What are the day to day operations of this route?
To summarize, you will start your day by picking up your bread order from the warehouse and then proceed to sell and deliver product to existing accounts that include popular grocery stores and convenience stores usually starting in the morning hours. Your responsibilities will include the following: evaluating and creating an order of product needed for the shelf, pull the order from your inventory, receive the order through the back door, and then fill the order to the shelf.
What are the current average sales and gross income for this route?
Currently this route averages $11,926 in weekly sales, and profits $113,986 per year in gross income. Income documentation will be provided to all serious buyers.
How do I get paid?
As an independent distributor, distributors are compensated by how much product they purchase from the bakery versus what they sell. This route currently averages $11,926 in gross weekly sales and profits an average of 18.4% ($113,986 yearly or $2,192 per week).
How much can I make?
$2,192 per week is the routes weekly income average! This number can be increased, by supporting the company’s promotions and up selling within your designated territory. Route values can also be increased by new accounts opening, new product lines being added, and simple inflation.
Can I finance the route?
Yes, company related financing for an estimated $85,000 for 10 years. Additional qualifications require a background check (no felonies). Down payment for the remaining balance requires a certified cashier’s check. If more financing is needed you can review additional Financing Options Here.
What are my expenses and overhead?
Expenses include, but are not limited to: route payment (if you finance), fuel, vehicle maintenance, warehouse fee, handheld maintenance, insurance for your vehicle, and liability insurance for your business (Note: route payments vary for each distributor, depending on how much money you put down verses how much you finance). The current owner estimates $225 per week in expenses/overhead or $11,700 per year (route payment if financing not included).
Who is responsible for damaged or out of date product?
Flowers gives credit for stale and damaged product based on a percentage of the weekly sales.
What type of vehicle do I need?
The current owner services this route using a 2007 Isuzu Box Truck (119k miles) that is included with the purchase. Estimated value is $18,000. Common delivery vehicles used for this type of business are box trucks or trailers.
What is the Gross vs the Net income?
The gross income for the route is $113,986 per year, minus your above mentioned expenses of $11,700 gives you an estimated $102,286 in net income or cash flow yearly.
How does the selling price of the route get determined?
Route valuations are determined by using a ratio based on the weekly sales average of the business. The selling price of this route is $195,000 based on a weekly sales average of $11,926; this places the business at a selling ratio of approximately 16.5:1. Sellers may use different valuation methods based on fair market comparable sales, but typically the weekly sales average is used to determine the selling price.
Do I have to pay for inventory or purchase product up front?
The distributor is compensated based on product they purchase and sell from the bakery. Note: The distributor does not incur out of pocket expenses when purchasing the 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.
Do I have to sign a contract?
Yes, as an independent distributor you sign a distributor agreement that lays out the relationship between the parties, obligations of each party, and describes the distribution rights that the distributor owns.
Why is the distributor selling?
Owner is pursuing other business opportunities.
How many accounts does the route have and where is the warehouse located?
Currently there are 26 accounts that include grocery stores and convenience stores. The location of the accounts and the warehouse will be disclosed upon execution of a Non-Disclosure Agreement.
How long has the seller owned the business?
The current owner has owned this route and territory for 10 years.
How many days a week, and what hours do distributors work?
Flowers does not require a set work week. Customers service requirements for the distributor will vary from account to account. Flowers’ interest is that customers are serviced according to customer service requirements.
What about vacation time or personal days?
As an independent distributor/business owner you are responsible for servicing the route. In most cases, there is a qualified “go to” person who is familiar with the company’s routes through networking with other distributors. Another option is to hire or train someone for additional time needed off.
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 in most cases require the buyer to form some type of 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?
Flowers produces many well-known name brand quality products, and has been GROWING with its aggressive marketing efforts! Route is recession proof, and located in a solid, stable, productive area. Bread routes are currently the highest demanded distributorships. Turnkey, start making money the week you take over! Backed by a publicly traded company on the NYSE! Company financing available with an estimated $110,000 down! Priced to sell at $195,000! 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 Flowers Bread Routes Here! For additional consulting services with one of our route specialists Contact Us Here!