Bait and Tackle Route, Chicago, Illinois to Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Bait and Tackle Route for sale in the Chicago, Illinois to Milwaukee, Wisconsin area for $125,000! Currently grossing $170,211 per year with cash flow of $65,047 per year! This business provides wholesale bait and tackle products to convenience stores and gas stations, with preferred vendor status with 3 of the 4 biggest convenience/gas station chains in the country. There are currently 306 accounts. Each account is provided with a refrigerator and signage and fresh bait is restocked on a regular basis. This business is 100% set up and turnkey, ready to go! Includes all equipment with an estimated value of $80,000 and inventory with an estimated value of $4,000. This route is seasonal, all income is earned in 7 months of the year. Financing available through our third party source Apply Here.

Frequently Asked Questions:


$ $125,000

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Bait and Tackle Route
What is the current yearly gross for this route?

Currently this route grosses $170,211 per year. Income documentation will be provided to all serious buyers.

How do I get paid?

Revenue is received from mail order and accounts are invoiced for products sold.

How much can I make?

This type of business in general, has unlimited growth potential. The yearly revenue can be increased by establishing new accounts. New accounts can be established in person, referrals by word of mouth, or by advertising, etc.

What equipment is included?

Included in the purchase are 2 walk-in coolers, refrigerators for all accounts and signage. Estimated value is $80,000.

What inventory is included?

Included in the purchase is bait and tackle inventory. Estimated value is $4,000.

Can I finance the route?

There is no seller financing for this route, and unfortunately banks will NOT write business loans against route based businesses for several reasons. You can review additional Financing Options Here.

What are my expenses and overhead?

Your expenses include, but are not limited to; cost of goods, equipment cost, advertising, and insurance. The current owner estimates $105,164 per year in expenses/overhead.

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 the purchase. Common delivery vehicles used for this type of business are step vans, box trucks and cargo 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 sales on these accounts is $170,211 per year with expenses of $105,164 leaving $65,047 net income.
Bait and Tackle Route

Why is the distributor selling?

The seller owns another business and does not have time to manage both.

How long has the business been established?

This business has been established for 14 years.

How many days a week, and what hours does the owner work?

The current owner works Monday – Friday 8.00am – 6.00pm.

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  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 do you recommend when purchasing a business

When purchasing this type of business we recommend forming some type of entity such as an LLC or Corporation to do business under. This not only offers protection for your personal assets, 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?

Be Your Own Boss with flexible hours! Route consists of 306 accounts that are owner operated, established for 14 years. This is a business with a great reputation. Unlimited opportunity to grow and expand a turnkey business with flexible days and hours. The long cherished notion of getting a job that would provide both long term security and benefits is close to disappearing in the American workplace. It is no surprise that more people today want to do “their own thing”. Priced to sell at $125,000! Contact Us About This Route Here!

Disclaimer: Routes For Sale is a Broker that brings buyers and sellers together. Routes For Sale does not represent, or is not affiliated with the company the distributorship is being offered. All agreements are made between the buyer and seller and not Routes For Sale. It is the prospective Buyer’s duty and obligation to verify the accuracy of the Seller’s representations and if necessary retain attorneys, accountants, business appraisers, or other professionals. The representation of income is based on a current 52 week sales average generated by the efforts of the current owner. As with any business you can make more or less.

Bait and Tackle
Chicago United States