What are the day to day operations of this route?
To summarize, you will deliver product to existing accounts that include independent grocery stores (no chain stores) and cash accounts usually starting in the morning hours. Your responsibilities will include the following: evaluating and creating an order of product needed, pull the order from your inventory, receive the order through the account..
What are the current average sales for this route?
Currently this route grosses $170,371 in sales per year. Documentation will be provided to all serious buyers.
How do I get paid?
As an independent distributor you purchase product at cost and sell it to retail accounts at wholesale. Product has a markup of an estimated 20+%.
How much can I make?
The sky is the limit given the huge territory! Income can be increased overnight, by up selling within your designated territory, soliciting new accounts. Route values can also be increased by soliciting new accounts, 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: fuel, repair, payroll, product cost, refrigeration storage, and insurance. The current owner estimates $137,974 per year in expenses/overhead.
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 current owner runs this route with a 2000 Freightliner Refrigerated box truck (245k miles) that is included with the route. Owner will also will include a 1984 International Refrigerated box truck (230k miles). Additional assets include a walk-in cooler, coolers, pallet lifts, pallet jacks, and more. 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 $170,371 per year, minus your $137,974 estimated yearly expenses as mentioned above gives you the net of $32,397 per year!
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.
Do I have to sign a contract?
Yes, as an independent distributor you sign a service agreement to represent Thumann’s. 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 selling due to health reasons.
How many accounts does the route have and where is the warehouse located?
Currently there are 56 stops and on average 35 are serviced every day. Accounts include: restaurants, hospitals, golf courses, delis, and more. 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 the route less than 1 year. Previous owner owned it for 5 years.
How many days a week, and what hours do distributors work?
Distributors work 6-7 days a week 11pm-7am and 1:30am-5:30am on Sunday’s. Owner has relief driver for Sunday’s if needed.
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 in most cases require the buyer to form some type of 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?
Very unique business currently distributes deli meats, and cheeses for multiple companies. Provisions experience is NOT required! Income and growth potential are virtually unlimited as routes has unlimited territory in Florida. Extremely large route with endless potential! Hesitate on this one and it will be gone! Price to sell at $65,900. Contact Us About This Route Here!