What are the current average sales and gross income for this route?
Currently this route grosses $389,869 in revenue, and nets an estimated $152,717 per year as an owner operator. Income documentation will be provided to all serious buyers.
How do I get paid?
You are paid through monthly recurring billing.
How much can I make?
Pool routes in general have unlimited growth potential. The better service you provide the more referrals. The yearly revenue can be increased by establishing new accounts. New accounts can be established in person, referrals by word of mouth, or by advertising, etc. There is also ample opportunity to highly increase the revenue by replacing and fixing equipment, selling products, and doing renovations.
Can I finance the route?
The seller may be willing to finance a small note for the right buyer! Terms will need to be discussed for each individual. 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: fuel, insurance, chemicals, truck maintenance, employee salary, payroll taxes, professional fees, telephone, and more. The above cash flow represents the profit after an estimated $237,152 in operating cost and expenses are subtracted. You will still need to deduct federal taxes.
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?
The seller’s employee has a fully equipped truck that is used to service a little over half of the route (115 accounts out of the total 196). The seller also has a 2012 Nissan Frontier (70k miles) that is fully equipped to service the route and available as a separate purchase. The estimated value is $19,750. Common delivery vehicles used for this type of business are pick-up trucks and 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 $389,869 per year, minus your estimated operating expenses of $237,152, gives you an estimated $152,717 in net income or cash flow.
Do I have to pay for additional equipment?
Yes, as the owner you are responsible for chemicals and equipment needed to service the pool route.
Why is the owner selling?
The owner is focusing on another business.
How many accounts does the route have?
There are 196 residential accounts.
How long has the seller owned the business?
The current owner has owned this business for 3 years.
How many days a week, and what hours does the owner work?
Currently the route runs 5 days per week, Monday-Friday. Hours and days are flexible!
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 relief drivers 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 do you recommend when purchasing a business?
When purchasing this type of business we recommend forming some type of entity such as an LLC or Corporation to do business under. This not only offers protection for your personal assets, 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?
Be Your Own Boss with flexible hours! Route consists of 196 accounts. Unlimited opportunity to grow and expand an already established turnkey business with flexible days and hours. Priced to sell at $250,000! Contact Us About This Route Here!