What are the day to day operations of this route?
To summarize, you will deliver product to existing accounts that include grocery 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 for this route distributorship?
Currently this route averages $9,396 in weekly sales, and grosses $140,185 per year in commission. Income documentation will be provided to all serious buyers.
How do I get paid?
As an independent distributor you are paid by commission. This route currently receives an average of 28.6% of its gross weekly sales of $9,396 ($2,696 per week).
How much can I make?
$2,696 per week is the routes weekly 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?
The seller will finance up to $100,000. Terms to be discussed. Need more? 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 lease and insurance (Note: route payments vary for each distributor, depending on how much money you put down verses how much you finance). The current owner estimates $400 per week in expenses/overhead or $20,800 per year (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?
Included in the purchase is a 18′ x 7′ enclosed trailer and a Yale Forklift. Total estimated value is $13,000. 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 $140,185 per year, minus your above-mentioned expenses of $20,800 per year gives you an estimated $119,385 in net income or cash flow.
Who is responsible for damaged or out of date product?
No stale allowance is given. However, you are credited for damaged product you receive from the company.
Do I have to sign a contract?
Yes, as a distributor you sign a contract to represent Herr’s. The contract is to protect both the company and its distributors.
Why is the distributor selling?
The owner is changing careers.
How many accounts does the route have?
Currently there are approximately 194 accounts that include popular convenience stores. The location of the accounts and warehouse will be disclosed upon execution of a Non Disclosure Agreement.
How often does the business receive deliveries?
The company delivers product once per week.
How long has the seller owned the business?
The seller has owned this route for 5 years.
How many days a week, and what hours do distributors work?
The current owner works 6 days a week (8 hours per day) with Sunday 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 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?
Unique, and rare opportunity, with huge growth potential. Priced to sell at $200,000. Some seller financing available. Contact Us About This Route Here!