What are the day to day operations of this route?
To summarize, distributor starts their day by picking up the bread from the bakeries and then delivering to existing accounts that include restaurants usually in the overnight to early morning hours. Responsibilities will include the following: receiving orders from customers, ordering product from the bakery and general bookkeeping.
What are the current average sales and gross income for this route?
Currently this route averages $7,037 in weekly sales or $365,947 per year in sales. Income documentation will be provided to all serious buyers.
How do I get paid?
As an independent distributor you are paid by purchasing product at wholesale cost and selling it to your customer base within the account locations.
How much can I make?
$2,062 per week is the route’s weekly cash flow! This number can be increased by new accounts opening, new product lines being added, and simple inflation.
Can I finance the route?
There is no seller financing. If financing is needed you can review Financing Options Here.
What are my expenses and overhead?
Expenses include, but are not limited to: cost of goods, fuel, vehicle maintenance, insurance, supplies and a route payment if you finance (Note: route payments vary for each distributor, depending on how much money you put down verses how much you finance). The current owner estimates $4,975 per week or $258,718 per year in expenses/overhead (route payment if financing not included).
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 2004 Ford E350 cutaway box truck (300k+ miles). Estimated value is $10,000. Common delivery vehicles used for this type of business are box trucks or trailers. 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 $365,947 per year, minus your above mentioned expenses of $258,718 gives you $107,228 in net income or cash flow.
How does the selling price of the route get determined?
All route sales are determined by a ratio based on a weekly sales average. The selling price of this route is $129,000 based on a weekly sales average of $7,037; you come up with a selling ratio of approximately 18.3:1.
Do I have to pay for inventory or purchase product up front?
The business requires you to purchase product at wholesale from existing bakery supplier.
Why is the distributor selling?
Seller is relocating.
How many accounts does the route have and where is the warehouse located?
Currently there are 30 accounts that include restaurants, nursing homes, delis and bagel shops. Location of accounts and warehouse will be disclosed upon execution of an NDA.
How long has the seller owned the business?
The current owner has owned this route for 16 years.
How many days a week, and what hours do distributors work?
The current owner services this route 11pm – 4am, 7 days per week.
What about vacation time or personal days?
As a 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 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?
This Independent Bread Distribution route distributes to 30 local restaurants! Don’t hesitate on this one! Plenty of growth opportunity! Priced to sell at $129,000! 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 Independent Bread Routes Here!