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 and gross income for this route?
Currently this route averages a total of $16,953 in weekly sales or $881,562 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?
$16,953 per week is the route’s weekly sales! 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 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 include, but are not limited to: cost of goods, fuel, vehicle maintenance, stale or damaged product, insurance, licenses 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 $14,412 per week or $749,420 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?
There is no vehicle included in the purchase. Common delivery vehicles used for this type of business are step vans, box trucks and cargo trailers. When considering purchasing a truck, Routes For Sale recommends MAG Trucks.
What is the Gross vs the Net income?
The gross income for the route is $881,562 per year, minus your above mentioned expenses of $749,420 gives you $132,142 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 $275,000 based on a weekly sales average of $16,953; you come up with a selling ratio of approximately 16:1.
Do I have to pay for inventory or purchase product up front?
The business requires you to purchase product at wholesale from existing pastry and snack suppliers.
Why is the distributor selling?
Seller owns another business that they would like to concentrate on building.
How many accounts does the route have and where is the warehouse located?
Currently there are 132 accounts that include grocery stores, markets, gas stations, convenience stores and truck stops.
How long has the seller owned the business?
The current owner has owned this route and territory for 17 years.
How many days a week, and what hours do distributors work?
Current owner works Monday through Friday.
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?
This Independent Snack and Pastry route distributes pastries, chips and snacks to 132 accounts. Don’t hesitate on this one! Well established with plenty of growth opportunity! Priced to sell at $275,000! Contact Us About This Route Here!
How can I learn more about these type of routes?
For additional Consulting Services with one of our route specialists Request A Consultation Here.