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 deliver product to existing accounts that include grocery stores and cash accounts 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 $13,198 in weekly sales, and grosses $130,416 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 19% of its gross weekly sales of $13,198 ($2,508 per week).
How much can I make?
$2,508 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?
Yes, the company will finance roughly $159,000 for 10 years. At an approximate interest rate of 9.5% with good credit and 10.5% with bad credit. Additional qualifications require no bankruptcies or 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 repairs and maintenance, handheld computer, helper’s salary 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 $319 per week in expenses/overhead or $16,588 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 2000 Ford E-350 16′ box truck with liftgate (240k miles). Common delivery vehicles used for this type of business are box trucks or trailers. When considering a truck purchase, Routes For Sale recommends MAG Trucks.
What is the Gross vs the Net income?
The gross income for the route is $130,416 per year, minus your above-mentioned expenses of $16,588 gives you an estimated $113,828 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 $260,000 based on a weekly sales average of $13,198; this places the business at a selling ratio of approximately 19.7:1.
Do I have to pay for inventory or purchase product up front?
No, you do not have any out-of-pocket expenses when purchasing your 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.
Who is responsible for damaged or out of date product?
Bimbo Bakery gives full credit for stale and damaged product. HUGE!
Do I have to sign a contract?
Yes, as an independent distributor you sign a service agreement to represent Bimbo Bakery. In turn the company agrees to promote and assist you in growing your business. The contract is to protect both the company and its distributors.
Why is the distributor selling?
Owner is relocating.
How many accounts does the route have and where is the warehouse located?
Currently there are 7 accounts with popular grocery stores and restaurants. Location of accounts and warehouse will be disclosed upon execution of an NDA.
Do I get paid full commission when something goes on sale?
When the company discounts an item for store promotions, you are paid full commission on the discounted selling price.
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?
Distributors working hours are based on what is required to meet customer demand. Early morning hours are required. Current owner works 4 days a week 2am-10am, with Wednesday, Friday and Sunday off.
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?
Sara Lee and Thomas English Muffins delivers many well-known name brand quality products and has been GROWING with its aggressive marketing efforts! Don’t hesitate on this one! Plenty of growth opportunity! Financing available with an estimated $101,000 down! Priced to sell at $260,000! Contact Us About This Route Here!
How can I learn more about these types 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 Bimbo Bread Routes Here!