What are the day-to-day operations of this route?
To summarize, you will deliver product to existing accounts that include grocery stores and cash accounts usually starting in the morning hours. Your responsibilities will include the following: Evaluate and creating an order of product needed for the shelf, pull the order from your inventory, check in order, and then fill the order to the shelf. After servicing your accounts for the day you will proceed to your warehouse to pick up additional product for deliveries the following day.
What are the current average sales for this route?
Currently this route averages an estimated $6,167 per week in sales.
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?
Expenses are To Be Determined. Each individual’s expenses will vary and will include, but are not limited to: warehouse, fuel, stale or damaged product, handheld computer and insurance (Note: Expenses represent a cash purchase and do not account for finance payments if requiring a loan to purchase).
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?
Common delivery vehicles used for this type of business are box trucks or trailers. A minimum of a 20ft. trailer or 18ft. box truck is highly recommended. When considering a truck purchase, Routes For Sale recommends MAG Trucks.
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. The product you received in the current week needs to be paid for by the end of the following week.
Do I have to sign a contract?
Yes, as an independent distributor you sign a service agreement to represent Better Made. 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.
How many days a week, and what hours do distributors work?
Distributors working hours are based on what is required to meet customer demand. Early morning hours are required.
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 (must be an INC.). 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?
Better Made distributorships have been expanding and deliver many well-known name brand products such as potato chips, popcorn, pretzels, jerky, pork rinds and much more! Routes are recession proof, and located in a solid, stable, productive area. Distributors are responsible for finding a mini storage and it must be semi accessible and approved by the company. Better Made routes currently offer large territories for expansion and growth opportunities! Don’t hesitate on this one! Contact Us About This Route Here!