a lot on their plates these days, whether its supply chain issues or rising employee costs. And small business owners have to decide where to invest their time and resources to stay competitive. At Lendio, we’re here to help small businesses get the funding they need to stay ahead of tomorrow.

Fifty percent of retail leaders believe that staff-free stores will be common within the next five years. Using a business loan to adopt automated checkout technology can save you staffing costs and give you an edge over the competition.

Why Lendio?

Fast & Easy

Apply in just 15 minutes and get retail funding as quickly as 24 hours after choosing the best offer. Retail business loans have never been this easy.

Guidance When You Need It

Get personalized support throughout the entire funding process by working with a funding manager. They can walk you through your application and give you advice on the best loan product for your needs.

Large Network of Lenders

Compare loan offers from our network of 75+ lenders. You don’t have to spend two weeks filling out multiple applications anymore in order to compare rates. We have all the best lenders in one spot, fighting for your business.

How Our Loan Matching Process Works.

STEP
1

Fill out our simple application.

Answer just a few questions about your business to see which lending products you qualify for. We’ve partnered with over 75 lenders, allowing us to find the best option or your business.

STEP
2

We’ll connect you with a funding specialist.

One of our funding specialists will reach out to you to get to know your business better. Since every business is unique, we want to make sure we find the loan type that’s perfect for your needs.

STEP
3

Compare loan offers.

Compare different offers curated for your business. Select the capital amount and rate that will help take your business to the next level.

STEP
4

Get funded.

We work with lenders that can fund you fast. Once you’re approved, you’ll be able to access your capital in as little as 24 hours.

Types of Business Loans For Retail Small Businesses

Revenue-Based Financing

Also called a business cash advance, revenue-based financing allows business owners to borrow money based on expected future revenue and then repay the amount in daily or weekly payments.

TERM LENGTH

1-15 months
MAX LOAN AMOUNT

$1 million

Debt Financing

Debt financing is a traditional loan product. The full loan amount is received in one lump sum, and monthly payments are made until the loan is fully repaid with interest. Borrowers have two options when using debt financing for their retail business loan needs: term loans and SBA loans.

TERM LENGTH

6 months-25 years
MAX LOAN AMOUNT

$5 million

Line of Credit

If you understand the premise behind a credit card, then you’ll understand a line of credit. As you pay down your balance, the line of credit once again becomes available. Business lines of credit can be used for a variety of purposes, making them great for general capital needs.

TERM LENGTH

6-24 months
MAX LOAN AMOUNT

Up to $250,000

Additional Resources

A Detailed Guide to Retail Accounting

How to Find the Perfect Location for Your Retail Business

How to Design a Loyalty Program for Your Retail Business

FAQs

Retail loans come in a variety of forms. You can get a flexible line of credit, a classic term loan, or even a government-backed SBA loan.

  

Minimum requirements start at:

  • A credit score minimum of 600 
  • Monthly revenue of $8,000 or more
  • At least six months time in business

 

Use a retail business loan to cover a mix of retail expenses, including to:

  • Pay employees
  • Purchase inventory and supplies
  • Market your business
  • Upgrade your equipment and facilities
  • Cover the bills

A lending marketplace like Lendio connects you with multiple lenders through a single application. A funding manager then works with you to finalize your application and advocate for you with the lenders.

An SBA loan is insured by the federal government. Because of this, SBA loans have some of the best terms and lowest rates for borrowers. The downside to SBAs is, they can be difficult to qualify for and take a few months to process.

There are three types of SBA loans available to retail businesses: microloans, 504 loans, and 7(a) loans. Microloans come in amounts between $500 and $50,000. 504 loans go up to $5 million and are intended for large asset purchases, such as building new facilities or purchasing long-term use machinery. 7(a) loans also go up to $5 million, but can be used for day-to-day capital needs.

8 out of 10 Lendio employees* or their families own a small business.

*based on 136 Lendio employees who responded to an internal poll

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