What are the day to day operations of this route?
To summarize your bread order is delivered from the Bakery to a warehouse at midnight. Your responsibilities will include the following: pickup product from the warehouse and deliver product to the accounts.
What are the current average sales and gross income for this route?
Currently this route averages $230,743 a year in sales. Income documentation will be provided to all serious buyers.
How do I get paid?
This route currently receives an average of 19% of its gross sales/deliveries or $43,841 per year in commission.
How much can I make?
$43,841 per year or $843 per week is the routes weekly commission collected, this number can be increased by new accounts opening, new product lines being added, and simple inflation.
Can I finance the route?
Yes, the company will finance an estimated $44,000 for 10 years with an estimated interest rate of 9.5%. Need more? Apply Here Unfortunately banks will NOT write business loans against route based businesses.
What are my expenses and overhead?
Expenses include, but are not limited to: fuel, repair, payroll and insurance. The current owner estimates $12,220 per year or $235 per week in operating expenses.
What type of insurance do I need?
Typically a single owner operator of a route distributorship will need commercial insurance for their delivery vehicle and business liability insurance. Owners with multiple employees will need a multiple vehicle policy and workers’ compensation. Routes For Sale now offers discounts on insurance! Through our size and volume, we have partnered with some of the largest insurance brokers in the nation to offer the best rates. Request Your Free Insurance Quote Here.
What type of vehicle do I need?
There is no vehicle included in this sale. Common delivery vehicles used for this type of business are box trucks or trailers. If you are considering purchasing, leasing or financing a vehicle you can review additional information here.
What is the Gross vs the Net income?
The gross income for the route is $43,841 per year, minus your above mentioned expenses of $12,220 gives you $31,621 in net income or cash flow.
Do I have to pay for inventory or purchase product up front?
No, you do not have any out of pocket expenses when purchasing your inventory. You are however responsible for any inventory that cannot be accounted for through your sales. As long as you run the business as it is designed to operate, you will not have any out of pocket expenses or losses.
Who is responsible for damaged or out of date product?
Aunt Millie’s Bakery gives credit (stale allowance) of approximately 10% of sales per week.
Do I have to sign a contract?
Yes, as an independent distributor you sign a service agreement to represent Alpha Baking. In turn the company agrees to promote and assist you in growing your business. The contract is to protect both the company and its distributors.
Why is the distributor selling?
Seller owns a larger route and is restructuring.
How many accounts does the route have and where is the warehouse located?
Currently this route services 9 accounts which include grocery stores and markets. The location of the accounts and the warehouse will be disclosed upon execution of a standard Non Disclosure Agreement.
How long has the seller owned the business?
The current seller has owned this route and territory for 2.5 years.
How many days a week, and what hours do distributors work?
Most distributors work 5 days a week with Wednesday’s and Sunday’s off typically starting in the early morning hours. On average the distibutor works 4am – 11am.
What about vacation time or personal days?
As an independent distributor/business owner you are responsible for servicing the route. It is our recommendation that you hire or train someone for additional time needed off. Additionally, you can network and hire distributors with previous route experience at RouteReliefDrivers.com. Route Relief Drivers is a nationwide network that allows independent route distributors and vacation relief drivers to connect with each other. Each party negotiates its own terms and compensation.
What is required in order to qualify for purchase?
Typically, most company routes or distributorships will require you to attend an interview for approval from the company, background check, and form an entity such as an LLC or Corporation. This not only protects the company, but also ensures protection of your business. If you need help forming this, we recommend that you Form A Corporation Here.
What else should I know?
Aunt Millie’s Bakeries is a family-owned company headquartered in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Aunt Millie’s operates seven bakeries and distributes its many brands throughout most of Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio. Aunt Millie’s is continuing to expand into eastern Illinois and northern Kentucky. Aunt Millie’s produces baked goods including bread, buns, rolls, English muffins, bagels, and muffins. Large operation with plenty of growth opportunity! The company also offers advertising incentives to distributors for wearing company shirts and displaying the company logo’s on their vehicle. Great income and turnkey business for $53,500! Financing with an estimated $9,500 down. Contact Us About This Route Here!
How can I learn more about these type of routes?
In order to provide New Buyers with as much information as possible we have put together a quick overview of the industry. Learn More About Independent Bread Routes Here!