What is the current yearly gross for this route?
Currently the routes grosses $767,673 per year. Income documentation will be provided to all serious buyers.
How do I get paid?
As an independent contractor you are paid per stop, per package, and through bonuses.
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. However, if you need money, you can review additional Financing Options Here
What are my expenses and overhead?
Expenses include, but are not limited to: fuel, repairs and maintenance, payroll, scanners, vehicle leases, uniforms, DOT physicals, accounting and office expenses, and insurance. The current owner estimates $566,762 per year in expenses/overhead for the business (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 worker’s 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?
The current owner operates this business with the following vehicles that are included with the sale of the business:
(2) 2020 Ford F59
2021 Ford Transit
(4) 2004 Freightliner F59
4 vehicles are owned outright and 3 have assumable leases. Estimated value is $290,000. Lease payments have been included in the expenses to reflect. When considering an additional truck purchase, Routes For Sale recommends MAG Trucks.
What is the Gross vs the Net income?
The gross income for the route is $767,673 per year, minus $566,762 estimated yearly expenses as mentioned above gives you the net $200,911.
How does the selling price of the route get determined?
FedEx owners determine the selling price of their route by using a multiple of their yearly cash flow/net income. Routes that are turnkey with a full-time manager in place sell for a higher multiple.
What are the company requirements?
FedEx requires a third-party background check, you must have no felonies and a decent driving record. Additionally, 1 year of driving experience of a similar delivery vehicle you intend to drive within the last 3 years, or 5 years within the last 10 years if operating as an owner/driver of the business. If you do not meet these requirements, owners can now bypass the required experience by taking an approved FedEx course to qualify as drivers. Owners do not need to meet this requirement if they don’t intend to drive.
Do I have to sign a contract?
Yes, as an independent distributor you sign a service agreement to represent FedEx. The contract is to protect both the company and its distributors.
Is this a viable business model for growth?
Yes! Route values can be increased by new account openings, and additional growth in the area. FedEx uses sales reps to expand and develop the routes. In fact, CNBC recently did a documentary called “Inside The Package Wars” showing the growth over the years of FedEx and its competitor UPS. View The Video Here.
Why is the distributor selling?
Owner is downsizing his business.
Where is the Terminal/pickup location?
Terminal will be disclosed upon execution of an NDA.
How long has the seller owned the business?
The seller has owned the business for 3 years.
How many days a week, and what hours do distributors work?
FedEx delivers 6 days per week. Route owner’s hours will be based on what is required to oversee the operation.
What about vacation time or personal days for drivers?
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?
FedEx Ground have enjoyed a successful working relationship with independent contractors for nearly 25 years. Includes 7 Ground routes and 7 vehicles. Priced at $450,000! Contact Us About This Route Here!
How can I learn more about these types 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 FedEx Routes Here!